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First Aid Training Sydney FAQ’s

Edway Training has created a list of common questions asked in regards to our Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) training course. If you have a question not listed here or have any further queries, please call 1300 663 350 or email to info@edway.edu.au

Please note that information provided is related to the Provide First Aid training course (HLTAID003) in NSW, Australia.

Q1: I’ve lost my First Aid Certificate, what do I have to do? Do I have to do the course again?
Q2: How long is certificate valid for? When do I have to renew?
Q3: Do I have to carry my First Aid certificate on me/Is there a First Aid card I can obtain?
Q4: What do I have to bring with me to class?
Q5: Can I work in other states with my Certificate/Is it nationally recognised?
Q6: What do I receive on the day of training?
Q7: What is covered in the First Aid training course? What do I learn?
Q8: Can I do my First Aid online?
Q9: What other similar courses does Edway offer?
Q10: What is the minimum age to complete the First Aid?
Q11: Who regulates the training?
Q12: My English is not so good, can I bring a translator?
Q13: What happens if I fail?

Q1: I’ve lost my First Aid Certificate, what do I have to do? Do I have to do the course again?

To receive a replacement certificate simply call your training provider, they will be able to send you a copy of your certificate.

You are not required to resit the course if you have lost or misplaced your certificate.

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Q2: How long is certificate valid for? When do I have to renew?

Your First Aid certificate has an expiry of 3 years from the date of issue.

The CPR component of the First Aid certificate is valid for 12 months and must be renewed every year to keep your qualification current.

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Q3: Do I have to carry my First Aid certificate on me/Is there a First Aid card I can obtain?

Generally speaking, no. However, employers might also ask you for a photocopied version to keep for their records.

There is a wallet sized plastic First Aid card that can be purchased from our offices. You will need to have your picture taken and some details recorded and the card will be sent in the mail within a few weeks.

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Q4: What do I have to bring with me to class?

A participant needs to bring photo I.D. and completed 65 question workbook. The workbook can be downloaded from the link provided in booking confirmation email.

Edway Training provides all the necessary paperwork and first aid training equipment (e.g. manikins, training defibrillation, bandages).

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Q5: Can I use my First Aid certificate in other states? Is it nationally recognised?

Yes, you can use your First Aid certificate in different states.

Provide First Aid HLTAID003 training is recognised and accepted Australia wide.

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Q6: What do I receive on the day of training?

After successful completion of the end of the day assessment, participants are issued with the Provide First Aid HLTAID003 Statement of Attainment (Certificate).

Please note that completion of this course also provides Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) HLTAID001 and Provide Basic Emergency Life Support HLTAID002 qualifications.

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Q7: What is covered in the First Aid training course? What do I learn?

Topics covered in the First Aid course are as follows:

  • CPR
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Burns and scalds
  • Head, chest and spinal injuries
  • Fainting and unconsciousness
  • Bandaging techniques
  • Severed limbs
  • Poisoning, bites, stings.

These topics are covered in various activities including PowerPoint presentation, practical activities, role plays, group discussions and an assessment at the end of the course.

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Q8: Can I do my First Aid online?

No.

Some components that need to be assessed in order for you to pass the First Aid course are practical activities and cannot be done online.

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Q9: What other similar courses does Edway offer?

Edway Training offers the CPR (HLTAID001) as a separate course for those who need to update their certification. This component needs to be renewed every 12 months.

We also offer the Childcare First Aid course (HLTAID004) which covers asthma, anaphylaxis and incident reporting. This course is required for those working in around children in an education or care environment. It costs an extra $50 and consists of everything learned in the First Aid training course plus the components mentioned above. This has an expiration term of 3 years.

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Q10: What is the minimum age to complete the First Aid?

There is no minimum age to complete the First Aid training course.

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Q11: Who regulates the training?

ASQA is the regulatory body for our First Aid training courses.

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Q12: My English is not so good, can I bring a translator?

Yes, you can bring a translator.

Please let us know when booking if you are going to bring a translator as we will have to reserve a seat for them.

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Q13: What happens if I fail?

If you fail the exam we allow you to come back and re-sit the exam. You do not have to pay nor sit through the whole course again, we simply ask that you choose a date and time and come back to have another attempt at the exam.

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