How long does a first aid certificate last?

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A frequently asked question by many is ‘how long does a first aid certificate last?’. A first aid certificate does not quite ‘expire’, however it is highly recommended it is refreshed to ensure you are up to date with the latest guidelines. Given the medical field is forever evolving, the way we do things in a first aid course today may be very different five years from now.

First aid certificate renewal

For those who require a first aid certificate to work, your certificate must be renewed every 3 years. This course is called ‘HLTAID011 Provide First Aid‘. Additionally, you must keep your ‘HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation‘ up to date every 12 months. Both courses fulfil the requirements of many workplaces. If you are working in an education or care settings such as a childcare or school your first aid requirements are similar. The certificate required is called ‘HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting ‘ and is renewed every 3 years.

Why should i refresh my first aid training?

Regardless of your requirements, whether for work or personal reasons, first aid training principles are always changing and keeping up to date is integral to be able to respond to any first aid incident. The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) are an expert body for the practice and teaching of resuscitation and first aid. First aid training strictly follows the guidelines set out by the ARC. The ARC regularly recommends changes are implemented into the training and therefor it is critical you keep your skills inline with the latest guidelines.

How can i update my certificate?

Updating your first aid certificate is simple. To renew your certificate, click on the ‘book now’ button below. Additionally, you can contact us and we can assist you in finding a suitable course.