No matter what you do, it pays to have first aid skills because you can't learn it in an emergency. St John is Australia's leading provider of first aid training with nearly 400,000 participants annually.
St John Ambulance is internationally recognised as a First Aid Trainer. National medical and technical advisory committees authorise the content of our courses, ensuring we teach the latest techniques and revise our course content regularly to meet both international and Australian standards. With over 100 years experience in first aid training, you'll find both our public and custom-designed courses are well equipped to meet changing needs.
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St John Ambulance Australia is a Recognised Training Organisation (RTO number: 88041) and issues nationally recognised qualifications and statements of attainment.
The main courses offered by St John Ambulance Australia are:
Nationally Recognised Training
Apply First Aid (HLTFA311A)
(also known as Senior First Aid or Workplace Level 2)
The flagship St John Ambulance first aid course covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to confidently manage emergency situations, providing care for the ill or injured until medical aid arrives. It is suitable to both people in workplaces and members of the public who want training in first aid.
Most workplaces require a specific number of people to successfully complete this qualification. The Apply First Aid qualification remains current for three years.
Emergency First Aid (HLTFA211A)
(also known as Workplace Level 1)
This St John Ambulance first aid course will provide you with the skills to manage emergency first aid situations, including managing the unconscious casualty, performing CPR, controlling bleeding and managing other life threatening situations. It is suitable to both people in workplaces and members of the public who want to be able to manage an emergency first aid situation.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (HLTCPR211A)
This course provides the skills to recognise and then manage a casualty who is unconscious and is not breathing. CPR is a life saving technique which can sustain life until an ambulance arrives. St John recommends, in line with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, that a CPR refresher program is undertaken every 12 months.
Occupational First Aid (HLTFA403C)
(also known as Workplace Level 3)
The most advanced St John course, specifically designed for people employed as Occupational First Aiders and those aspiring to be employed as one. It covers Advanced First Aid as well as maintaining first aid equipment and resources. Entry to this course requires a current Senior First Aid certificate. This qualification remains current for three years, during which time an Occupational First Aid refresher course must be completed.
Remote Area First Aid (HLTFA302C)
This course is designed to meet the first aid needs of bushwalkers, climbers, canyoners, cavers, 4WD enthusiasts, outdoor/adventure instructors, wilderness guides, scout leaders or people who work and live in remote locations. This qualification remains current for three years, during which time a recertification course must be completed.
Sports First Aid (SISSPT302A)
This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement an effective sports injury prevention program, and give competent first aid to the ill or injured until medical aid arrives in a sporting environment. The course has been developed in accordance with the Sports Industry Trainers Package.
Other Courses (accredited)
In addition, St John Ambulance Australia offers specialised programs to meet the needs of specific workplaces, specific groups (e.g. Divers) or specific communities. Examples include: Advanced Resuscitation, Automated External Defibrillation, Industrial First Aid and Anaphylaxis Training.
Caring For Kids
This course is designed to meet the first aid needs of parents, grandparents, carers in the child care industry and members of the public who may be entrusted with the care of babies and children.
Correct at date of publishing 21/05/2013