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TAFE NSW recommends that to keep in line with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, first aid skills should be renewed at least every three years and CPR skills every 12 months. Each time you complete the course, your first aid certification will be renewed.
Studying a first aid certificate course in person only takes 8 hours. TAFE NSW also offers an online first aid training course that takes 12 hours to complete.
CPR courses at TAFE NSW cost $70, and first aid training courses at cost $175. However, in some instances, you may be eligible to study the first aid course free of charge.
TAFE NSW offer a selection of first aid certificate courses (some of which are general, and some that have a childcare focus), so the content of your first aid training course will depend whichever one you decide to enrol in.
Depending on the specific first aid or CPR training course you undertake at TAFE NSW, you could learn how to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies, how to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults, and how to respond in an emergency situation, communicating details of the incident and evaluating your own performance.
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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 also boosts your career opportunities in any industry, or uncovers 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 save lives, minimise the impact of injuries, and be invaluable when emergency situations arise.
With TAFE NSW, you will learn everything from CPR, first aid, bandaging, and anaphylaxis management, to removing obstructions from a choking child.
After course completion, refresher training in CPR should be undertaken annually and full first aid qualifications should be renewed every three years to ensure that your techniques meet current standards. Our courses ensure that you know how to respond in an emergency situation, communicate details of the incident, and can evaluate your own performance.
TAFE NSW First Aid and CPR Courses are short courses, available in 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 Course.