First Aid Certification
Australia Wide First Aid is a Registered Training Organisation so you can be assured your training is nationally recognised. Your statement of attainment will certify that you have been trained in HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support and HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
Your Provide First Aid certificate is valid for three (3) years. The CPR component of the course is valid for 12 months and will need to be updated annually for you to keep your certification current. By signing up to our renewals program, the staff at Australia Wide First Aid will send you a reminder detailing the date your course is due to be updated.
Training contents & delivery
Australia Wide First Aid Provide First Aid course complies with the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation (ANZCOR) Guidelines relating to the provision of first aid.
A list of topics and skills covered in Australia Wide First Aid’s comprehensive course is as below:
- The basic ethics and theory involved in first aid practice.
- The measures need to be taken to effectively deal with issues concerning major or minor injury and illness.
- The most important management steps needs to be undertaken when dealing with potentially critical health conditions.
- Basic Health and safety knowledge is required when dealing with the condition of first aid situations.
- The principles, procedures and standard precautions need to be undertaken to control infection and its spread.
- You will master the knowledge of ‘Chain of Survival’.
- You will learn the skills a First Aider possesses and what limitations you should be aware of.
- How and when an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) should be used.
You will learn the first aid management of:
- Injuries: Cold and crush injuries, eye and ear injuries, head, neck and spinal injuries; minor skin injuries; needle stick injuries; soft tissue injuries including sprains, strains and dislocations.
- Burns: From thermal, chemical, friction, or electrical contact
- Environmental Impact: Hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration or heat stroke
- Envenomation: From a snake, spider, insect and marine bites/stings
- Medical conditions: Such as cardiac conditions, epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, and other respiratory conditions
- Substance Misuse: High intake of common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs
- Awareness of stress manage techniques and available support
- Other Conditions: Allergic reactions, bleeding, chest pain, choking/airway obstruction, fractures, near drowning, respiratory diseases, seizures, shock, stroke, altered or loss of consciousness, causality with no signs of life, excessive intake of poisoning and toxic substances (including chemical contamination).
Students who have not previously completed a first aid course or completed a first aid course more than 3 years ago must complete approx. 15.5 hours of training comprising:
- approx. 8 hours of pre-reading; and
- 7.5 hours of face to face training (including assessment)
Pre-reading material (“e-manual”) will be provided upon enrolment. The actual time spent reading and absorbing this material will vary between students. Students are required to complete short quiz and declaration to confirm that this requirement has been met. The completed quiz( and declaration) to gain entry into the face to face training.
Students who have completed a first aid course within the last 3 years are only required to complete the 7.5 hours of face to face training.
If you have not previously completed a first aid course or it has been more than 3 years since you completed a first aid course, there are no special requirements for entry into this course.
If you have completed a first aid course within the last 3 years, we may require evidence of prior learning.
Our trainers are happy to assist anyone who requires learning support. Please let our staff know when booking your first aid course so we can make your first aid course a comfortable experience for you.
Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) – 3 CPD points
The Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) continuing education committee certifies that this continuing education offering meets the criteria for 3 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (BCITF) – Up To 70% Rebates
The BCITF provide funding support for those in the Building and Construction Industry in Western Australia to upgrade and maintain their skills and certification. Eligible workers and employers in the Building and Construction Industry can claim a rebate of 70% for the cost of their first aid training by calling Australia Wide First Aid on 1300 336 613. Alternatively, you can visit the BCITF website for full details.