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Same-Day First Aid Certificate

The fast-tracked process we adopt for our Australia Wide First Aid Melbourne CBD course allows you to get your certificate the same day. It’s a result of continual fine-tuning of our training systems since 1996. We’ve now helped well over a million Australians get their First Aid certificates.

Our First Aid trainers are carefully selected for their ability to make learning enjoyable and effective. Our Google reviews will show you the kind of appreciation there is for our trainers.

Michael Karlson
Michael Karlson
11:37 07 May 21
Fantastic trainers that made learning fun. Would definitely recommend. Time flys when your learning with Australia wide... first aid!read more
Jocelyn Ridley
Jocelyn Ridley
23:59 05 May 21
The instructor shared some great stories about his own experiences, that were ear opening (a little confronting) but... also reassuring. Highly recommendedread more
Jody Crisp
Jody Crisp
00:17 03 May 21
I recently participated in a first aid and cpr course with this company. The email communication was very clear and... concise. I knew what I had to do, and what was expected of me. Shout out to Roger, who was very friendly and engaging, making the theory aspects of the course surprisingly informative and enjoyable. He did everything he could to ensure we were able to successfully complete the required assessments. He had a great sense of humour!For what most people have previously experienced or have preconceived ideas around what a half day first aid training would look like, this is NOT that! For sure, I'll be back to renew with you guys! Great value for money!read more
Fendy Felani
Fendy Felani
12:31 06 Apr 21
Just done my CPR training and First Aid Training today.The instructor Zoe was amazing, I would recommend this training... facility to everyone.Thanks to Zoe and team!!read more
Fleur Hammet
Fleur Hammet
04:26 17 Mar 21
I booked with this company again for a refresher course as I had a great experience 3 years ago and thought that would... be the standard that AWFA provides. Not so this time. The value in going to a face to face session is focussing on practical skills and knowledge. I acknowledge that Covid restrictions may have changed how content is delivered, but to spend 3hours 45 min listening to anecdotes and about 15 min total in hands on wasnt what I paid for. I would be really angry if I had paid for this course as a first timer, instead of a refresher, as the basic first aid for asthma, allergy, wound care was glossed over in 2mins, with the assumption we all knew it anyway. If you pay and turn up for a course, then it is the trainers job to respect that and deliver the relevant information that was the intent of the more
Tayla Deane
Tayla Deane
01:49 19 Feb 21
Did this course years and years ago through another agency through work and was incredibly boring. But I’m so glad I... went through this company and especially had roger as our teacher! He was incredibly funny and made the 4 hour session an enjoyable and interactive time. Got everyone involved.Thanks so much! I’ll be back when I need to do a refresherread more
Alison Leydin
Alison Leydin
05:15 15 Feb 21
The presenter of the course Ronny K was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour, I appreciated the updates on the... COVID restrictions with changes. I recommend the course to anyoneread more
Brenda T
Brenda T
21:05 09 Feb 21
Great informative, hands on delivery in a educated & fun way.Well done & thank you Roger.
sinead quinn
sinead quinn
01:48 06 Feb 21
Ronnie is a great facilitator! Makes it really easy to engage in the content.
Brenton Harris
Brenton Harris
07:20 21 Jan 21
Our trainer Zoe was engaging and funny! Major theory component was online and the practical aspect was great.
Jan Lovett
Jan Lovett
06:49 12 Dec 20
A great way to refresh my first aid knowledge, practical and challenging.
Aaron Simson-Woods
Aaron Simson-Woods
04:01 30 Nov 20
What a poor customer experience.I had selected this first aid provider because they runs courses that suits my busy... schedule.Today I went to refresh my CPR. Upon arrival I was embarrassingly turned away for not completing the pre course work. I had not received any emails from the organisation before my booked class and was therefore unable to do this. I was then directed to call the customer service line and told the operator on the other line my circumstances.I was offered a rebooking for the next day however due to my work schedule I would not be able to accept. I tried explaining this to the customer service operator. The operator then affirmed the providers inflexibility to individuals on a case by case circumstances. I asked about refund options again the operator refused this request and stated that I would need to rebook.I found this whole process humiliating and am disappointed by Australia Wide First Aid’s lack of empathy and inflexibility. I would not recommend this RTO to more
02:58 30 Oct 20
Yvonne was a terrific instructor and teacher! The course was informative, very enjoyable and well structured.
Teddy Wang
Teddy Wang
23:59 24 Oct 20
Ronnie sure do know what he is talking about very informative and nice pace of class.
Sotir Kichukov
Sotir Kichukov
03:52 22 Oct 20
I had a great experince with Australia wide first aid. I did this course for thirth time in my life and I can tell you... that that was the best one. I will definitely come back in one year for another CPR course, and I am recommending it to anyone who wants to more
javier garcia pereda
javier garcia pereda
07:32 04 Oct 20
Very good experience! The course and the trainer were amazing!!
Aziz Araz
Aziz Araz
05:30 01 Sep 20
Yvonne she is the man! Figuratively speaking.Great teacher and she is helpful.Made my first aid course knowledgable... and easy.Couldn't recommend doing your first aid with Yvonne anymore than i more
Paul Fennell
Paul Fennell
07:49 10 Aug 20
Great course. Yvonne was awesome. Felt safe also with all the C19 stuff. Thanks
Ace Lising
Ace Lising
06:01 09 Aug 20
The training was really great. It was lively and interactive.
04:36 26 Jul 20
It was a great interactive, engaging and learning Training. Totally worth it. Ronnie is a great trainer they have. I... had a good more
Julie Curran
Julie Curran
11:58 21 Jul 20
So glad I chose to do my course through AWFA. My trainer Yvonne Travers was fantastic! Professional, knowledgeable,... straight to the point and used humour along the way. ⭐️read more
Kareen Ann Mercado
Kareen Ann Mercado
03:22 21 Jul 20
Our trainer Yvonne delivered the course very well. She catered to everybody in class. Given that she's a teacher, she... is superb!!read more
amanuel kassie
amanuel kassie
22:59 20 Jul 20
Best price easy access clean environment very friendly and out going Yvonna Travers can't wait to refresh my First aid... see what I have forgot in the last 12 monthread more
Ferdinand Lozada
Ferdinand Lozada
01:15 03 May 20
I had a great experience with the training from Australia Wide First Aid. I learned a lot. Very informative and... practical. The trainer is so good. I was learning and laughing at the same time. Had a great time. Thanks AWFA!read more
Lisa Dick
Lisa Dick
02:33 21 Apr 20
I completed the Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course.I was really impressed and the instructor was fantastic... and energetic and kept the session motivating, realistic and fun.I really enjoyed the training session and will definitely return for my annual CPR refresher course here. Thank you Australia Wide First Aid!read more
Joe Starc
Joe Starc
01:01 20 Mar 20
Very well run course. Instructor clearly had a teaching background, she was engaging, inclusive and supportive.
David Coddington
David Coddington
22:32 08 Feb 20
I have completed first aid 3 times in the last 10 years and CPR 8 times in that period...This is by far the most... outrageous fail of a course. Second page of the question's are related to maths and spelling? How this is relevant in saving lives at a First Aid or CPR level is beyond me. You need 100% to pass... DON'T TAKE THIS COURSE I walked out of the courseread more
Nick Moss
Nick Moss
03:53 03 Jan 20
I have to say very poorly run institution. My experience with the teachers was good but their customer service and... admin services are a shambles. I was originally booked in for an Express First Aid course and it was cancelled on the morning of the course with no replacement teacher. This was annoying as the Express courses are only run once per month. I tried to book in multiple times and they said I could not. Finally I organised a full day course as you can only do the express within 12 months of the last but when I showed up I was not on the list and the teacher said he could not let me in the class. I showed him the email from Australia Wide First Aid which said that I was booked but the message had not been transferred to the teacher. The teacher was helpful and tried to call his director but there was no answer so I could not do the class even though I had paid for it. I am wondering g if anyone is actually going to follow up on this now or am I just another number. After initially being happy with the quality of their courses I now have to choose a different provider as I cannot rely on this company’s administration. I demand a refund also as that is 3 times I have not been able to do your course. Please improve the communication more
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Prices for our Courses

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Considering you get your certificate so fast, paying less is icing on the cake.

You can also be assured your certificate will be accepted Australia-wide. That’s because it’s issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 31961).

All our courses and all our trainers are fully compliant, in line with industry regulators — Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Our CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) training adopts the guidelines established by the Australian Resuscitation Council.

First Aid Course Tips

  • Download your First Aid eBook. Read the relevant passages as detailed in your Welcome email.
  • Refer to your eBook to answer questions in your e-Learning assignment. Submit your finished assignment by 11.59pm before the day of your scheduled face-to-face training.

First Aid Accreditation in the Melbourne CBD

Australia Wide First Aid and CPR certificates are recognised and accepted all over Australia. Our training follows the guidelines set by the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation (ANZCOR) and is fully accredited.

Our First Aid training is endorsed by both the RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) and the ACN (Australian College of Nursing).

Choose a Melbourne CBD short course

Follow the linked course titles to read the official government training descriptions.

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid

Also known as Level 2 First Aid or Senior First Aid, this course is soon to be re-coded as HLTAID011. You’d need to dive deep into the detail about the use of each and every item in a quality First Aid kit to describe the comprehensive scope of the Provide First Aid course. It’s our most popular course and a staple for workplace compliance.

HLTAID001 – Provide CPR

CPR is a life-saver for victims of cardiac arrest or oxygen deprivation. This course is part of Provide First Aid HLTAID003 and Emergency First Aid HLTAID004. Not to be confused with Level 1 First Aid (HLTAID002 Basic Emergency Life Support), this is a standalone course focused on cardio-pulmonary resuscitation technique. Refresher courses are designed for the annual renewal of Provide CPR certification.

HLTAID004 – Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting (Child Care First Aid)

This course is a career requirement for people planning to work in the childcare and education sectors. Also known as Child Care First Aid, it focuses on First Aid as applied to children and infants. This course is a compelling choice for parents.

Basic Course Differences

While Provide CPR (HLTAID001) puts essental life-saving skills within your reach in short time, both Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) and Child Care First Aid (HLTAID004) are more comprehensive First Aid courses.

Combining more advanced First Aid, including CPR, these two courses encompass more e-Learning and a half-day of face-to-face training.  Both courses are ideal for career advancement.

Workplace First Aid Training Melbourne CBD

Business owners in Melbourne enjoy having their staff trained at substantial discounts, thanks to our Group First Aid training. This includes fully accredited certification while being trained in their own workplace.

Those health and safety concerns specific to your workplace can be directly addressed and our First Aid course for your staff can be customised accordingly.

Whether training in a group at your site or in a class at one of our training centres, First Aid certificates — Statements of Attainment (PDF) — can be emailed to successful students the same day as the course.

Your Place or Ours

Aside from our Melbourne CBD training centre, you could also attend a First Aid Course at our branches in Bendigo, Clayton, Epping, Geelong, Ringwood and Sunshine.

See all of our First Aid training centres on our Branches page.

First Aid Course Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does a First Aid Course Take?

Our First Aid courses include face-to-face learning — 2 hours for HTLAID001 CPR4 hours for HTLAID003 Provide First Aid; and 5 hours for HTLAID004 Childcare First Aid.

You’d need to complete an e-Learning component prior to the face-to-face practical training, but this is done online and at your convenience.

Course Title Course Duration
Provide CPR (HLTAID001) 2 hours
Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) 4 hours
Child Care First Aid (HLTAID004) 5 Hours

How Much Does a First Aid Course Cost?

Our courses cost between $69 and $148. If you find a cheaper price, we’ll beat it by 10%. The course selector tool at the top of this page will quickly show you up-to-the-minute prices and availability.

Where Else Do You Hold First Aid Training?

In addition to our Melbourne CBD First Aid training centre, we have branches at Bendigo, Clayton, Epping, Geelong, Ringwood and Sunshine.

We also have training centres across Australia, including in most state capitals. If you’re searching “first aid course near me” in Melbourne or elsewhere, our Branches page is sure to come in handy.

Is Group First Aid Training Available?

Group First Aid training can be conducted onsite at your premises by arrangement. This First Aid training can be tailored to suit the specific health and safety concerns at your workplace in or around the Melbourne CBD.

Business Owners

As a business owner, you’re well-advised to conduct a thorough assessment of potential hazards in your workplace to gain an understanding of your legal obligations.

This will give you an idea how many of your workers need a First Aid certificate and which First Aid courses to book. If you need further advice regarding this, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Endorsed at the Highest Levels

We have unwavering support from Australia’s peak bodies in the health industry.

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) — endorses and includes our First Aid courses in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for nurses.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) — also endorses our courses, including our First Aid training in its recommendations for doctors’ Continuing Professional Development.

Admission Requirements

To attend a First Aid course with Australia Wide First Aid, you must be at least 14 years of age. If you’re under 18 years, signed consent from a parent or guardian will be needed.

For cardiopulmonary resuscitation assessment, you’ll need to be physically capable of performing 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR while kneeling on the floor. You are welcome to bring a towel or cushion for your knees.

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Level 8, 131 Queen Street
Melbourne CBD, VIC 3000

Arrive at 131 Queen Street — between Little Collins Street and Bourke Street. Take the lift to Level 8, then find our First Aid training room to your left.

Getting Here


Our Melbourne CBD training venue is easy to get to via public transport.


BUS, TRAM and TRAIN are all close by.

NOTE: Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entry. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to course commencement. This allows everyone to be safely seated.

Food & Refreshment

Water is readily available.

A 30 minute lunch break is scheduled for courses running over 4 hours. You are welcome to bring your own lunch but there are also plenty of food options in the area.

What Is First Aid?

First Aid is all about providing immediate assistance to a sick or injured person until professional medical help becomes available. It aims to prevent the patient’s conditioning worsening and can ultimately save lives.

First Aid can be as simple as dressing minor wounds or helping a person who is experiencing an asthma attack. It could also involve more advanced First Aid procedures, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

First Aid attention also provides the means to reassure a distressed casualty, until professional medical personnel arrive. The importance of this reassurance cannot be overstated.

Types of First Aid

First Aid courses target specific knowledge and skill sets that apply in different circumstances.

Our most popular course — Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) — satisfies Australian workplace compliance. This course incorporates HLTAID002 Basic Emergency Life Support, as well as HLTAID001 Provide CPR, which focuses on the life-saving techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

All our accredited First Aid courses are fully compliant and will teach you the techniques of First Aid professionals.

Our Melbourne CBD First Aid Courses

Provide First Aid in practise with man having his injured ankle bandaged by a First Aider

Provide First Aid – HLTAID003 

In this course, you’ll learn the skills needed to provide First Aid to a sick or injured person. Included are techniques for responding to typical medical emergencies in homes, workplaces, and in community settings. It is recommended that this certification be renewed every 3 years. The CPR component should be refreshed every 12 months. Read more about this course.

Provide CPR (HLTAID001)

This training module teaches you how to perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, as well as how to use an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator). The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends renewing training for this particular qualification every 12 months. Read more about this course.

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After your First Aid course Sydney, you'll be able to bandage an injury like this child has suffered to her arm

Child Care First Aid (HLTAID004)

This course is also known as Provide an Emergency First Aid response in an Education and Care Setting. With its focus on First Aid response for children, infants and adults, this course is a requirement for those who work in the childcare and education sectors. It is also popular with parents.  Includes the units HLTAID001, HLTAID002 (Provide Basic Emergency Life Support), HLTAID003, and HLTAID004. Read more about this course.

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