First Aid Questions


When do classes run?



First aid classes run in the Adelaide CBD 6-7 days a week, Monday – Sunday. We also deliver courses in Salisbury, Mawson Lakes, Morphett Vale, Marion, Gawler, Mt Barker and offer Workplace training 7 days a week.


Where are you located?



Our training rooms in the Adelaide CBD are located on the corner of Rundle Mall and King William Street at Level 3/50 King William Street, Adelaide, SA 5000. View all our locations in Adelaide.


What if my employer Says I Need Apply First Aid HLTFA311A, HLTFA301B, HLTFA301C, LEVEL 2 Or Senior First Aid. Is ‘Provide First Aid’ the correct course for me?



Yes. Previously, the standard workplace approved first aid course was called Apply First Aid or Senior First Aid. These courses have now been superseded and the national standard is Provide First Aid HLTAID003.


What if I work in Child Care or as a Teacher, will HLTAID003 or HLTAID004 be accepted by ACECQA and DECD?



Yes. These courses are suitable for anyone working in schools, long day care, family day care, and preschool and outside of school hours (OOSH) care services. We are a registered training organisation RTO: 40407 and authorised to teach this course that’s is accepted by ACECQA and DECD http://www.acecqa.gov.au/Qualifications.aspx


Are your CPR courses and Provide First Aid courses the same as Red Cross and St Johns?



Yes. We deliver the government approved nationally accredited courses in our public setting or we come and deliver to the workplace. We are a registered training organisation RTO: 40407 with ASQA and our courses complies with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines relating to the provision of first aid. Firstaidpro is 100% South Australian owned and operated.


When do I receive my first aid certificate?



After successful completion of the course, youreceive your nationally accredited first aid certificate on the same day as your first aid course as a PDF emailed to you, providing your payment for your first aid course and your USI details have been verified and paid prior to course commencement. Read T&C's Wallet cards can be purchased on the day of the class ($5). Printed Certificates are available for an extra $12includes postage. We ship our certificates through Australia Post, and advise this can take up to two weeks due to a number of factors out of our control. These can be purchased in the class or you can phone 08 7120 2570 to order or email courses@firstaidpro.com.au to arrange this.


Your Unique Student Identifier (USI) will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from January 1 2015 onwards. Applying for your own USI number is relatively easy to complete.



You can apply for your Unique Student Identifier here. Step by step instructions on how to gain your USI number can be downloaded By clicking HERE or video training HERE


Is there any online assessments required prior to attending my First Aid Course?



Our course is flexible in delivery and we provide a learner guide upon booking to read through by participants prior to attending their practical session.

To ensure the integrity of our assessment process there is no online assessment completed, however written assessment and progressive assessments will take place during the practical session.


How will the new Approved Code of Practice for First Aid in the Workplace effective 10th December 2010 affect my responsibility as an employer?



The Act places responsibility on the employer and self- employed to ensure that any persons(not only employees) is safe from injury and risks to health.

Therefore according to the level of risk in your workplace will determine the amount of designated first aider on duty to provide first aid. Designated first aiders will be required to hold a current statement of attainment or will need to obtain a nationally recognised qualification under the new code of practice. Click on the link to view the new Approved Code of Practice for First Aid in the Workplace


Can I have the First Aid course conducted at my workplace?



Yes, This training is tailored to specific workplace requirements. A FirstAidProgram to reflect the known and anticipated risks of the specific work site which include instruction in general and workplace hazard – specific knowledge and skills. Injuries related to your work environment.


Is the new Apply First Aid the same as completing Senior First Aid?



Yes, In March 2008 the new National Health Training Package HLT07 was released and Apply First Aid now replaces Senior First Aid. Each participant is awarded a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment upon successful completion. This accreditation is current for three years, at which time it must be renewed. The CPR module of the course is current for 12 months and updating annually.


Does my employer have to train us in First Aid?



The Occupational Health,Safety and Welfare Act 1986 sets out the essential aspects of First Aid and that employers have to address. Employers have a legal duty to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention. Click on the link to view the Occupational Health , Safety and Welfare Act 1986


Do I need to do a study before I attend any of the First Aid courses?



Yes

Our course is flexible in delivery and we provide theory based reading booklet (Learner Guide) to be studied by participants prior to the practical session. We anticipate the pre - learning required may take 4- 8 hours depending on participants.

To ensure the integrity of our assessment process there is no online assessment completed, however written assessment and progressive assessments will take place during the practical session.


Are Firstaidpro First Aid Courses Accredited?



Yes

We are a Nationally Recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 40407), providing nationally recognised training and nationally recognised certificate after successful completion of a training course. Course content is based on guidelines from The Australian Resuscitation Council and our courses are equivalent to, or exceed comparable courses.


Is there any sort of guarantee with your training?



Yes, we provide a money back guarantee that you will be satisfied with the quality of our training - conditions apply.


Is my first aid certificate still valid?



If you have completed a first aid course in the last few years with Firstaidpro Adelaide, or another provider, there is there is a chance it may have now expired. See the course list below to see how long each certification lasts.

Provide First Aid - Code: HLTAID003
Your Provide First Aid certificate (previously known as Apply First Aid or Senior First Aid) is valid for three (3) years.

'Comprehensive First Aid' - includes Provide First Aid & CPR
Your Provide First Aid certificate is valid for three (3) years, however, the CPR component needs to be updated annually for you to keep your certification current.

Provide CPR - Code: HLTAID001
Your Provide CPR certificate is valid for one (1) year as per Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (BELS) - Code: HLTAID002
Your BELS certificate is valid for three (3) years.

Manual Handling - Code: HLTHSE204D
Your Manual Handling courses includes CPR and BELS. An annual refresher course is required for healthcare workers.

'Student Placement Packages'
Student packages consist of CPR, BELS and Manual Handling courses. An annual refreshercourse is required for healthcare workers

'Childcare First Aid'
Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting needs to be renewed every three (3) years. Provide CPR should be renewed annually.



If in doubt, check your Certificate
Look for the certificate expiry date which is printed on your certificate.



Client Testimonials

Good afternoon,

I just wanted to give some feedback in relations to the three employees we sent to the Low Voltage Rescue & CPR course the other week in the CBD.

Our employees really enjoyed the interactive training and facility provided. All three took home something new from this day.

Kind Regards,
SARAH GLENN / WHS & HR Advisor
R. M. Williams - Adelaide