What is First Aid and CPR?

First Aid: 1 day, approximately $130, valid for 3 years

CPR: 5 hours, approximately $80, valid for 12 months

Many placement providers require students to have current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificates.  First Aid certificates are valid for 3 years and CPR certificates need to be renewed every 12 months.

First aid and CPR training must include the following topics:

  • Apply the principles of first aid
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults and infants
  • Asthma & Anaphylaxis management
  • Treatment of infection, shock, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold, heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

Accredited course codes which include these topics are HLTAID011 (First Aid) and HLTAID009 (CPR).  You should look for these course codes when booking into a course.

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Student enquiries
Placement Ready team

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Room 539A, Level 5, 
Human Movement Studies Building (26B)

Individual student consultations are available on:

  • Mondays 1pm – 4pm

  • Wednesdays 9am – 12pm

Online Chat

The HABS Placement Ready team are available for online chat Monday to Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm.

You can find the chat function on the Prepare for your placement homepage

Zoom appointments

Students can book 1:1 zoom consultations with a member of the HABS Placement Ready Team via Student Hub.

Search the appointments menu for ‘HaBS Placement Ready 1:1 Consultation’ to find available appointments to book into.