Emergency medical service health care providers undertake specialised Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training. The qualifications are attained for employment as a paramedic or other emergency response position. Australian standards are constantly evolving, and university level qualifications are now expected of professional paramedics working in urban and remote situations. The dedication required is understandable, as health and safety is a high priority in every industry and saving lives is the most important job of all.
Fortunately, the first aid training industry has also moved with the times, delivering capabilities formerly only used by EMTs and other medical emergency staff. Real First Aid training includes the use of state-of-the-art automated external defibrillators (AEDs), adrenaline auto-injectors for treating anaphylaxis, and a whole lot more. First aid and CPR responders have the devices, procedures and techniques to approach any emergency with confidence and deliver a timely response as an essential link in the life saving chain.
How long do first aid training courses take?
The appeal of first aid training courses is their ability to deliver dozens of competencies in the space of one or two days. This proves just how easy the techniques are to learn, making first aid and CPR skills a valuable addition to any resume or portfolio. However, the capabilities are only valuable if the knowledge and skills are retained for use in low-frequency, high-risk situations where appropriate response is essential.
Although 26% of Australians have undertaken a CPR training course, only 4% are confident of their ability to apply the training correctly in a genuine emergency. This situation isn’t acceptable to Real First Aid course facilitators, so we deliver enhanced simulation based training methods familiar in military and medical training institutes. The results are extremely encouraging, with Real First Aid graduates appreciating greater learning immersion and superior knowledge and skills retention.
How often do you need to renew your first aid training?
Regular people don’t experience life-threatening emergencies often. For this reason, all trained first aiders are required to undertake refresher courses at regular intervals to sharpen their life saving skills. All Real First Aid training courses are nationally accredited, providing between one and three years certification. Emergency response capabilities are continually improving, and Real First Aid is dedicated to ensuring your qualifications are up to date and in demand by employers across wide-ranging industries. Employment opportunities include:
- Health Services
- Education and Childcare
- Transport and Logistics
- Electricity Supply Industry
- Forestry and Wood Products
- Sports and Fitness
- Tourism and Hospitality
- Aviation Services
- Security Guard
- Biosecurity Officer
What training courses do I require?
Real First Aid delivers the full range of first aid and CPR training courses. Our courses are suitable for individuals and groups who require industry-specific training. The courses are equally valuable for anyone who wants to make a difference to health and safety for all Australians. Our courses act as building blocks from beginner and intermediate to advanced training tailored for your precise needs. Introductory courses (with advanced capabilities) include:
- Provide CPR (HLTAID001)
- Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
- Provide an Emergency Response in an Education and Care Setting (HLTAID004)
Our advanced and specialised courses include:
- ESI (electricity supply industry) First Aid (UETTDRRF10B)
- Remote First Aid (HLTAID005)
- Fire Warden Training (PUAWER005B)
These are just a small sample of Real First Aid courses for a tailored training experience. First aid professionals can expand their knowledge and skills with additional courses or even commence tertiary EMT training with real life experience and an educational advantage.
What is simulation training?
There are a few more secrets to the success of Real First Aid. Firstly, our course instructors are among the most qualified and proficient in Australia. They come from backgrounds that include professional EMT and paramedic backgrounds, along with firefighters, medical emergency response, military emergency response and more. Secondly, our simulation training techniques take enhanced learning to the next level. Simulation training, or ‘learning by doing’ is known to provide deeper immersion in learning and superior knowledge and skills retention. Simulation training includes:
- Actors and props for establishing realistic emergency scenarios
- The addition of emergency lights, signals, 000 calls and pyrotechnics
- Realistic practice dummies including fake wounds, fake blood and more
- Real emergency equipment including defibrillators and adrenaline auto-injectors
- Timed emergency response practice for honing genuine life saving skills
- Communication, teamwork and leadership development
At Real First Aid, we empower every course participant to reach their highest life saving potential. Our courses have transformed the way first aid training is delivered in Australia and we invite you to experience the Real First Aid difference.