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First Aid Course

This course includes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response to a casualty. The course applies to all who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Why this course is for you

At ECU, we have a duty of care to our students and our partners whom are allied to the health disciplines of our University. Part of your pre-practicum preparation includes first aid training to ensure safety for you and for others working in the health environments. This first aid course is run by ECU's School of Medical & Health Sciences and developed for Paramedical Science students who are required to complete first aid training as part of their pre-practicum requirements. A nationally accredited qualification (HLTAID003) can also be undertaken through accredited external providers.

Course content

By the end of this course candidates will be able to:

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Communicate details of the incident
  • Evaluate the incident and own performance

A range of teaching and learning methods are used during the course including:

  • Online learning; all candidates MUST complete the online module at least 24 hours prior to the practical session.
  • Allow approximately 4 hours to complete the online module, you have 4 attempts to achieve a minimum of 80%.
  • Practical session includes; discussions, practical simulations, skills and scenarios & continuous assessment.
  • Once you have booked, automatic access to the online module will be granted.
  • The date booked when making payment is the date of your practical session, you will be turned away you if you haven’t successfully completed the online module.
  • Once you have been marked off as successfully completing both online and practical sessions, your certificate will become available.
  • You need to log into the first aid course to download your certificate.

Further information

For further information contact the School of Medical and Health Sciences, email

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