Southport Central, Tower 3, Level 8, Suite 30808 / 9 Lawson St Southport, QLD 4215

Take the lift in Tower 3 to the 8th floor. Turn left as you exit the lift. Our training room is down the hall, on the left hand side.

Getting Here

CAR – There is limited parking at this location.

We recommend public transport as the easiest way to reach our training venue.

BUS – 3 MINS walk – Bus stop ( 700, 704, 731, 737, 741, 742, 747)

LIGHT RAIL – 7 MINS walk – Southport Station

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, Australia Fair Shopping Centre is across the street and offers many food options.

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.

Knowing how to save a life involves a lot of preparation. There’s the issue of knowing what actions to apply, what tools you can use, and who to call for assistance when a situation becomes dire. The discipline that informs these actions is called first aid, and while there is a lot to learn in order to build these skills, they are of universal value to everyone. Australia Wide First Aid, a nationally recognised training organisation (RTO 31961), wishes to advocate the said value of first aid and aims to make first aid training readily accessible to every Australian.

Australia Wide First Aid hosts first aid training in 21 locations across the country, and each venue is easy to reach via public or private transport. Outside of the training centres, would-be pupils may also book our team for group sessions in the convenience of a home residence or workplace. Various courses are open for enrolment, and the scope of each course may be wide-ranging in nature (such as for the basic first aid courses) or specialised to certain techniques (such as for the CPR courses). All first aid modules are taught by our competent and experienced staff, and our endorsement from the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) can attest to this. Students can enrol in regular modules or in their express counterparts (for returnees who want to fast-track renewal of certification), and will receive a Statement of Attainment within 24 hours of completing the course.

One of Australia Wide First Aid’s locations is in the Gold Coast, where life is particularly exciting. Along with a bustling metropolitan area, the Gold Coast is home to some of Australia’s most famed beaches. Dubbed the “Adventure Lover’s Playground,” a typical day here could consist of a neighbourhood stroll, a visit to a nature reserve, a trip to a theme park or, of course, a wave or two on the surf. But with such excitement all around, danger could transpire anywhere—be it in the form of a stroke from the notorious heat, an animal sting, or an incident of drowning. Regardless, full enjoyment of life in the Gold Coast is preserved by its noble citizenry, and you can do your part in keeping the community safe and happy by getting first aid certification.

Our Location

Our training venue in Southport, Gold Coast is easily accessible by public transport. It’s a convenient location for students coming from Parkwood, Labrador, Main Beach, Molendinar, Ashmore, Bundall, and Surfers Paradise.

Australia Wide First Aid’s primary training facility in the Gold Coast is located in Southport. The exact address is:

Southport Central, Tower 3, Level 8, Suite 30808
9 Lawson St., Southport, QLD 4215

What is First Aid, and What are the 3Ps?

At its core, first aid refers to a set of interventions for someone who requires immediate medical care, applied before medical assistance becomes available. First aid awareness can be cultivated at any age, and in fact it is recommended that Australians start young when it comes to treating simple injuries or bouts of sickness. Formal first aid training, which will come with certification, involves learning advanced techniques like cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Students in a training course will constantly revisit the 3 basic principles of first aid, or 3Ps: preserve life, prevent further injury, and promote recovery. This they will do by strengthening their foundation in the given first aid techniques, as well as their abilities to make tough calls, act quickly under pressure, and exercise compassion. The more people who understand the 3Ps and the actions behind them, the safer and healthier their home communities become.

practicing CPR in a course

How Will First Aid Benefit You and Your Community?

Off the bat, advanced first aid knowledge will see you through medical emergencies when they do happen. Imagine how it would be if a family member suddenly figured in an accident, or if a coworker collapsed from a stroke or a heart attack. Who would be there to assist them, and who can increase their chances of recovering properly after the fact? If you learn first aid, you will have the chance to turn things around for the better. You will be able to trust yourself to help others, and it follows that they will be able to trust you.

Outside the context of an emergency, your first aid knowledge can improve the quality of life in your everyday surroundings. Your family members will be able to depend on you, and you’ll keep the morale up in your office, club, or organisation. If you are alone, you can also draw from first aid knowledge to stay composed, assess your own need to call for medical assistance, and better preserve your health and wellbeing.

First aid knowledge also improves your odds of finding a good job—whether the training credentials are a prerequisite to being hired, or are an extracurricular edge to an unrelated field. You are more likely to incur a job offer with high rates or be eligible for a pay raise if you have first aid certification. In addition, first aid certification is a means of accruing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, which you may need for career advancement.


How Does One Become a First Aid Provider?

If working with an organisation like Australia Wide First Aid, a student will be awarded a Statement of Attainment upon completing the first aid course of their choice. There are regular modules that revolve around basic first knowledge, modules that discuss singular techniques like CPR, and modules that are geared toward workplace compliance for first aid, such as the anaphylaxis and asthma management module for child care and education professionals. Some regular modules also have express counterparts; these are streamlined for returning pupils who have achieved prior first aid certification and want to renew this credential as quickly as possible.

Though the frame of mind for first aid can be instilled in younger students, one must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for a first aid certificate program. Minors under the age of 18 must acquire a form of consent from their parents. Upon completing all their course requirements, students will then receive a Statement of Attainment, which will be credited throughout the country.

First Aid Courses

Australia Wide First Aid offers 8 first aid training courses in its Gold Coast training centre. Our catalogue of courses for this location includes:



This is a 3-hour course that will teach students the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Some key concepts to be taught in this class are responses to cardiac and breathing-related emergencies, as well as how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) machine.
Includes: Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001). 

express cpr

Express CPR

Express CPR is a 2-hour fast-tracked version of the regular CPR course. It is tailored to benefit returning students who want to renew their CPR certification immediately. To enrol in this course, students must provide proof of completion of the regular CPR module.
Includes: Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001). 

Provide First Aid

Provide First Aid

This comprehensive 8-hour course will tackle the minimum requirements of workplace first aid compliance. Among the concepts to be thoroughly engaged 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).   


Express Provide First Aid

This is the express course equivalent of Provide First Aid, and it will only take 5 hours to complete. Prospective students must show evidence of prior completion of the Provide First Aid module.

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

Emergency Response in an Education and Care Setting

Emergency First Aid

The Emergency First Aid course will impart thorough knowledge on emergency response for education and care settings, according to the requirements of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). The course is 9 hours in length.

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).   

More Information about First Aid Certifications

Students need only to complete the required coursework, finish an e-learning assessment, provide a valid USI, and pay in full for the modules in order to receive their official Statement of Attainment. A PDF copy of this document will then be sent to the student’s given email address on the same day, or within 24 hours.

As a nationally recognised training organisation, Australia Wide First Aid guarantees that your certificate will be honoured anywhere in the country. Note that each certification is valid for a certain period. The Provide First Aid certificate is valid for 3 years, for example, while the CPR certificate is valid for 12 months. Completing first aid training with Australia Wide First Aid will also help you accrue CPD points.

Become a first aider in the Gold Coast and help safeguard its unique way of life. Reserve your slot for a training course in our Gold Coast location today. For more information about our training courses in the Gold Coast, give us a call at 1300 336 613 or send an email to

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