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.
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*All Workplace First Aid Training employees have been vetted with a background criminal record check.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To provide quality affordable and enjoyable First Aid courses that give people skills, knowledge and confidence when providing First Aid in a supportive training environment, ensuring the best possible outcome for the participant.
Exceeding client expectations, consistent quality, learner focused, excellence at every level, honesty, integrity and relevancy.
MEET THE DUNEDIN TEAM
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.
I am an instructor at Workplace First Aid and am really excited to hopefully take you on one of our courses.
I have a degree is Physical Education, am working on a Masters in Exercise and Health, and I also run an exercise programme for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes.
Working with people to reach a common goal of safety, health and wellness is a real passion of mine that I love to implement in my everyday life.
Having the ability to pass on such valuable First Aid knowledge is really exciting to me, and I know that those who leave the course will feel empowered and confident in all things health and safety.
I look forward to passing on my knowledge
Hi I’m Caitlin. I come from a travel and administration background and I am really enjoying being part of the team as the Office Manager.
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.
CENTRAL OTAGO OFFICE
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hi I’m Nigel. I have an extensive I.T. background and pretty much if you can think of it I can build it. When I’m not working on Workplace First Aid Training’s database and I.T. systems you can find me on a mountain bike or spending time with my family.