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Important First Aid Training Information

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Knowing how to provide emergency medical care to a person in need is an essential life-saving skill. Whether you require a certification for work or are just interested in expanding your knowledge base, first aid and CPR courses are a vital life skill everyone needs to know.

As a part of the Victorian community for over 136 years, St John Ambulance is proud to offer both in-person and online first aid courses.

All about our first aid courses

A first aid course is designed to teach participants how to properly administer first aid during an emergency. Our first aid courses offer a variety of different learning opportunities, from tutorials to hands-on training. The skills you learn during your course depend on which course you take — some courses are specialised to unique groups.

Some of the most common skills taught in St John Ambulance first aid courses include:

  • Emergency identification and response — Learn how to identify a possibly dangerous situation before providing aid to others. Become educated about the initial steps of providing medical care.
  • CPR and AED training — Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving procedure commonly used during emergency medical situations. Learn how to provide high-quality CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) device. Adult, child and infant CPR training is covered during these first aid courses.
  • Basic wound care — Using the contents of a standard first aid kit, learn how to wrap and dress wounds until you or the person in need can get additional medical attention.
  • Injury care — Sprains, fractures and broken bones are common injuries. Learn how to make splints, wraps and other limb supportive devices from the contents of a first aid kit.
  • Choking — Being unable to breathe is a serious medical emergency. Our courses cover how to assist someone who is choking or having difficulty breathing. Adult, child and infant choking situations will be covered in our first aid courses.
  • Asthma & Anaphylaxis — This course teaches how to recognise and respond to asthma and anaphylaxis first aid emergencies as well as asthma and anaphylaxis management.

Whether you opt to take our in-person or online first aid courses, you will be provided with the opportunity to practice your skills hands-on with the guidance of your First Aid Trainer. We know you will enjoy participating and asking questions as you get comfortable with the contents of a standard first aid kit.

Who should do a first aid course?

We recommend that everyone take a first aid course. Having first aid training is an excellent life skill to use and helps to improve the safety of our local communities. Common professions that require first aid training include:

  • All medical professionals
  • Childcare workers
  • Construction workers
  • Outdoor and wilderness guides
  • Flight attendants and pilots
  • Law enforcement and first responders

At St John Ambulance, we are incredibly proud to be a leading provider of first aid courses in Melbourne and Victoria. With both first time and renewal courses available, we offer a wide variety of session options and times to best work around your busy schedule.

First aid courses near me

Looking for first aid courses in Victoria or Melbourne?

Our in-person courses are a fantastic option for those looking to get direct feedback from one of our first aid trainers. All in-person courses follow the required safety and distancing protocols to ensure the safety of all participants. To learn more about what we are doing to keep our in-person courses safe, please stay up to date on the latest updates on our website.

For those looking for a virtual option, we have got you covered. We offer live in real time first aid courses in Victoria. Once registered, we will deliver the supplies you need to complete the course from the comfort of your home. Simply log onto our website with the link provided at the time of your course to begin your training. We will send you your certification soon after completing the course.

Get your first aid training certificate today

At St John Ambulance Victoria, we are proud to be a safety partner in the Victorian community for over 136 years. By offering award-winning first aid training courses all across the country, St John Ambulance Victoria has a recognised reputation of community partnership, safety, and trust.

Need some additional assistance with which first aid course to book? Please feel free to contact us or give us a call at 1300 360 455.