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Courses in first aid can boost your career skills in any industry, can contribute to society, or uncover a pathway to specialist roles related to healthcare.

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Studying first aid allows you to be prepared for unexpected, and potentially life-threatening, accidents.

Whether you complete your first aid training for personal development or workplace requirements, the outcome remains the same: you will be able to confidently provide the right response at the right time, and you may just save a life.

TAFE NSW has a range of first aid certificates designed to help you become a qualified first aid respondent:

These certificates are all short courses, so you will be ready to act in a crisis in no time.

Our first aid courses teach you to provide quick and effective responses in a range of stressful scenarios and crises. You’ll learn to provide CPR in an emergency, effectively communicate details of an incident to others, evaluate your own performance, and respond to anaphylaxis and asthma attacks.

Whether you are fighting fires, teaching school children, or cooking up a storm at a restaurant, there could always be a need for a qualified first aider to provide a quick response to an unexpected situation.

Being a qualified first aid provider adds value to your professional skill set. You’ll have a competitive edge over peers, demonstrate your commitment to workplace health and safety culture, and provide support in keeping colleagues in your workplace safe. You’ll gain professional respect and be an integral contributor to workplace operations and strategy by: administering first aid, assessing workplace hazards, and influencing work health and safety policies, procedures, and practices.

Every year, almost half a million Australians are admitted to hospital. When paired with the fact that less than 5% of Australians are first aid certified, it becomes alarming.

Get started with a first aid qualification and raise the Australian health and safety standard by becoming first aid qualified.

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Why study a First Aid course at TAFE NSW?

First aid is more than just a qualification that not only looks good on a résumé, but it can also boost your career opportunities in any industry, as well as uncover a pathway to specialist roles related to healthcare.

The skills and knowledge you learn in a TAFE NSW first aid and CPR course, could also help you save lives, minimise the impact of injuries, and become invaluable when emergency situations arise.

At TAFE NSW, you will learn everything about first aid procedures, such as:

  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Bandaging
  • Anaphylaxis Management
  • Choking and Airway Obstruction
  • Poisoning and Toxic Substances.

TAFE NSW first aid certificate in-person classes, take one day to complete, and take 1 to 12 weeks to complete for online classes. First aid and CPR courses at TAFE NSW, cost between $70 and $175,depending on certificate level.

In Australia, a first aid certificate is valid for three years. After course completion, CPR refresher training should be undertaken annually, and to ensure your knowledge remains fresh and that your techniques meet current standards, full first aid qualifications should be renewed every three years. TAFE NSW courses ensure that you know how to respond in an emergency, that you can communicate details of the incident, and you can evaluate your own performance.

TAFE NSW first aid and CPR courses are short courses, available to study full time, part time, and online.Whether you’re just planning to develop a new and useful skill or to learn for work purposes, get equipped with a TAFE NSW first aid and CPR qualification.