First Aid Course in Ballarat

Our first aid courses in Ballarat are innovative, inexpensive, and nationally accredited. Upon completing our first aid courses in Ballarat, you will have the knowledge and skills to manage a variety of medical emergencies.
Our first aid courses in Ballarat are innovative, inexpensive, and nationally accredited. Upon completing our first aid courses in Ballarat, you will have the knowledge and skills to manage a variety of medical emergencies.

Ballarat is a major regional centre and the commercial capital of Victoria's Central Highlands district.

Against the backdrop of Ballarat's colonial-era heritage, we offer first aid certification that is convenient, inexpensive, and nationally recognised.

In our Ballarat first aid courses, you will develop the confidence and know-how to prevent and manage a variety of first aid emergencies.

Continue reading for an in-depth look at why our Ballarat first aid courses will help you contribute to the safety of your loved ones and the local community.

If you are ready to develop life saving knowledge and skills, click the relevant link below to enrol in one of our Ballarat first aid courses:

Why is first aid important?

Before we look at our Ballarat training, let's look at why becoming a certified first aider is important.

First aid is the immediate medical assistance rendered to a person who has sustained a sudden illness or injury.

Certified first aiders are trained to take control of the emergency scene and respond effectively to the casualty's condition. So while first aid treatment is not a substitute for professional medical care, it can reduce the casualty's risk of permanent disability and even death.

Certified first aiders are also trained to identify and minimise potential hazards in the home and workplace. This is why first aid training is a requirement for many Australian jobs.

First aid is the immediate medical assistance rendered to a person who has sustained a sudden illness or injury. The importance of first aid is recognised across the world, as it can increase the casualty's chance of survival and a full recovery.
First aid is the immediate medical assistance rendered to a person who has sustained a sudden illness or injury. The importance of first aid is recognised across the world, as it can increase the casualty's chance of survival and a full recovery.

What are the 'Three Ps' of first aid?

The importance of first aid is demonstrated by its three key objectives - the 'Three Ps':

  1. Preserve Life: The primary objective of first aid is to preserve live. This means following the DRSABCD action plan to assess the emergency scene for danger, to call Triple Zero (000) or 112 for an ambulance, to check the casualty's breathing, and to commence CPR and defibrillation as necessary. DRSABCD is designed to keep the casualty and others at the emergency scene safe until an ambulance arrives.
  2. Prevent Deterioration: The second objective of first aid is to prevent the casualty's medical condition from deteriorating while waiting for an ambulance. This involves helping the casualty into a safe and comfortable position, and using first aid principles to treat their injury or illness.
  3. Promote Recovery: The third objective of first aid is to encourage the casualty's confidence and relieve their pain. This objective can go a long way in aiding the casualty's recovery process.

The 'Three Ps' play an important role in first aid situations, as they help first aiders prioritise their actions.

It is also worthwhile noting, DRSABCD primarily focuses on how to help an unconscious casualty who is in need of CPR or defibrillation. It does not focus on applying other first aid procedures, such as treating open wounds, fractures, or seizures.

For more information about the importance of first aid, please head to Resource Library. From there, you can also enrol in one of our Ballarat first aid courses.

First aid course Ballarat

We offer the following first aid courses in Ballarat:

HLTAID009 Provide CPR

Our Ballarat HLTAID009 course is trained and assessed in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. It will teach you how to respond to an emergency using DRSABCD, how to perform CPR, and how to use an AED.

Our Ballarat HLTAID009 course comprises an online eLearning component and face to face assessed training. It is recommended that you allow up to 2.5 hours to complete the online eLearning component. The face to face assessed training, meanwhile, takes 2 hours in a classroom environment.

HLTAID011 Provide first aid

Our Ballarat HLTAID011 course is trained and assessed in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. It will teach you how to respond to an emergency using DRSABCD, how to perform CPR, how to use an AED, and how to apply first aid principles for a variety of injuries or illnesses, including shock, hypoglycaemia, and hypothermia.

Our Ballarat HLTAID011 course comprises an online eLearning component and face to face assessed training. It is recommended that you allow up to 6 hours to complete the online eLearning component. The face to face assessed training, meanwhile, takes 4 hours in a classroom environment.

HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting

Our Ballarat HLTAID012 course is trained and assessed in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. It will teach you how to respond to an emergency using DRSABCD, how to perform CPR, how to use an AED, and how to provide first aid in emergency situations common to the education and care industry, such as anaphylaxis and asthma.

Our Ballarat HLTAID012 course comprises an online eLearning component and face to face assessed training. It is recommended that you allow up to 6 hours to complete the online eLearning component. The face to face assessed training, meanwhile, takes 5 hours in a classroom environment.

For more details about the first aid training we offer in Ballarat, please head to our Ballarat location page.

In our Ballarat first aid courses, you will develop both a theoretical and practical understanding of key first aid principles. Following the completion of your Ballarat first aid course, you will have the confidence and know-how to manage a variety of medical emergencies.
In our Ballarat first aid courses, you will develop both a theoretical and practical understanding of key first aid principles. Following the completion of your Ballarat first aid course, you will have the confidence and know-how to manage a variety of medical emergencies.

What to expect from your first aid course Ballarat

As we mentioned earlier, all of our first aid courses in Ballarat comprise an online eLearning component and face to face assessed training.

The online eLearning component is a multiple-choice quiz that you can attempt as many times as you need with the support of our free First Aid eBook. It must be completed at least the night before attending your first aid course in Ballarat.

Once you have completed the online eLearning component, you will get to test your knowledge during the face to face assessed training with the support of an experienced Australia Wide First Aid (AWFA) trainer.

We pride ourselves on developing the most effective first aiders possible. As such, the trainers at our first aid courses in Ballarat are industry leaders who have a wealth of real-life experience in first aid situations.

Our first aid courses in Ballarat also have the following amenities to keep our students comfortable and engaged in the learning process:

  • Parking only walking distance away
  • Accessible via public transport
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Classroom-style seating
  • Hygiene in line with current infection controls
  • HLTAID012 students also get a scheduled 30-minute lunch break

And thanks to our Price Beat Guarantee, you won't have to pay an arm and a leg to complete our first aid courses in Ballarat - if you find a cheaper equivalent course, we will beat it by 10%.

Likewise, after completing your first aid course in Ballarat, you will receive your first aid certificate on the same day. AWFA is a registered training organisation that has been delivering first aid training since 1996, so our certificates are fully accredited, recognised, and accepted throughout Australia.

Head to our website to enrol now in one of our Ballarat first aid courses.

Final thoughts

Regardless of whether you are looking for a first aid refresher course, or are completely new to the world of first aid training, our Ballarat first aid courses will help you become the most effective first aider possible.

During our Ballarat first aid courses, you will undertake online eLearning and face to face assessed training to develop the knowledge and skills to respond to medical emergencies. These skills will help you preserve life, prevent deterioration, and promote recovery in emergency situations.

To enrol in one of our Ballarat first aid courses, simply head to our Ballarat location page and follow the prompts.

We can also come to you - to organise tailored group first aid training at your home or workplace, please head to our group bookings page.

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