Frequently Asked First Aid & Training Questions

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Brisbane First Aid is one of Brisbane’s leading providers of first aid training courses and has a wide range of training options for you. We offer first aid courses for both individuals and businesses, including schools and childcare centers.

We also offer the convenience and flexibility of on-site training which can be tailored to suit your workplace needs and requirements

To learn more about our first aid courses in Brisbane, or if you have any questions that are not in our First Aid Training FAQs below then please give us a call at 0411 277 737 or send us an email at

First Aid Training FAQs

Yes, all students enrolled in a nationally recognised training, will be required to provide their registered training organisation (RTO) with their USI. Registering for a USI is simple and the registration process is available online at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised Vocational educational and training (VET) course that is undertaken. 

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Comfortable, casual clothing is recommended in order to cope with activities such as bending, kneeling and lying on the floor.

You will need to bring your confirmation email to your training course, as well as some form of identification (photo ID)

On successful completion of your first aid training course, students will receive an email with their certificate from the course completion date.

You will receive an email with a link to complete the online learning prior to the face to face practical assessment. You must complete the online learning component of the training to receive your certificate.

You should arrive 15 minutes before your course start time. Please scan the QR code on arrival and sign in using your device.

Yes, first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) require that all students must be able to perform the practical demonstration of CPR on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor. 

First aiders should attend training on a regular basis to refresh their first aid knowledge and skills and to confirm their competence to provide first aid. Refresher training in CPR should be carried out annually and first aid qualifications should be renewed every three years.

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation – 12 months
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid – 3 years
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting – 3 years

Yes, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid does include CPR training. You can also opt to only complete HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation which, on completion, you will become proficient in providing CPR.

The minimum age to attend a course without an adult is 14 years, and children between 10 years and 13 years of age can attend accompanied by an adult. There is no maximum age.

Yes, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) have made the change following a request from the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC). It was determined that all reasonable adjustments (breaths to the side of the manikin, bandaging of self, etc) implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic should be removed before 1 September 2022.

Brisbane First Aid is committed to providing a training environment that is safe and hygienic for all participants. Training equipment is not shared between participants during our courses, and thorough disinfection of equipment occurs after every use. Hand washing facilities, and hand sanitiser are readily available throughout out training and assessment courses.

Yes, this has been tested and recommended by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) however, it’s not easy to do!

Yes, we will ask each student to wipe the head, neck, and chest with an alcohol wipe. In addition, an alcohol wipe will be inserted in the mouth of each manakin during breaths.