asthma first aid course

22282 Vic Course In The Management Of Asthma Risks & Emergencies In The Workplace


This asthma first aid course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge to enable providing assistance to a person having an asthma attack and administering either the patient’s own asthma bronchodilator medication or the organisation’s asthma first aid equipment.


3 hours of face to face training


There are no pre-requisites.


On successful completion, participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment in 22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace, valid for 3 years.

Entry Requirements

Students under the age of 18 years will be required to provide a signed parental consent form prior to attending the course.

Learner Support and Reasonable Adjustment

If you have a learning difficulty or any special needs or support requirements please contact us prior to enrolment. This may include but not limited to language, literacy and numeracy skills or disabilities. It’s important to note that there is a physical requirement to complete 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor with a manikin.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is available to those who can provide other evidence that they can demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and experience described by the unit. There is a currency requirement to be able to demonstrate skills such as CPR.

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Question paper detailing the knowledge from the course such as:

Composition and essential components of an Asthma Management Plan
Relevant workplace policies/procedures for the management of an asthma emergency
Guidelines of Asthma peak bodies
Risk management and minimisation strategies contextualised to the specific workplace environment
Environmental hazard identification and minimisation
Requirements in some workplaces for Police Checks and/or Working with Children Checks
State/Territory regulatory requirements for asthma management relevant to workplace contexts
Signs and symptoms of asthma – mild/moderate, severe and life-threatening
Potential consequences of an asthma episode
Common allergic and non-allergic asthma triggers
First aid principles and procedures for the emergency management of asthma; including individual Asthma Action Plans
Common asthma medication and equipment
Sources of medical assistance, such as: designated first aiders/first aid officers, general practitioners, ambulance
Workplace’s debriefing policies/procedures
State/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace requirements for refresher training to maintain currency of competence

Physical demonstrations (skills)

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment. Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge. It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.

You will be assessed on performing asthma scenario and task demonstrations to:

Recognise and treat asthma using a blue/grey reliever with and without a spacer
Report an asthma incident to relevant authorities and parent/carer
Conduct a risk assessment and make recommendations for controls to help manage asthma in the workplace

Course Resources

The following learning resources are provided to participants in this course.
Placebo asthma medication
Sample asthma action plan
Sample emergency asthma management plans
Spacer devices
Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, and/or other appropriate workplace incident report form