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This First Aid in Childcare – Assessment Only course is specifically designed to meet the needs of people working in the childcare and early childhood learning industry. This course is tailored towards anyone working with children. It covers child specific first aid in many high-risk areas such as anaphylaxis and asthma as well as common injuries and resuscitation. The Australian Children’s Education & Care Authority (ACECQA) has endorsed this course as meeting their requirements for anaphylaxis, asthma, and first aid training.


In this course, students complete a mandatory eLearning module and three hours face-to-face practice and assessment, under individual supervision of an accredited assessor.


The link to the eLearning will be provided to you via email once your booking has been confirmed. If you do not receive this link, please contact us, as you will not be able to undertake the face-to-face assessment without completing the eLearning. You will need to bring evidence of completing the e-learning with you to the classroom.


Assessment is through a combination of practical first aid activities and a written test paper. You will be required to demonstrate CPR on a manikin on the floor.


Course Bookings


Book a face-to-face assessment by selecting the region and date in the calendar below. If you require any assistance call 1300 785 646 and select Option 2, or email:


For group bookings - corporate clients can call 1300 785 646 to discuss face-to-face courses for small groups on-site.


Course Details


Course Duration

eLearning + 3 hours assessment in small group setting


  • DRSABCD action plan
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Medical emergencies
  • Heat and cold induced illness
  • Strains, sprains, dislocations and fractures
  • Chest and abdominal injures
  • Poisons
  • Legal issues
  • Defibrillation
  • Managing the unconscious, breathing casualty
  • Asthma
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Shock
  • Safety and risk management
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Facial and eye injuries
  • Bites and Stings
  • Infection control



This course is for those who have complete first aid training in the past. If you have never undertaken first aid training, then we recommend that you delay your training until after the current health crisis.


Students will need to complete the mandatory eLearning before undertaking the face-to-face assessment.

Training Materials Provided

First aid publication, bandages and plastic CPR wallet card.

Recommended recertification period

St John Ambulance recommends, as per the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice and the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines, that first aid skills are renewed every three years and resuscitation skills are renewed every 12 months.

Recommended Product/First Aid kits

  • Keyring face shield or face mask
  • Personal, Small, Medium or Large Leisure Kit (for the home and car)
  • Standard or Medium Workplace Kit (for industry)
  • Off-Road 4WD Kit, Recreational Marine Kit and Motoring Kit (for the great outdoors)
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
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