Nationally accredited first aid training

National Recognised Training Logo First Aid Training WA

We offer a range of nationally accredited training courses, including first aid, advance first aid, CPR and low voltage rescue certifications.

St John WA offers the following accredited courses:

      Why St John WA

      For more than 130 years, St John WA is trusted to provide world-class ambulance services and first aid care to the Western Australian community.

      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. We continue to be the industry-leading provider of first aid training in Western Australia.

      Upon completion of our accredited courses, individuals will have the skills and knowledge to recognise and respond to emergency situations.

      All St John WA courses are firmly focused on teaching the highest standard patient care and outcomes by providing practical first aid training. Our first aid and CPR classes adhere to:

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

      St John WA first aid courses follow stringent guidelines and are constantly reviewed to ensure the training provided is of a high standard using the latest approved techniques for first aid training.

      An expert panel made up of clinical, education and training professionals, ensure the courses meet the high standards in the country. This panel includes the following professionals:

      • Clinical Services Director
      • Executive Manager
      • Education Services
      • University training Fellow and Registered Paramedic
      • First Aid Trainer and Assessor


      History of First Aid St John WA

      St John WA First in First Aid 1970

      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.


      First aid frequently asked questions

      Why would I choose to do a nationally accredited first aid 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,

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

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

      1. The course includes an accredited course code in the course name, for example, HLTAID011 - Provide first aid
      2. The Nationally Recognised Training Logo is displayed on the course page and on the first aid certificate you receive. 
      3. If in doubt, you can always cross-check the course on to ensure it is an accredited course recognised by the industry and governing bodies.

      Why would I choose to do a nationally accredited first aid course?

      Nationally accredited courses have been authorised by national medical and technical advisory committees, and the course content is regularly revised to ensure it meets both Australian and international standards. Upon completion of a 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 WA is highly regarded as the training provider of choice in Western Australia, obtaining an accredited first aid certificate may assist participants in seeking employment.