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.
The majority of each course is practical and involves group participation. Therefore you must have the ability to partake fully in CPR and will need to demonstrate to the tutor that you are able to perform set first aid tasks such as performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The course and assessments are conducted in English. Normally, to receive a certificate and / or the relevant unit standards you are required to pass any written, verbal and practical assessments in English.
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.