First in First Aid

Being the first organisation to provide first aid training in Western Australia, you can trust St John WA to provide quality and up to date first aid training for your business or personal needs.

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 and a St John course? 

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, 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. It adheres 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 an accredited course over a St John first aid training course?

Many workplaces and organisations that require an employee to be qualified in first aid training will require the participant to complete an accredited first aid course.

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

There are a few indicators of an accredited 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 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..

National Recognised Training Logo First Aid Training WA