The Child First Aid training course covers common first aid emergencies experienced by children.
  • Recommended for parents, grandparents and other family caregivers
  • A recognised qualification for home-based educators
  • Provides peace of mind for those looking after children
  • Includes NZQA unit standard 25459
  • Courses can be held at St John or your premises

First aid especially for kids
Trying to help an injured or seriously unwell child can be frightening and difficult if you don't know what to do. This course teaches you how to cope with injuries that commonly happen to children. It also discusses how to identify and deal with serious illness and life-threatening medical emergencies.

What you’ll gain
The course emphasises practical skills in an interesting, interactive learning environment.  By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • be able to recognise life-threatening situations
  • be able to offer vital assistance before more experienced help arrives

Topics covered

  • Scene assessment 
  • CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)  
  • Managing choking 
  • Control of bleeding 
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Broken bones 
  • Breathing problems
  • Seizures
  • Burns
  • Poisoning

Individual and group courses
Child First Aid courses are regularly held at St John premises throughout New Zealand. They are ideal for individuals or small groups who want to learn first aid. If you have a larger group, St John can arrange a course just for you at your premises or ours.

Need a refresher?
This course can be used as a refresher if your Child First Aid certifcate has expired, also suitable to ensure your qualification for home-based educators is recognised.  

Enquire about a private course
Ask us about running a 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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Fee $69.00 (incl. GST)
Duration 4.5 hours
NZQA Units 25459

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The first aid work courses are great, gives confidence to be able to cope with work accidents, cuts and bruises. — Heather Shingles

I did First Aid course with them twice. My tutor in Wellington is the best! — Maraea Nil

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I think everyone should learn st johns first aid! it's fun, practical and gives you confidence should an emergency arise. — Alannah Brown

St Johns first aid courses are great, easy to do and very helpful, recommend them to any one — Wendy Allen

Each time I attend a Refresher Course I increase my First Aid knowledge which allows me to be ready to assist in an Emergency. — Di Cudby

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