Featured course: E-learning

Complete your first aid course through an E-learning (app or online-learning) approach.

First Aid and Emergency App

The New Zealand Red Cross First Aid and Emergency App now provides you with pre-course learning, which goes towards successful completion of an NZQA accredited first aid certificate.

With guided interactive learning, including videos and animations, use the app to learn and understand the basics of first aid. 

Complete the app learning by fully reading the ‘Learn’ section and successfully completing the app tests. Unlock badges along the way to record your achievements. Learn at a time and location that is convenient for you and reduce time spent away from the workplace.

Once you have completed your pre-course learning, book your skills workshop to complete your training.

Practical skills in face-to-face workshops

Attend the practical skills workshop with a New Zealand Red Cross instructor to gain your accredited certification.

  • Learn how to apply DRSABCD
  • Practise CPR on adult, child and infant manikins
  • Hands-on scenarios
  • Learn how to use an AED
  • Practical assessments 

E-learning course options

All the app badges must be unlocked to show achievement prior to attending the skills workshop. You will need to bring your phone or tablet so the instructor can verify your achievement.

Unit Standards 6402, 6401 and 6400 (Equivalent to Comprehensive First Aid)
Unit Standards 6402 and 6401 (Equivalent to Essential First Aid)
First Aid Revalidation

What is E-learning?

E-learning enables learners to gain knowledge across several learning platforms. Some of the content and interactions are accessed on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. E-learners can then use this technology in their own time and place and at their own speed – anywhere and anytime.

Is E-learning a recognised learning pathway?

Yes it is. Research shows that people use mobile devices more frequently today than personal computers, using their devices to access the internet for information as and when required. Mobile devices using apps often do not require access to the internet as the learning content is stored within the device.

There are numerous published papers that support the view that learning within this mobile environment is well controlled, ensuring  the learner has access to accurate information.

There is also evidence that the learner feels more confident in their own environment working at their own pace.

The app provides emergency information in a succinct and easy-to-use format as well as being a useful first aid learning tool (NZQA EER Report 2015)