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Scouts' First Aid Team

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Advanced First Aid

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Advanced First Aid

Advanced First Aid is a three-day course of six separate modules extending on the knowledge and skills involved in the Provide First Aid course:

  • Provide Advanced First Aid

  • Provide Advanced Resuscitation

  • Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Provide Basic Emergency Life Support

  • Provide First Aid

  • Automated External Defibrillation

Note that Advanced First Aid no longer contains the Administration of Analgesic Gases competency as it did earlier.

The Advanced First Aid module explores the following subjects in greater detail:

  • trauma management

  • lifting and moving a casualty

  • first aid records

  • multiple injuries

  • multiple casualties (triage)

  • first aid team work

  • drug and alcohol abuse, and

  • treating emotionally disturbed casualties.

For further information, see the First Aid Classes page.

With success at the Advanced First Aid course, the candidate gains the Advanced First Aid qualification and renews the Provide First Aid qualification, both for three years, and gains qualifications in the Advanced Resuscitation components, each valid for one year.



A current Provide First Aid ('HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid') or higher qualification less than six months old may be grounds for exemption from the first day.

Advanced Resuscitation

Advanced Resuscitation has two components:

Advanced Resuscitation

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation is taken to an advanced level, involving the use of various masks to reduce the possibility of infection, and air bags, two-person CPR and oxygen delivery apparatus to enable CPR to be performed more effectively and for longer.

Automatic External Defibrillation

How to use a defibrillator, the last 'D' of the St John 'DRSABCD Action Plan', a most important step in the Chain of Survival of a casualty with respiratory collapse.

Pain Management

Pain Management is a more comprehensive course replacing Analgesic Gas Administration, and is a stand-alone course separate from Advanced First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation.


The Advanced Resuscitation and Pain Management certificates are valid for one year.

Please contact the First Aid Chairman for information on the Advanced Resuscitation and Pain Management classes.

(The Chairman's contacts are displayed at the foot of the page.)



Candidates must have a Provide First Aid* ('HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid') or higher qualification at the time of the Advanced Resuscitation and Pain Management classes.

If you have qualified in Provide First Aid at one of our previous classes, we should have a record of your existing qualification, and no further proof will be necessary. If not, please check that your previous qualification is at the required level, and send a photocopy of your certificate with your booking form.

Advanced First Aid,
Advanced Resuscitation and
Pain Management Classes

Bookings: See the 'Bookings' page and the contact information at the bottom left of each page.
If you have difficulty booking into a class,
(1) Be sure to specify to St John Customer Service the course number of the course you're booking into, (The course number is the long number just below the course date in the list of courses below.)
(2) If you're still having difficulty, contact the Chairman of the First Aid Team at one of the contact numbers shown at the bottom of this page immediately under 'Contacts'.

Fees: on the 'Fees' page.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) required at booking.

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Class Dates
Class Numbers

Closing Dates


Advanced First Aid

There are no more Advanced First Aid classes scheduled in 2018.

The next may be in February 2019.

Advanced Resuscitation

There are no more Advanced Resuscitation classes scheduled in 2018.

The next is likely to be in February 2019.

Advanced Resuscitation

There are no more Pain Management classes scheduled in 2018.

The next is likely to be in February 2019.


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Enquiries about First Aid classes and bookings:
Contact St John Ambulance Australia (NSW)
by calling 02 9745 8888

(or 1300 360 455, if calling from outside
the Sydney Metropolitan Area)
and asking for Scout First Aid courses.

St John Customer Service personnel
will take bookings by telephone between
8:00am and 5:00pm on week days,
and between 8:30am and 1:00 pm on Saturdays.

To complete the emergency contact section of the E1 form,
enter the Chairman of our Team, John Crowley,
as the Emergency Contact.
His mobile telephone number is 0409 393 215.

Enquiries about First Aid support
or other First Aid related matters:

Please telephone The Chairman, John Crowley MStJ,
on 02 9874 4852 or 0409 393 215 (best contact)

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General Enquiries to the St John
Scouts NSW Division First Aid Team:

Direct emails to:

Written correspondence:
The Chairman
Scouts NSW Division
St John Ambulance Australia (NSW)
PO Box 301

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