First Aid Course Sunshine Coast

First Aid & CPR Course Sunshine Coast

Skills Training College is a fully accredited nationally recognised training provider providing a variety of high quality Australian vocational education courses on the Sunshine Coast. Among our offerings are courses for accredited first aid training and CPR, which are open to anyone interested in learning these life-saving skills.

Our first aid courses and CPR course are both approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority. We provide the best first aid training the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Our friendly and experienced first aid trainers possess the knowledge required to help students like you to gain vital first aid knowledge to not only provide basic life support in emergency situations, but which can also help you advance further in your career. By completing a first aid or CPR training course you’ll receive a nationally recognised and fully accredited certificate which demonstrates your compassion and dedication to future employers, and maybe you’ll even make some friends during your time with us.

If you’re interested in learning these essential skills, then we have plenty of professional training options available for first aid and CPR courses. With multiple courses, different options, and various levels of learning, we’re sure to be able to offer first aid education that suits your needs, whatever they may be.

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First Aid Course Sunshine Coast


A first aid course is officially known as HLTAID011 Provide First Aid. Ours is the perfect first aid course for learning the skills for responding to emergencies, accidents, and other life-threatening situations. Working with your first aid trainer, among the first aid skills you’ll learn in one of our courses are wound cleaning and dressing, how to correctly use an Epi-Pen, the importance of the recovery position, how to provide basic emergency life support, and how to accurately describe an emergency situation over the phone to best assist emergency responders. In our first aid courses, you’ll also learn how to safely manage the following first aid situations:

  • Vomiting
  • Choking
  • Asthma
  • Bleeding
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations, fractures, sprains, and strains

Our emergency first aid training course duration is three (3) hours of in-person, hands-on training. Your session will consist of various readings, presentations, and practical activities, concluding with assessment activities. Upon your successful completion, you will be awarded with a nationally recognised first aid certificate.


Taking a first aid course is essential for both anyone and everyone; it’s importance cannot be overstated. By taking a first aid course, you will be able to provide basic emergency life support and make a difference when it really matters. Emergencies can occur in the workplace, out on the street, in an school or education and care setting, any place or any time you can think of. Knowing first aid practices puts the power to step in and assist in your hands.

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid is essential to any workplace. It’s not just for doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other health care workers. First aid emergencies can occur anywhere, in the office, at schools, and even at home. There’s no profession to whom first aid certificates are not beneficial in some way.

If you have already completed a HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course, consider taking further studies to ensure your skills are at their peak and that you can truly step into any first aid situation. As a registered training organisation, we offer plenty of other courses which can help expand your healthcare knowledge. Some of our other specialties include our advanced and child first aid courses.

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CPR Course Sunshine Coast

The official name for this course is HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. This course is designed to teach students to recognise when a cardiac emergency is occurring, as well as the steps necessary to intervene safely.

Being able to provide CPR is just one aspect performing first aid, but it is its own discipline. The narrower focus of a CPR course is for anyone who already knows first aid but does not know CPR, or who does not have the time to fit a full course into their busy schedule but who still wants to be able to make a difference in an emergency.

When you take a CPR course you’ll learn the steps required to confidently provide CPR, mnemonic devices to ensure you remembers the steps of CPR for years after completing your course, and the differences in performing CPR for adults and for children. After your 90 minute face-to-face training, you’ll be rewarded with a nationally recognised statement of attainment, proving your newfound skills and knowledge.

Sunshine Coast CPR Refresher Course

The Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines strongly recommends that HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation training be retaken every twelve months to ensure your knowledge of CPR techniques remains up-to-date. Many organisations will require you to take this refresher training to adhere to their first aid compliance. If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation where you need to provide CPR then you don’t want to struggle to remember what to do, you need the skills to be innate.

Enrolment & Eligibility

Skills Training College’s courses in first aid and CPR have virtually no entry requirements for students. There are no previous academic or professional qualifications necessary to enrol. However, all students must meet the following minimum criteria to enrol in a first aid course:

  • Basic written and verbal English is needed to engage with the course materials and complete the training and assessment activities.
  • The minimum age for students is 18 years. Younger students may enrol by providing acceptable permission from a parent or guardian.
  • Students require a Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number. If you’ve studied before you may already have one which you can find by searching online.
  • Basic levels of fitness and physical ability.


Skills Training College is a leading registered training organisation offering the country’s best courses in first aid and CPR. Here’s why you should choose us for your first aid qualification:

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Nationally Recognised Training

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CRICOS Approved Training

Our courses are available to both domestic and international students.


No, a first aid certificate does not expire. However, first aid is constantly changing and evolving, and as such it is strongly recommended that first aid refresher training be taken every three years to ensure that your skills and knowledge remain current.

Skills Training College offers refresher courses to ensure your first aid experience never falls behind.

CPR training does not technically expire but should be updated regularly with refresher training. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends taking CPR refresher training every twelve months.

If your first aid certification is lost or stolen, simply reach out to us and we can provide you with the steps that you need to take in order to receive a replacement first aid training certificate.

Skills Training College offers First Aid training programs for all workplaces across Australia. Flexible delivery is offered in many locations which can include partial or total online participation.

Completing CPR is part of a first aid certification. As such, our first aid qualification can be considered further learning from CPR.

Completing an emergency first aid course opens up several avenues of further learning in the field of first aid. Further education opportunities are available in the fields of remote first aid, and first aid for education and care settings. Specific examples include:

  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in a remote or isolated site
  • HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid
  • HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy
  • HLTAID016 Manage first aid services and resources

Not all of these qualifications are available through Skills Training College.

First aid instruction is assessed through practical assessment activities.

To ensure you have the knowledge required, at the conclusion of a first aid course we test your emergency first aid response knowledge and first aid skills. After completing your face-to-face training, skills you will be tested on include your ability to respond effectively and provide basic emergency life support, your ability and knowledge of first aid techniques, your emergency first aid response skills, and your ability to provide first aid assistance in a realistic first aid emergency. There may also be written evaluation.

CPR assessment consists entirely of being observed on your ability to perform CPR under supervision.

Skills Training College offers a wide range of nationally accredited courses. In addition to first aid, we offer training in various hospitality, healthcare, security, and construction disciplines to name only a few.

Take a look at our courses by selecting the courses tab at the top of our website. We’re sure to have a comprehensive course that suits your career.

Anyone and everyone should take a first aid or CPR course, not just medical professionals. Knowing these vital, life-saving skills can help you make a real difference.

Outside of medical and healthcare professionals, a first aid certificate is particularly beneficial to anyone who works in child care, whether it’s at home or education workers in a school.

Emergencies can occur anywhere, even around the office. As such, we also highly recommend first aid workplace training to ensure you’re ready to assist in a first aid situation, no matter what the situation is. First aid and CPR training shows your commitment and passion to your workplace, and can help open pathways to continuing professional development. First aid classes really are for everyone.