Welcome to First Aid Academy
First Aid Academy Pty Ltd is an innovative, professional First Aid Training center. We create confidence to care by providing nationally accredited courses and other services, including sales & hire of rescue equipment as well as provision of first aid provision local events. We cater for a wide variety of local organizations, nationally owned corporate businesses, government agencies, and the general public of Cairns & Far North Queensland.
Our training department, which has been successfully operating since 2005, is headed by Alex van Welderen, an Instructor Trainer (PADI Course Director) with over twenty five years’ experience in training. His team is a highly dedicated and enthusiastic group of instructors who are fully qualified according to standards set out by the Australian Quality Framework (AQF), and hold current certification for the training they are delivering. They hold a current Working with Children Blue Card, as well as the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
I am proud to head the First Aid Academy, as we are a growing business but we are still small enough to care a lot.
– CEO Alex van Welderen –
Scope of Services Provided
- Training in Health Packages (listed below)
- First Aid Kit Restocking & Sales
- Sales, Servicing & Hire of Equipment including Advanced Resuscitation (oxygen), Rescue Equipment, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and First Aid Training Material
- First Aid provision for Events including Sporting, Community, Charity and Private functions
Public courses are held 6 days per week (excluding public holidays). Visit our online Course Calendar to see dates and times and book when it suits you.
Training can be conducted for groups, either at our training center or onsite at your business (click here for more information).
Nationally Accredited Courses
- HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
- HLTAID012 Provide an Emergency Response First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting
- HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations
- HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid
- HLTAID015 Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen therapy
- UETDRRF004 Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel
Other training programs provided (non-accredited- awarded with a Statement of Attendance)
- Airway Management – Training in iGel insertion
- Parents First Aid – Infants, Toddlers and Parents
First Aid Academy is a one-stop-shop with a large range of first aid kits (to suit your car, workplace, boat, 4WD etc) and supplies to re-stock first aid kits – enquire or bring in for a free inspection. We also provide a great selection of rescue equipment, ranging from face shields to full Ambulance fit-outs, with some famous brand names like:
- FERNO RESCUE EQUIPMENT
- LAERDAL RESCUE AND TRAINING EQUIPMENT
- AQUATICA OXYGEN BAGS and FIRST AID KITS
- ZOLL, LAERDAL, DEFIBTECH-LIFELINE and SAMARITAN DEFIBRILLATORS
- FIRST AID ACADEMY (home brand) Pocket masks and face shields
Our service includes finding the right equipment for your business and organising the compulsory yearly service for oxygen and defibrillator equipment. We guarantee the service and maintenance of any of your gear at the best rate possible.
We Have Moved!
Since the end of 2015, First Aid Academy is located at 36 Florence St, Cairns. Our modern training center is centrally located with good parking facilities and 4 classrooms fitted with the latest media equipment for training. Come in and say hello to our friendly staff, have a coffee, and have a look at our range of first aid and rescue equipment.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please contact us for any questions you might have.