The Learner Driver First Aid Program is designed to equip beginner drivers with essential knowledge and skills to provide post-crash care in emergency situations. Recognizing that other drivers are often the first responders at the scene of a crash, this program aims to empower learners with the confidence and ability to act effectively and responsibly in such critical moments.

Throughout the course, participants will delve into various aspects of first aid relevant to road accidents, including but not limited to:

  1. Vehicle Inspection: Participants learn to inspect vehicles for damage and hazards after accidents. Key areas include checking for structural damage, deployed airbags, and fluid leaks. They ensure safety features like seat belts and lights are functional.
  2. Hazard Awareness: Training focuses on recognizing dangers at accident scenes. Participants identify risks like traffic, weather conditions, and hazardous materials. They also watch for unstable structures and electrical hazards.
  3. Scene Assessment and Safety: In addition to assessing the crash scene for immediate dangers to individuals, participants will also learn how to evaluate the condition of vehicles involved. This includes identifying potential hazards such as leaking fluids, damaged electrical systems, and compromised structural integrity, which could pose risks to responders and bystanders.
  4. Basic Life Support (BLS) Techniques: Participants will receive training in BLS skills as before, with a specific emphasis on how to safely provide assistance to individuals who may be trapped inside or near vehicles. Understanding how to maneuver around vehicles safely while administering CPR or other life-saving interventions is essential for responder safety.
  5. Injury Recognition and Assessment: Alongside identifying injuries in individuals, participants will also be taught how to assess vehicle damage for potential secondary injuries. This includes recognizing the signs of vehicle intrusion into occupant spaces, which may indicate the likelihood of serious injuries such as head trauma or fractures.
  6. Bleeding Control and Wound Management: Properly managing injuries sustained in vehicle accidents requires an understanding of how to address unique challenges such as crush injuries and lacerations from broken glass. Participants will learn advanced techniques for controlling bleeding and providing effective wound care in the context of vehicle-related trauma.
  7. Spinal Immobilization and Injury Management: Given the increased risk of spinal injuries in vehicle accidents, participants will receive comprehensive training in spinal immobilization techniques. This includes learning how to safely extricate individuals from vehicles and immobilize their spines to prevent further injury during transport.
  8. Effective Communication and Coordination: Clear communication and coordination are essential not only for managing medical emergencies but also for coordinating with other responders and managing bystanders. Participants will practice effective communication techniques tailored to the unique challenges of vehicle accident scenes, including coordinating vehicle extrication and directing traffic around the scene.

By incorporating these important components into the Learner Driver First Aid Program, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to respond effectively to vehicle accidents while prioritizing safety for all involved. These additional aspects will enhance their ability to assess and address the unique challenges of providing first aid in the context of vehicle-related trauma.


Course Details:
Cost: $54 (inc. GST)
Time: 1 Hour
Location: 100% online

Completing this ACT Government approved course will give you 5 of your required learner driving hours. To claim these hours you must:

  • have held your learner car licence for at least 3 months before taking this course.