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Essential First Aid Course

Course objective

This course will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to handle situations where people require basic life support. After completing this course you will have a minimum qualification requirement for a workplace first-aider valid for 2 years. This covers NZQA unit standards 6401 and 6402.

If you want to renew your certification check out our First Aid Refresher course.

What you will learn

  • Identifying dangerous situations
  • Identifying hazardous situations
  • How to manage such situations
  • How to mitigate any risks
  • Including: electrocution, drowning, fire, hazardous chemicals, biological risks, presence of bodily fluids, the weather, and road traffic accidents
  • Collapsed person: Use NZRC Guidelines for Resuscitation including airway and breathing
  • Management of collapsed person/CPR including breathing support; circulation support (including accessing and attaching an AED where available)
  • Obstructed airway: Use NZRC Guidelines for Resuscitation for an adult, a child, and an infant
  • How to provide basic life support
  • First Aid practices including shock and bleeding, burns, fractures, soft tissue injuries, and poisonings
  • First Aid practices including heart attack, asthma, stroke, seizure, and diabetes
  • First Aid practices including recognising when to call for help, and simple management of condition(s)

Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Provide proof, upon entry to the course, of double vaccination against COVID-19
  • Over 14 years old
  • Able to kneel on the floor to do CPR
  • Able to complete assessments in English
  • First aid courses are non-refundable – please refer to our Terms & Conditions for more details