Occupational First Aid Training


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Overview | Occupational First Aid Training

Our Occupational First Aid Training program is designed to empower employees and safety officers with the crucial skills needed to establish, maintain, and facilitate effective first aid within the workplace. This comprehensive course is tailored for individuals responsible for overseeing first aid arrangements in their organisation, ensuring a swift and competent emergency response when needed.

Participants will learn how to manage and administer first aid services and resources, conduct risk assessments, and develop first aid plans that cater to the specific requirements of their workplace environment. Our Occupational First Aid training goes beyond basic first aid skills, delving into advanced techniques and strategies for dealing with a wide range of scenarios, including workplace accidents, medical emergencies, and incidents that require immediate attention.

The Occupational First Aid Training program is structured to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to perform emergency first aid responses, including CPR, injury management, and the handling of acute medical conditions, until professional medical help arrives. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on exercises, learners will become adept at managing potential health and safety risks effectively.

Choosing our Occupational First Aid Training will not only enhance your teams ability to protect the wellbeing of employees but also comply with health and safety regulations, reducing the risk of workplace incidents. This training is essential for creating a safer work environment, fostering a culture of safety and readiness that benefits both employees and employers alike.

Customised Occupational First Aid Training for Various Industries

This Occupational First Aid Training programme is tailored to cater to the unique challenges and requirements of different industries. This approach ensures that employees are equipped with the relevant skills to establish, maintain, and facilitate effective first aid within their specific workplace environments. Here’s how our training addresses the needs across various sectors:

  • Construction and Manufacturing: Emphasises handling injuries from machinery, falls, and chemical exposures, providing training in managing acute injuries and emergencies prevalent in these high-risk environments.

  • Healthcare and Education: Equips non-clinical staff and educators with the skills to respond to emergencies such as allergic reactions and asthma attacks, focusing on swift and competent first aid responses.

  • Hospitality, Leisure, and Retail: Prepares employees to deal with guest and customer incidents, including slips, falls, and medical emergencies, enhancing safety and customer care.

  • Office and Corporate Environments: Offers training in responding to emergencies like cardiac events and stress-related incidents, ensuring a safe and prepared workplace.

  • Transportation, Logistics, Mining, and Agriculture: Provides specialised training on handling vehicle accidents, hazardous substance exposure, and injuries from heavy machinery or environmental factors, tailored to the unique risks of these industries.

  • Energy, Utilities, Government, and Public Services: Covers training for electrical hazards, working at heights, confined spaces, and public safety emergencies, equipping personnel to effectively manage emergencies specific to their operational areas.

By focusing on the specific requirements of each sector, we deliver relevant, practical, and effective occupational first aid training. This not only enhances workplace safety but also helps companies achieve regulatory compliance and foster a culture of health and safety excellence. 


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment, which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This training is nationally recognised:

This skill set is nationally recognised from the Health Training Package and each of the following units of competency will be issued:

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO45803) is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

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Course Fees

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Payment Information

  • Group Bookings: Custom payment solutions for every team. We’ll work with you to set up terms that align with your needs and ours.

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at a facility organised by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803).

Course Duration & Modes

  • Face to Face Training: 4.5-day (36-hour) intensive, hands-on session.
  • Enhanced Online Training: Self-paced online pre-learning and assessment and 2.5-day (20 hour) practical session.
  • Blended/Refresher Training: Mix of online pre-learning and 3.5-day (28-hour) practical session, ideal for skill updates.

Each format is tailored to different learning styles and schedules, ensuring effective and efficient Occupational First Aid Training.

Our detailed course outline ensures a thorough grasp of:

Legal and Compliance

  • Legal Requirements For Workplace First Aid
  • First Aid Code Of Practice
  • Duty Of Care
  • Good Samaritan Laws
  • Consent
  • Legal Aspects Of Consent
  • Consequences Of Not Obtaining Consent
  • Reporting Incidents To Regulatory Bodies
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Maintaining Privacy And Confidentiality
  • Maintaining Confidentiality Of First Aid Records

First Aid Procedures and Response

  • First Aid Emergencies
  • Recognising Possible First Aid Emergencies
  • Safety Priorities When Responding To Emergency
  • Conducting A Scene Hazard Assessment
  • Identifying Scene Hazards
  • Reducing Risk Of Hazards On Scene
  • Recovery Position
  • Major Incidents vs Minor Incidents

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Cpr)
  • High-Quality Cpr Parameters
  • Performing High-Quality Cpr
  • Correct Airway Positioning When Performing Cpr
  • Compressions-Only Cpr
  • Cpr Induced Consciousness
  • When To Cease Cpr
  • Automated External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Shockable Heart Rhythms
  • Aed Pad Placement
  • Automated External Defibrillator (Aed) Safety
  • Using An Aed On Pregnant Women
  • Using An Aed With Oxygen Therapy
  • Using An Aed Around Water
  • Aed User Maintenance And Care
  • Pit Stop Style Of Cpr

Medical and Injury Management

  • Major Bleeding (Life-Threatening)
  • Applying A Tourniquet
  • Applying A Haemostatic Dressing
  • Bandages
  • Bandaging Guidelines
  • Fracture
  • Splinting
  • Applying A Splint
  • Dislocation
  • Applying Slings
  • Strains/Sprains
  • Head Injury (Including Concussion)
  • Neck Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia
  • Minor Wounds
  • Types Of Wounds
  • Nosebleed
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Sharps Injuries
  • Thermal Burns
  • Rule Of 9’s For Estimating Extent Of Burns
  • Chemical Burns
  • Electrical Burns
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Childbirth
  • Ear Injuries
  • Eye Injury
  • Moving An Injured Person
  • How To Move An Ill Or Injured Person
  • Stretchers And Lifting Devices
  • Patient Transport Considerations
  • Mode Of Transport Selection

Health Conditions and Emergencies

  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Minor Bleeding (Non-Life Threatening)
  • Cardiac Conditions
  • Choking
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Drowning
  • Snake Bite
  • Spider Bite (Non-Funnel Web)
  • Spider Bite (Funnel Web)
  • Tick, Bee, Wasp, And Ant Stings
  • Tropical Jellyfish Stings
  • Non-Tropical Jellyfish Stings
  • Blue Ringed Octopus And Cone Shell
  • Fish Stings

Assessment and Monitoring

  • Primary Survey
  • Secondary Survey
  • S.A.M.P.L.E
  • Assessing Level Of Consciousness (Loc)
  • Using The Avpu Scale
  • Assessing Breathing
  • Indicators Of Respiratory Status
  • Assessing Vital Signs
  • Vital Signs To Monitor
  • Normal Range Of Vital Signs
  • Responding To Changes In Casualty’s Condition
  • Maintaining Casualty Comfort

Oxygen Therapy and Equipment

  • Oxygen Therapy And Equipment
  • Types Of Oxygen Therapy
  • What Is Hypoxia?
  • Oxygen Benefits
  • Indications For The Use Of Oxygen Therapy
  • Contraindications For Use Of Oxygen Therapy
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Oxygen Saturation
  • Using A Pulse Oximeter
  • Causes Of Incorrect Readings
  • Methods Of Administering Oxygen Therapy
  • Conditions Requiring Oxygen Therapy
  • Chronic Obstructive Airway Diseases
  • Understanding Hypoxic Drive In Oxygen Therapy
  • Oxygen Resuscitation
  • When Oxygen Resuscitation Is Required
  • Administration Of Oxygen Resuscitation
  • Flow Rates For Oxygen Therapy
  • Pharmacologic Oxygen
  • Oxygen Cylinders
  • Cylinder Capacity
  • Oxygen Cylinder Safety
  • Pin Index System
  • Bodok Seal
  • Pre-Use Inspection Of Oxygen Equipment
  • Oxygen Cylinder Set-Up
  • Setting Up An Oxygen Giving Set
  • Suction Equipment
  • Indications For Suctioning
  • Contraindications For Suctioning
  • General Suctioning Protocols
  • Types Of Suction Equipment
  • Safe Handling Practices Of Oxygen
  • Recovering, Cleaning And Restowing Equipment
  • Maintenance And Inspections
  • Operator Checks

Emergency Services Coordination

  • Accessing Emergency Services
  • Communicating With Emergency Services
  • Conducting A Handover To Emergency Services
  • M.R.M.I.S.T.
  • Completing A First Aid Report Form
  • Coordinating First Aid Resources
  • First Aider Actions To Coordinate Resources Effectively
  • Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Implementing The Triage Process

Psychological Support and Stress Management

  • Psychological Impact To First Aiders
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Managing Operational Stress
  • Mental Health Support Services
  • Post- Incident Review
  • Critical Incident Stress Management

Workplace First Aid Management

  • Workplace Procedures And Policies
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Workplace First Aid Kits
  • Workplace First Aid Kit Contents
  • Identifying Workplace Hazards And Risks
  • Identifying Required First Aid Resources
  • Common First Aid Resources And Equipment
  • Developing A First Aid Action Plan
  • Consultation With Key Stakeholders
  • Providing Information To Workers
  • Availability Of First Aid Equipment
  • Inspecting First Aid Equipment
  • Ensuring Currency Of First Aiders
  • Managing First Aid Waste
  • Storage Of First Aid Equipment
  • Maintaining First Aid Equipment And Resources
  • Deploying First Aid Equipment And Resources
  • Documenting First Aid In The Workplace
  • Evaluating Response To First Aid Incidents
  • Reviewing First Aid Policies And Procedures
  • Requirements For First Aid Provision
  • Duty Of Care Requirements
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Infection Control Principles And Procedures
  • Consent Requirements
  • Capabilities Of Emergency Management Services

Assessment Methods

We provide a well-rounded assessment process that encompasses both practical tasks and scenarios, as well as written theory assessments, throughout the training. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough evaluation of your skills and knowledge, allowing you to demonstrate your competency in real-world application and theoretical understanding.

Specific assessment tasks to be undertaken include:

  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Perform Adult CPR and AED – Practical
  • Unconscious Breathing Casualty – Practical
  • Two Rescuer CPR – Practical
  • Perform Infant CPR – Practical
  • Suctioning – Practical
  • Insertion of Airway Adjunct – Practical
  • Oxygen Setup and Delivery – Practical
  • Maintaining Oxygen Equipment – Practical
  • Communicate Details of the Incident – Practical
  • Review of the Incident – Practical
  • Asthma – Practical
  • Anaphylaxis – Practical
  • Non-Life-Threatening Bleed – Practical
  • Choking – Practical
  • Shock – Practical
  • Nosebleed – Practical
  • Fractures – Practical
  • Envenomation – Practical
  • Sprains and Strains – Practical
  • Minor Wound Cleaning – Practical
  • Minor Dislocations – Practical
  • Life Threatening Bleed – Practical
  • Multi-Casualty Triage – Practical
  • Respond to Medical Incident – Practical
  • Respond to Trauma Incident – Practical
  • Conduct Workplace Risk Assessment – Practical
  • Evaluate First Aid Requirements – Practical
  • Inspecting a First Aid Kit – Practical
  • Maintaining First Aid Equipment – Practical
  • Complete a Notifiable Incident Report – Practical

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-Course Study: Depending on the course mode, online pre-course work may be required before the face-to-face session.
  • Online Study Requirements: A computer, smartphone, tablet, or similar device with internet access is needed for online or pre-course studies.

For comprehensive details on your rights and responsibilities, including our complaints and appeals process, kindly refer to the Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook on our website.

We’re committed to fostering an enriching learning environment. Key to this is understanding your Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN), and Digital Literacy skills, essential for your course success.

  • LLN Evaluation Verification

  • Digital Literacy Checklist

  • Formal LLN Evaluation

    • Tailored Support: If required, you can complete our Formal LLN Evaluation online, helping us understand your skill levels for personalised support.

These tools ensure you start your course with all the support you need for a successful learning journey. For any questions or extra assistance, feel free to contact our support team at [email protected].


Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803) offers a detailed pre-enrolment participant handbook for those interested in our programs. This handbook helps you understand your rights when you enrol with us.

We advise you to read and understand the handbook thoroughly before enrolling in any nationally accredited training program offered by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd. This ensures you are well-informed about the enrolment process and the program details.

If there is anything in the handbook where you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to call Intrinsic Safety on 1300 990 336 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.

LLN and Digital Literacy

You can complete these activities, using the links below now, or once you have enrolled:

  • LLN Evaluation: It’s important for us to understand your language, literacy, and numeracy skills to best support your learning. Please complete the LLN Evaluation Verification, accessible HERE.
  • Digital Literacy Checklist: To ensure you’re prepared for our digital learning environment, please fill out the Pre-Enrolment Digital Literacy Checklist available HERE.
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