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What qualifications do I need to be a first aid trainer?

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Becoming a first aid trainer is not as complicated as you may expect. With some relevant experience, added with enthusiasm and dedication, you can kick start a new career in the first aid industry. 

If you are someone interested in becoming a first aid trainer, keep reading to know the qualifications and requirements you need to become a successful first aid trainer.


Skills and Qualifications to Become a First Aid Trainer in Australia

Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 (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 TAE40110 (updated on 31 March 2019, previously known as 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 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 Sydney Courses Team

We are always on the lookout for new trainers to join our growing team. We have trainers and assessors across Australia 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 Sydney 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. 


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