You are required to possess a current First Aid and CPR Certificate to be able to participate in your placement.
How do I obtain a First Aid and CPR Certificate?
There are many companies that offer First Aid (Provide First Aid HLTAID003 – includes CPR) and CPR (Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation HLTAID001) training. You are free to choose a company that suits your needs (location/cost/training delivery method) as long as they are a nationally recognised training provider (which most of them will be). There are also two companies that offer the training on campus.
How long will these qualifications last?
The First Aid component will last for three years while the CPR qualification needs to be renewed yearly. Most training providers who offer the First Aid course will also offer a CPR course separately.
How much will the training cost?
The cost will vary depending on the provider. Generally speaking you could pay from A$100–130 for the First Aid course (which includes CPR) and the CPR refresher will cost approximately A$50–70.
How long will the training take?
Depending on the provider, there are several formats of delivering the training. Some providers will offer some online or workbook training prior to the face to face training. The homework will take between 2–6 hours and the face to face training about 6 hours. Some offer one or two day purely face to face courses. You will find more information on your chosen provider’s website or by calling them.
Once you have completed training you will need to upload your certificate to your WILS online * account. Download the Quick guide to WILS: How to upload documents using WILS online.
* Access to WILS online with USC username and password only