Real Response was established in October 2014 to address the glaring disparity between first aid training and actual competency to implement the attainments in real emergency situations. The disengaging nature of first aid training in traditional classroom settings resulted in low information retention – a situation Real Response founders wanted to change fast, for everyone’s sake. First aid knowledge and skills are portable, and can be taken with you wherever you go. The dynamics of living in Australia’s largest cities have changed, placing first aid, CPR and emergency response procedures in the limelight, with trained first aiders the visible face of health and safety. Real Response first aid courses in Melbourne are transforming the way first aid is taught, understood and applied in today’s world.
Our qualified instructors are world-class legends. They’re paramedics, firemen, critical care nurses and former military. These are people who know how to think on their feet and will teach you to do the same. Our trainers want you to be involved, ask questions and have a go. Great effort and planning is taken to ensure an inclusive, safe and non-intimidating learning environment. We don’t want you to memorise a stack of information on ‘how to apply first aid’, we want you to experience it for yourself.
Paramedic / First Aid Trainer
Fireman / First Aid Instructor
Critical Care Nurse / First Aid Instructor
Paramedic / First Aid Instructor
Head of Tactical Medicine & Head of Sydney First Aid Training
First aid training is suitable for all active adults, and can even be learnt by children who are physically capable of performing the emergency procedures. Schools and learning institutes are familiar with training environments, ready for a challenge, and take first aid and CPR seriously. Real Response first aid certificate courses in Sydney are delivered face-to-face by some of Australia’s most capable professional emergency responders with the ability to transform the way you approach danger and respond to emergencies.
Older Australians also benefit immensely from first aid training at Real Response. Our Sydney ‘public courses’ focus on basic essentials of first aid, and are held at convenient locations around the city and suburbs, with individuals and groups all welcome. Life-threatening emergencies can happen at any time, and possessing the skills to respond effectively can make the difference that saves someone’s life. If you require on-site training, in-house training, or public course instruction, Real Response has a first aid course in Sydney for you.
What is first aid?
First aid is the assistance you provide when a person suffers a sudden injury, illness or collapse. As a trained first aid professional, you will have the ability to preserve a casualty’s life symptoms, prevent the condition from deteriorating and promote recovery, all while communicating with bystanders and emergency services personnel. That’s a lot to learn, but Real Response simulations experts make learning easy and fun, the realistic way.
Real Response is a registered training organisation on a mission to improve first aid knowledge and skills retention. Nationally accredited qualifications need to be supported by genuine first aid capability expected from the Australian Skills Quality Authority, and Real Response ticks all the boxes. First aid is universally practised and for everyone’s benefit, making Real Response first aid and CPR qualifications a smart move for health and safety in Sydney.
What do we learn in the first aid course?
At Real Response, you are sure to learn far more than you imagine. Simulation-based first aid training allows course participants to realistically experience emergency response scenarios and test their skills. Group training is also enhanced with simulation training that encourages teamwork, leadership and team bonding. In only 7.5 hours, spread over one or two days, Provide First Aid (HLTAID011), previously known as Level 2 First Aid or Senior First Aid, delivers an empowering knowledge and skill set that is ready for action as soon as you complete the course. Skills and procedures learnt in the course include:
Performing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on an adult, infant and child
Understanding the principles and practice of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Responding to anaphylaxis using an adrenaline auto-injector
Applying airway management procedures including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
Responding to shock, seizures and respiratory ailments
Immobilisation and bandaging for treating fractures, strains, sprains and bleeding
Simulation training is genuine timed emergency response necessary for saving lives. You will learn how to recognise an emergency, create a safe environment and determine the appropriate first aid response, all while communicating with bystanders and emergency response personnel.
Are there different levels of first aid?
Australian first aid training is in demand, with courses approved by the Australian Training Institute adding further value to quality training and Real Response qualifications. Newcomers to our first aid courses in Sydney usually benefit most from foundation courses such as Provide CPR (HLTAID009) and Provide First Aid (HLTAID011). The skills and techniques you learn are universally applied and noticed by employers all around Australia.
Specialised first aid solutions are also in demand for industry-specific applications, such as fast anaphylaxis and asthma response for people working in education and care environments. Additional courses include:
Provide First Aid in an ESI Environment (UETTDRRF10B)
Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel (UETTDRRF06B)
Provide Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting (HLTAID012)
What is simulation-based first aid training?
Prior to the foundation of Real Response, first aid training was mainly conducted in classroom-style settings where students remain desk-bound, and to be honest, the results weren’t encouraging. Around 26% of all Australians had learnt CPR, but only 4% believed they would actually perform the procedure correctly in a real emergency.
Enter the Real Response founders, a paramedic and an academic, combining their skillset to devise simulation-based first aid training, or ‘learning by doing’. With simulation training, students get away from the desk and enter into realistic simulated emergency situations. The method, previously only used by the military, police and medical emergency responders, is known to save more lives, and is a fun way to learn serious stuff. Simulation-based first aid training includes:
Creation of simulated emergency scenarios at your work, school or other premises
Realistic props and actors for enhancing learning immersion
Timed emergency response for a realistic appraisal of life-saving qualifications
Emergency lights, sirens, pyrotechnics, 000 calls
Fake wounds, fake blood and practice dummies for CPR
The use of defibrillators and auto adrenaline injectors
Who is eligible for the first aid course?
Anyone who wants to make their workplace, school, home or other environment safer is eligible for the first aid course. Simulation training allows course participants to immerse themselves in first aid training and recall the information accurately when it is needed most. Learning by doing is effective, life-saving and life changing, with Real Response students experiencing greater capabilities and confidence the moment they graduate.
Whether you are considering an introductory CPR course, a senior first aid course or a specialised course to suit industry-specific training components, our first aid courses Sydney team are ready to assist. For maximum training benefit, we can visit your place, transform the premises into a mock emergency situation, and engage your staff in team-building and bonding exercises. Real Response first aid courses in Sydney are completed in 48 hours or less, making them an ideal way for you to optimise health and safety for everyone’s benefit.
Are there first aid courses in the Sydney CBD?
Real Response Sydney is in the heart of the Sydney CBD. We serve the entire Sydney region from our central location, facilitating in-house training at our purpose-designed facility. Our instructors are also able to visit your place to assist with on-site training using familiar work, school, or community settings for establishment of real emergency procedures in familiar environments.
How do I know what Sydney first aid course to take?
All Real Response course attainments are nationally accredited, with training certificates, meaning the qualifications are in demand all over Australia. New first aid trainees are advised to learn the foundational courses first, such as Provide CPR and Provide Basic Emergency Life Support, before building on the first aid skillset with more advanced first aid courses including the Provide First Aid in an ESI Environment and Rescue From A Live Low Voltage Panel. In addition, our course instructors enjoy the challenge of tailoring Sydney first aid training including fire warden and fire extinguisher training to suit specific client needs, introducing the importance, definition and principles of first aid without compromising our high attainment standards.
What does an advanced first aid course in Sydney teach?
All Real Response courses and refresher courses including remote, asthma, and childcare courses are packed with life-saving techniques and procedures, although natural first aid leaders appreciate the opportunity to increase and enhance first aid skills and knowledge. Provide Advanced First Aid, Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Tactical First Aid are Sydney Real Response favourites empowering course participants with impressive first aid and emergency response techniques. Not every first aid scenario is a life or death situation, but it’s reassuring to know lives are in safe hands when overseen by advanced first aiders with attainments that include:
CPR with equipment (bag valve mask, pocket mask and oxygen)
CPR using a defibrillator
Emergency child birth
Does Real Response conduct training in Sydney suburbs and surrounds?
Our commitment to better first aid attainments includes mobile first aid and CPR training where we come to you. We are dedicated to making Sydney safer for everyone, and hold training programs in all locations across the city including the CBD, Parramatta, Alexandria, Eastern Suburbs, Northern Suburbs and Western Suburbs. We understand people lead busy lives, so also host Sydney first aid training courses on Saturdays. For first-hand appreciation of our dedicated training programs, visit our Sydney office at–
Level 3/50 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
1300 744 980