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This course covers essential first aid skills every person should have. Students of Level 1 First Aid develop confidence, knowledge and techniques for responding to acute medical conditions faced in emergency situations. Although a foundational first aid course, you will gain the ability to undertake timely and appropriate emergency response and the potential to save someone’s life when no one else can.

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What is Level 1 First Aid?

Level 1 First Aid, also known as Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (HLTAID010), is a nationally accredited first aid course. Training at Real Response delivers an impressive array of capabilities for responding to low-frequency, high risk emergencies that can occur anywhere and at any time. The skillset and knowledge gained in Level 1 First Aid translates effectively in the workplace, at home, or anywhere else.

The window of opportunity to revive cardiac arrest victims is short, making on-site first aid staff a valuable addition to any workplace, and although not every first aid call-out is a life-or-death situation, it’s reassuring to have qualified people on hand to form a vital link in the life saving chain. In addition, trained first aiders now have access to portable defibrillators, adrenaline auto-injectors and other state-of-the-art equipment that gets real results.

Real Response prioritises life-saving skills that can be replicated in the real world. We introduce students to simulation based first aid training that gets you away from the desk and into emergency response action even while training. Once the short Level 1 First Aid Course (HLTAID010) is complete, you will be ready, willing and able to approach emergency situations with confidence.

Simulated reality encourages deeper learning and superior knowledge retention, allowing you to keep a cool head and focus on resuscitation and revival techniques without distraction should an emergency arise under your watch.

What you will learn?

Level 1 First Aid is much more than an introduction. It provides essential first aid foundational skills and knowledge that will enable you to act decisively the moment training is complete. Here are some of the important attainments gained in Level 1 First Aid delivered by Australia’s best instructors at Real Response.

  • Responding to an unconscious person
  • Airway management
  • Provide artificial respiration
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to an adult, child and infant
  • Two-person operated CPR
  • Understand the basic principles of Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Communicating in an emergency
  • Anatomy and physiology of respiratory and cardiovascular systems
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Shock and anaphylaxis
  • Management of bleeding
  • Applying bandages

How much does a first aid course cost?

In an age where everything is expensive, Real Response first aid courses buck the trend. We tailor our first aid training courses for individuals and group bookings, and even provide public training courses in convenient locations around Melbourne and Sydney. Our courses are of short duration, incredibly cost-effective and structured to give everyone an opportunity to develop their life-saving capabilities.

You can connect with a Real Response representative directly, or use our handy online enquiry form for more information regarding your specific requirements. Real Response is dedicated to keeping training costs down, while simultaneously elevating your emergency response abilities on par with paramedics and other professional emergency first responders. Level 1 First Aid (HLTAID010), delivered by Real First Aid, is among the most important training courses on offer and your small investment in time and money will be repaid many times over by the gratitude of person’s whose lives are saved.

Where can I get first aid certified?

Founded in Melbourne in late 2014, Real Response has since expanded to Sydney and rapidly grown to incorporate a comprehensive range of first aid and emergency response courses. Level 1 First Aid remains a standout foundational course, and our enthusiastic course facilitators and instructors are ready to train you or your team anywhere in the Melbourne and Sydney CBD and suburbs.

Our simulation-based first aid training methods are the secret behind greater knowledge and skills retention. Onsite simulation training can be provided at your workplace or other establishment, with advantages that include a tailored workplace approach, understanding localised risks and hazards, and team bonding for a comprehensive emergency response approach. Alternatively, you and your team can train at our dedicated Melbourne or Sydney headquarters, or enjoy public training courses at a location near you.

How to get a first aid certificate?

The idea of first aid training can be daunting, and it is serious business, but Real Response instructors are highly experienced teaching and training specialists who know how to make learning fun. Level 1 First Aid (Provide Basic Emergency Life Support) takes only 6 hours to complete, meaning you can be same-day first aid qualified and ready for an entirely new career trajectory.

The skills and knowledge attained for recognising and responding to life-threatening emergencies are in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines, resulting in a nationally accredited qualification. Real Response course instructors get students away from the desk and into genuine emergency response training, and we are committed to helping each individual develop his or her maximum potential as an important link in the life saving chain.

If you require training for a workplace or community setting, or simply want to establish a safe environment for your family and friends, Level 1 First Aid ticks all the right boxes.

How long do first aid certificates last in Australia?

Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (HLTAID010) certification lasts for 3 years, after which time a short refresher course is required to retain the qualification. Emergency response capabilities are progressively enhanced, and new equipment introduced, such as portable defibrillators and adrenaline auto-injectors, so it’s in everyone’s best interests to update first aid qualifications periodically.

What is involved in a Level 1 First Aid course?

As Australia’s trusted first aid training organisation, Real Response transforms absolute beginners into competent and confident emergency responders. The wide range of attainments gained in only 6 hours of training showcases how easy the procedures are to master when training is guided by some of Australia’s leading paramedics and medical emergency response professionals.

All  you need is a genuine desire to help people in a time of need. We train course participants in realistic scenarios using actors, props, real emergency equipment, sirens, pyrotechnics, mock 000 calls and more for a realistic training experience. A Real Response statement of attainment is in demand from employers and industry experts. Our training courses are progressive, with Level 1 First Aid a worthy stepping stone toward Level 2 First Aid (Provide First Aid HLTAID011) and other specialised courses for developing workplace-specific qualifications.

Real Response ensures all course participants complete all training tasks in line with state and territory regulations and first aid codes of practice that satisfy workplace procedures and ARC guidelines. For more information regarding Real Response training courses in Melbourne and Sydney, contact our friendly support staff today and get your life-saving first aid journey started.


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