Workplace First Aid Certificate

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.

Course highlights

This course prepares you to respond in emergency situations and to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations.

Workplace First Aid is a perfect fit for your office, retail shop, call centre or a similar low risk workplace. 

The knowledge and practical training delivered in the course are fully in line with the guidelines prescribed by the Department of Labour, designed to match the requirements of unit standard 26551 and 26552.

Our First Aid training resources are up-to-date and always carefully cleaned and serviced by our in-house technician.

The training is delivered over eight hours at our MIT Manukau campus and the certificate you get at the end is fully recognised by the New Zealand Qualification Authority.

Customised First Aid Courses

We also offer on-site and customised First Aid courses for individual groups and organisations.

These can be tailored to meet your specific requirements and budget. 

Contact us for more information at

Key facts

Start Date(s)

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

Duration One day on-site, eight hours (plus breaks)
Time 8.30am - 5.30pm
Study location(s) MIT Manukau
Study method
Please contact us for more information
Domestic fees $120 (incl GST)
Course code 723.307

Entry requirements

You must enrol for this certificate.

Course structure

Unit Standard 6401
  • Management of less serious wounds
  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Medical emergencies
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Diabetes
  • Seizures
  • Chest pains
  • Stroke
  • Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)
  • Spinal injuries.
Unit Standard 6402
  • 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
  • Conscious casualty management / reduced level of consciousness
  • Shock
  • Serious bleeding 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.