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What Qualifications Do I Need To Be A First Aid Trainer?

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First aid trainers teach others how to respond in medical emergencies and help an injured or ill person before the arrival of further help. 

Being a first aid trainer can be a rewarding and useful career. Aside from the high demand for first aid due to health and safety requirements, this career touches lots of people by teaching them the basics of first aid and CPR skills that could eventually save lives. 

Interested in becoming a trainer? Here are first-aid trainer qualifications in Australia, which you can take. 

Skills and Qualifications to Become a First Aid Trainer in Australia

Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 (and transcript)

First and foremost, if you want to become a first aid trainer in Australia, you will need to have an entry-level teaching qualification. The Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 govern the delivery of nationally accredited training and assessment in Australia. Under these standards, trainers and assessors will be required to hold a TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or an ASQA recognised equivalent qualification (with evidence of recognition).

TAE4110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment teaches a specific set of skills required to deliver and assess vocational qualifications and can also be applied to workplace training roles. It is commonly known as the “Train the Trainer” qualification, “Cert IV TAE”, or “Cert IV Training”.

First Aid Qualification

After obtaining teaching qualifications that prove your competence as a trainer, the next step is to match your qualifications with relevant experience. You can hold other vocational qualifications and become an eligible trainer for the following courses:

Basic Life Support Training (BLS)

Provide CPR

Provide First Aid

Emergency Response in Education Care Setting

Why consider becoming a first aid trainer?

The training industry opens thousands of opportunities for you to work in both the public and private sectors. First aid is always in demand, which means learning first aid is never going out of trend, and there will always be demand for first aid trainers.

A First Aid Training Career is particularly rewarding as you have the opportunity to teach life-saving skills to thousands of students. You are teaching valuable knowledge that they can use in an emergency to administer first aid. First aid is a valuable life skill, and passing on this knowledge is a very worthy career.

As the trainer, you are expected to:

  • Deliver a high-quality first aid training program
  • Ensure that lesson plans are followed in all training courses
  • Ensure that all student assessment procedures are thoroughly prepared and students are aware of assessment requirements beforehand.

Join the First Aid Course Melbourne Team

We are always on the lookout for new trainers to join our growing team. We have trainers and assessors across Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin, Brisbane, Tasmania) that work together to achieve our mission to provide high quality, comprehensive, and cost-effective first aid training to all Australians. 

If you are interested in being part of the First Aid Melbourne Course Team, send an application to, attaching your CV, First Aid Certificates, and Trainer/Assessor Qualifications, with the reason/s why you would like to work with us. 

Happy Training!

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