Senior First Aid - Initial (WHHR15)

Course overview

This two day course, facilitated by PARASOL, provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

PARASOL is a leading Australian provider of training in first aid, fire safety, health and safety, business training, and advanced life support.   All instructors are either qualified doctors, nurses, paramedics or fire safety officers with specialised experience in the areas they teach.

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Who should attend

This course is designed for staff members who are required to provide an emergency first aid response in a workplace.

Key takeaways

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Provide emergency first aid response to a casualty within the community and workplace setting
  • Confidentially administer CPR to a casualty
  • Understand and operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

What the course will cover

Topics addressed will include:

  • DRSABCD Action Plan
  • Managing the Unconscious Casualty
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Medical emergencies
  • Trauma emergencies
  • Bites and stings


$160 per participant.

For non-attendance/cancellation of a course with fees, the following charges will apply, unless the registrant nominates a colleague (who meets the eligibility criteria for the course) to attend in their place.

a. Notification of cancellation received within 0 – 5 working days of the course date will incur a charge equivalent to 100% of course fees

b. Notification of cancellation received within 6 – 10 working days of the course date will incur a charge equivalent to 50% of course fees

Please note for non-attendance due to illness or caring responsibilities, reasonable evidence will be required to waive the non-attendance fee.


To apply for this course; ANU staff should enrol via HORUS and students via ISIS.

A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  • Approval to attend the training program; and
  • Local area charging code
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