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 HLTAID003 / HLTAID011 and HLTAID001 / HLTAID009.  You should look for these course codes when booking into a course.