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With over 135 years’ first aid experience in South Australia, St John Ambulance SA delivers a broad range of first aid and related training courses.
We deliver nationally recognised training in partnership with St John Ambulance Australia Limited (RTO 88041), as well as internally, and otherwise accredited and non-accredited training.
Information such as our training terms and conditions and student rights and responsibilities can be viewed in the Participant Handbook.
The Provide Advanced Resuscitation course is designed for experienced first aiders who may be required to use specialised equipment in a first aid response. It develops advanced skills for providing life support, with a focus on the use of oxygen delivery systems and in-depth knowledge and skill in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Participants learn to handle and use oxygen therapy equipment including cleaning, storage, set up and administration of oxygen on conscious breathing, unconscious breathing and unconscious non-breathing casualties.
Advanced First Aid equips the participant for emergencies in both basic and high-risk environments, or to act as first aiders for larger facilities or groups. As well as the basics of first aid, it covers a broad range of advanced skills including the effective use of oxygen and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), major trauma, emotionally disturbed or drug affected casualties.
Occupational First Aid equips the participants to establish, maintain and facilitate the provision of first aid in a workplace environment, including the knowledge required to be responsible for a first aid room. It combines the fundamental and advanced skills and knowledge of first aid to identify and manage a variety of injuries and illnesses, including applying these skills in high risk work environments.This course is suitable for workers who hold the responsibility for providing and/or managing the first aid of worksites.
This 3-day course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate first aid for an injured/ill casualty when help is likely to be delayed or inaccessible. It covers the skills and knowledge to treat a range of injuries and illnesses, and also includes additional content with prolonged and self-care, preparing for evacuation and creating first aid contingency plans. It is suitable for individuals whose interests, activities or work take them to remote or isolated locations.
The 2-day Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health issue or crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals, and is externally accredited through Mental Health First Aid Australia.
The Caring for Kids course is non-accredited, and is delivered in a relaxed environment with no assessments and plenty of hands-on practice for relevant first aid techniques. The topics covered in this course include managing unconsciousness, choking, bleeding, burns, respiratory distress and anaphylaxis, with time set aside to cover the topics participants choose as well. It is ideal for new parents, guardians and/or carers of young children, including baby sitters and grandparents.
SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
St John Ambulance SA is a self-funded charity that cares for the wellbeing of all South Australians through the provision of first aid at events, first aid training and products, youth development, and social inclusion programs. Discover different ways you can get involved with St John below.
St John offers a range of volunteering opportunities to suit your interests and availability. From first aid at events and our Youth Development program, to Community Care, the Historical Society and the St John Band, there really is something to suit everyone at St John.
VOLUNTEER WITH US
The St John Community Care Program provides support and companionship to the elderly and those at risk of social isolation in the community by matching clients to volunteers based on shared interests and goals. All services are tailored to suit the needs and goals of each individual client.
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Our team of highly skilled volunteers and staff look out for the wellbeing of South Australians at events across the state almost every day of the year. From small community events to large stadium concerts and everything in between, we have your first aid needs covered.
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FIRST AID IN SCHOOLS
The First Aid in Schools program teaches South Australian primary school children the lifesaving skills of first aid free of charge. We can arrange for a qualified St John Trainer to come to your school and teach students a range of vital first aid skills, tailored to suit each year level.
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Our Youth Development program allows youth aged 11 to 17 to develop a range of first aid and life skills while earning proficiency badges, getting involved in competitions and camps, practising first aid skills under supervision at public events, making great friends and having fun!
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ST JOHN BAND
For all the musicians out there, St John also offers the opportunity to receive tuition in a variety of brass instruments, as well as first aid training. Performing at prominent St John and public events, the St John Band is a fantastic volunteer opportunity for the musically-inclined!
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SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 135 YEARS
St John Ambulance SA is a self-funded charity that cares for the wellbeing of all South Australians through the provision of first aid at events, first aid training and products, youth development, and social inclusion programs.