Comprehensive First Aid Certificate

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.

Course highlights

This course will equip you with the knowledge needed to respond in situations where a comprehensive first aid response is required. It is ideal for employees working in environments that are classified as medium to high risk by the Department of Labour.

The course is delivered over 12 hours - split over two days - in a space that satisfies strict educational and training standards. Our course is taught by highly experienced trainers, so you can be assured that the knowledge you receive will be of value in critical situations. Our First Aid training resources are up to date and always carefully cleaned and serviced by our in-house technician.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

All dates until June 2020 are to be cancelled until further notice.

Duration Two days - 12 hours (plus breaks)
Time 8:30am - 3:00pm
Study location(s) MIT Manukau
Study method
Please contact us for more information
Domestic fees $150 (incl GST)
Course code 723.314

Entry requirements

You must enrol for this certificate. To enrol please contacts us at

Course structure

Unit standards covered are 6400, 6401 and 6402.

Unit Standard 6400
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Special burns
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Chest injuries
  • Heat related conditions
  • Multiple injury scenarios.
Unit Standard 6401
  • Patient management
  • Conscious patient management
  • Shock
  • External bleeding
  • Burns
  • Medical conditions
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Eye injuries.
Unit Standard 6402
  • Introduction to the course
  • Safe identification and management of hazards
  • Infection control
  • Options for obtaining help
  • Priority actions
  • Adult CPR and defibrillation
  • Child CPR
  • Baby CPR
  • Adult / child choking
  • Baby choking
  • The sequence of casualty management
  • Unconscious casualty management.

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.