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First Aid Courses

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Hands-on training

You’ll train in a simulated environment to better prepare you.

Learn life-saving skills

AMR College leads the way in short first aid courses in our out-of-hospital healthcare settings. Learn from a registered training organisation to gain nationally-recognised qualifications across a variety of life-saving and care-providing settings, and prepare yourself for a high-impact career in healthcare.

First Aid Training Courses

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain, and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in the workplace. It is relevant to workers in nominated occupational first aid or management roles.
This skill set provides a set of skills to establish, maintain, and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in a workplace environment, including the skills to provide an emergency first aid response in the event of an emergency. This skill set has been industry-endorsed as appropriate for people who are either employed in, or intending to become employed in, nominated occupational first aider roles.
This course applies to a wide range of settings where first aid emergencies may occur. It is relevant for people working in aged and community care, sport, outdoor recreation, travel and tourism, hospitality, industry enterprises, as well as home or other environments.
This course applies to a wide range of settings where emergencies involving cardiac arrest may occur. It is relevant for people working in education, aged and community care, sport, travel & tourism, hospitality, industry enterprises, as well as in the home or other environments.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. It is relevant to all workers who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
This course applies to teachers and support staff working in education or children’s services who may be required to respond to a first aid emergency. It incorporates the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children, and adults.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response and emergency life support to a casualty in a remote and/or isolated situation. The unit applies to workers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. It is relevant to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate, and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation in line with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. It is relevant to workers who may be required to use specialised equipment to provide resuscitation in a range of complex situations, include community and workplace settings.

Why study first aid with us?

AMR is a leading provider of out-of-hospital care in Australia. We’ve built a positive reputation with event organisers for our reliable medical professionals.

Learn from the best

AMR offers a full team of multidisciplinary instructors, including nurses, doctors, paramedics, and EMTs. You’ll get to receive training from experts in the field.

Full simulation rooms at our training centre

Our short first aid courses are designed to prepare you to deliver first aid in a real-life setting. Our full simulation rooms give you a real taste of what’s required of you in an emergency.

Training from a leading team

We’re a leading team in the field of emergency care and medical transport. We’re trusted on work sites, at major events, and by government agencies.

30 years in the business

We’ve been providing this care and training the next generation of medical professionals for more than 30 years now. Our experience is yours to share.

Get trained by the team relied on by some of the nation’s biggest events

You’ll get to train with some of the best medical professionals in the country. We’re trusted to provide care at some of the nation’s biggest live events, including Sydney Opera House, NYE in the Park, Iron Man Series, Rugby League and East Coast Rally.

Take a step further in your career today.

Ready to take the next step in your career? Take a look at the courses available to you to get started.

Studying with AMR has taken me from my first basic First Aid training to now a certified EMT.

“The AMR Diploma course has provided me with the opportunity to not only learn, but put the skills I’ve learned to the test. With an amazing learning environment, but also up to date equipment and technology for me to use during my studies. I am incredibly proud of my achievements thus far, and cannot thank the AMR staff enough for being so supportive during the times of my studies and training.”

Danny Le

Danny Le AMR first responder infront of a patient transport vehicle

Your first aid qualifications & what they mean

Your first aid qualifications are so valuable and can translate to so many different career pathways. Use it as the first step towards further medical study, take it back to your existing career and offer your team peace of mind, or work out on the ground with Absolute Medical Response.

Step one

Complete your course

The first step on your new career pathway is completing your course. Depending on your chosen course, you’ll spend one to three days learning with AMR.

Step two

Practice in a simulated environment

Practice is the best way to remember those concepts you’ve learned in your course. You’ll get to practice in a simulated environment.

Step three

Gain nationally recognised qualifications

You’ll walk away from your short course with nationally recognised qualifications, ready to take your newly learned skills back to your existing career or continue to study.

What past students have to say...

Frequently Asked Questions About First Aid

Our first aid courses are quite comprehensive. They provide training on various essential emergency procedures. These include the fundamentals of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), treating various types of injuries such as burns and bites, managing specific medical conditions such as asthma and anaphylaxis, and understanding the appropriate response to cardiac emergencies.

Absolutely. It’s highly recommended that you refresh your first aid skills every three years. This is to ensure your proficiency in the latest techniques and guidelines. As for CPR, it’s a good practice to renew your knowledge every 12 months, as it’s an integral part of basic emergency life support.

Immediately dial 000. If an adrenaline autoinjector, such as an EpiPen, is available, assist the individual in using it. While waiting for help to arrive, make sure they are comfortable and keep a close eye on their symptoms.

A first aid kit should be well-stocked and ready for use. It should include adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, a breathing barrier for CPR, gloves, scissors, safety pins, sterile gauze pads, and an emergency blanket. Each item is vital in facilitating an effective emergency first aid response.

In Australia, actions of goodwill during emergency situations generally have legal protection under the “Good Samaritan” legislation. Still, you must be careful not to exceed your level of first aid training when providing assistance.

There are a few misconceptions we should clear up.

One is that CPR always revives a person. In reality, CPR helps maintain circulation until professional help arrives.

Another is the belief that you should put something in the mouth of someone having a seizure for them to bite down on. This can often be harmful as it becomes a choking hazard, can interfere with breathing, and prevents bile from being expelled by the individual in the event they begin to throw up.

Finally, the notion that sucking out snake venom is beneficial is incorrect; this belief is not helpful to the injured person, and it’s dangerous. Instead, call 000 immediately. Keep the person calm and still to prevent venom spread. Apply a pressure immobilisation bandage if possible and wait for medical help.

An AED, or automated external defibrillator, can be a life-saver in cardiac arrest cases. When using it, simply turn it on and follow the voice prompts. It will guide you for when to deliver a shock, if necessary. Operating an AED is part of our advanced first aid training.

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