Comprehensive First Aid

Our most popular first aid course keeps you and your team safe in the workplace, and keeps your family safe at home. Comprehensive First Aid is a minimum requirement for most workplaces.

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This 12-hour workplace first aid course covers the requirements to administer first aid at work. It meets the new guidelines from WorkSafe New Zealand (Feb 2020). Throughout the course, scenarios will be incorporated into the modules to practice the skills and knowledge developed on the course.

Revalidation: Every two years

NZQA Unit Standards: 6402, 6401, 6400– 4 credits

NZQA Level: 6402= Level 1, 6401= Level 2, 6400= Level 3

Pre-requisite: 6402, 6401

What this course covers


PART 1 – SAVE A LIFE- 6402- 4 hours

  • Primary assessment
  • Stable side positioning
  • Scene management of emergency situations
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – adult, child and infant
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Foreign body airway obstruction (choking) – adult, child, infant
  • Control of life threatening bleeding

PART 2 – ESSENTIAL FIRST AID- 6401- 4 hours

  • Bleeding, shock and wound care
  • Fractures, sprains, strains and dislocations
  • Medical conditions- heart attack, angina, asthma, diabetes, seizures, stroke and severe allergies
  • Poisoning
  • Burns- thermal, chemical and electrical


  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Complex medical and trauma injuries
  • Environmental conditions

Learning options

You may choose one of two ways to complete your training which can reduce your time in the classroom by up to four hours.

  • Classroom - Complete all training in the class room
  • Online - Complete your pre-course learning online, reducing your classroom session by four hours