First aid training courses

We teach life-saving skills so you can give first aid to someone who needs emergency care until medical help arrives.

These include:

  • CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) (HLTAID009)
  • first aid (including CPR) (HLTAID011)
  • advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy (HLTAID015)
  • basic emergency life support (HLTAID010)
  • advanced first aid (HLTAID014)
  • first aid in education and care settings (HLTAID012)
  • first aid in remote or isolated areas (HLTAID013)
  • pain management (PUAEME008).

These are accredited training courses, which means you will get a certificate when you have completed the training.

For group bookings, we deliver courses at your workplace or venue. We can also customise training to suit your circumstances. For example, how to use a defibrillator, snake bites, burns or allergies.

The Queensland Ambulance Service is a Registered Training Organisation - RTO code: 5285.

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Common emergencies

Visit the healthdirect website and learn how to respond to common emergencies, such as doing CPR and treating injuries.

How to use a defibrillator (AED)

Watch this short video to learn how to use a defibrillator (AED).

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How to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Send someone to get an AED.

Stay with the patient while you call 000 and immediately start CPR.

Continue to check the patient's airways and breathing.

When someone has arrived back with an AED, turn it on.

Attach the electrode pads to the patient's bare chest (expose the patient's bare chest, male or female).

Ensure someone continues CPR throughout and follow the prompts of the machine until paramedics arrive.

Your first aid kit

Find out what you should have in a first aid kit on the healthdirect website.

Check your first aid kit regularly to make sure:

  • nothing has expired
  • everything is clean and packets are sealed
  • any used products have been replaced.

Make sure everyone at home knows where to find your first aid kit.

First aid resources and merchandise

We sell first aid manuals, a handy hints booklet, as well as our paramedic teddy bear.

For more information on ordering and pricing, please email or call 07 3873 3334.

We’re open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Last updated: June 2024