First Aid

We offer three First Aid certificate courses:

  • Workplace First Aid Certificate
  • Comprehensive First Aid Certificate
  • First Aid Refresher

These certificate courses meet strict educational and industry standards and are taught by experienced trainers (most of whom are registered nurses). You can rest assured that the knowledge you receive will be valuable in critical situations. The equipment used for demonstrations is of high quality and carefully prepared by our technicians. Our courses teach participants how to identify and eliminate hazards, assess a casualty and provide help in life threatening conditions. At the end of the course, you will receive a First Aid certificate acknowledging your completion of the course and any unit standards achieved.

Frequently asked questions

Where are the courses held?

Group bookings can be delivered on location at your workplace upon request.

First aid courses are usually delivered in A Block, South Campus (Faculty of Nursing and Health Studies). Clear directions to the appropriate room will be posted in the foyer.

How do I get there, and is car parking available?

MIT Otara is right off SH1 (East Tamaki exits) and is also serviced by multiple bus stops. Public parking is available right next to A Block in the Otara town centre car park. MIT also has parking further away in the North Campus multi-storey parking structure accessible from Gate 11 on Otara Road.

More details and downloadable maps are available here.

How should I be dressed?

Due to the practical nature of the course, participants are advised to wear comfortable casual attire as this will enable free movement for kneeling and lying on the ground.

Are meals or other refreshments provided?

All students are reminded that they are responsible for their own meals. There are facilities available to purchase food and drink on campus and in Otara town centre.

Is there a minimum class size?

In order for a course to proceed a minimum class size of 10 students is required. The maximum group size is limited to 20, to enhance student learning.


Next date: Friday 18 August 2017

Who should attend
  • Employees working in low hazard workplace settings like offices, retail shops and schools 
  • Members of the public wanting to learn how to react in emergency situations.
8 Hours (plus breaks)
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Next date: Monday 21 August 2017

Who should attend
  • Employees working in medium and high hazard workplace settings like factories, construction sites
  • Security staff who are likely to be first responders in emergency situations
  • Other employees of clubs and recreational facilities 
  • Members of the public wanting to learn how to provide comprehensive first aid in emergency situations.
12 Hours (plus breaks)
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Next date: Friday 18 August 2017

Who should attend
  • All First Aid certificate holders whose certificate is about to expire

NB: First aid Certificates are valid for 2 years from date of issue

6 Hours (plus breaks)
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