What to Consider When Choosing a First Aid Course

For a majority of people completing a First Aid course is to meet a work, university or volunteer requirement. In meeting this requirement we often search for a course that is convenient to where we live and is competitive on price. While these factors are important they don’t always provide the complete solution and may not always meet your needs. So here’s a list of other things to consider when choosing a First Aid course.

Check that the course is nationally accredited

A nationally accredited course is one that meets the standard as set out by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). All nationally accredited courses will have a course description followed by a course code. In the case of First Aid, its Provide First Aid HLTAID003, The training provider offering these course must also be a registered training organization (RTO) or a accredited partner of an RTO.

Make sure the course meets your requirements

Before booking a course take to time to confirm the name and code of the course your workplace, university or club require you to take. For example someone working in a childcare or early learning environment may be required to do a specific course, such as a “Childcare First Aid Course” rather than a Provide First Aid course.

What do other people are saying about the courses they attended

To avoid another “boring First Aid course” checkout the business customer reviews and ratings. You can find these on Google reviews as well as there facebook page. For those organisations that pride themselves on customer feedback you can often find a link to there customer reviews on there website.

Flexible booking systems

At times life can get in the way and you might need to reschedule your booking. so take the time to check our there refund and rescheduling policy before booking a First Aid course. Like airlines some training organisations are flexible, while others can be less accommodating!

Training venue and size

Depending on the location of the training course you may need to also pay for parking. In the CBD all day parking can cost any where from $20-$40 not to mention that the parking could be some distance from the venue.
Another factor to consider is the size of the training venue and the ratio of students to trainers. To ensure quality training, the ratio of trainer to students should generally not exceed 20:1. This provide students with plenty of room to move around during the practical training and provides the trainer with time to provide feedback to each student.

Wrap up

Most of the information can be gathered online however don’t be afraid to call a few training providers and ask them upfront these Questions! This will ensure your next First Aid Course is both rewarding and not another “boring First Aid Course!”.

Our Google Reviews

I completed my First Aid Course in 2018 with Jodie and have just completed my CPR Refresher with Nicole today. Both ladies are exceptional trainers. They are very informative and make the training far more interesting than any other First Aid Course I have ever done. Thank you to the both of you, I have the confidence and knowledge of what to do if a situation ever arises. I will definitely be returning for any further training needed and will 100% be recommending you both and RTS Training.

Ronis C

I've been going on First Aid training for 15 years. Nicole at RTS made this the best First Aid training course I have been on. When someone can present and provide humour you learn much more and it also makes the day pass more quickly. Thank you Nicole, I walked into the course down, stressed and wanting to get the day over as quickly as possible but your quick dry dead pan wit improved my whole day.

Alexsandra Louise

The instructor should pay attention to her wordings. The students who are originally from other countries were feeling offensive as below examplesInstructor pointed to a dark skin student and laughed about his skin colour “nobody would know you are sick because you are dark and you don’t turn blue “Also asked another student "did your strong accent interrupt the effective communication in your workplace"

max ch

My 5th time doing cpr and first aid and still managed to learn new things. Knowledgeable instructor (Caity), relaxed environment, happy with the training.


So much enjoyed the class with Nicole. She was so much informative and fun. Highly recommend it.

Nilesh Gurung

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