The St John Ambulance Provide First Aid course covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to confidently manage emergency situations and provide a first aid response to a casualty. It is suitable to both people in workplaces and members of the public who want training in first aid.Provide First Aid courses offered through BSAR cover all the normal content, but with an outdoors slant. The course accredits participants in the HLTAID003 “Provide First Aid” unit of competency.
Alternatively, Bushwalkers who attend an additional two days can gain a St John Ambulance Remote First Aid certificate. The course accredits participants in the HLTAID005 “Provide first aid in remote situations” unit of competency.
Note: the St John Ambulance Remote First Aid course is not the same as the BWRS Remote Area First Aid courses we used to run.
It is a requirement of St John that all participants provide a USI number.
You will NOT be able to register for this course without a USI. If you have not gained one yet, apply on-line at https://www.usi.gov.au/ before registering for the first aid course. It is free of charge and only takes a few minutes.
The Provide First Aid course (formerly Apply First Aid or Senior First Aid) has two components:
The Remote First Aid course includes all the Provide First Aid content, plus additional modules covering first aid in situations where medical aid will be delayed. This course is designed to meet the first aid needs of bushwalkers, climbers, canyoners, cavers, 4WD enthusiasts, outdoor/adventure instructors, wilderness guides, Scout leaders or people who work and live in remote and/or isolated locations.
Belinda is an outdoor enthusiast and can often be seen out in the bush, in wild places. She is also a regular Navshield First Aider. She is a member of the Scouts NSW Division of St John Ambulance. In this particular course, Belinda places extra emphasis on treatment for typical outdoor injuries, particularly when medical assistance may be delayed.
Provide First Aid/Remote First Aid – day one – Sunday 19 Nov 2017 (08:30-16:30)
Remote First Aid – days two and three – 25-26 Nov 2017 (08:30-16:30)
Registration closing date Thursday ?? Nov 2017 (19:00)
Registration closes when available places are taken or 10 days before the course (St John requirement) and no late registrations can be accepted.
We will run a course around May 2018. Dates will be announced here when they are confirmed.
Bara Brui Scout hall, Hunter Avenue, St Ives. Entry is via a driveway in Hunter Avenue. The course is run in the second hall at the end of this driveway.
Provide First Aid $93 + $3.66 booking fee
Remote First Aid (includes Provide First Aid) $189 + $6.30 booking fee
NOTE: This is a discount price because our trainer is a St John volunteer.
You are not enrolled in this Provide First Aid course until full payment is made.
Note that you must have completed the pre-reading before attending the course. The pre-reading is available here: http://pfa.stjohn.org.au/
Bushwalkers doing the Remote First Aid course must bring a pack containing gear suitable for an overnight walk. This equipment will be used as improvised first aid equipment in practice scenarios.
Please inform the instructor by email or on the course if you have any illness or injury that may require attention during the course. We will do our best to accommodate everybody. All personal information will be kept confidential.
If you do not pass the theory exam (at least 80%) there will be an opportunity to resit the exam at the St John office in Burwood within six weeks of the class.
The written exam (46 multiple choice questions) will presume you are thoroughly familiar with the course pre-reading. To pass you must answer 80% of questions correctly in each of three sections.
Practical assessments (resuscitation and scenarios) will be conducted by the trainer throughout the day.
What if I don’t pass? You will have six weeks to re-sit any of the three course components (exam, scenarios, resuscitation) at another St John course. This can be arranged by phoning St John head office in Burwood.
You can email questions t firstname.lastname@example.org
The maximum number of students for each course is 18. The best way to make sure you don’t miss out is to register and pay early. You do not have a confirmed place in the class until you have registered on-line and paid in full.
You MUST have a USI number before you commence the registration process
Once you have your USI number, click on the link below and complete the registration details.
When you complete the registration process this will generate an automatic email confirming your registration. If you don’t get a confirmation email, let us know.
Please carefully consider your commitment to learn First Aid at this course. If you need to withdraw from the course the refund we can give you will depend on when you notify us of your intention to withdraw:
Before you register – YOU MUST HAVE A USI NUMBER. If you do not have a USI number you must get one before proceeding to register. Read the top of this page for details on how to get a USI number.