What course do I need to do to become a Workplace First Aid Officer?
'The First Aid in the Workplace - Compliance Code' from WorkSafe Victoria states that '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 qualification) or its competency based equivalent HLTFA301C Apply First Aid)'. For high risk workplaces, a level 3 / Apply Advanced First Aid may also be required.
What are the entry requirements for a First Aid Course?In all courses it is recommended that you have literacy competencies equivalent to Level 2 as described in the Certificate of General Education for Adults.
Perform CPR, Basic ELS & Apply First Aid - no other entry requirements.
Apply First Aid Refresher - participants must have a current Apply First Aid/Level 2 certificate or equivalent which has not expired. A copy must be presented on enrolment.
First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis - It is recommended you have have a current Basic Emergency Life Support (Level 1) First Aid certificate or above.
How often do I have to update my CPR certificate?
It is recommended that you update your CPR certificate annually to keep your knowledge and skills fresh in your mind and up-to-date. This is compulsory in many industries including child care for example.
How often do I have to update my Apply First Aid (Level 2) certificate?
Your first aid certificate is valid for 3 years. It is also recommended you update your CPR annually.
I need to update my Apply First Aid (Level 2) certificate, but I do not have a current first aid certificate?
To participate in the Apply First Aid Refresher Course, you need to have a current Apply First Aid or Level 2 First Aid Certificate or equivalent. A copy of your certificate must be provided upon enrolment. Therefore, you will need to complete the full Apply First Aid Course again.
First Aid practices are constantly being updated in line with current research and best practice. Therefore, it is important that you are kept up-to-date and learn the latest methods in the full course.
Are your courses Nationally Recognised?
Our First Aid courses are nationally recognised and are aligned to the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF). All certificates are issued by Australian Premier Learning, a Registered Training Organisation (no. 3586) who is acknowledged as a national provider of First Aid Training in Australia. Our instructors are are qualified to deliver nationally recognised first aid courses.
Do you follow the Australian Resusciation Council guidelines for CPR & First Aid?
First Aid Educators is committed to following the guidelines of the Australian Resuscitation Council. Our instructors subscribe to the Australian Resucitation Council Guidelines to keep up-to-date with all current recommended first aid practices.
What experience and qualifications do your trainers have?
Our trainers are experienced Health Professionals (Nurses) who have practical hands on experience performing first aid. All trainers have workplace training qualifications and have a minimum of Level 3 / Occupational First Aid. Your will learn from trainers who have provided first aid care for a wide variety of injuries and illnesses that you will be learning about.
Do you issue certificates on the day?
No. First Aid Educators will submit your assessments results to Australian Premier Learning (the Registered Training Organisation) once your course is complete for a certificate to be issued. In urgent cases, First Aid Educators can provide you with a 'Statement of Results' stating that you have attended and completed your course. This may be given to your employer or training provider and the Nationally Recognised Certificate will follow in 7-10 working days. All certificates are posted in the mail to you.
How do I get my certificate?
Certificates are posted in the mail to you by First Aid Educators. Envelopes are A4 in size and are marked 'DO NOT BEND'. Please be aware that if you have a small letter box, Australia Post may place a note in your letter box or at your front door stating that you will need to pick up your certificate from your nearest post office. If you want your certificate sent to you by Registered Post, additional charges apply.
I have lost or cannot find my certificate. Can I get a replacement?
Yes. A replacement certificate is available from Australian Premier Learning (the Registered Training Organisation). A cost of approximately $20 applies to obtain a replacement certificate. You will need to provide personal details including name, address, date of birth, course name, course date and training provider (First Aid Educators). Australian Premier Learning can be contacted on 1300 975 889.