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Red Cross Bandage 4
Comprehensive First Aid
$235 (incl. GST)
12 hours

NZQA Standards:

6402, 6401, 6400
This popular 12-hour first aid course covers the requirements to administer first aid at work, as well as keeping your family safe at home. You will gain practical skills and knowledge to confidently perform first aid when an emergency or accident may occur.

It meets the new guidelines from WorkSafe New Zealand (Feb 2020) and is highly recommended for most workplaces. Throughout the course, scenarios will be incorporated into the modules to practice the skills and knowledge developed on the course.

There are no prerequisite requirements for this course. You must revalidate this course every 2 years.

What this course covers

  • 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.
  • 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 course:

Classroom - Complete all training in the classroom over 12 hours (1 and a half days)

Online Complete pre-course learning online (4 hours), and attend a shorter face to face course in the classroom (8 hours/1 day)

$235 (incl. GST)
12 hours

NZQA Standards:

6402, 6401, 6400
Red Cross Sling 7
First Aid Revalidation (refresher)
$140 (incl. GST)
6 hours

NZQA Standards:

N/A
Keep your knowledge up to date and relevant with this refresher course. This course is for those who have previously completed our Comprehensive First Aid, Essential First Aid or equivalent course from another provider, and whose two-year certificate is due for renewal. This course meets the new guidelines provided by WorkSafe New Zealand (Feb 2020).

You must hold a current Comprehensive First Aid (6402, 6401, 6400), Essential First Aid Certificate (6402, 6401), First Aid Revalidation or an equivalent certificate from another provider to attend this course. You must bring proof of your existing first aid certificate upon attending a refresher course.

What this course covers

  • Primary assessment.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – adult, child and infant.
  • Foreign body airway obstruction (choking) – adult and infant.
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • Head and spinal injuries.
  • Complex medical conditions and trauma injuries.
  • Environmental conditions.

Learning Options

You may choose one of two ways to complete your course:

Classroom – Complete all training in the classroom.

Online - Complete pre-course learning online, and attend a shorter face-to-face course in the classroom

$140 (incl. GST)
6 hours

NZQA Standards:

N/A
Red Cross Adult Mannequin 20
Essential First Aid
$165 (incl. GST)
8 hours

NZQA Standards:

6401, 6402
Essential First Aid prepares you to respond to the most common emergency situations. This first aid course is recommended for low-risk workplaces and designed for people who do not need to know about more advanced topics covered in Comprehensive First Aid. This course meets the new guidelines provided by WorkSafe New Zealand (Feb 2020).

There are no prerequisite requirements for this course. You must revalidate this course every 2 years.

What this course covers

  • 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 and infant.
  • Control of life threatening bleeding.
  • 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.

Learning options

You may choose one of two ways to complete your course:

Classroom Complete all training in the classroom over 8 hours (1 day)

Online – Complete pre-course learning online (4 hours), and attend a shorter face to face course in the classroom (4 hours)

$165 (incl. GST)
8 hours

NZQA Standards:

6401, 6402
Red Cross Recovery Position 6
Save a Life
$80.01 (incl. GST)
4 hours

NZQA Standards:

6402
This course is a great introduction to basic first aid skills. This course primarily focuses on learning high quality CPR skills and gives you a basic understanding of first aid. This course may not meet Worksafe compliance, we recommend checking the new guidelines provided by WorkSafe New Zealand (Feb 2020).

There are no prerequisite requirements for this course.

What this course covers

  • 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 and infant.
  • Control of life threatening bleeding.
$80.01 (incl. GST)
4 hours

NZQA Standards:

6402
Red Cross Baby Mannequin 4
First Aid for Young Children
$65 (incl. GST)
4 hours

NZQA Standards:

25459
First Aid for Young Children is designed for people who have responsibility for young children, including those who provide home-based services for young children, such as babysitters or nannies. It is also suitable for parents, caregivers, and grandparents.

This course builds confidence and skills required to provide a safe first aid response, and the management of children and infants, the scene and other bystanders, until the arrival of other assistance. Please note this is not recommended for childcare businesses such as kindergartens or schools.

There are no prerequisite requirements for this course.

What this course covers

  • Emergency care aims.
  • Emergency scene assessment.
  • Getting help and support.
  • Primary assessment /DRSABCD/levels of responsiveness.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and stable side position.
  • Foreign body airway obstruction (choking).
  • Bleeding.
  • Recognise and manage fractures.
  • Breathing difficulties – recognising breathing difficulties and asthma.
  • Poisoning.
  • Anaphylaxis – including action plan.
  • Febrile seizures/infantile convulsions.
  • Burns.
$65 (incl. GST)
4 hours

NZQA Standards:

25459