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 lifesaving technique which can sustain life until an ambulance arrives. St John recommends, in line with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, that CPR skills are recertified every 12 months.
Provide basic emergency life support (HLTAID002)
This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies, 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)
The flagship St John Ambulance first aid course covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to confidently manage emergency situations and provide a first aid response to a casualty. 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. St John recommends, in line with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, that first aid skills are renewed at least every three years and CPR skills every 12 months.
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004)
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.
The course applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. This course meets the regulatory requirements as stipulated by the Australian Children's Education and Care Authority.
Occupational First Aid Skill Set (HLTSS00027)
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 Provide advanced first aid (HLTAID006), Provide advanced resuscitation (HLTAID007), and Manage first aid services and resources (HLTAID008). St John recommends, in line with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, that a recertification program is undertaken every 12 months.
Provide first aid in remote situations (HLTAID005)
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 and/or isolated locations. St John recommends, in line with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, that a recertification program is undertaken every 12 months.
Provide initial management of sports injuries (SISSSPT302A)
This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide an immediate response to sports injuries in training or competition situations until the arrival of a health care professional or paramedic. The course has been developed in accordance with the Sports, Fitness and Recreation Training 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: Provide advanced resuscitation, Course in automated external defibrillation, and First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis.