3hr Combined Asthma & Anaphylaxis Course

Discount courses - from $80 (RRP $99)

3hrs plus pre-course online theory. Allow 3.25 (pre-course registration 15 mins)

We combine both courses in an express Combined Asthma/Anaphylaxis course.  You will obtain qualifications in 22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis and 22556VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace.

CPR First Aid offers these two qualifications in a single package.  The Asthma course 22282VIC was superseded in July 2020 and has been replaced with the course 22556VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace.

Melbourne First Aid only offers these two qualifications in a single training package. However, you can choose individual courses for a private group booking.

Read below for further course information.

  • Discount courses from $80 (RRP $99)
  • Phone bookings incur an additional surcharge fee of $20
  • Free digital qualification emailed to you on the day of training
  • A4 hard copies of your qualification can be posted for an additional fee of $11
  • Credit card size plastic wallet card can also be posted for an additional fee of $11
  • For all special needs, policies and fees refer to the Student Handbook on our Learners Page

At Melbourne First Aid we believe in providing quality first aid courses at student prices for all.  We keep our overheads low so we can offer affordable first aid courses to everyone.  Because we have so many amazing learners we are able to offer courses at a smaller profit margin without compromising the quality of the training.  After training over 30,000 participants last year we value and appreciate offering our service to the community.

Various locations are available across Melbourne and Sydney.

For all course locations for this course, see our locations page.

Students who successfully fulfill all requirements will obtain:

  • A digital Statement of Attainment in  22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis and 22556VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace.
  • Your statement (certificate) will be emailed upon successful completion after 7pm the same day, or next business day if the class runs on a weekend


Whilst there are no pre-requisites for enrolling in this course, there are pre-course requirements. All participants are required to complete pre-course theory prior to attending their class. Participants are also required to have a minimum level of Literacy & Numeracy to be allowed admittance to this course. Further information is provided in the student handbook found on our Learners page.

Anaphylaxis Course

VU21800 - Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis

Essential Skills (Practical Session)

  • Reassure the casualty in a caring and calm manner and make them comfortable using available resources
  • Apply first aid treatment for mild to moderate allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • Position the casualty in an appropriate position for treatment, in accordance with the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis
  • Administer an adrenaline autoinjector correctly and promptly
  • Convey casualty’s details to emergency services accurately
  • Complete incident/injury report forms

Essential Knowledge (Online Theory & Practical Session)

  • The triggers/allergens which cause allergic reactions
  • 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)
  • ARC Basic Life Support Flowchart information
  • If there is uncertainty, administer adrenaline as a priority before any other medications (e.g. Asthma reliever medication), as per ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis
  • Anaphylaxis emergency response procedures for the workplace
  • Requirements for replacement of the adrenaline autoinjector
  • Documentation requirements
  • Refresher training requirements for those undertaking this unit
  • The signs and symptoms associated with both mild to moderate allergic reactions and severe allergic reactions(anaphylaxis) and how to distinguish between them

VU21801 - Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis

Essential Skills (Practical Session)

  • 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

Essential Knowledge (Online Theory & Practical Session)

  • The identities of the people at risk, including children
  • The triggers/allergens to avoid for mild to moderate reactions and anaphylaxis in individuals
  • Understanding of the ASCIA guidelines for treatment of anaphylaxis
  • Understanding of the relevant organisational policies and procedures
  • Understanding of the relevant industry legislation and policies
  • Mild to moderate allergic reactions and anaphylaxis and the potential consequences of the conditions
  • Prevention strategies and risk identification and minimisation for people at risk
  • The need to have the individual’s  ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis reviewed by a medical practitioner when the adrenaline autoinjector is replaced
  • The need to review individual anaphylaxis management plan at the start of each school year for school aged children, and otherwise annually, as per organisational procedures
  • Sources of relevant information and guidelines

Asthma Course

VU22927 - Manage asthma risks and emergencies in the workplace

Essential Skills (Practical Session)

  • Develop risk minimisation strategies for the emergency management of asthma in accordance with legislative, regulatory and workplace requirements
  • Plan for contingencies
  • Assess emergency situations
  • Control the situation according to established first aid principles prior to management of the asthma episode
  • Apply first aid skills in accordance with emergency response procedures and medical action plans
  • Apply effective communication skills in dealing with the asthma casualty and sources of emergency assistance
  • Convey the casualty’s details to emergency services
  • Comply with the workplace’s incident recording requirements
  • Respond appropriately to challenging situations recognising the psychological impacts of medical emergencies on individuals
  • Follow workplace debriefing policies/procedures
  • Contribute to the evaluation of responses to an incident in accordance with workplace policies and procedures
  • Maintain accurate records

Essential Knowledge (Online Theory & Practical Session)

  • Composition and essential components of an Asthma Management Plan
  • Relevant workplace policies/procedures for the management of an asthma emergency
  • Guidelines of Asthma peak bodies
  • Risk management and minimisation strategies contextualised to the specific workplace environment
  • Environmental hazard identification and minimisation
  • Requirements in some workplaces for Police Checks and/or Working with Children Checks
  • State/Territory regulatory requirements for asthma management relevant to workplace contexts
  • Signs and symptoms of asthma - mild/moderate, severe and life-threatening
  • Potential consequences of an asthma episode
  • Common allergic and non-allergic asthma triggers
  • First aid principles and procedures for the emergency management of asthma; including individual Asthma Action Plans
  • Common asthma medication and equipment
  • Sources of medical assistance, such as: designated first aiders/first aid officers, general practitioners, ambulance
  • Workplace’s debriefing policies/procedures
  • State/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace requirements for refresher training to maintain currency of competence
  • 3 hour practical class (1.5hrs per course), plus 15mins pre-course registration.  Allow 3.25hrs
  • Plus 2-4 hour multiple choice on-line home study, completed prior to your class
  • Theory must be completed 24hrs prior to attending your class
  • See our terms and conditions on the Learners page for further information

Online Theory Component – Must be Completed Prior to your Class:

  • Theory must be completed at least 24hrs prior to attending your scheduled class. Failure to complete theory prior to attending the class will result in your booking being cancelled and all monies forfeited.  Trainers will be provided with the class list detailing theory completion results the day prior to the class. 
  • Learners will gain access to the theory portal upon completion of their booking and payment, refer to your confirmation email for the link (please check junk mail folders or contact us if not received).
  • Allow 72hrs prior to the course to complete your theory in case you require technical support (limited support during weekends)

  • Practical Assessment Component - the Class:

    • In your practical class you be required to complete 1 theory test (multiple choice questions) plus practical exercises, you will be assessed by your trainer and have to be marked as competent to pass for your qualification.

    Refer to our Learners page for other important information including assessment information and our terms and conditions.

    the learners page also contains workbook PDF's for future reference, plus other useful documents.

    22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis

    • This course is an approved anaphylaxis management qualification by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority.
    • This course includes information about allergies, anaphylaxis, recognising signs and symptoms, managing and treating an allergic reaction (including administration of an auto-injector i.e. EpiPen) and minimising the risk of exposure to allergens in children’s services.
    • You can read all about the course and assessments in our Course Information Sheet.

    22556VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace

    • This course is an approved asthma management qualification by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority.
    • This course is designed to train participants to deal with asthma attacks in a range of situations including childcare centres, schools, public places, workplaces and sporting events.
    • You can read all about the assessment and course details our Course Information Sheet.

    Learn more about our first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training courses in Melbourne and Sydney

    We’re always happy to assist by offering additional information on all of our services. Do you want to learn about our CPR courses or advanced first aid training? Then please click on the provided links. For all general enquires relating to our first aid, anaphylaxis and asthma training course, call us on 1300 305 606.


    According to the NSW Public Health, the risk of infection here in Australia is low. However, people who have travelled since January 14 from Hubei Province in China or who have come into close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus should defer all enrolments and classes and should contact their local public health unit or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222.

    General Illness 

    Anyone with a fever or history of fever and acute respiratory infection (with at least one of the following symptoms: shortness of breath, cough, runny nose or sore throat) should also defer enrolment until they are well.