Why take First Aid courses?
First aid training prepares you for the unexpected
Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. But are you equipped to help?
Can you keep a cool head in emergencies? Or would you panic and be scared?
First aid training, which includes CPR, prepares you for the unexpected and allows you to help save lives.
Statistics show that 6 out of 10 deaths from injuries could have been prevented if the victims had been given first aid before the emergency responders arrived.
The WHS Act requires all Australian employers or a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to have an adequate number of people trained in First Aid available in the workplace.
Our ‘PRESTIGE-ous’ course equips participants with the skills and knowledge to confidently and correctly perform First Aid on a range of injuries and illnesses, particularly in the workplace.
Upon successfully completing the program, you will earn a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the unit you’ve earned.
Prior to the course commencement date, we will provide you with pre-course literature to be submitted a week before the start date (this will allow time for any revisions that may be needed).
So, what are you waiting for? Invest in your future, and get ready to increase your employment opportunities today!
First Aid training to build your future
Prestige Service Training offers nationally recognised short courses. This full-day course covers two units of HLTAID011 Provide First Aid.
You’ll gain new skills and increase your career opportunities with this sought-after qualification.
The WHS Act requires all Australian employers to have an adequate number of people trained in first aid.
This course gives you a competitive edge if applying for work or a bonus in a current position.
First Aid course details
- Qualification code: HLTAID011 (previously HLTAID003)
- Qualification name: Provide First Aid + Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Nationally recognised qualification: Yes
- Duration: 8 hours for on-site training
- Units of competency: 2
- Delivery: Face-to-face classes with online assessment
- Work integrated learning and placement? Not applicable to this course
- Can contribute to your ATAR? No
- Can contribute to your QCE? No
- For more information on contribution to ATAR and QCE, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/
Prestige Service Training’s First Aid program is conducted in a face-to-face class setting with the supervision and expert guidance of our qualified trainers.
We believe that participants learn and benefit the most in an in-person class where they can demonstrate practical applications of theories and knowledge.
Face-to-face training allows for a personalized and flexible learning environment.
It’s easier for students to ask questions and clarify and contextualize information with their first aid trainer.
At the same time, the trainers can deliver training more accurately and provide better feedback and demonstrations of proper techniques and skills and how to use first aid equipment.
Online assessment is also available, providing learners more flexibility in completing the first aid course.
Affordable course fees
Save time and money. Prestige Services Training offers an affordable payment plan for this comprehensive first aid course.
For $99, you can complete a full-day program with a registered training organisation.
What qualifications do you need for first aid training?
You’re eligible to take our first aid course if you meet the following requirements:
- Access to a laptop and internet
- Students must be aged 15 years or above
- An Australian or New Zealand citizen
Choose your campus locations
You can choose from Prestige Service Training’s training venues to take and complete the first aid program.
- Southport – Southport Central Building 3G, Level 4, 27 Garden Street, Southport 4215
- Beenleigh – Beenleigh Business Centre, 5/69 George Street, Beenleigh 4207
- Or do you have a group of 8 or more, we can come to your location
What you’ll learn in the First Aid course
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course includes HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
The course provides learners with sufficient knowledge of legal and other requirements for the provision of first aid, such as:
- The Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines
- Safe Work Australia Code of Practice
- Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Action Plans
- First Aid Codes of Practice
Students will learn guidelines and procedures for providing first aid, including the following:
- Potential incident hazards and risk minimization processes
- Infection control procedures, including the use of standard precautions and resuscitation barrier devices
- Requirements for the currency of skill and knowledge
- Appropriate workplace or site procedures relevant to the provision of first aid
- Contents of first aid kits
The first aid training also includes the following legal, workplace, and community considerations:
- Duty of care requirements while performing first aid and CPR
- Own skills and limitations during first aid and CPR emergency
- Consent and when to administer CPR when the casualty is conscious or unconscious
- Privacy and confidentiality requirements in a first aid emergency
- Stress management techniques and available support for rescuers after dealing with an emergency first aid situation
Specifically, on CPR, the course tackles the following:
- Considerations when providing CPR (i.e., positional change, appropriate duration, use of AED-defibrillator, change of survival management)
- Techniques for providing CPR to adults, children, and infants (i.e., applying basic emergency life support DRSABCD protocol, correct hand positioning for compressions)
You will also learn how to identify the signs, symptoms, and first aid management for the following:
- Allergic reaction
- Abdominal injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Non-life-threatening and life-threatening bleeding
- Chest pains and other cardiac conditions
- Choking and airway obstruction
- Crush injuries
- Eye injuries
- Ear injuries
- Fractures and dislocations
- Strains and sprains
- Head, neck, and spinal injuries
- Hypothermia and hyperthermia
- Minor wounds
- Seizures and convulsions
- Needlestick injury
At the end of the first aid course with CPR, you’ll be assessed based on:
- Your ability to determine when to provide first aid
- Whether you can confidently manage emergency situations
- Your ability to provide first aid in line with the ARC guidelines
- Whether you can follow the DRSABCD protocol
- How you can complete incident reports
- How you can handle the handover to emergency services
What are the benefits of First Aid knowledge?
Save a Life
In a world full of uncertainties, knowing how to provide first aid can save lives, especially those of your loved ones.
Emergency services can face delays when responding to situations, particularly if in a remote or isolated site.
If you have the first response knowledge, that could be the difference that the casualty needs to hold on to until the medical professionals arrive.
You can provide initial support and care when it’s needed the most and save a life.
Reduce Recovery Time
When an injured person receives first aid response, it helps reduce the amount of time they need to recover.
You can help prevent permanent disability after an incident.
Prevent Medical Emergency from Getting Worse
First aid can help prevent a medical emergency from deteriorating while waiting for medical professionals to arrive.
If you’re equipped with first aid knowledge, you can save someone who’s choking or bleeding profusely.
You can recognize the signs of stroke, cardiac conditions, or poisoning and prevent the situation from worsening until they can receive appropriate professional help.
Reduce and Relieve Pain
The casualty may be in a great deal of pain after an accident. If you can apply first aid treatment, you can relieve their pain and help them calm down. Reducing pain goes beyond physical pain—you can also provide them with emotional and mental health support.
When you’re equipped with first aid knowledge, you don’t panic and cower in times of crisis.
Because of your nationally recognised training, you’re confident that you can respond accordingly when something bad happens and provide care to others when needed.
You understand how important it is to give first aid, especially in life-threatening situations, even before you call for emergency services.
Improve Standard of Living
Getting trained in first aid can increase your standard of living.
Because you’re equipped with the proper safety knowledge, you’re also more aware of your lifestyle habits and how you ensure safety at home, workplace, and community.
How First Aid training improves your job prospects
Can you improve your job prospects with first aid training? Yes!
If you’re working in the healthcare sector or plan to do so, first aid training is required.
Non-medical fields where you have to take care of other people, like childcare, law enforcement, and firefighting, first aid certifications are also necessary.
Regardless of the field, employers prefer their employees to be trained in first aid. So, you’ll find it incredibly useful when looking for a new job or promotion.
You can stand out among the competition
First aid is a skill that most hiring managers and employers are looking for. In a competitive job market, having this qualification can help you stand out among other candidates.
Your training arms you with transferrable soft skills, valuable knowledge, and certain traits that employers find appealing.
With a nationally recognised training certification added to your resume, you have more to offer than other applicants who have similar qualifications to you.
Your training shows your ability to handle stress
Completing first aid training can demonstrate that you can handle stressful situations, adapt to changing circumstances, and remain calm even in emergencies and crises.
It shows your ability to problem-solve even under pressure, become a leader, and take quick action.
You become a valuable asset who can save a co-worker’s life, help in workplace infection control, and protect your employer from litigation.
It’s a sign that you value self-improvement
Enrolling in nationally recognised training courses like first aid and CPR courses shows that you value self-improvement and are willing to invest in yourself.
It also demonstrates that you have initiative, which is a valuable trait of an employee.
Employers find candidates with a positive attitude and ambition to succeed more attractive. Your training shows your initiative to gain valuable life and career skills.
Get started right away
Ready to enrol? You’ve made a great choice, and we’re excited to have you on board!
The next step is to apply, and we’re here to help every step of the way.
Before you apply, you will need the following:
- Photocopy of a Green Medicare Card, Passport, or Birth Certificate in colour
- Evidence of QLD residency dated within 6 months (Driver’s license, concession card or utility bill, or bank statement with your address on it)
- A USI number (Please visit www.usi.gov.au to look up or create your USI number)
- A parent close by to also sign if you’re under the age of 18
Completing first aid courses can propel your career to the next level while giving you a life-saving skill that you can use at work and home!
See you inside!