22282VIC - Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace


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Course information

This course applies to a wide range of settings where emergencies involving asthma attacks may occur.  This course is approved by ACECQA and relevant for people working in childcare, education, aged and community care, tourism, hospitality and other environments, is suitable for the general public, students and corporate clients delivered in town or at remote locations, and can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.  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 unit of competence:

  • VU21658 - Manage asthma risks and emergencies in the workplace

Additional information on this accredited training can be found at Training.gov.au.

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

As a minimum, entrants to the course must have literacy and numeracy competencies equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3.  An example of an ACSF Level 3 competency is being able to read and comprehend the Asthma Action Plan, request appropriate emergency assistance at the scene of the incident and complete incident reports.  In addition, it is recommended that entrants have current competency in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).


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 emergency asthma attack incident.

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 asthma.

Industry and individual participants are encouraged to include policies, procedures and documentation from their workplace, to better contextualise their learning.

Your training is delivered a mixed modality of pre-course work + in-class work:

Your pre-course work includes:


  1. an on-line knowledge assessment
  2. Workplace checklist
  3. Risk assessment


These assessment tasks MUST be submitted and marked as satisfactory at least 5 days prior to the session.

Our First Aid educator assesses the participant’s skills and knowledge throughout the face to face session, and competence in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace through various scenarios and skill stations, during which you will also complete a:

  1. risk assessment, and
  2. Incident Injury & Illness Record, and
  3. Post Incident Debrief and Evaluation record

The on-line "workbook" (including video and written material) can be progressed in one or multiple logon/logoff sessions, provides a self-paced flexible method of learning the theory of the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the comfort of one's own home, at work, or wherever an internet connection is available..

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 22300VIC - 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

At the face to face session learners also receive a hard copy Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace reference book to assist you in maintaining your knowledge over time.  LLN support can be provided to participants on request, which may include additional face to face time with the trainer/assessor on completion of the session.

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.

The course includes one (1) competency unit and successful completion of this course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to be able to develop an asthma management plan and provide asthma related first aid interventions in the workplace.  It includes:

• Background knowledge of the causes, symptoms and effects of asthma
• Emergency treatment of asthma
• Risk minimisation and management strategies for asthma emergencies

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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