Community First Aid Course

Course Information

The Community First Aid course is designed to train members of the public that require basic first aid skills.

This course will provide first aid skills necessary to manage a patient that is not breathing normally, is unconscious or is bleeding prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

Course Specification

Intended Participant:

Members of the public that require first aid skills

Max Student Instructor Ratio: 12 Candidates: 1 Instructor
Max Class Size: 24 Candidates (with 2 instructors)
Course Duration:

Initial Training: 4 hours
Retraining time: 4 hours

Assessment: Continuous by instructor
Certificate Expiry: 3 years from date of completion



Content and Materials

Student Materials Includes:
• Essential Skills Guide
• Successful Completion Card
• Emergency Plan & Guidance Card
• Wall Certificate
• Course Evaluation and Statement of Understanding Form

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice the essential skills in small groups and will apply these skills in scenario sessions during the course.


Students are assessed throughout the course by instructor observation of the essential skills.


Course Topics


Principles of First Aid
Chain Of Survival
Emergency Management Procedure
Care Cycle™

Scene Safety

Scene Survey
Exposure Protection

Basic Life Support

Primary Survey, Recovery Position & Reassessment
CPR Adult (Cardiopulmonary
Alternative Ventilation Procedures
Introduction to Automated External
Adult Choking

Life Threatening Conditions

Severe Bleeding
Shock Management

First Aid Health and Safety

First Aid Kit
Accident Recording