10735NAT-Course in Disability First Aid

Short Introduction to the course


Disability First Aid Nationally Recognised Training

What we do

Here at Disability First Aid we supply and assist registered training organisations (RTO) with the steps to add 10735NAT- Course in Disability First Aid to their scope of training. 10735-Disability First Aid is a nationally accredited course and is endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN)  when completed, a statement of attainment is issued to the candidate. (9 hours CPD is avaliable to nurses and midwives on completion)

Who can do Disability First Aid?

10735NAT- Course in Disability First Aid is designed for ALL people wanting to gain vital skills and knowledge to assist a person with a disability in an emergency. It is especially beneficial for:  

* Disability carers  

* Nurses  

* Aged Care workers

* Health care professionals

* Medical practitioners

* NDIS Providers   

* School teachers

* University staff and students

* Family members of people with a disability

* Community groups

* General public

How to get 10735NAT- Course in Disability First Aid onto your scope

To have the course on your scope you must be an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO). If you are a quality, forward thinking, innovative RTO, contact us and we will give you all the pricing and course information required to get you started.

How Disability First Aid is different

The standard first aid course available in Australia is known as HLTAID003 Provide First Aid. It provides candidates with the skills to assist people in an emergency. However the course does not teach the skills often required to save the lives of people with disabilities . For those who are employed as a disability carer or who have friends or family who have a disability, a standard First Aid course often leaves them with more questions than answers.10735NAT-Course in Disability First Aid uses the principles of first aid and teaches the candidate to recognise and apply the variants required for a person with a disability. It uses a combination of theory and practical elements. 10735NAT-Course in Disability First is  These include: 

* CPR in a bed  

* Responding to a seizure in a wheelchair  

* Recognition and assistance for Autonomic Dysreflexia  

* Choking in a bed 

* Consent and communication in a disability setting

* Choking in a wheelchair

* Pressure sores and infection signs

* Understanding a Not for Resuscitation form

* How to use a bag valve mask (BVM) during CPR

* Recognising and responding to depression and suicide warning signs in a disability setting


Why would I learn these skills?.. I already have first aid

We believe the standard first aid course falls short for disability workers!

"To reduce avoidable deaths of people with disability in residential care, it is vital that support staff are able to recognise when a resident needs urgent assistance, and to act without delay. However, every year there are preventable deaths that occur because the individuals did not get timely help"

 ("Deaths of people with disability in residential care-NSW Ombudsman report 31/8/18)

"We also found significant problems with the first aid and other responses to critical incidents, including staff who waited for a long time for an after-hours doctor to arrive and did not recognise the need to call emergency services." 

(www.newcastleherald.com.au (article) 24/6/19)


"Deficits have been identified in a number of completed investigations with reference to the skill and capacity of staff"......Notices to Take Action have been issued to service providers requiring them to educate and support staff to adequately equip them to safely support people with complex medical issues and recognise and respond to deteriorating health".

(A review of disability service provision to people who have died 2017–18,P.32 Disability Services Commissioner) 

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10735NAT-Course in Disability First Aid

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10735NAT-Course in Disability First Aid


"This face to face is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 9 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.” 

The following providers offer 10735NAT-Course in Disability First Aid

Essential Skills Training and Recruitment (Warabrook NSW) (RTO ID 91729) 

For bookings and more information contact:

E: www.essentialskills.com.au 

P: (02) 4961 0016      

Academy Of Workplace Learning (Sydney NSW) (RTO ID 40603)

For bookings and more information contact

E:  Lorraine@academyowl.com.au

P: 1300 189 417


Buyer Beware! There are other companies claiming to offer Disability First Aid courses, the course code for these is  HLTAID003. This is not an accredited Disability First Aid course, you will only receive a standard First Aid qualification under this code which does not recognise the additional skills you will learn in a Disability First Aid course. Please ensure you book with a legitimate provider of Disability First Aid.                                   

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