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St John Ambulance Australia (NSW)

Scouts NSW Division


Scouts' First Aid Team

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1. Reading Portable Document Format Files (PDFs)

The class-specific booking forms on this site, and the Scout Activity Notification (E1) Forms you may be required to access, are PDFs. PDFs are used so that the layout the originator intended is what you see on your screen. It is unaffected by the preferences you have in your word processing software, such as Microsoft Word. You need to have installed a PDF Reader on your computer to read PDF files.

A very popular PDF Reader is the present incarnation of the original Adobe Reader – Adobe invented the PDF. Adobe Reader can be directly downloaded from Adobe's web site , free of charge. (Note: The US English version is the only English version available.)

A credible alternative is Foxit Reader, again a free download, from the Foxit Corporation web site.

2. Scouts Activity Notification (E1) Form

Scouts Australia requires us to use the E1 form, saying that it ensures the candidates are able to make informed decisions as to whether to attend a class, and provides medical information at its most relevant time: as the class commences.

The E1 form is available from the Scouts Australia (NSW Branch) Forms web site. The actual E1 form, version 10/17 is a 143kB download. Beware: The form loads slowly, even on fast computers.

3. St John Ambulance Australia (NSW)

The St John site tells about "ordinary people doing extraordinary things": how you can volunteer, how you can attend one of their first aid classes, shows the content of the classes they and we offer, and has a shop where you can buy a first aid kit or replenish the one you have.

4. St John Ambulance Australia First Aid Kits

Remember that St John offers a 10% discount on the price of a first aid kit when it is purchased in conjunction with attending a first aid class. The "Instructor" gets a 5% commission. So if you buy a kit soon after attending one of our classes, be sure to provide the class number on the form (the "Class ID" on your receipt), and as "Instructor", write "Scouts NSW Division", so that our First Aid Team gets the commission, because we will apply it to improving our support of the Scouting and Guiding communities.

5. Unique Student Identifier

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is issued to each student undertaking nationally recognised training by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. You can apply for a USI for yourself or, given the other person's permission, on behalf of another person, or a training institution can get a USI for you. Some personal details are required to apply for a USI, so it is preferable for the security of your personal information that you apply for a USI for yourself rather than having to share those details with the training institution. The application process uses a secure SSL-encrypted web interface (like with a bank) with an Australian Government site, and is free. Your USI is yours for life, and provides access to a secure online record of your nationally recognised training that you can access at any time and from anywhere.

(A USI is a string of length 10 of letters and numbers. So there are 3,656,158,440,062,976 combinations!)

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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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First Aid Team Webmail

(Private: Members Only)

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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