ABOUT US

Locally owned and delivering quality enjoyable first aid courses to meet your needs and busy schedules. 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 its subsequent amendments.

Head office at 16 McBride St, South Dunedin, 9012 and we also have branches in Central Otago and Auckland. We intend to be a nationwide first aid provider in the near future. This is due to our great regular customers wanting our services in other regions. Qualifications gained are nationally recognised and training can be provided at your site or ours.

Best of all, affordable prices, modern training equipment, relevant and professional instruction. Once you train with us you will never use another first aid provider again.

Head to our testimonials section to see our latest independent reviews.
*All Workplace First Aid Training employees have been vetted with a background criminal record check.

MEET THE DUNEDIN TEAM


DUNEDIN OFFICE

Phil Hudson  | AKA First Aid Phil.

I am the founder and Managing Director of Workplace First Aid Training LTD.
I have spent 10 years working as a SCUBA Diving Instructor, 5 years as District Manager of Surf Life Saving Otago and I also teach Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) Courses. I have always pursued what interests me as that way it would never feel like I am working and I’ve always been involved with roles that benefit others. I live by a motto that “If a student failed to learn, I failed to teach them”.  When I’m not developing the company, you can most likely find me at the beach, at a river fishing, underwater somewhere or out in the great outdoors of New Zealand. It’s research so I can take the children out to share the experience with them when they’re old enough.

Stephen

Hello everyone, I am one of the instructors at Workplace First Aid Training. I have a back ground in the sport industry. I studied a Physical Education degree at Otago. I really enjoying teaching people to help others and help themselves if need be. When i am not at work you can find me out and about in the community exploring the many cultural wonders NZ has to offer.

Caitlin

Hi I’m Caitlin. I come from a travel and administration background and I am really enjoying being part of the team as the HR Manager and Administrator. I love the outdoors and enjoy spending time in Central Otago on my Mountain Bike as well as Skiing in the winter. I also enjoy swimming, walking and going on adventures with my husband, friends and family.

Craig

Hello all! I am one of the instructors at Workplace First Aid Training, so I look forward to seeing you on one of our courses! My background is in Personal Training and Nutrition, specializing in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and diabetes. Whether working with medical populations or now working in a first aid capacity I really enjoy giving people the know-how and practical skills to be able to help themselves or others. In my spare time you’ll either find me relaxing with a good book or out and about exploring all the nooks and crannies around the wider wilder parts of the Otago region.

Vanessa

I am an Account Manager and Instructor for Workplace First Aid Training. I have 12 years experience in management, sales and teaching. My background is in health and safety, fitness and teaching industries. I enjoy the outdoors, adventures and meeting people so I look forward to meeting you on either a course or in a sales capacity. If you have any corporate or sales inquiries you can contact me on 027 561 1080.


CENTRAL OTAGO OFFICE

Keri

It is my pleasure to be an Account Manager based in Wanaka looking after our Central Otago Customers and Sales Inquires.

I have 16 years Management experience and I love dealing with people of all ages in a friendly and helpful way.
Being part of community events and enjoying the outdoors with my family are two of the things I enjoy in my time off from work. As a mother of three children I find my role very rewarding.

I look forward to meeting you and supporting your individual needs to achieve your First Aid requirements with our fantastic Instructors.

If you are in the Central Otago Area and have any questions regarding the training we provide or would like to talk over your needs please don’t hesitate to contact me on 027 254 6668.


AUCKLAND OFFICE

Billy Napier

Kia ora, I am the Regional Manager and an Instructor of Workplace First Aid Training Auckland. I have been within an educating role for the last 12 years being a Primary Teacher in both Auckland and Dunedin.

I am passionate about teaching and helping others while also experiencing the satisfaction of seeing people learn new skills. I have family history of teaching and in the medical industry which has been awesome foundation for instructing First Aid.

I have many personal interests which include playing sports like Tennis, Golf and Fishing. While I love to cook and attend all the wicked Live Music Events here in Auckland.

I look forward to you being involved in Workplace First Aid Training Auckland.

GOVERNING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Paul Hudson | Chairman

Paul Hudson is the chairman of Workplace First aid Training and a member of ACA New Zealand Society of Accountants. Paul’s experience over the years include:

  • Managing Director, Cost Accountant and Finance Director for Cadbury Confectionary (25 year tenure)
  • Deputy Mayor for Dunedin City Council; 33 years of extensive experience as councillor for Dunedin City Council.
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Paul is looking forward to help guide the future of Workplace First Aid Training LTD.

Previous Business and Community responsibilities:

  • Chairman Dunedin City Holdings Ltd
  • Chairman City bus
  • Deputy Chairman – City Forests Ltd
  • Director Auroa Energy Ltd
  • Director Delta Utility Services Ltd
  • Founder and Chairperson of Community house Trust
  • Member of Council of Social Service
  • Member of Art Gallery Social Council
  • Member of Regent Theatre Board

Matthew Dick

I have been working for the University of Otago at the School of Physiotherapy since 2007.  In that time I have been involved in teaching on multiple papers for both undergraduate and post-graduate students and have been involved in various multi-disciplinary teams.  The duties required include clinical supervision in physiotherapy clinics, organising and teaching labs, taking lectures, and contributing to organisational meetings for various papers.  In addition I am one of the service providers for the Otago University High Performance Rowing Centre, and work as an occupational physiotherapist.  A significant part of my job is educating people, be they students, rowers, patients, or workers who are having trouble at work.

Michelle Brunton

I have worked in the Private Training Establishment (PTE) sector since 1997. I initially worked as a tutor and later education manager under the umbrella of Adventure education in the areas of scuba instruction, first aid and retail education.
I subsequently worked and training manager and later general manager for a site under the umbrella of Academy of diving Trust.
I was asked to join the Board of Trustees for the Academy of diving Trust and assisted in governance in that capacity for two year. I am currently college Manager of Community College Dunedin. Our PTE delivers education for TEC, MSD, and MOE in the areas of hospitality, outdoor, foundation learning, employment skills, life skills and rest home care.
I am also a member of the governance group for Community College NZ Ltd.
Throughout this time I have developed strong links in the education sector in a wide variety of areas and in particular with other PTEs, ITOs and NZQA.

Ryan Moses

I am a passionate and highly motivated Leader with a focus on building a winning culture, sharing best practice, leading change and delivering outstanding results.
I have enjoyed success in a variety of roles within Spark NZ and have 19 years of ICT industry experience working and managing teams across multiple segments – Consumer, SME Business, Corporate and Enterprise.
My ability to build effective relationships both internally & externally, passion for people, high personal standards, drive and competitive nature has enabled me to become a leader in my field.
I’m also Sparks Regional Manger overseeing all franchises in the South Island.

Kyle Ford

I am an experienced industry expert, with strong track records, freethinking styles and the diversity of skills needed to help medium and large organisations achieve their strategic goals leveraging a solid IT strategy. I also joined the board of Anglican Family Care in December 2014 with the desire to give back to our community. I’m currently the Chief Information Officer at Well South and has over twenty years of experience in information technology. I’m particularly interested in strategy development and look forward to working with other Board members to build long-term sustainability as well as increased collaborations and partnerships with other organisations.