Unit Standard-based First Aid Training Courses
These are the minimum requirements for both initial and refresher training.
Training courses may be conducted either centrally away from the place of work or, where suitable training facilities exist, at the place of work.
Quality assured courses will be monitored by NZQA through organisational evaluation. For training, where assessment is against unit standards, then this assessment will also be moderated by NZQA through national external moderation as per the Accreditation and Moderation Plan (AMAP)
The duration and content of a workplace first aid course should take account of:
- class sizes
- capabilities of the people being trained
- the identified hazards and risks associated with the workplace they will be working in (where practicable).
The minimum duration of a first aid training and assessment will be, for training based on::
- 6400, 6401 and 6402 a minimum of 12 hours training and assessment
- 6401 and 6402 or 26551 and 26552 a minimum of 8 hours training and assessment
- for a refresher training, where the learners certificate is no older than two years and three months from date of issue, a minimum of six hours training and assessment.
First aid training course must cover the outcomes of the NZQA first aid unit standards being assessed and any additional modules identified through the workplace risk assessment process as outlined by the Department of Labour guidelines.
Unit standard achievement is recorded on the candidate's Record of Achievement, maintained by NZQA.
Please note that future changes to First Aid AMAP 0230 are also likely".
Actions for Survival fully supports NZQA's inititive and will strive to reinforce the Training Requirements and it's publication First Aid as a Life Skill: Training Guidance for Quality Provision of Unit Standard Based First Aid Courses.