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First aid certification is a universally valuable credential, and many Australians now seek to adapt this vital set of skills to their everyday lives. But how does one find a reputable institution from which to learn first aid? Moreover, which type of first aid course should one undertake, and are these said classes readily available to the public at a time and place that suits them?

This is where Australia Wide First Aid comes in. We are a nationally recognised training organisation (RTO No. 31961) that caters to would-be first aiders from all over Australia. We are endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), so we fulfil a high standard in the provision of first aid training.

As of this time, we have branches in 21 locations across the country. We offer a variety of first aid courses that can be booked any day of the week, and each course is structured so that you can receive your first aid certification in just 1 day. Our courses are held at accessible and convenient venues, but we also offer on-site training and assessment sessions. You also have the option to book a group session at your home or workplace. Seasoned professionals from our team will show up at your doorstep, ready to walk each group member through the particulars of the first aid course.

Queensland is distinctive for being Australia’s second-largest and third-most populous state. The so-called “Sunshine State” houses 10 of Australia’s largest cities, and life in the metropolis is busy and fast-paced. Summer weather also brings many tourists to Queensland’s many spectacular beaches, like those in the Gold Coast. The bustling communities of Queensland are the way they are because citizens are willing to help each other live their best lives. That’s why being a certified first aider in Queensland isn’t just a strategic move to fit in—it’s a way of giving back to one’s community and contributing to everyone else’s health and development.

What Is First Aid?

First aid is a form of intervention for a sick or injured person before professionals arrive to administer full medical assistance. First aid measures include, but are not limited to, the following: treating wounds and burns, administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), or responding to symptoms of asthma or anaphylactic shock. The more complex measures, such as CPR, must be taught by an accredited professional.

All in all, first aid is meant to do the following: preserve life, prevent further injury, and promote recovery. These three items are known as the 3 P’s or basic principles of first aid. Students in a first aid training course will learn just how much of a difference quick thinking, timely intervention, a calm countenance, and well-applied technique will make in saving someone’s life. This set of knowledge should be available to everyone—if more people are equipped to administer first aid, their home communities are guaranteed better health, safety, and security.

Aspiring first aiders will learn basic concepts pertaining to first aid; will be taught how to properly apply advanced techniques; and will be trained to enter the proper state of mind to make those hard calls in emergency situations. In the process, these learners will likely foster key values such as trust in others, mental strength, calmness, and compassion.

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Why Should You Be Learning How to Do First Aid?

You may not be able to imagine it at first, but you shouldn’t rule out the day you’re caught in an emergency situation. A stranger might suffer a heart attack or seizure on the street, or—worse yet—a loved one of yours might be wounded or fall sick whilst in your company. No one can choose when these instances transpire; however, one can always choose to be prepared for them.

The benefits of first aid certification go beyond the actual cases of emergency. You can make someone who suffers from a chronic illness or is extra vulnerable because of their age feel safer around you. Outside of your home and/or work environment, you’ll be an asset to your companions; your family outings and company vacations will become more enjoyable. First aid knowledge can also grant you some peace of mind when you’re navigating through unfamiliar environments, such as when you’re travelling to a foreign country.

Attaining first aid certification from a nationally recognised organisation can also improve your chances of employment. Some industries, such as that of child care services, require at least one person employed in their centre to have advanced knowledge of first aid. In other cases, the certification may result in a higher pay grade. Obtaining training from an accredited organization can also help you attain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a First Aider?

You can become an authorised first aider when you earn a Statement of Attainment. Australia Wide First Aid will dispense the said Statement of Attainment after enrolled students complete the required units of their chosen first aid module. Would-be students can choose between regular modules or express modules that focus on particular techniques (such as CPR), or workplace-specific modules.

Anyone who is 14 years old and above can enrol in an accredited first aid training course at Australia Wide First Aid. Students who graduate from Australia Wide First Aid’s courses are sure to have sufficient training and certification. In other words, those who complete the training will become bona fide first aiders.

First Aid Courses

Australia Wide First Aid offers a variety of courses to help students attain first aid proficiency, whether in a basic level or for advanced techniques. Our roster of first aid courses includes:

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CPR – This 3-hour course will give a student the basic knowledge and practical skills to properly apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. Students will be taught how to respond to cardiac and breathing-related emergencies.

Includes: Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001)

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Express CPR – This is the express 2-hour counterpart of Australia Wide First Aid’s CPR course. It will suit students who are pressed for time and have more hectic schedules. The course will impart knowledge on how to confront cardiac emergencies and how to use tools like automatic external defibrillators.

Includes: Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001)

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Provide First Aid – The Provide First Aid course is a thorough 8-hour course on the minimum requirements of workplace first aid compliance. It was previously known as Apply First Aid, and also goes by the course title of Senior First Aid. In this course, students will learn first aid response, life support, and management of casualties, among others.

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

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Express Provide First Aid – This is the express counterpart of Provide First Aid. It compresses training on the minimum requirements of workplace first aid compliance into a 5-hour session. It is also known as Senior First Aid or Level 2 Workplace First Aid.

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

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Emergency First Aid – The Emergency First Aid course entails a comprehensive 9-hour session on emergency response for education and care settings, fulfilling the requirement of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

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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Express Emergency First Aid – This is the 6-hour express counterpart of Emergency First Aid. The Express Emergency course will endow students with knowledge on first aid, anaphylaxis management, and emergency asthma training, among others.

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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Asthma and Anaphylaxis – The Asthma and Anaphylaxis training course is a 4-hour course that will take up strategies in anaphylaxis management and emergency asthma training. These learnings are a must for teachers, day care centre workers, and other professionals in education and care environments.

Includes: Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace (22282VIC), and Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis (22300VIC).

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Perform Rescue from Live LV Panel – This 5-hour course will impart students with CPR training. It will culminate in the performance of a low-voltage rescue procedure.

Includes: Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001), Perform rescue from a live LV panel (UETTDRRF06B).

More Information about First Aid Certifications

Express courses can only be taken by students who have previously earned their Statement of Attainment for an equivalent course. All students who have completed the coursework of their chosen training module, finished the e-learning assessment, provided a valid USI, and paid for the modules in full will receive a Statement of Attainment in no less than 48 hours. It will be sent as a digital copy, in PDF form, to the student’s email address.

As a nationally recognised training organisation, we guarantee that your Statement of Attainment will be recognised country-wide. The Provide First Aid certificate is valid for 3 years, while the CPR certificate is valid for 12 months. Australia Wide First Aid courses are also a valid avenue to attain CPD points.

Learn how to be an authorised first aid responder and a hero to your community with Australia Wide First Aid. Book a slot in the first aid training course of your choice today. For more information about our training courses in Queensland, you may call us at 1300 336 613 or send an email to info@australiawidefirstaid.com.au.

Australia Wide First Aid offers accredited and friendly face-to-face training by highly experienced trainers at our Queensland community and onsite locations.

For courses outside our Brisbane CBD location, please book and pay three (3) days prior to your course and receive your certificate on the same day.

To book on-site training at your home or office location, please contact our Client Experience Specialists on 1300 336 613 for our discounted group rates and book your training today.

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