First Aid Training Courses


February 8, 2021

What is First Aid? 


Assisting a person with a mild or serious illness or injury as soon as possible is known as first aid. The goal of first aid is to preserve life, prevent the condition from deteriorating, and encourage recovery. It involves both first interventions in a critical condition before the arrival of professional medical care, such as performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while waiting for an ambulance, and thorough treatment of some minor conditions, such as applying a bandage to a cut. Basic medical training is required to acquire the necessary skills.


Aims of First Aid: 


Preventing death or serious injury is the primary goal of first aid. The abbreviation ‘the three Ps’ sums up the main goals of first aid:


  • Preserve life: To preserve lives and reduce the risk of death is the overriding goal of all medical care, including first aid. Correctly provided first aid should help to reduce the patient’s level of discomfort and calm them down during the diagnosis and treatment procedure.


  • Prevent worsening of condition: Preventing further harm entails addressing both external issues, such as getting a patient away from any potential cause of harm and performing first aid measures to avoid worsening of the problem, such as applying pressure to stop the flow of blood.


  • Promote recovery: First aid also includes attempting to begin the recovery process from the illness or injury, and in some situations, finishing a treatment, such as applying a plaster to a minor cut.


What is First Aid Training?


First aid training may turn out to be the most crucial course you’ve ever taken. Knowing what to do in the case of an emergency will give you the knowledge and confidence to potentially save a life. Although many people attend training as part of a job requirement, these skills are useful in everyday scenarios, and the course is open to everyone.


Many people want to learn first aid for a variety of reasons, but information about the course and what to expect is difficult to find online. To help you prepare for your first aid accreditation, we’ve put up a helpful guide with all the information you need to know.


First Aid Trainer
First Aid Trainer




Life-saving techniques such as the Heimlich maneuver and CPR can seem like a daunting task. Many people are encouraged to begin researching first-aid practices to gain a head start. No prior understanding of first aid or emergency response is required to make a quality first aid training course. Striving to learn for oneself beforehand can lead to misunderstanding when practicing.  


This is a comprehensive beginner’s course, therefore no prior knowledge is required. Simply arrive on the day with a positive attitude and an eagerness to engage in practical scenarios.


Courses Offered


St John provides a variety of nationally approved courses as well as shorter, non-accredited training choices.


  • Provide First Aid 


Provide first aid – 1 day


The one-day Provide First Aid course would be beneficial to everyone, whether at work, at home, or for recreation. The course provides an excellent general first aid foundation and will prepare you to conduct proper first aid operations as well as basic life support abilities. This programme meets training requirements in a variety of community and workplace environments.


Provide first aid – 2 day


This training consists of two days of first aid theory, demonstration, practise, and evaluation of both knowledge and abilities.


  • First Aid for Mental Health


The First Aid for Mental Health course includes in-depth information regarding stress, depression, anxiety, and suicidality, as well as examples, scenarios, and skill practise. This content may be uncomfortable or upsetting to individuals who have had experience with mental illness, people who have a severe and chronic mental illness, or people who are currently experiencing symptoms connected with a mental health issue. Please keep this in mind when registering to attend this training.

  • Family Courses


Tiny Tots First Aid


Learn how to do CPR on a child or infant, as well as how to deal with bleeding, burns and a variety of other childhood illnesses and injuries, with this short, but comprehensive course. This course does not include any assessments.

Please keep in mind that we do not accept minors or infants in our training surroundings. 


First Aid Essentials


This quick, hands-on session will provide you with important first aid information and skills. This course does not have any structured assessments.


First Aid Training Course


  • Refresher Courses


Provide First Aid


A simple, quick training that teaches you how to perform basic life support on adults and infants.


Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


This is an evaluation course with no in-class training. To participate in this class, you must have current first aid knowledge and skills.


Who will be the in-charge of the training?


Many of the trainers have worked as healthcare professionals or as armed forces medics. Alternatively, they may have substantial expertise as a first aider in the workplace or at an event. They can walk you through the procedures and knowledge you’ll need while also testing your abilities to provide first aid. The training is given under the most recent regulations and norms.


Why is it not advisable to attend exclusively free courses?


Free first aid training may be offered in your location, allowing you to become acquainted with some of the skills. These are useful for people who wish to learn about first aid, but they might be restrictive. They are frequently not as in-depth as a certified course, and assessment will be limited. Furthermore, you will not be awarded an accreditation upon completion. This, like many free online courses, will not be accepted by an employer. 


By enrolling in a fully accredited course, you will be assured of the highest teaching standards that comply with current policy. It is the preferred option for people who are serious about learning first aid.


About sensitive information


All of the first aid courses include realistic descriptions of emergencies. This may result in emotional pain and upheaval. Fortunately, highly qualified and professional teachers are available to assist you every time. Those who are uncomfortable have the option of receiving further assistance or leaving at any time.


West Coast First Aid Training:


West Coast First Aid Training
West Coast First Aid Training


West Coast First Aid Training provides customized nationally accredited first aid training services specifically to meet your requirements at your own premises. We bring all the equipment to you.


Group Training just for you, convenient at your own premises and in your own time.


  • School or Workplace
  • Medical and dental centers inc Doctor re-qualifications
  • Group Training conveniently at your premises


We can even provide non accredited custom courses to suit EXACTLY what you want covered (and only what you want covered). This saves you time and money.


Fees Include learning and physical resources, statement of attainment (if applicable), a basic first aid kit and resuscitation mask to keep (Fist Aid courses only)


Request more information or a quote for your group here:


Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)


HLTAID001/9 Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

HLTAID003/11 One day


HLTAID003/11 Two day


HLTAID006/14 – Provide Advanced First Aid


HLTAID007/15 Provide Advanced Resuscitation


Provided under 3rd party agreement with:
– RTO/UoC Wollongong First Aid 40833

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