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Our 1.5 day course comprises CPR training, choking, medical and trauma conditions plus comprehensive scene and trauma management for handling major emergencies in and out of the home and workplace. Day 1 finishes at 5pm, and day 2 finishes at 12.30pm. First aid courses are not refundable - please refer to our T's & C's for more details.

What you’ll gain

In this 1.5 day course, our in-depth lessons and scenario-based activities will give you:

  • First aid and CPR plus the additional skills and confidence to handle major injuries, multiple casualties, and more scene-specific, emergency first aid
  • a take-home, personal manikin, a St John First Aid Handbook, and a DVD so that you can practice CPR in your own time and share your knowledge with your colleagues, friends, and family (scheduled courses only)
  • a First Aid Level 2 certificate valid for 2 years upon successful completion.

Prerequisites and restrictions

In order to offer this comprehensive first aid training opportunity, we require that: 

  • you are able to physically demonstrate CPR on the floor in a simulated emergency scenario

Please note, first aid courses are non-refundable. Click here for the full training terms & conditions.

What this course covers

Day 1 is a full day starting at 8.30am and finishing at 5pm. Day 2 is a half day starting at 8.30am and finishing at 12.30pm.

Step into our fun and interactive learning environments with our nationally-recognised tutors where we’ll cover the following topics:

Recognise and provide first aid for:
(Covers NZQA 6401)
  • Bleeding and shock
  • Burns
  • Poisoning
  • Heart attacks and chest pains
  • Strokes
  • Seizures
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Soft tissues injuries
  • Allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
Recognise and provide basic life support including:
(Covers NZQA 6402)
  • Scene and hazard management
  • Patient positioning and assessment
  • CPR (Adult, Child, Infant)
  • Defibrillator (AED) use
  • Choking (Adult, Child, Infant)
  • General care
Recognise and manage serious emergencies of:
(Covers NZQA 6400)
  • Head injuries
  • Suspected spinal injuries
  • Major wounds
  • Major burns
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Heat and cold emergencies
  • Multiple casualty management
Quick facts

Meets the qualification requirement for a workplace first-aider that’s good for 2 years

Pay the difference of a Level 1 to take the second-half of this comprehensive course; contact us to book (must be within 3 months of completing a Level 1 course)

Take our First Aid Refresher course within 2 years of completing this course for a time and cost saving re-certification


NZQA units standards available

This course is taught and assessed to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) unit standards 6401, 6402, and 6400.

When booking this course, opt-in to get these unit standards added to your national student profile with NZQA upon successful course completion.


Request a private or customised course

Need a private booking for your large group or organisation? Want a course like this that covers scenarios related to your workplace or industry?

Click below to get started or call us on 0800 ST JOHN (0800 785 646).

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