St John Ambulance is a Recognised Training Organisation (RTO number: 88041) and issues nationally recognised qualifications and statements of attainment.
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (HLTAID001)
This course provides the skills to recognise and then manage a casualty who is unconscious and is not breathing. CPR is a life saving technique which can sustain life until an ambulance arrives. St John recommends, in line with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, that a CPR refresher program is undertaken every 12 months.
Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (HLTAID002)
(previously known as Workplace Level 1 or Emergency First Aid)
This St John Ambulance first aid course will provide you with the skills to manage emergency first aid situations, including managing the unconscious casualty, performing CPR, controlling bleeding and managing other life threatening situations. It is suitable to both people in workplaces and members of the public who want to be able to manage an emergency first aid situation.
Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
(also known as Senior First Aid, Workplace Level 2 or Apply First Aid)
The flagship St John Ambulance first aid course covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to confidently manage emergency situations, providing care for the ill or injured until medical aid arrives. It is suitable to both people in workplaces and members of the public who want training in first aid.
Most workplaces require a specific number of people to successfully complete this qualification. The Provide First Aid qualification remains current for three years.
Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care setting (HLTAID004)
This course provides you with all the first aid skills and knowledge contained within Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) with the added benefit of risk management in relation to asthma and anaphylaxis.
This course meets the regulatory requirements as stipulated by the Australian Children's Education and Care Authority.
Occupational First Aid (HLTFA403C)
(also known as Workplace Level 3)
The most advanced St John course, specifically designed for people employed as Occupational First Aiders and those aspiring to be employed as one. It covers Advanced First Aid as well as maintaining first aid equipment and resources. Entry to this course requires a current Senior First Aid certificate. This qualification remains current for three years, during which time an Occupational First Aid refresher course must be completed.
Remote Area First Aid (HLTFA302C)
This course is designed to meet the first aid needs of bushwalkers, climbers, canyoners, cavers, 4WD enthusiasts, outdoor/adventure instructors, wilderness guides, scout leaders or people who work and live in remote locations. This qualification remains current for three years, during which time a recertification course must be completed.
Sports First Aid (SISSPT302A)
This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement an effective sports injury prevention program, and give competent first aid to the ill or injured until medical aid arrives in a sporting environment. The course has been developed in accordance with the Sports Industry Trainers Package.
Other Courses (accredited)
In addition, St John Ambulance Australia offers specialised programs to meet the needs of specific workplaces, specific groups (e.g. Divers) or specific communities. Examples include: Advanced Resuscitation, Automated External Defibrillation, Industrial First Aid and Anaphylaxis Training.