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First Aider Courses

A First Aider provides basic care to a casualty in an emergency situation. You’ll provide assistance such as treating a wound, attending to a bite or sting or providing CPR. You might provide first aid as part of your role at work, as a volunteer in the community or in your personal life in an emergency. First Aiders undertake training in the provision of basic emergency care.

First Aiders should be able to remain calm in a challenging situation. You’ll need to be flexible and able to respond to a range of situations. First Aiders should communicate well and be able to interact with people from a range of backgrounds. You must be able to follow correct procedures and understand instructions well.

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Popular First Aider Courses

There are 13 courses available for people who want to become a First Aider. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

HLTAID003
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a First Aider earn?

In Australia, First Aiders are generally not paid for their work, unless it is part of your role in the workplace. You may be given some funds to cover your expenses but you will donate your time for free. First Aiders often have another job as well as their volunteer first aider role.

What are the job opportunities for a First Aider?

There are currently no accurate figures for the number of people acting as First Aiders in Australia. This role may be part of employees’ roles at work or they may be volunteering their time to provide first aid in the community. First Aiders may be required across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a First Aider?

If you’d like to be able to provide first aid, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Basic Health Care. You’ll learn techniques such as CPR, basic clinical care and critical infection control. You’ll also learn about sensitivities for cultural groups and emergency communication skills.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within first aid and nursing. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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