22099VIC - Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis


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Course information

This course applies to a wide range of settings where emergencies involving allergic reaction may occur, this course is approved by ACECQA and provides the skills and knowledge to be able to handle severe allergic reactions in the workplace. This training is relevant for people working in childcare, education, aged and community care, tourism, hospitality and other environments.  This course is conducted under the auspices and in partnership with APL Group Pty Ltd RTO 3586 t/as Australian First Aid, and addresses the training and assessment requirements of the following two units of competence:


  • VU20296 Provide first aid management of severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • VU20297 Develop risk minimisation and management strategies for allergic reaction and anaphylaxis

Additional information on this accredited training can be found at Training.gov.au (replaces the NTIS).

Recognition Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfer (CT) and National Recognition

The course will be pre-empted by any learning achieved through formal education and training (credit transfer) and learning achieved outside the formal education and training system (RPL), or recognition of AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by training organisations registered in any Australian jurisdiction as described in the Student Handbook.


There are no prerequisite units for this course, though participants should have numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to level 2 of the National Reporting System.An example of a NRS level 2 activity is requesting appropriate emergency assistance at the scene of an anaphylaxis emergency.

Training and assessment arrangements:

This accredited course is delivered in one three (3) hour session or two (2) hour refresher session, which provides successful participants with the knowledge and skills to confidently develop risk minimisation & management strategies and provide first aid management of severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis.

The course is conducted in English with training delivered face to face, either on site or at our training rooms, at a time to suit the facility or the majority of the participants.The course includes audio visual and written materials, and industry and individual participants are encouraged to include policies, procedures and documentation from their workplace, to better contextualise their learning.

Our educator assesses the participants application of skills and knowledge throughout the face to face session, through scenario, skill stations and a final written assessment undertaken at the end of the session.

The course is delivered and assessed in a format supportive of the needs of ESL participants, and is specifically designed for delivery in remote locations where workplace or other time restrictions preclude full day attendance.Theory assessments able to be delivered verbally to participants on prior arrangement.

Students under 14 years of age must provide written permission to attend the course from their parent or guardian.

Educators and learning support:

The course is delivered by local, qualified industry professionals, who recognise the needs of the individuals and embrace the principles of cultural safety in their teaching.

Training upgrade options:

To assist industry meet compliance with the Education and Childcare Services National Regulations, participants who have undertaken our First Aid training have also upgraded to the 22099VIC - Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis and 22282VIC Course in Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace nationally accredited training, all courses are approved by ACECQA

Text Books

All participants must complete pre-reading and return completed theory assessment materials, available from our office and taking approx one (1) hour, prior to the course.

What to bring:

Appropriate clothing for bending and floor work, photo ID, and your completed workbook and/or pre-reading.

Course subjects:

A nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to all successful participants which is valid for 3 years.

This short course is designed to develop skills and knowledge to enable you to assist a casualty suffering a severe allergic reaction, by the administration of the casualty’s own adrenaline supply through a controlled dose injecting device (Anapen or EpiPen), until handover to medical assistance.  In addition the course develops skills in the recognition, management, prevention and risk minimisation strategies related to allergic reactions and anaphylaxis, providing the outcomes required to develop and implement a management plan to reduce the risk of severe reactions in individuals diagnosed with anaphylaxis.

The course includes two (2) competency units and provides the skills and knowledge to be able to handle severe allergic reactions in the workplace. It includes:

  • Definitions of allergic reaction and anaphylaxis and recognition of signs and symptoms
  • Responsibilities of organisations and individuals in relation to allergic reaction and anaphylaxis
  • Risk minimisation and management strategies for anaphylaxis emergencies
  • First aid management for a severe anaphylactic reaction


Important information


Courses conducted under the auspices and in partnership with APL Group Pty Ltd RTO 3586 t/as Australian First Aid 

Remote travel is additional to the course cost, and will be quoted on request.


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