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First aid and CPR courses provide incredible value for money. In the space of only one or two days, dozens of life saving procedures can be learnt, and the qualifications are valued by employers all around Australia. State of the art equipment and devices offer increased emergency response capability, allowing trained first aiders to act decisively and with confidence as an important link in the life saving chain.

However, the expansion of first aid awareness doesn’t always result in optimum outcomes. If the techniques aren’t deeply embedded and ready for recall at any moment, hesitancy and uncertainty will hinder the ability to respond to life-threatening emergencies. Real Response was established in late 2014 to bridge the divide between first aid qualifications and genuine ability for effective emergency response. We use the latest training techniques delivered by the finest course instructors, making Australia a safer place for everyone.

How do I find the right course for me?

The popularity of our simulation training methods has allowed Real Response to undergo dramatic expansion. Our Melbourne and Sydney course facilitators reach out to everyone in the city and suburbs for in-house training, onsite workplace tailored training programs, and even public courses held at conveniently accessible locations. Real Response delivers beginner, intermediate, advanced and specialised first aid training suitable for work, home, school and community environments.

Expansion of health and safety standards throughout society has resulted in first aid qualifications becoming essential workplace credentials for many occupations. Almost every major employer has on-site staff for overseeing duty of care regulations, and finding the right course is easier than ever at Real Response. Here are just a small sample of our nationally accredited courses.

Beginners Courses: Provide CPR (HLTAID009); Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (HLTAID010)

Intermediate Courses: Provide First Aid (HLTAID011); First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis (22099VIC); Fire Extinguisher Training (PUAWER008)

Advanced Courses: Remote First Aid (HLTAID013); Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID014); Provide Advanced Resuscitation (HLTAID015)

Workplace-specific Courses: Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting (HLTAID012); Provide First Aid in an ESI Environment (UETTDRRF10B); Tactical First Aid (RFATAC001-3)

All Real Response training courses are delivered using enhanced simulation based training methods. Simulation training, or ‘learning by doing’, formerly used only by military, police and paramedic training institutes, is a Real Response innovation delivering outstanding results.


What should you find in a first aid kit?

At Real Response, we deliver the knowledge and skills that empower course participants. The moment you complete our first aid courses you will be emergency-ready. We also offer guidance to assist with risk minimisation in the workplace along with first aid kits that can be safely stored and ready for use. First aid kits can be relatively simple or expanded upon for greater emergency response capability. A basic first aid kit contains gloves, face shield for CPR, dressings and antiseptic, while workplace-specific kits contain more items to meet industry standards, such as burn modules.

With higher first aid attainments comes greater responsibility and the opportunity to expand on first aid resources. Portable devices such as automated external defibrillators (AEDs), adrenaline auto-injectors, oxygen equipment, fire extinguishers and more are all now accessed by trained first aiders. Real Response instructors can provide safe storage and maintenance advice, along with assistance in setting up a dedicated on-site first aid facility.


How do you find out when your first aid course needs to be refreshed?

Every first aid course needs to be refreshed at regular intervals. Most people don’t encounter life-threatening situations often, so honing the skillset and becoming familiar with the latest technology is important. Nationally accredited first aid qualifications offer certification lasting from 1-3yrs, and the timeline for your refresher course will be clearly outlined so you remain up to date and ready to respond to an emergency at any time.

How do I find a public first aid course near me?

At Real Response, we are dedicated to empowering all Australians with first aid knowledge and skills. We work with major industries and employers, while also offering accessible public first aid courses that can be attended by anyone in Sydney and Melbourne. Public courses such as Provide CPR (HLTAID009) and Provide First Aid (HLTAID011) are ideal for small workplace groups, individuals and friends who want to make a real difference at home, work or anywhere else. Our public courses run year-round to give everyone an opportunity to develop genuine life saving capabilities.

Melbourne Public First Aid Courses are delivered most weeks, with training easily accessed by anyone in Melbourne, held at our headquarters at 3 Wellington St, St Kilda.

Sydney Public First Aid Courses are delivered at convenient locations in suburban Sydney.

Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre, Waverly Park, Bondi Junction

Harry Todd Band Hall, Jubilee Lane, Harris Park

Ermington Community Centre, 8 River Rd, Ermington

Enquire today on 1300 744 980 or speak to our online representative regarding our first aid training programs, and experience the Real Response difference.

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