See the full range of St John first aid and resuscitation courses, so that you can choose the learning experience that best matches your needs.

Everybody should have some level of first aid ability, because accidents and medical emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. St John First Aid courses give you the knowledge and confidence to provide effective first aid whenever it’s needed.

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

Our courses range from basic first aid training and industry-specific modules through to advanced resuscitation for hospital employees. You can book onto a scheduled course or we can run a course just for your group – at our place or yours.

First Aid Level 1

Ideal for anyone who wants to learn basic first aid or needs to refresh their first aid qualification. Minimum qualification requirement for a workplace first aider. Includes NZQA unit standards 6401, 6402 (or by special arrangement 26551, 26552).

  • Fee: $179 (includes GST)
  • Duration: One day

First Aid Level 1 – Evening course

  • Fee: $179 (includes GST)
  • Duration: 12:30pm to 9:30pm

First Aid Level 2

Includes all course content from First Aid Level One, plus an additional half day. Ideal for designated first aiders, health and safety managers and anyone who needs a first aid certificate for their vocational qualification. Includes NZQA unit standards 6402, 6401 and 6400 (or by special arrangement 26551, 26552).

  • Fee: $249 (includes GST)
  • Duration: 1.5 days

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid provides course participants with the skills and knowledge to recognise and respond to individuals experiencing mental health concerns.

  • Fee: $195 (includes GST)
  • Duration: One Day

First Aid Refresher

Refresher course for people who completed first aid training less than two years ago. Provides revalidation for designated workplace first aiders Compliant with Department of Labour and NZQA requirements.

  • Fee: $159 (includes GST)
  • Duration: Six hours

Online First Aid Refresher

A time-efficient way to revalidate your first aid certificate. Online learning is followed by an in-class practical and assessment session.

  • Fee: $159 (includes GST)
  • Duration: Six hours

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC)

Advanced training for first aiders who already hold unit standards 6400 and 6402. Ideal for people who require advanced first aid skills or a pre-hospital emergency care (PHEC) qualification for their work, e.g. surf lifesavers, ski patrollers. Includes unit standards 25411, 25412 and 14473.

  • Fee: $659 (includes GST)
  • Duration: Three days

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC) Refresher

Designed for people who need to update their advanced first aid/pre-hospital emergency care (PHEC) skills and knowledge, e.g. surf lifesavers and ski patrollers.

  • Fee: $219 (includes GST)
  • Duration: One day

Electrical Worker’s Refresher

Allows you to revalidate your first aid/CPR certificate. Meets the requirements of the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

  • Fee: $79 (includes GST)
  • Duration: 1½ hours

Child First Aid

Recommended for parents, grandparents, family and anyone looking after children. This course is a recognised qualification for home-based educators and includes NZQA unit standard 25459.

  • Fee: $69 (includes GST)
  • Duration: 4.5 hours

Basic Life Support - includes CPR

Ideal for anyone who wants to learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Also covers management of choking, bleeding and shock. This course includes assessment and leads to an NZQA unit standard.

  • Fee: $99 (includes GST)
  • Duration: 4 1/4 hours

How to Use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

Use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) as part of the CPR process. Conducted for groups at your place or ours.

  • Duration: 1½ hours


Tailored to your requirements – choose the topics and duration. Ideal as part of your workplace health and safety programme. Can be used as a team-building exercise at a conference. An excellent inclusion for any health-focussed seminar.

Resuscitation Level 3

Recommended training for jobs that require Level 3 resuscitation skills, e.g. people who have a duty to respond and are likely to be involved with the initial delivery of resuscitation. Meets NZRC resuscitation standards for Level 3. Can also be used as a Level 3 refresher course.

  • Fee: $119 (includes GST)
  • Duration: Four hours

Resuscitation Level 4

Essential health professional resuscitation training. Ideal for nurses, nurse managers, DHB resuscitation officers/managers. Meets NZRC resuscitation standards for Level 4. Can also be used as a Level 4 refresher course.

  • Fee: $169 (includes GST)
  • Duration: Six hours from 01 April

Resuscitation Level 5

Endorsed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, suitable if you are a Doctor going through Fellowship.

  • Fee: $359 (includes GST)
  • Duration: Eight hours (from 01 April 2017)

Resuscitation Level 5 Refresher

Refresher course designed to update health professionals to stay current with the New Zealand Resuscitation Council (NZRC) Level 5

  • Fee: $289 (includes GST)
  • Duration: Six hours

Advanced Resuscitation Workshop

Advanced resuscitation training for health professionals. You can select the content of your course from a range of standard and advanced modules. Course content must include at least one advanced module. Can be used as a refresher course.

First Aid Construction Safety Course with Site Safe

The St John and Site Safe joint First Aid Construction Safety Course combines construction health and safety requirements with First Aid Level 1.

  • Duration: One day

Online First Aid Level 2

  • Duration: 4 hours online, 8 hours face-to-face

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
Book online >>

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
Enquire online >>

Download our printable brochure
Click here>>

First AID 0800 FIRST AIDCan't find what your looking for?Buy a St John First Aid KitFirst Aid Training NewsletterBuy the St John First Aid BookFirst Aid Training PM course