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Asthma Training Requirements

Schools should have a whole school policy to manage asthma that addresses staff asthma awareness training, first aid kits content and maintenance, medication storage and management of confidential medical information.

Minimum Asthma Training Requirements
Staff Characteristics Note: Schools need to complete both of the below training options
Minimum training requirements
1. All staff with a duty of care for students are trained to assess and manage an asthma emergency

One hour Asthma Education face to face session
Free one-hour online Asthma First Aid Management training

Staff with a direct student wellbeing responsibility such as nurses, PE / Sports teachers, first aid and camp organisers 10392NAT Emergency Asthma Management Training

Accepted Courses:

1. Asthma First Aid Management  

We provide a 1 hour asthma education session that can be organised to be held at your school for relevant staff members at a date and time of your schools convenience.

The workshop will help staff to recognise the signs and symptoms of asthma, be trained in the national asthma first aid protocol and examine processes and policies to support quality asthma management at your site. This training remains current for 3 years.

We currently provide the asthma training package either as a face to face or an online option, both covering the same topics. For more information on these training options please click here

2. 10392NAT Emergency Asthma Management

This course is specifically designed to promote the standard emergency management protocols for dealing with an asthma emergency, and raise participant’s knowledge about the underlying causes of asthma, the triggers, and the recognition and treatment of asthma.

This is a nationally recognised training course and the qualifications are valid for 3 years. Upon successful completion, the attendee will receive a Statement of Attainment.

For more information click here

Further Information:

Department of Education and Training Schools Policy Advisory Guide

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