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There are only a few steps to attaining first aid certification with Australia Wide First Aid. Students must complete the required coursework, including pre-course reading and online assessment, provide a valid USI, and pay the full price of the module in order to receive their official Statement of Attainment. This document will emailed in PDF format to the student on the same day as the course or at the latest within 24 hours of completing the course.

Australia Wide First Aid assures you that its first aid training certificate will be recognised anywhere in the country. Please note that each certification is valid for a specific period only. For example, the Provide First Aid certificate is valid for 3 years, while the CPR certificate is valid for 12 months. These courses are also a valuable means of accruing continuing professional development (CPD) points.

Do your bit for Ipswich as well as yourself and your family by becoming first aid certified. Reserve your slot for a training course in our Ipswich location today. For more information about our training courses, call us at 1300 336 613 or email us at

Your Statement of Attainment (PDF) will be emailed within 48 hours upon successful completion of the course.

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
HLTAID001 CPR only
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (Childcare First Aid)

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Ipswich Corporate Office, Ground Floor, Suite 1, 16 East St Ipswich, QLD 4305

The entry to the training venue is on ground level via east street.

Getting Here

CAR – Parking is available in and around the training venue, including; Ipswich Train Station and Wharf Street. For shorter courses, students can use the shopping centre parking located on East Street, under Woolworths.

RAIL – 1 MINS walk – Ipswich train station
BUS – 5 MINS walk – Bell street Interchange (500, 502, 503, 506, 509, 512, 529)

Food & Refreshments

Water, coffee and tea is provided throughout the day.

There is a 30 minute lunch break for courses running over 4 hours. You are welcome to bring your own lunch. Alternatively, there is a number of cafes and coffee shops in the area.

NOTE: To make sure you have enough time to comfortably sign in and complete enrolment documents, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your course commencement. You will need your USI number with you at the time of enrolment.

The roots of First Aid started growing more than two hundred years ago, and today most would argue that it is even more relevant and vital to our existence than it was then. In fact, with the development of technology and the level of skill continually honed by first responders from outside of the medical profession, the evolution o first aid speaks for itself. As a nationally recognised training organisation (RTO 31961), Australia Wide First Aid hopes to keep the discipline alive. In fact we are on a mission to make cutting edge first aid training accessible to all Australians.

As it stands, Australia Wide First Aid deliver first aid training open to the public from 20 locations right across the country. Though each venue is within easy reach of public and private transport, students also have the option of having us come to you for face-to-face group sessions in your home or workplace. We are endorsed by no less than the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), so prospective students can be assured of the standard of our courses. People who are new to first aid and those wishing to renew their skills and first aid certification as quickly as possible consider Australia Wide First Aid their training provider of choice due to our streamlined courses which are a combination of face to face and online training and assessment. The basic first aid training courses are by far the most popular and that is what we specialise in. These courses are essentially the ones which most employers require their staff to complete to meet workplace health and safety compliance. Special focus is given to vital life saving techniques like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Upon completion of our first aid training course, students receive their Statement of Attainment on the same day as the course, or within 24 hours after the course at the latest.

Ipswich, originally a coal mining town is home to some amazing character homes and heritage commercial buildings. Ipswich also happens to be where Australia Wide First Aid originated and to this day remains one of Australia Wide First Aid’s key training locations. Ipswich is one of the countries fastest growing cities and it’s 200,000-strong population is expected to double in the next decade. The city is also home to major railways, such as the Ipswich and Rosewood railways, and cultural treasures such as the Ipswich Central Library, Ipswich art gallery, and Ipswich Historical Society. Aspects that animate the city are its coal mining history and its rather humid climate, which sees very hot summers and powerful summer storms. Though these are the conditions that give the city life, they are also conditions in which heat stroke, cardiac arrest, and injury can occur.

Our Location

Ipswich also includes Springfield and Springfield Lakes, and is surrounded by the following suburbs: Woodend, North Ipswich, East Ipswich, West Ipswich, Tivoli, One Mile, Churchill, and Raceview. Students from any of these areas can easily reach our training venue.

The exact address of Australia Wide First Aid’s Ipswich training centre is:

Suite 1, Ipswich Corporate Office, Ground Floor
16 East St. Ipswich, QLD 4305

What is First Aid, and How Did It Originate?

First aid refers to a set of stopgap measures that are applied to someone undergoing a medical emergency, before additional medical assistance becomes available. The term “first aid” (in German, erste hilfe) was first coined in 1870 by a Prussian military surgeon named Friedrich von Esmarch, who formalised its use during the Franco-Prussian War. Today’s first aiders are meant to replicate the sensibility that was first carried out by soldiers, learning techniques such as bandaging wounds, treating burns, or applying advanced techniques like CPR.

New students will learn that these 3 basic principles, or 3Ps, will govern their first aid training: preserve life, prevent further injury, and promote recovery. The 3Ps are the driving force behind particular first aid techniques and in the students’ development of mental strength, compassion, and decision-making skills under pressure.

practicing CPR in a course

What Are the Benefits of Learning First Aid Now?

Learning first aid, and enhancing your knowledge of it over time, offers plenty of benefits. None are as obvious as when an actual medical emergency unfolds in real-time. If you have a loved one suffering from a health condition and who is vulnerable to sickness or injury, then you will be well-equipped to take care of them. You can also step in and play the part of a Good Samaritan if a stranger falls into cardiac arrest or there is a car accident which can happen anywhere including right in front of you.

Your first aid knowledge can also improve everyone’s general quality of life. Your home will be safer for it, and your office, club, or sports team can count on you as an asset. First aid also ensures your own health and wellbeing. For example, you’ll have better mental presence and awareness of how to help yourself if you are out and about in Ipswich city by yourself.

There is also the chance that your job prospects will improve. Some of our students enrol in our courses to gain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Still, others attend our career-specific modules, such as anaphylaxis and asthma management for education and child care workers. But even if first aid training is not a prerequisite for your field of work, the credentials will still stand out on your resume. Your potential employers will assume that you have leadership and decision-making skills, and perceive you to be responsible and a very helpful and levelheaded person.


How Does One Become a First Aid Provider?

A student is awarded ‘first aider’ status when they complete their chosen course and receive a Statement of Attainment. They can choose to attain proficiency in all-around first aid training, in particular techniques like CPR, or in specialised first aid methods like anaphylaxis and asthma management. First-time students or those who have already completed many first aid course over the years are welcome to enrol in Australia Wide First Aid’s courses.

There is a minimum age requirement of 14 years old to enrol in our first aid certificate programs. All minors under the age of 18 must submit a form of consent from their parents or guardians. Upon completing all course requirements, students will receive their Statement of Attainment which is recognised anywhere in Australia.

First Aid Courses

Australia Wide First Aid courses on offer at our Ipswich training centre



This course involves 2-hours face to face and pre-course reading and assessment. Students are taught basic knowledge and practical CPR techniques, and how to distinguish between cardiac and breathing-related emergencies, and how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED).

Includes: Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001).

Provide First Aid

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)

This comprehensive 4-hour face to face course also includes pre-course reading and online assessment. The course covers the minimum requirements of workplace first aid compliance. Some concepts to be taken up in this course are first aid response, CPR, life support, and management of casualties.

Includes:  Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001), Provide basic emergency life support (HLTAID002), and Provide first aid (HLTAID003).   

childcare first aid

Childcare First Aid (HLTAID004)

The Emergency First Aid course is focussed on emergency response for education and care settings, according to the requirements of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). This is a 5-hour face to face training course which also includes pre-course reading and online assessment.

Includes: Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001), Provide basic emergency life support (HLTAID002), Provide first aid (HLTAID003), and Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004).

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