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22282VIC – Course in Emergency Management of Asthma in the Workplace

Standard, refresher & combined course options

Course description:

The incidence of asthma in Australia is increasing significantly and demand for training on asthma and related issues are increasing dramatically.

The purpose of this course is to provide an awareness of asthma and gain the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver reliever medication in an asthma attack within State and Territory guidelines. There are no endorsed units of competency that deal specifically with the emergency management of asthma in the workplace. Therefore, this course is designed to meet industry needs to comply with risk management in relation to the provision of asthma related interventions in the workplace.

This training is relevant for people working in childcare, education, aged and community care, tourism, hospitality and other environments, but is also suitable for the general public and can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.

This asthma course is now a national requirement for a childcare worker to be employed in childcare facilities.

Standard Course duration:

4 hours face-to-face training

Refresher Course duration:

2 hour face-to-face training

Note: to qualify for a refresher course you would need to have an in-date certificate and bring it to the training session and submit a copy with student paperwork.

Combined Course duration:

Childcare combined Anaphylaxis 22099VIC & Asthma 22024VIC

This nationally recognised course is a skill set combination designed for childcare workers to comply with regulatory changes to the industry.

3 hours face-to-face training with an online e-learning Anaphylaxis and Asthma workbook prior to face-to-face training.

Combining both courses reduces the cost, ranging from $70 – $90 per participant

Provide First Aid HLTAID003 (includes Provide CPR) can be included at an additional reduced cost, see course cost. All three accreditations can be completed in just one day (8 hours) with a combination of face-to-face & flexible learning.

Course Content:

  • Basic knowledge of Asthma
  • Recognition of common symptoms
  • Recognition of the signs of Asthma including Exercise Induced Asthma (EIA) and how to
    prevent and manage
  • Recognition of the stages of an attack
  • Recognition of the signs of worsening Asthma
  • Knowledge of reliever & preventer medications and their use
  • Knowledge of how to use a Spacer device with reliever medication
  • Knowledge of an Asthma Action Plan (including when to call an ambulance)
  • How to administer supporting first aid to an undiagnosed person
  • Aims of training – to recognise signs and symptoms of worsening asthma and to carry out Asthma First Aid


There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course. However to be awarded the combined Anaphylaxis & Asthma skills set, completion of the on-line pre course study is required and evidence given to the trainer.


For workplace or onsite classes we come to you (minimum 7 participants). So get a group together, contact others in your industry, clubs, similar groups, friends and family. For individual students please call us to find out the next available course in your area.

Please refer to the contact us section of the website for details.

Certificate validity

Certificate valid for 3 years as per industry standard. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends a refresher course every 12 months for certain industries.


Course cost is $50 per participant. Large group and corporate discounts may apply. CLICK HERE for further details on course costs.


Emergency Training Australia conducts progressive assessment throughout the course; this includes practical demonstrations as well as a multiple-choice assessment. There is an individual practical assessment of competency in the assistance of reliever medication (bronchodilator) with spacer. Due to the practical components of the course participants are advised to wear comfortable casual clothing.


This qualification is nationally recognised and workplace approved throughout Australia.

Statement of Attainment:
22282VIC – Emergency Management of Asthma in the Workplace

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