First in First Aid & CPR Training

For more than 125 years, St John WA have been entrusted with providing quality ambulance services and first aid care for the Western Australian community. As part of our dedication to providing support and relief to West Australians, we offer a range of nationally accredited training courses, including low voltage rescue, CPR and advanced first aid certificates.

St John WA provides a range of accredited first aid training and CPR courses and that’s nationally recognised. Being the first organisation to provide first aid training in Western Australia, you can trust St John WA to provide quality first aid and CPR training for your business or personal needs.
Upon completion of our accredited courses, individuals will have the skills and knowledge to recognise and respond to emergency situations.

Did you know the initial first aid training class commenced on 3 March 1892 and was attended by 20 police, 10 railway workers and two members of the community? By the end of the century, 176 students had passed St John WA first aid courses.
St John First in First Aid 1970

What is the difference between an accredited first aid course and a St John course? 

An accredited first aid and CPR course is a nationally recognised certification that meets established industry standards. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) accredited courses have been assessed by the national regulator, ASQA, as compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). 

According to ASQA, an accreditation is a formal confirmation that the course:

  • is nationally recognised and meets quality assurance requirements
  • meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
  • provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
  • is aligned appropriately to the AQF where it leads to a VET qualification. 
  • Each VET accredited course receives a national code and appears on the national register, training.gov.au. 

St John first aid courses

Widely regarded in Western Australia as the industry-leading provider of first aid training, the credibility of St John WA is unparalleled in the state. All St John courses are firmly based on improved patient care and outcomes by providing practical first aid training that meets the needs of the students. Our first aid and CPR classes adhere to:

  • Evidence-based clinical research
  • Australian Resuscitation Council standards
  • Innovative education principles and
  • Community needs.

St John first aid courses follow stringent guidelines and constantly go under review to ensure the training provided is of a high standard and include the latest approved techniques for first aid training. All St John first aid courses are reviewed by an expert panel made up of clinical, education and training professionals who ensure the courses meet our high standards. The course is reviewed by the following professionals:

  • Clinical Services Director
  • Executive Manager
  • Education Services
  • University training Fellow and Registered Paramedic
  • First Aid Trainer and Assessor
All participants of St John first aid courses receive a certificate of completion.
first aid students

Why would I choose to do a nationally accredited first aid and CPR course over a St John first aid training course?

St John’s nationally accredited courses have been authorised by national medical and technical advisory committees, and the course content is regularly revised to ensure we meet both Australian and international standards. Upon completion of an nationally accredited course with St John WA, you will gain an official Certificate of Attendance and a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

Many workplaces and organisations that require an employee to be certified in first aid training will require the participant to complete an accredited first aid course. As St John Ambulance is highly regarded as the training provider of choice in Western Australia, obtaining an accredited CPR and first aid certificate may assist participants in seeking employment.

How do I know my first aid training course is an accredited course?

There are a few indicators of a nationally accredited first aid training course.

  1. The course includes an accredited course code before the course name, for example, HLTAID003 - Provide first aid.
  2. The Nationally Recognised Training Logo is included in the course description and the CPR or first aid certificate you receive (pictured below). 
  3. If in doubt, you can always cross-check the course on training.gov.au to ensure it is an accredited course recognised by the industry and governing bodies.

Nationally accredited first aid courses & certifications

As a nationally accredited training organisation, St John WA offers the following CPR and first aid accreditation courses:

National Recognised Training Logo First Aid Training WA