If you’re interested in first aid training, St John has the proven expertise you’re looking for. We’re registered with NZQA and offer a wide choice of courses.

St John is New Zealand’s leading first aid training provider. We’ve been helping New Zealanders to learn first aid and resuscitation. Our Clinical Management Group, which includes senior emergency medicine specialists and paramedics, prescribes the first aid skills provided in our courses based on international best practice. With St John, you’re always assured of an enjoyable, up-to-date learning experience.

Not for profit

At St John we’re motivated by service to the community, not by profit. Funds generated by our first aid courses are used to help support our ambulance service and other charitable activities throughout New Zealand.

St John is New Zealand’s largest provider of pre-hospital care and our ambulance service is nationwide.

St John is New Zealand’s largest provider of pre-hospital care and our ambulance service is nationwide.

Recognised by the authorities

St John is registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and offers a range of NZQA unit standards. St John is also a member of the NZ Resuscitation Council (NZRC) and the Association of Emergency Care Training Providers (NZAECTP). The training we offer helps you to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety in Employment Act.

Quality tutors

Our expert tutors pride themselves on making your experience rewarding and enjoyable. All of them hold pre-hospital emergency care qualifications or higher, and most are involved in operational ambulance or first aid work. Tutors are assessed annually on their teaching ability, clinical knowledge and technical skills.

A wide choice of courses

St John offers a comprehensive range of courses, from basic first aid through to advanced resuscitation for hospital employees.  An example of the quality we offer is our First Aid – Level Two course, the only first aid course in New Zealand that includes a ‘take home’ CPR manikin and DVD. This resource kit can be added to any group course you book.

Training provided at our place or yours

The first aid training we offer can be delivered at our premises or yours. In addition to our regular scheduled courses, we can provide courses that are exclusively for your organisation or group. You can even choose the content, to address specific workplace needs. For large customers, we appoint a single point of contact to streamline course provision.


Book a scheduled course
Scheduled first aid and resuscitation courses are held regularly at St John premises throughout New Zealand. Call us on 0800 FIRST AID (0800 347 782) or
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Enquire about a private course
Ask us about running a first aid or resuscitation course especially for your group, either at your premises or ours.  Call us on 0800 FIRST AID (0800 347 782) or
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