First Aid Level 1 teaches the basics of effective first aid.
  • 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
  • Helps your workplace to meet health and safety standards
  • Compliant with Department of Labour and NZQA requirements
  • Includes NZQA  unit standards 6401, 6402 (or on request 26551, 26552)
  • Courses can be held at St John or your premises

Your foundation for first aid
This basic one-day first aid course is the standard training recommended for workplace first aid providers. It’s also good for anybody who wants to be able to help during a medical emergency. Medical emergencies related to ill health or an accident can happen anywhere at any time – this course will ensure you know what to do.

What you'll gain
The course emphasises practical skills in a fun and interactive learning environment. On completion you will:

  • be able to recognise life-threatening situations.
  • be able to offer vital assistance before more experienced help arrives.
  • be ready to advance your first aid training to the next level.

Topics covered

  • Scene assessment
  • Safety
  • CPR
  • Chest pain (e.g. heart attack)
  • Dislocations
  • How to use an AED (automated external defibrillator)
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Asthma
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding

Individual and group courses
First Aid Level 1 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.

Afternoon/evening course
Introducing a new time option for our First Aid Level 1 course, built to suit the lifestyle of people who may want to minimise the amount of time away from the workplace, fit around their work shifts or are looking for more flexibility. With this option, you can get some work done in the morning and complete the course later in the day. It also meets the minimum qualification requirement for a workplace first aider.

The new afternoon courses will run from 12.30pm to 9.30pm and is currently available at our Mt Wellington training centre in Auckland.

Need a refresher?
If your current first aid certificate is more than two years old, this is the ideal refresher course.   

Fee $179.00 (incl. GST)
Duration One day
NZQA Units 6401, 6402 (or by special arrangement 26551, 26552)

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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

It's great to know there will be people willing to get in there, not be afraid and commence First Aid taught skills. — Di Cudby

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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