FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are the courses held?
Our public courses are held at one of two locations (The Caledonian or The Edgar Center). If you have already booked on a course please view your confirmation email for course location. If you are unsure please contact our office at 03-454-3040. If you are booking a course the location will be indicated at time of booking.
Caledonian Function Room, 50 Logan Park Drive, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016. There is plenty of free parking along Butts Road and close to Teachers College, Polytechnic and University so students can easily walk to the venue.
Edgar Center – 116 Portsmouth Dr, Otago, 9012. Courses located in the House of Travel Lounge. There is free parking in the Edgar Center parking lot for all course participants. Please check in at reception. There is a lift available should you require this access. Please let reception know and they will assist you.
Can you register NZQA unit standards?
Yes we sure can. Workplace First Aid Training Ltd is a New Zealand Qualifications Authority Registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and it’s subsequent amendments.
Head office at:
26 Glengyle St
What are the methods of payment?
Individuals can pay via credit card at time of booking through website booking portal. We also accept cheque, internet transfer, cash. We can send out an invoice to organisations after the course. We can provide a receipt for cash payments made at the course.
How long are the first aid certificates valid for?
Certificates are valid for two years. You are allotted a 3 month grace from the date of your certificate expiry, during which time you must complete your re-certification course to maintain these credits.
I need to do my Re-Certification course. Can I complete that with you if my original course was with a different provider?
Workplace First Aid Training LTD is required by NZQA to check the eligibility of students before they attend a First Aid Re-Certification course. If you have not completed your initial training course with us (Workplace First Aid Training or Comprehensive First Aid Training), please bring your last certificate with you for the tutor to sight on the day of the course.
Can we set our own date, times and venue if we have a group of people requiring training?
Yes. Contact us and we will make sure we meet your schedules and staffing needs. We can hold private training courses at your location for groups of 10 or more.
What unit standards do you offer?
26551 Provide first aid for life threatening conditions Level 2 Credit 1
26552 Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them Level 2 Credit 1
6400 Manage first aid in emergency situations Level 3 Credit 2
6401 Provide first aid Level 2 Credit 1
6402 Provide resuscitation Level 2 Credit 1
424 Assess and manage an emergency care situation during an outdoor recreation activity Level 3 Credit 5
How many trained first aiders do I need in my workplace?
Quote from the Department of Labour NZ.
How many trained first aiders you need will depend on the hazards in your workplace, the number and location of employees and how close you are to medical services. Think about how to ensure first aid cover is provided on all shifts, and when some of your first aiders are on planned or unplanned absences.
Contact us to discuss your requirements.
What are the requirements for workplaces to have persons qualified in first aid?
Quote from the Department of Labour NZ.
“Employers must take all practicable steps to develop procedures for dealing with emergencies that may arise while employees are at work. As part of meeting this responsibility, employers must have procedures for ensuring that an injured employee receives first aid and/or medical treatment.
Rapid response is important and all businesses will want to ensure that any injuries or suffering are not made worse by unnecessary delays in treatment. The best way of doing this is to have at least one qualified first aider available in every place of work.”
My first aid certificate lapsed a year ago can I do a Re-Certification course to uphold my previous certification?
There is a grace period of 3 months after your certificate expires. You would need to come for the Workplace First Aid or Comprehensive First Aid course(s) after this 3 month grace period.