First-aid training giving CPR to dummy

A first-aid certificate can be an essential and life-saving qualification.

First-aid training is required in many industries and professions. But it’s not just a necessary qualification for a range of jobs – it’s also a great way for parents to have peace of mind they’d know what to do in the case of an emergency.

Some students might even like to complete a first-aid certificate to enhance their resume and employability.

Here we uncover just how many jobs require a first-aid certificate and what you might expect from first-aid training.

Jobs that Require a First-Aid Certificate

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You might be surprised to know just how many jobs require first-aid training – many of which are outside the medical industry!

Some jobs that require a first-aid certificate might include:

  • Aged-care worker
  • Childcare provider
  • School teacher
  • Flight attendant
  • Construction worker
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Lifeguard
  • Counsellor/therapist
  • Personal trainer/athletic coach
  • Firefighter
  • Security guard
  • Server or bartender
  • Retail worker.

While this list is nowhere near exhaustive, it gives you a good idea of just how universal first-aid training is.

First-Aid Training for Parents

Woman applying first-aid training with child

First-aid training is also popular among parents who want to increase their skills in response to potential accidents or injuries involving their children.

While first-aid training is a great way for parents to up their skillset, according to research conducted by the Online Research Unit for The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, more than 40% of Australian parents don’t know first aid for a drowning child, and one in four parents isn’t confident to administer CPR to a child.

Credit: Australian Child Health Poll 2015, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

The study showed the majority of parents reported being either very interested (41%) or somewhat interested (43%) in further education or training in first aid for children – such as a Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) course.

What to Expect from a Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) Course

Group doing CPR in first-aid training

If you’re considering undertaking first-aid training, a Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) course from MyPath Education can teach you first response, basic life support, and casualty management.

What You’ll Learn

Upon completing this nationally recognised qualification, you’ll have the skills to apply first aid when needed. Learning will include:

  • Responding to emergencies
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Poisons, bites, and stings
  • Wound and fracture care
  • Infection control
  • CPR (CPR-only courses also available).

This course includes classroom-based training with health and safety, videos, and live demonstrations with experienced trainers. All workbooks and training materials are provided.

This course is scheduled monthly and runs from 7:30am to 5pm daily over one or two days. Due to Workplace Health and Safety requirements, students must be over the age of 18 years to enrol in this course.

Whether you require a first-aid certificate for your career or you’d simply feel more comfortable in your daily life with some first-aid training under your belt, MyPath Education can help you gain the skills to apply first aid when it’s needed most.

You can call our friendly staff on 07 3489 7777 to discuss your training requirements, or enquire online today.