First Aid for Young Children and First Aid for Child Minders

Build your confidence and skills to attend to young children, when an accident or emergency occurs.


First Aid for Young Children

Recommended for

People who have responsibility for young children, including home-based education and care services. The course is also suitable for parents, grandparents and babysitters.

What this 4 hour course covers

First Aid for Young Children builds your confidence and skills to provide a safe first aid response for young children and infants. Being able to respond first could help save a child's life, and help in an emergency, until other assistance arrives.

You will learn:

  • safe scene management
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • airway obstruction
  • safe side positioning
  • common first aid conditions and how to respond to them
  • assessment of emergency situations
  • child and infant resuscitation and choking (CPRL2)
  • dealing with bleeding, fractures, burns, poisoning, seizures and anaphylaxis.

First Aid for Child Minders

Recommended for

People aged 14 years and over who are responsible for looking after children.This course is designed for babysitters and child minders, and courses are often scheduled during school holidays.

What this 4 hour course covers

This course is generally run for groups or in the school holidays if there is sufficient demand.

You will learn:

  • safe first aid response
  • management of children and infants
  • safe management of the scene and other bystanders
  • care of children and infants.