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 requires students to have completed HLTAID011 Provide First Aid within the previous 12 months.

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Note: As of Saturday 30th October all students visiting our public training venues must present evidence they are fully vaccinated, or provide evidence of a medical exemption. For information about how to provide proof visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-vaccine-certificate#how-to-get-your-proof-of-vaccination.

Updated 27 October 2021

For the continued safety of staff and students in line with the reopening roadmap, the following measures are in place:

  • As of Saturday 30th October all students visiting our public training venues must present evidence they are fully vaccinated, unless they have evidence of a medical exemption
  • All students are required to wear masks in classes, both public and onsite
  • All staff have been fully vaccinated against COVID
  • We strongly encourage COVD vaccination for students
  • Vaccinations will be required for students from 26th November onwards at our public classes, this date is likely to be brought forward
  • PPE including masks and gloves are available at our public classes for students
  • Small class sizes apply to ensure density requirements are met
  • 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 before their course.
  • Those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days before their course.
  • Those who have visited an exposure site in the last 14 days before their course.

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:

  • Management of an unconscious, non-breathing casualty, including single rescuer and two-rescuer CPR
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Administration of oxygen therapy
  • Management of life-threatening bleeding, including the use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
  • Clinical assessment
  • Maintenance of resuscitation and oxygen therapy equipment
  • Respond to a multiple casualty incident, including patient triage
  • Identify and coordinate resources required for a first aid response and coordinate a team of people
  • Determine workplace first aid requirements and maintain first aid facilities

Statements of Attainment

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

HLTSS00068 Occupational First Aid Skill Set, which consists of the following units of competency:

  • HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid
  • HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy
  • HLTAID016 Manage first aid services and resources

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 HLTAID011 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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