Basic Workplace First Aid 

$165 (incl. GST)*

This shorter first aid course is ideal for anyone wanting to learn the basics of first aid in common emergency situations.  It is recommended for low-risk workplaces and designed for people who do not need to know about more advanced topics covered in Comprehensive Workplace First Aid. This course meets the guidelines provided by WorkSafe New Zealand (2020).  It includes 5.5-hours class time plus 4-hours of self-study.

This first aid class includes all course content from the CPR First Aid Course and covers the NZQA unit standards 6401 and 6402. 

It will give you a First Aid certificate that is valid for 2 years. You must recertify this course every 2 years.

Meditrain has 30 years experience in first aid training so you are in very capable and experienced hands!

Phone us 0800 084 543

*Note that course prices may vary depending on your location.

This will be a suitable workplace first aid course if your work environment is low-risk, as it covers the full range of first aid you may need to provide in those emergency situations. Other first aid providers call this course 'First Aid Level 1'.

If you have taken the Basic First Aid course (from any provider) in the last 2 years, you will just need to sit our Recertification Course - click here for more information.

To be eligible, you will need to be over the age of 14 and want a thorough knowledge of first aid.

This course includes CPR training on adults, children and infants, AED demonstration and includes the ability to manage emergency situations.

Public first aid classes - you can book online here and choose a day that is convenient for you. Our courses run from 8.30am to 3.30pm with weekday and weekend courses available. These are sessions for individuals wanting to join a public class. If you are looking for your business or a group, we recommend making an onsite group booking. See below.

Onsite group bookings - we offer group bookings for businesses or groups of people. The course will be held at your business premises or a suitable alternative. If you would like to book a group session please book here.

Recognise and provide basic life support (NZQA unit standard 6402):

  • Overview of regulations relating to accidents in the workplace
  • Approaching an Accident Scene
  • Scene Safety
  • Scene Assessment & management
  • Barriers
  • Primary Assessment
  • Rescue Breathing - adult / child / infant
  • CPR - adult / child / infant
  • AEDs / Defibrillators
  • Choking - adult / child / infant – Conscious and Unconscious

Recognise and provide first aid for (NZQA unit standard 6401):

  • External and Internal bleeding
  • Shock & Recovery Position
  • Heart Conditions
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Illness Assessment
  • Seizures
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Poisoning
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Fractures & dislocations
  • Soft tissue injuries - sprains & strains

NZQA Credits

The Unit Standards associated with this course are:

6401 Provide First Aid - Level 2, Credits 1

6402 Provide Basic Life Support - Level 1, Credits 1

If you would like these credits logged with NZQA, please provide your National Student Number (NSN) and your date of birth to your MediTrain Instructor.

Related First Aid Courses

Comprehensive Workplace Course

Recertification Course

Comprehensive Childcare Course

First Aid Kits