Occupational first aid skill set

Nationally Recognised Training

The Occupational First Aid course equips students for emergencies in a high risk work environment and provides the skills necessary to be responsible for a first aid room. 

$535.00

Occupational first aid skill set

This course has a pre-requisite. Students must have completed HLTAID003 Provide First Aid within the previous 12 months in order to attend this course.

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UPDATED: 4 AUGUST 2020

In line with the latest Stage 4 restrictions announced, first aid training courses will only continue for the following:

Note the following safety measures apply for classes:

  • Smaller class sizes capped at 8 students (down from 12 students)
  • PPE including masks and gloves are now available at our classes for students to wear if they choose
  • Temperature screening will take place for all people entering our training venues
  • No contact first aid training: this means students will not be required to practice first aid techniques on other students or staff, only on themselves or a manikin. For example bandaging, CPR, recovery position and use of EpiPens will not be conducted on others. Students will be directed not to breathe into a manikin at this time.
  • Increased cleaning of our equipment after every class
  • Alcohol based hand sanitiser is available throughout the venue for use upon arrival, during class and departure
  • We discard all bandages, dressings or other class consumables at the end of the class and they are not re-used

Importantly, those who meet the following criteria should not attend any St John Ambulance Training course:

  • Those who are unwell or experiencing any flu-like symptoms
  • Those who have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • People who have been overseas in the 14 days prior to their course date
  • Those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days

Those who are diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within 14 days after attending their St John training course must advise St John Ambulance Victoria immediately on 1300 360 455.

For a limited time only, all First Aid training will come with access to our Infection Control eLearning course that participants can complete online in just 45 minutes.

Students will receive a link to the course on their student readiness page.

This course provides practical advice for you and your workplace teams to follow to help reduce the spread of infection such as Coronavirus.

This course covers First Aid for high risk work environments as well as managing first aid rooms.

The course topics include resuscitation including using a soft bag resuscitator, oxygen therapy and application of an AED (including equipment maintenance), managing all aspects of a First Aid room and planning a response to a major incident.

This course is taught by St John trainers with over 100 years of combined experience and backgrounds in Nursing, Education and Leadership. They are ready to share their experience and passion with you that creates confidence to perform first aid should you ever need to.

3 days Face to Face

Course Outline

This course covers the following:

  • Resuscitation including using a soft bag resuscitator
  • Oxygen therapy and application of an AED, including equipment maintenance
  • Clinical assessment in detail
  • Basic anatomy of all body systems
  • Triage
  • Risk assessment
  • Managing all aspects of a First Aid Room
  • Documentation
  • Planning a response to a major incident
  • Evaluating provision of First Aid

Statements of Attainment

On successful completion of this course you will be issued a statement of attainment in:

HLTSS00027 Occupational first aid skill set, which consists of the following units of competency:

  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
  • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
  • HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources

Most workplaces require a specific number of people to successfully complete this qualification. St John recommends, as per the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice and the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, that first aid skills are renewed every 3 years, and resuscitation skills (HLTAID007) are renewed every 12 months.

A successful outcome for this statement of attainment will be determined by a range of different assessment methods including written assessment, observation of simulated and practical activities etc.

Students must have completed HLTAID003 Provide First Aid within the previous 12 months.

Why train with St John?

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED - St John are the largest provider of First Aid Training in Victoria. We have First Aid Training available in more locations than any other provider.

FLEXIBILITY - With the flexibility to train onsite at our facilities or at your workplace, we can train you and your business wherever and whenever it suits you – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

QUALITY - A training experience you can trust to be delivered to the same high standards by our passionate trainers, wherever and whenever training is completed.

WE GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY - St John is a self-funded not for profit. Our earnings go towards community programs which equip and prepare people to save lives.

The course being practical gives me more confidence in being able to apply the skills when needed.
Sarah Derks

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