First Aid Training suspended during COVID-19 pandemic  

St John WA has made the difficult decision to suspend all training from 23rd March 2020 until further notice, following recommendations from the Australian Resuscitation council.

Currently enrolled students will receive a training credit which can be used within 12 months after training resumes, we will notify students by email when new classes are available.

We appreciate your support in St John making this decision to protect the health and safety of the members of our community. We look forward to resuming training people in life-saving skills as soon as it is safe to do so.

For any enquiries, please call (08) 9334 1233, from 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively you can email

We appreciate your patience at this time. 

RAC Defib Bundle special

Asthma first aid and risk management

  • $49*
  •   Accredited
  •   1.5 hrs in class and online learning
  • General
  • Workplace
  • Family


22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace

This course is often combined with the Anaphylaxis first aid course. If you wish to complete both please add the Anaphylaxis course to your cart as well. Sessions will be available on the same day as the Asthma first aid course.

Learn the relevant skills and knowledge to be able to develop an asthma risk assessment and emergency management plan to handle asthma episodes. The nationally accredited course also teaches knowledge of triggers, symptoms, effects of asthma as well as emergency management.

Who this course is recommended for
• Teachers, educators and child care workers
•Aged care workers
• Sports coaches and designated first aiders

This course includes online learning and 1.5 hours of practical training and assessment. Completion of online learning is required prior to arrival at the class. Please click on the More Info button below for further details.

Please CLICK HERE to read our Terms and Conditions, Student Support Services and General Information.

**This course is not available to international students (this includes dependants who are in Australia under the holder of the International Student Visa)

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Prior to attending the course, participants are sent a link to complete mandatory online learning and assessment at their own pace, which includes reading the Participant Information and answering 30 quiz questions about Asthma. This must be completed prior to attending the practical session unless there are extenuating circumstances. In this situation the participant must advise the Trainer and Assessor on arrival to the practical session.

This includes 1.5 hours of demonstration, practise and assessment of skills including the confirmation of knowledge gained in the online learning. Participants will respond to an asthma emergency, develop an asthma risk assessment and emergency management plan.

On successful completion of all assessments participants will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment.

Participants who may require additional support to complete this course are encouraged to call the Contact Centre to discuss available options.


This course requires a level of physical ability to meet the evidence requirements for assessment. These standards relate to the level of performance required to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.

Due to the potential risk to health and safety where a nominated first aider, or worker with duty of care, does not have the ability to perform resuscitation and/or first aid to the performance standard it is not appropriate to issue a statement of attainment to students who are physically unable to meet the assessment requirements.

As St John WA RTO is not CRICOS registered, this course is not available to international students (or dependants) in Australia on an International Student Visa. If this applies to you, please call the St John WA Contact Centre 08 9334 1233 to discuss available options.

Unit(s) of Competency

There are no formal qualifications associated with this course.

Extra Information

This course covers the following:

VU21658 Manage asthma risks and emergencies in the workplace


  • Composition and essential components of an Asthma Management Plan;
  • Relevant workplace policies/procedures for the management of an asthma emergency;
  • Guidelines of asthma peak bodies;
  • Risk management and minimisation strategies contextualised to the specific workplace environment;
  • Environmental hazard identification and minimisation;
  • Requirements in some workplaces for Police Checks and/or Working with Children Checks;
  • State/Territory regulatory requirements for asthma management relevant to workplace contexts;
  • Signs and symptoms of asthma – mild/moderate, severe and life-threatening;
  • Potential consequences of an asthma episode;
  • Common allergic and non-allergic asthma triggers;
  • First aid principles and procedures for the emergency management of asthma; including individual Asthma Action Plans;
  • Common asthma medication and equipment;
  • Sources of medical assistance, such as: designated first aiders/first aid officers, general practitioners, ambulance;
  • Workplace’s debriefing policies/procedures; and
  • State/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace requirements for refresher training to maintain currency of competence.


  • Develop risk minimisation strategies for the emergency management of asthma in accordance with legislative, regulatory and workplace requirements;
  • Plan for contingencies;
  • Assess emergency situations;
  • Control the situation according to established first aid principles prior to management of the asthma episode;
  • Apply first aid skills in accordance with emergency response procedures and medical action plans;
  • Apply effective communication skills in dealing with the asthma casualty and sources of emergency assistance;
  • Convey the casualty’s details to emergency services;
  • Comply with the workplace’s incident recording requirements;
  • Respond appropriately to challenging situations recognising the psychological impacts of medical emergencies on individuals;
  • Follow workplace debriefing policies/procedures;
  • Contribute to the evaluation of responses to an incident in accordance with workplace policies and procedures; and
  • Maintain accurate records.

Find a venue & book now

Sorry, this course is not bookable via the St John website.

Please contact our First Aid Services and Training team call centre on (08) 9334 1233 for more information and availability of this course.

The call centre is open Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.