First Aid Training Courses

Do you want to get qualified in emergency first aid response — providing first aid and first aid management? Then take on the best First Aid courses in Australia!

Choose from a selection of nationally recognised training, and get the first aid course that suits your needs. Whether it is for a workplace requirement, a volunteer activity, or a personal goal, there is a course for you.

This first aid training will prepare you for responding to first aid emergencies across various workplace contexts and situations. The courses include CPR and accredited training on how to operate a defibrillator, among other practical skills training.

Get qualified in providing first aid response! Read further to find out which first aid course you need!

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First Aid Courses

CPR Course

The HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation course will equip you with everything you need to know on how to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation on casualties, i.e., individuals who may be unconscious, or having difficulty breathing. Gain the confidence to deliver rescue breaths to infants, children, and adults when emergency arises, until an ambulance or medical assistance arrives.

Provide First Aid + CPR Course (Basic Life Support)

The HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course will teach you the knowledge and practical skills required to deliver basic emergency life support and first aid response to those who need it when emergency arises.

Childcare First Aid Course

The HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting course will teach you how to deliver first aid response to children and infants, in an educational institution context. It also includes training on how to manage asthma, allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), and choking, which are common injuries among children.

Frequently Asked Questions

Australia Wide First Aid Regulations

Companies and organisations in the country have specific obligations relating to workplace safety and First Aid response.

According to the Approved Codes of Practice from the Work Health and Safety Act of 2011, businesses (legally referred to as persons conducting a business or undertaking, or PCBU) have the duty of ensuring “that an adequate number of workers are trained to administer first aid at the workplace.”

The Codes of Practice also provide further information on how to determine which first aid training course is required for first aiders and what the contents of a standard first aid kit should be, among others.

Safe Work Australia, the government agency that develops policies regarding work health and safety, says that first aiders should “hold a nationally recognised statement of attainment from a registered training organisation,” while also making sure that their qualifications stay current.

What will I learn as I complete my first aid course?

The knowledge and practical skills you will learn during your course may vary depending on what you need. It can range from basic first aid emergency response to learning how to provide advanced resuscitation.

Inspire Education currently has the following First Aid units on scope: HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support, HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid, and HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

The HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the latest nationally recognised training for providing CPR.

This course will equip you with everything you need to know on how to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation on casualties, i.e., individuals who may be unconscious, or having difficulty breathing.

Gain the confidence to deliver rescue breaths to infants, children, and adults when emergency arises, until an ambulance or medical assistance arrives.

Course content for this course includes learning how to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED), a skill many companies look for in compliance with workplace safety and first aid obligations.

Provide basic emergency life support

The HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary for recognising and responding to emergencies.

Learn how to assess emergency situations, how to ensure safety of bystanders and casualties, and also how to report incident details to emergency services, among others.

This unit is often packaged with the Provide First Aid and CPR units, as it also covers how to properly operate first aid equipment and how to perform CPR.

Provide First Aid

The HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid is the latest nationally accredited course that covers an expansive range of topics related to first aid and emergency response.

You will also learn about monitoring the conditions of incident casualties, and how to make sure that they are comfortable while using only available resources.

This First Aid training remains relevant across various industries and communities, as many companies and organisations require it in fulfilment of work health and safety obligations, as mentioned above.

Provide First Aid in Child Care

The HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting teaches you how to deliver first aid response to children and infants, in an educational institution context. It also includes training on how to manage asthma, allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), and choking, which are common injuries among children.

This course is perfect for individuals wanting to get qualified for child care, as it fulfils the first aid training requirement of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

How long will it take me to complete my first aid course?

The amount of training required for learners to complete their chosen course depends on their existing knowledge and skills relevant to the course of their choice.

The learners will be divided into two (2) student cohorts:

  • Beginners – includes learners without any relevant prior knowledge and experience in providing first aid; may also include learners who have additional learning support needs
  • Experienced – includes learners with relevant and recent first aid knowledge and experience; also those who are working or have recently worked in relevant industries; also includes those who need a refresher course

Note: Course duration may vary depending on how much study time per day students allots for their courses

Is vocational (work) placement required, and where should I get a placement?

No, vocational (work) placement is not required for first aid courses.

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