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This course has been designed for individuals who are required to provide first aid to a person experiencing anaphylaxis until the arrival of medical assistance.  This means being able to identify the triggers, signs and symptoms of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis, and follow the standard first aid procedures to administer adrenaline using an adrenaline autoinjector to someone suffering anaphylaxis in the workplace or in the community.

Satisfactorily completing all requirement of this course provides the student with the ability to develop risk management and risk minimisation strategies for individuals diagnosed at risk of anaphylaxis in the workplace. This includes the development and implementation of pre-emergency risk assessment/management and the development and implementation of individual anaphylaxis management plans.

This course provides nationally recognised training for workers, or nominated workplace first aiders, from any industry sector and addresses the provision of care to adults and/or children in the workplace who are diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis or displaying signs/symptoms of anaphylaxis.

** There are specific industries that require additional training such as childcare workers, schoolteachers and other related industries.


Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

22300VIC - Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
VU21800 - Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis
VU21801 - Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Refresher At least 2 Hours
Blended At least 2 Hours
Face-to-Face At least 3 Hours
Online with face-to-face assessment At least 15 Mins

As a minimum, entrants to this course must have literacy and numeracy competencies equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2.  An example of an ACSF Level 2 competency is being able to read and comprehend the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis, 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 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Participants must have the physical fitness to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration such as positioning a casualty ready to administer an autoinjector and administering the autoinjector.

Online study option:  Students must have access to a computer, smart phone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online studies and practical assessment.

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

Certificates will require renewal after 36 months

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstraining.com.au (https://allenstraining.com.au/students/student-handbook) for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include: 

Practical demonstrations:

  • Provide first aid treatment for anaphylaxis and administer adrenaline using a trainer autoinjector device on a mock casualty
  • Provide first aid treatment for mild to moderate allergy which progresses to anaphylaxis and administer adrenaline using a trainer autoinjector device on a mock casualty


Documentation – The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:

  • First aid/Incident report form
  • Complete a risk assessment for anaphylaxis and an individual management plan for a child with anaphylaxis based on a case study and information provided
  • Individual anaphylaxis management plan for a child, which includes a communication plan to raise awareness of the child’s allergies, and their anaphylaxis management plan


Theory assessment - A written exam consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions. All questions must be completed.

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909