Updated: Jul 30
First aid is an important skill to have, and it's especially crucial if you live in a rural area like Darwin, Australia. In this post, we'll discuss where to find a First Aid course Darwin NT and surrounding areas.
We'll also provide some tips on what to look for when choosing a First Aid course provider. So whether you're looking to become certified in First Aid or just need an Aid refresher course, read on for information about where to go!
So let's go...
What is a first aid and CPR course and what do you learn in it?
First Aid training is important to know if you want to help someone - or even save someones life, in an emergency situation.
In Australia, there are many different First Aid training and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) courses to choose from, and each one teaches different skills.
In First Aid training, you learn how to resuscitate someone, how to deal with a choking person, and how to treat a burn.
Basic emergency life support training Darwin NT.
First Aid emergency training also gives you the skills and knowledge to be able to assist someone who is injured or ill, and covers topics such as using a First Aid kit, how to deal with an unconscious casualty, how to control bleeding and much more.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
A CPR course will teach you how to perform CPR on an infant, child and adult. You will also learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Most First Aid training and CPR courses are now run together as one, nationally accredited, course.
Once you successfully complete your First Aid training with a registered training organisation then you receive your First Aid qualification certificate usually on the day (or within a few days).
The benefits of taking a first aid course
First Aid training and CPR is an important step in being prepared for an emergency. As you probably know, first aid skills can help you save a life in an emergency situation.
The 'hands on' practical training that you learn when doing your course will show you how to handle minor injuries and provide basic medical care until help arrives.
Emergency first aid response training course Darwin.
First Aid training can also help you feel more confident and capable in an emergency situation.
First Aid courses are often required for certain jobs, such as childcare, support work and healthcare, or for anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency situation.
How to find a first aid training course in Darwin, Australia
First Aid courses and CPR courses are available through many different providers. If you want to find a First Aid course in Darwin Australia, there are a few options available to you.
You can contact the Australian Red Cross, FANTA (book here), St John Ambulance Australia or your local hospital.
You'll learn how to deal with common injuries and illnesses, while CPR training prepares you to provide lifesaving assistance if someone suffers a cardiac arrest.
Remember that any First Aid courses and training should be with a nationally accredited training organisation. You can also arrange for workplace on site training if needed.
What to bring to your first aid course
When you sign up for a First Aid course in Australia, one of the most important things to remember is to bring all of your necessary supplies.
This may mean items like sunscreen, hat, water bottle, and snacks.
Depending on your location, most First Aid courses will be held indoors which allow the First Aid trainer to deliver training in a simple manner with practical demonstration and exercises.
It's also important to dress appropriately for the weather conditions and wear comfortable shoes. In addition, it's a good idea to bring along a First Aid kit (if you have one), just in case.
Note: You may be required to go through some first aid online training before your course starts.
The cost of a first aid course in Darwin Australia
First Aid courses can cost anywhere from $50 upwards, depending on your needs.
This depends on whether you need a First aid course refresher, or you need to take First Aid level 1 or level 2 training.
Basic First Aid response training in Darwin, NT.
There are also First Aid management courses available as needed.
How to enrol in a first Aid Course in Darwin Australia
One of the easiest ways to get your First Aid certification is by contacting FANTA here.
The First Aid training and CPR course offers:
Nationally recognised training
Hands-on, practical exercises
Advanced First Aid guidelines
Workplace training as needed
FANTA have available courses for level 1 or 2, First Aid refresher as needed, and can often provide same day certificates.
Can you do first aid course online?
You can do certain aspects of the First Aid training online before you start your course. Done from home, this can fast track your knowledge required for any First Aid courses you need to do.
However there are certain basic emergency life support practical skills that need to be taught in a training facility with an experienced First Aid trainer.
Although it'd be nice to do online first aid courses there are things you need to actually practise like how to provide advanced resuscitation in a medical emergency, or how to use a defibrillator.
How to get a First Aid kit?
First aid kits are available for purchase at most pharmacies and some supermarkets. You can also find first aid kits online or at camping stores.
First aid kits should include items such as bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relief medication, and more. For a full list of what to include in your first aid kit, please visit the Australian Red Cross website.
Note: Some bandages, creams and first aid kit / gear may need to be updated annually. (As well as your First Aid certification!)
How to start your First Aid / CPR course?
You can get started right away by contacting FANTA here.