First Aid Course Experts are an Australian Registered Training Organisation RTO #45654 | CRICOS #03884A, offering a range of First Aid Courses online and face-to-face. FACE understands how daunting it can be to learn new skills. From the outside, providing First Aid appears to be complicated and difficult for those who have never experienced learning how to give First Aid when required.
Taking one of the FACE First Aid courses will allow you to learn the theory component at your own pace, in the privacy of your own home, before you attend the face-to-face component with your instructor, who will provide demonstrations and answer questions and then assess you.
Once you have been assessed as understanding the course material and being able to provide CPR correctly, you will gain nationally recognised certification in First Aid and CPR. Visit this website for CPR and first aid courses.
What First Aid Courses are Available?
FACE offers our students four options in the form of:
- HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR Only)
- HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (Includes CPR)
- HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (Includes CPR)
- Zoom First Aid Training: Core units of competency include:
- HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
- HLTAID010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
- HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Which First Aid Course Should I Take?
Fantastic question; glad you asked. If you are only seeking to learn how to give life-saving CPR, you should take our HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR Only) course. This course will focus on teaching you the DRSABCD protocol. You will learn how to give rescue breaths and provide cardiac chest compressions on adults, children and infants.
This course consists of reading material you undertake in your own time and then 1.5 hours of face-to-face time with your instructor, who will demonstrate and then assess you as you continuously provide CPR to your manikin for no less than two minutes.
Please note that if you are unable to kneel on the ground and provide CPR, you are unable to gain First Aid certification. This is because in a real-life emergency, you can’t place the casualty on a table to adjust for your inability to treat them on the ground, and due to prior legal action forcing a mandated change to the way CPR is taught in Australia.
But why would you only want to learn CPR? It seems a little strange to only learn half of the skills you might be called to use in an emergency. That is where taking the basic HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (Includes CPR) course is the course recommended for everyone looking to learn from scratch or who is renewing an outdated First Aid certificate.
With online theory, you do it in your own time and then face-to-face with an instructor for three hours of demonstrations and assessment. You will learn how to treat a fracture, bites, stings, cold/heat-related injuries and learn to assess when something is wrong and requires medical attention.
If you have young children or grandchildren, you might consider taking our HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (Includes CPR) course. This course deals with CPR for infants, how to First Aid a choking child, and the signs and symptoms to look for in infants and young children that require medical attention and to what degree.
From placing a Band-Aid on a small wound after cleaning and disinfecting the site to recognising when a febrile seizure requires the immediate calling of emergency services 000 and how to lower the body temperature in overheating children, this course could save the life of a little loved one.
Is A First Aid Course Worth The Time and Money?
YES! First Aid courses are no longer the costly event they once were. For under $100.00, you can gain national certification and be confident that you can render First Aid to save a life or where someone needs First Aid assistance. When you learn First Aid, you are learning a skill for life!
CPR certification lasts for one year in Australia. First Aid certification lasts for three years before renewal is required. You do not have to hold current certification in First Aid to provide First Aid, so long as you do not attempt to offer First Aid to anyone without having any skills or that might further endanger their life. Even if you only take one First Aid course in your entire life, the younger you are when you learn the skills, the longer you have to perfect the techniques and use them to your advantage.
With the cost of visiting a doctor rapidly escalating out of the price range of most people, knowing the difference between what conditions require immediate 000 actions, what needs to be seen by a doctor, and what can be treated at home correctly and safely can save you money. Investing in a well-stocked First Aid kit is also a great idea and makes the initial treatment of any injury quick and easy.
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