NSW First Aid Training Course
Polish your skills through first-hand experience as a First Aider
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid:
The first aid course will help you enhance your practical skills. Individuals will learn to perform first aid procedures and learn necessary skills for responding diligently in emergencies.
Why Choose Vigil Training College for Your NSW First Aid Course?
Who should opt for this course?
First Aid course is for anyone interested in learning skills to perform first aid response during medical emergency until the paramedics arrive. If you are a person interested in performing lifesaving duties then this is the perfect course for you.
You can work as a first aid officer at your workplace and provide first aid to your colleagues. The first aid course is a compulsory requirement to perform the duties of first aid officer at you workplace. If you are interested in stepping up as first aid officer then you must complete first aid training and obtain first aid certificate.
The First Aid course is ideal for anyone working in an industry that may respond to an accident or injury and is required to provide first aid, e.g. persons working in hospitality, construction, healthcare, childcare, job sites, offices or security.
It is best practice to renew your First Aid qualification every three years and CPR qualification annually as per Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
You must undertake a course refresher before the expiry of your current first aid certificate to extend its validity. Undertaking this course will extend your first aid certificate and refresh your knowledge.
Anyone willing to perform First Aid duties can enrol in this course. You only need to have foundation skills (language, literacy, and numeracy) that are needed to be a good communicator. Effective communication is essential for reporting and performing efficiently during emergencies. You may a require first aid certificate to provide service in any institution such as a hospital, construction site, healthcare centre, childcare centre, security, hospitality, job sites, or different offices.
This course is based on classroom-based study as well as focuses on self-study. It is conducted every Saturday.
It requires 4 - 7 hours of pre-study before you join the classroom-based session. The completion of a workbook during pre-study is compulsory. Self-paced pre-study helps to know the course content and highlight the areas you may want to ask questions in the class-based session.
The duration of the classroom-based study is eight hours. The classroom-based study will provide you with practical training, theory and you will also be assessed during these sessions through your practical performance.
After the completion of this course you would be able to:
- Assess an emergency
- Maintain the airways, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
- Administer first aid for minor wounds and apply infection control procedure
- Manage a casualty with external bleeding
- Manage a casualty suffering from shock
- Manage a casualty suffering near-drowning
- Manage a casualty suffering from extremes of temperature
- Administer first aid for burns and electric shock
- Administer first aid for eye and soft tissue injuries
- Administer first aid for venomous bites & stings and allergic reactions
- Administer first aid for spinal injuries and fracture
- Manage a casualty for chest/ head/ abdominal injuries
- Determine the principles for the assessment and movement of the sick and injured & first aid recording requirements
- Understand the legal and social responsibilities of the first aider
- Determine first aid facilities and training requirements
- Learn the correct procedure for performing CPR and use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Submit an expression of interest by contacting us through our website, email or phone. Once received, the process will be as follows:
- You will be provided with the Students handbook, a copy of the Course Flyer and the Enrolment Form.
- You will need to complete the Enrolment Form
- Once the Enrolment Form is completed, you will receive a confirmation via email or through a phone call by our staff.
- You will be issued with learning materials for the course (first aid manual and First aid workbook)
- You will be required to complete the pre-study, which must be returned to us prior or on the day of your attendance at the practice course component. It is recommended to use the workbook in conjunction with the manual to answer each question in the corresponding section of the workbook. Completion of the workbook is mandatory. If incomplete, you will not be permitted to attend the classroom training.
- We will then assess you for CPR and First Aid procedures skills through demonstration and questioning to confirm essential knowledge. For assessment purposes, demonstration of skills in CPR procedures requires using a model of the human body (resuscitation manikin), in line with ARC Guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why study First Aid?
Studying first aid helps you to act as a dynamic individual during emergencies. You will have the skills and knowledge to act promptly during emergency and perform lifesaving procedure until the paramedics arrive.
What does a first aid course offer?
After the completion of the course you will be given a nationally recognised statement of attainment in HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.
What will I learn in a first aid course?
You will be an active member of the first aid community. You will learn to deal with emergencies. You will provide first aid facilities in different workplaces. You will also learn to perform CRP correctly and report risks and incidents effectively.
What are the job prospects after first aid qualification?
You are needed in every institution wherever there is an emergency. No matter if it is a hospital, school, house, or a restaurant. Individuals in crises need a qualified first aider like you to survive!
What is my future as a first aider?
Almost, a million Australians are admitted to hospitals every year. The need for first aiders is increasing day by day. Enrol now and be a reason for someone’s survival.