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Our Certificate III In Basic Health Care is a specialist course designed for workplace first aiders at industrial sites.

This course is designed to incorporate training in equipment and skills specifically structured to manage a casualty within a workplace.

Working with industry experts, students will obtain practical experience utilising first aid equipment, and confidence in managing casualties in an industrial and remote setting.

Note: Students undertaking this course need to have literacy skills equivalent to year ten English.

Book your course in a location convenient to you by selecting the region in the calendar below.

Course Details


Course Duration

10 days face-to-face + 4-6 wks self-directed workbooks


  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Casualty assessment
  • Advanced airway management
  • Resuscitation
  • Cardiac conditions and basic rhythm recognition
  • Respiratory conditions and emergency management
  • Basic pharmacology and medication administration
  • Medical terminology
  • Defibrillation
  • Trauma management
  • Management of emergency medical conditions
  • Documentation and communication
  • Simulation and scenario exercises
  • Use of ambulance equipment
  • Casualty movement
  • WHS processes


Students who hold some of the units required to complete the course or industry experience may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer and may be exempt from participating in some of the face-to-face components of the course, please contact St John Ambulance for details. 


BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations

HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources

HLTAMBAE403D Follow procedures for routine safe removal of client

HLTAMBFC301D Communicate with clients and colleagues to support health care

HLTAMBSC401B Manage routine scene and promote public safety

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid

HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and coworkers

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes



Training Materials Provided

Comprehensive student manual.

Recommended recertification period

The First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice recommends that 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.

The Australian Resuscitatio Council recommendations training in CPR annually to maintain relevant skills.

Recommended Product/First Aid kits

  • Keyring face shield or face mask
  • Medium Workplace Kit
  • Automated external defibrillator
  • Oxygen resuscitation pack
  • Adult silicon resuscitators
  • Adrenaline auto-injectors
  • Spinal boards
  • Stretchers
  • First aid room equipment

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