First Aid Course
7:45am to 4:00pm
$180 (GST Exempt)
According to WorkSafe Victoria, the minimum acceptable level of training for first aid officers for workplaces is the senior first aid certificate (often referred to as a level 2 first aid certificate) or its competency based equivalent. This course is designed to meet that requirement.
- CPR for adults and infants
- Anaphylaxis and asthma
- Bleeding and wound care
- Fractures, sprains and strains
- And many more
Additional Entry Requirements:
- Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age
- Applicants must satisfy the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements as outlined below
- Applicants who are currently employed or who have recent work experience are preferred but not mandatory
Upon booking, WAM Training will provide a First Aid Course Assignment which must be completed prior to the commencement of face-to-face training.
Why Complete this First Aid Course?
Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide, so far as is reasonably practicable, adequate facilities for the welfare of employees at any workplace under the management and control of the employer.
According to WorkSafe Victoria, the number of first aiders and training needs will vary between workplaces. As a general rule, persons designated as first aid officers will need to have undertaken training leading to a Senior First Aid certificate (Level 2 certificate).
Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guideline 10.1 states that “those trained in CPR should refresh their CPR skills at least annually”. It is generally accepted that individuals should refresh their first aid qualification on a 3 yearly basis (in addition to refreshing CPR annually).
Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Requirements
Trainees need to be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work by themselves and as part of a team with some accountability of their own work areas in defined and routine tasks. Applicants must have sufficient reading, writing, verbal communication and numeracy skills in English to enable them to safely administer first aid in the workplace. Refer to the descriptions below.
- Read and apply basic first aid information such as DRSABCD charts
- Whilst good writing skills can make completing this course easier, it is not necessary to be able to write in order to enrol
- A basic understanding of timing so that compressions and breaths can be delivered properly whilst administering CPR
- Speak clearly and unambiguously in English
- Explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues
Verbal assessments may be conducted for the multiple-choice test
(please refer to the Additional Course Information section below)
Individuals who are concerned that they may not have adequate reading, writing, numeracy and/or verbal communication skills are advised to contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343.
What is the First Aid Course Outcome?
Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment (Nationally Accredited) and Proof of Training Card.
Additional Course Information
How many trainees can attend the course?
- A maximum of 12 trainees are permitted (Please note that the sessional rate applies for 1-12 trainees for courses conducted on your site)
What should trainees wear?
- Trainees are required to wear enclosed shoes
- For courses conducted on your site, trainees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance with your policies and procedures
Do trainees need to study?
- Yes – All trainees will be forwarded the Course Handbook upon making a booking. WAM Training requires that all trainees study the Course Handbook prior to the commencement of face-to-face training
- In addition to studying the Course Handbook, WAM Training will provide a Pre-Course Worksheet which must be completed prior to the commencement of face-to-face training
What should trainees bring?
- Completed Pre-Course Worksheet
- Trainees must bring a passport or an Australian driver’s licence
- Contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 if you do not have one of the forms of ID listed above
How is the assessment conducted?
- Trainees will be assessed using the Pre-Course Worksheet described above, an in-class multiple-choice test and a practical assessment involving the demonstration of various first aid techniques
- Verbal assessments may be conducted for the multiple-choice test (please refer to the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements outlined above)
- WAM Training endeavours to conduct verbal assessments during standard course hours, but as verbal assessments must be conducted one-on-one, there is a possibility that verbal assessments may need to be postponed to a mutually agreeable date and time
Please don’t hesitate to contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 if you have any other questions.
- “A lot of fun and really easy. Very understandable – Trainers made the course very clear.” – Anthony R, 17.01.19
- “This is the best first aid training I have ever received. I learnt things today that had never been taught during many other first aid courses.” – Mark R, 18.04.18
- “Clear explanations. Experience helped me to retain information by relating them to personal experiences. Very well executed. Would recommend to others.” – Alex D, 23.03.18
- “The day was well organised. Trainer was comforting and approachable, which made me feel at ease asking questions. Trainer was also had a great sense of humour.” – Nicole G, 01.03.18
- “Trainer was a breath of fresh air! Positive experience, full of energy with a wealth of knowledge and a great experience.” – Nick C, 16.02.18
- “Paul was a great trainer. He helped me to feel very confident in being able to administer first aid if needed.” – Kathryn, 09.11.17
- “The trainer made learning easy. Real life experiences helped me to develop a better understanding of his explanations.” – Kylie, 28.09.17
- “Steve’s presentation style was enthusiastic and engaging. Practicing on the CPR dummies and using the training defibs was really helpful. Active participation was both engaging and made for better learning.” – Rob G, 30.06.17