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First Aid


No matter who you are, first aid training provides skills for life. Trained first aiders are able to provide safety and security in a range of emergency situations and have the skills to assist casualties until medical assistance arrives.

The Mater Education First Aid course provides comprehensive first aid training—from learning the fundamentals of common first aid, through to assessing emergency situations and administering CPR. The course is aligned with the Australian Resuscitation Guidelines and is delivered by our team of expert instructors who have built their skills working in the demanding and fast-paced hospital environment.

Note: CPR is included in this First Aid course, therefore you do not need to enrol in both programs. Click here to enrol in CPR only.

Who should attend?

Our First Aid course is designed for anyone requiring a First Aid certificate for employment or seeking first-aid knowledge. This includes first-aid organisation personnel, community organisation members, teachers, educators, parents and students.

Course information

  • During the First Aid course, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to provide a first aid response including:

    • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic life support for adults and children (using a model of the human body)
    • basic health and safety knowledge
    • managing casualties, the incident and other first aiders until medical assistance arrives.

    You will also learn what to do when someone is:

    • unconscious
    • choking
    • injured
    • in shock
    • having a stroke or heart attack
    • bitten by a spider or snake
    • having an anaphylactic reaction
    • having an asthma attack.