Gain the knowledge and practical skills to apply first aid and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). You’ll graduate with the confidence to treat anaphylaxis, burns, cuts, cardiac arrest and other emergencies. Whether at work or in your community, you'll be ready to help others and potentially save a life.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Recognise and respond to emergency situations
Assess and minimise safety risks
Apply first aid principles for a variety of situations, including burns, cuts, allergies or choking
Communicate details to emergency personnel
Debrief and ensure your own mental safety
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Confidence to help in emergency first aid situations
Skills in communication and working under pressure
Exposure to emergency situations in a safe and simulated environment
A nationally recognised First Aid Certificate
Credit towards a full qualification in multiple industries
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Physical ability to kneel on the floor to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles) on an adult manikin placed on the floor
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: First aid certified worker
Depending on which industry you are employed in, you may need to renew your qualifications regularly. Safework NSW notes that refresher training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) should be carried out each year and first aid qualifications should be renewed every three years. Please check your local licensing bodies and with your employer for relevant up-to-date information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Provide First Aid does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Statement of Attainment in Provide First Aid does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
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