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Scouts NSW Division


Scouts' First Aid Team

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Provide First Aid
Two Days

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Provide First Aid

Provide First Aid is the entry level course for adults and youth over 14. It leads to the nationally approved 'HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid' qualification, valid for three years.

Provide First Aid is available as one day or two day classes. For the one day course, see Provide First Aid — One Day (PR1). The two day option is Provide First Aid — Two Days (PR2) covered on this page.

For a listing of the scope of the Provide First Aid course, see the St John web site.

This two-day course is normally run over a weekend from 8:30 am to about 4:30 pm both days, but for those who are not available on Saturdays, there are sometimes – according to demand – a few classes each year scheduled over two consecutive Sundays, and sometimes also a 5 week weekday evening course during May – June, again subject to demand. Other options may be available if there is sufficient interest. If you have the numbers of like-minded individuals to make a course viable, please contact us with your proposal.

Entries can possibly be accepted from youth under 14, but please be aware that the subject matter requires some maturity, and demonstrating effective cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an adult sized manikin requires some strength. Concentration is required, too; the two full days can be very long for some young folk. Please seek further advice from your Scout Leader or Guide Leader, or from the Chairman of the First Aid Team.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and
Emergency Life Support

As noted on the First Aid Classes page, those interested in gaining a CPR qualification, or just wanting to refresh their skills in CPR, can attend the first quarter of a Provide First Aid course – generally between the start of the course and lunch time in the first day – for the qualification 'HLTAID001 - Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation', or attend the first half – generally the first whole day – of a Provide First Aid course to gain the Emergency Life Support qualification, 'HLTAID002 - Provide Basic Emergency Life Support'. Many teachers require these skills.

From early 2011, the Scouts' First Aid Team has been offering Emergency Life Support classes to Scouts and Guides, who were formerly encouraged to do the Preliminary First Aid (First Aid for Juniors) course. Emergency Life Support offers a superior nationally recognised qualification via a more up-to-date course. See the Emergency Life Support page for further details.

Provide First Aid PR2 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.

Barra Brui Scout Hall
Kingsgrove Scout Hall

Class Dates
Class Numbers

Closing Dates


There are no more Provide First Aid (Two Day) classes scheduled in 2018.


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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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