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On behalf of the Public Safety Industry Reference Committee, its Technical Advisory Committee has drafted Training Package materials for the Emergency Care project, including updates to five Units of Competency.

Draft materials address changes in industry practice, health regulatory requirements and the current COVID-19 pandemic.

A new Advanced Emergency Care Skill Set has been developed for a first responder who is required to provide advanced emergency care.

Additional changes as listed below, have also been proposed, including the deletion of two units and changes in the composition of core and elective units.

Deletion of PUAEME001 Provide emergency care and PUAEME002 Mange injuries at emergency incident
Replacement of PUAEME001 as a pre-requisite unit for PUAEME003 Administer oxygen in an emergency with HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Replacement of PUAEME001 and PUAEME002 with HLTAID011 Provide First Aid in Certificate III in Public Safety (Community Safety) general electives
Replacement of PUAEME001 with HLTAID011 in the Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)
Removal of PUAEME001, HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid and PUAOPE010 Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency from Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) and moving HLTAID011 from core to electives
Updating HLT and BSB units in these qualifications

Further information including draft training materials can be found on the project page of the Australian Industry Standards website.

Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the draft materials by Tuesday, 15 March 2022.

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