First Aid Essentials (level 1) Training

The First Aid Essentials Training course is designed for low-risk workplaces and individuals who want to gain fundamental skills, ranging from minor injuries to being able to recognise and treat life-threatening emergencies until help arrives.

There are three parts to this course: 

  • The Online Theory
    This is divided into modules that the participant can complete at their own pace and takes approximately 4 hours.
    • Assess and manage trauma conditions, including wounds, soft tissue injuries, burns, fractures, dislocations, and poisoning (NZQA Unit Standard 6401).
    • Assess and manage medical conditions including asthma, anaphylaxis, heart attacks, angina, strokes, seizures and diabetes (NZQA Unit Standard 6401).
    • Recognise and provide basic life support, including airway management, CPR (infants, children and infants), defibrillator (AED) use, shock, choking and bleeding control (NZQA Unit Standard 6402).  
    • Assess the scene and manage hazards that may be present when providing basic life support (NZQA Unit Standard 6402).  
  • Classroom Practical
    Practical sessions can be booked by participants once they have completed the online training. Approved trainers/assessors will answer any questions participants may have from the online training, demonstrate how to apply the knowledge learnt and ask participants to practice first aid management skills under their guidance. 
    Where the course can be completed onsite, trainers will adapt scenario-based activities to the workplace.  
  • Assessment 
    Completed on the same day as the classroom practical, there will be assessments against NZQA unit standards 6401 and 6402. To pass, the assessor must provide sign-off and confirm that the participant was able to demonstrate the right skills to respond in a simulated accident or emergency. 
    In total, the classroom practical training and assessment should take 4 hours.


First Aid Essentials Refresher Training

The First Aid Essentials (level 1) Refresher Training is for people who hold a current certificate that requires renewal.


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