Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis 22099VIC

Information about the course:

This unit describes the outcomes required to assist a person suffering an anaphylactic reaction until the arrival of medical assistance. Application of this unit relates to the use of adrenaline auto-injecting devices, (e.g. EpiPen®/Anapen®).

The unit covers the recognition, management, prevention and risk minimisation strategies related to allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. It provides the outcomes required to develop and implement a management plan to reduce the risk of severe reactions in individuals diagnosed with anaphylaxis


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Target audience:

Those who are required to provide an emergency first aid response in a workplace.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • 22099VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis


The statement of attainment will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909


Initial Course duration:

Mixed Mode: Completion of pre-course study plus 2 hours practical training


Face to Face: 4 hours face to face training


Pre course study options:

Downloadable workbook – You must take the evidence from your pre course study to the practical training session.


Skills and Knowledge


Skills: Part 1

  • Administer adrenaline as a priority in conjunction with any other medications, as per ASCIA Action Plan as a priority, in conjunction and in accordance with first aid principles and procedures
  • Control the situation and administer first aid treatment for anaphylaxis, including urgent request for emergency assistance
  • Appropriate application of first aid treatment for anaphylaxis using relevant equipment, (e.g. do not move casualty, medication should always be brought to casualty).
  • Accurately convey casualty’s details to emergency services
  • Complete relevant documentation

Skills: Part 2

  • Conduct a risk assessment and rate potential risks
  • Work cooperatively with others
  • Communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Use high level literacy and numeracy skills as required to read, interpret, address and communicate guidelines, protocols and reporting requirements

Knowledge: Part 1

  • First aid principles and procedures, including bringing medication to the casualty rather than moving them (unless it is necessary to remove them from an immediate danger, such as a beehive)
  • ASCIA Anaphylaxis Action Plans
  • Severe allergies and trigger factors associated with them
  • Prevention and risk management strategies to minimise likelihood of allergic reactions Anaphylaxis management plans for individuals and organisations/workplaces Documentation requirements

Knowledge: Part 2

All responsible staff must:

  • know the identities of the people at risk, including children
  • know the allergic reactions and anaphylaxis in individuals in their care – be conversant with the relevant organisational policies and procedures – be conversant with the relevant government policies, procedures and regulations
  • Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis and the potential consequences of the conditions
  • Causes of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • Signs and symptoms of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • Prevention strategies and risk identification and minimisation for people at risk
  • Sources of relevant information and guidelines, including DEECD Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Victorian Government Schools and Anaphylaxis Management policy for early childhood services
  • Models for anaphylaxis management plans relevant to the organization
  • Roles and responsibilities of individuals in responding to allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • Sources of professional development on anaphylaxis management



22024VIC – $60

22099VIC – $60

22024VIC & 22099VIC – $100