Our mission is to deliver quality training assessment that meets the needs of learners and industry.
First Aid Courses Sydney is owned and operated by Sharon McCulloch, trading as FirstAidPro, RTO Code 40407.
In recognition of this mission, our objectives are:
People: We strive to attract, recruit and retain talented, competent and committed people. We promote excellent performance through leadership and professional development.
Safety and equality: We are committed to providing an environment that is safe, equitable, and promotes a confident and productive training and assessment environment.
Integrity and ethics: We conduct ourselves in accordance with shared and agreed standards of behaviour which holds ethical conduct and integrity as our highest priorities.
Quality committed: We aspire to deliver consistent, high-quality services and apply quality systems that support training and assessment excellence.
Learner centred: We thrive on providing training and assessment that is learner-centred and supports lifelong learning. We respect our clients and strive to attract them time after time through high quality training and assessment experiences.
Industry engagement: We recognise the value of industry engagement as the driving force in shaping our training and assessment strategies. We deliver training and assessment services which are founded on industry needs and expectations.
Our expectation of you
FirstAidPro expects you: To contribute to learning in a harmonious and positive manner irrespective of gender, race, sexual preference, political affiliation, marital status, disability or religious belief. To comply with the rules and regulations of FirstAidPro.
To be honest and respectful, which includes not falsifying work or information and not conducting yourself in any way that may cause injury or offence to others. To be responsible for your own learning and development by participating actively and positively and by ensuring that you maintain progress with learning modules. To monitor your own progress by ensuring that assessment deadlines are observed. To utilise facilities and FirstAidPro publications with respect and to honour our copyrights and prevent our publication from being distributed to unauthorised persons. To respect other students and FirstAidPro staff members and their right to privacy and confidentiality.
In line with the current government regulations pertaining to the Covid-19 vaccine, you must be fully vaccinated to be accepted to some venues in New South Wales and Victoria.
Whilst vaccination is not mandatory for those attending First Aid Training with FirstAidPro; you may be required to be vaccinated in order to enter our venue. If this is the case, you may also be required to show proof of your vaccination upon entry. This is in accordance with the venue’s own policies, based on state government requirements and is not something we can control.
*Please review the venue’s vaccine policy prior to booking. If you are refused entry on arrival to your course please contact us on 08 7120 2570 to discuss your options. We will endeavour to help you find a solution, but please be aware that we are unable to issue refunds.*
FirstAidPro is committed to providing you a safe environment in which to participate in training and assessment. The following guidelines are provided as a basis for safe practice in the training environment:
- Know and observe details of emergency response and evacuation plans
- Do not undertake activities that may cause injury to self or others
- Be responsible for your own actions
- Smoking is not permitted at the training and assessment facilities or offices
- Everyone has a responsibility to provide and maintain a safe working environment at all times. This includes staff, trainers, contractors, students and visitors.
- Report all potential hazards, accidents and near misses to the RTO staff.
- Consumption of alcohol within training and assessment facilities or during the conduct of training and assessment is not permitted. People appearing to be suffering the effects of intoxication or drugs will be asked to leave and forfeit any course fees paid.
- Training and assessment areas must be kept neat and tidy at all times
- Seek assistance if you volunteer to lift items e.g. move furniture in a training area
- Observe hygiene standards, particularly in eating and bathroom areas.
Electrical equipment- Electrical equipment that is not working should be reported to RTO staff. Electrical work should only be performed by appropriately licensed or trained personnel. Students, trainers and assessors should not undertake any task related to fixing electrical equipment such as lighting or electrical training aids. All electrical equipment used must be tagged and tested annually and any new equipment must not be used until it has been tested and tagged as safe.
FirstAidPro will undertake to communicate the procedures involved in evacuation and the location of fire equipment to students at each facility for each training and assessment event; and to users of the office at least twice each year. All users of a training and assessment facility need to be familiar with the location of all EXITS and fire extinguishers. Users will consult available maps to determine location. It is the user’s responsibility to understand fire drill procedures displayed around the premises. Users are asked to attend any sessions on fire safety procedures and the use of fire safety devices.
First aid provisions are available where training is delivered. All accidents must be reported to staff. The accident and any aid administered must be recorded by staff involved.
Lifting Policy- Students, trainers and assessors are encouraged not to lift anything related to the training and assessment provided by FirstAidPro unless they do so voluntarily and taking all responsibility for any injury caused. Never attempt to lift anything that is beyond your capacity. Always bend the knees and keep the back straight when picking up items. If you have experienced back problems in the past do not attempt to lift heavy objects at all. Ask someone else to do it for you.
House-keeping – Always ensure that all work areas are clean and clear of clutter to avoid the danger of accident by tripping or falling over. Place all rubbish in the bins provided. Ensure that kitchen bench spaces are left clean and tidy and that all dishes are washed. Do not leave tea towels or any cleaning cloths in a bundle on the benchtops or draped near any bin. Do not sit or climb on any desks or tables.
FirstAidPro is committed to ensuring that the training and assessment environment is free from discrimination and harassment. All FirstAidPro staff members (including contractors) are aware that discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated under any circumstances. In the event that discrimination and harassment is found to have occurred disciplinary action will be taken against any staff member who breaches this policy. Suspected criminal behaviour will be reported to police authorities immediately. Students should expect fair and friendly behaviour from FirstAidPro staff members and we apply complaint handling procedures advocated by the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC).
Students who feel that they have been discriminated against or harassed should report this information to a staff member of FirstAidPro. This will initiate a complaints handling procedure which will be fair and transparent and will protect your rights as a complainant. Alternatively, if a student wishes to report an instance of discrimination or harassment directly to an agency external to FirstAidPro, they are advised to contact the HREOC Complaints Info-line on 1300 656 419.
FirstAidPro takes the privacy of students very seriously and complies with all legislative requirements. These include the Privacy Act 1988 and National Privacy Principles (2001). Student information is only shared with external agencies such as registering authorities to meet compliance requirements as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). All information shared is kept in the strictest confidence by both parties and is available upon written request.
In some cases, we are required by law to make student information available to others, such as the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research. In all other cases, FirstAidPro will seek the written permission of the student for such disclosure.
Fees and refunds
In accordance with applicable State legislation, FirstAidPro is entitled to charge fees for items or services provided to students undertaking a course of study. These charges are generally for items such as course materials or textbooks, student services, and training and assessment services.
Fees are paid upon enrolment or within 7 days of receiving the invoice. The initial fee payment must be paid prior to commencing training or within 7 days of receiving an invoice from FirstAidPro. FirstAidPro may discontinue training if fees are not paid as required. For a full list of current fees and charges, please request a copy of the FirstAidPro schedule of fees and charges.
Students who cancel their enrolment part way through a training program must notify FirstAidPro in writing at the soonest opportunity if consideration of fee reimbursement is required. Once FirstAidPro is notified, a refund will be issued for the component of training not commenced. FirstAidPro is entitled to retain fees for any component of the course completed up until the point of notification by the student cancellation.
Replacement of text and training workbooks
Students who require the replacement of issued text or training workbooks will be liable for additional charges to cover the cost of replacement. For a full list of replacement charges, please refer to the FirstAidPro schedule of fees and charges.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
ALL students enrolling in nationally accredited training are required to provide photographic evidence to prove their identity (i.e. Drivers Licence, proof of age card, Passport) and also provide their USI (Unique Student Identifier). Students without any proof of identity or a pre-existing USI cannot be enrolled. FirstAidPro cannot issue a certificate to any student, regardless of course outcome result, without the student providing a USI. You can download a fact sheet about the USI here. If you do not already have your USI, visit the USI website to create one.
You confirm that FirstAidPro has permission to locate your USI if incorrect or not supplied.
Below is our cancellation fee table:
Cancellation fee: $22
Less than 2 days before your course date: No Refund
Non-attendance, non-full disclosure of information, late arrival or insufficient ID on the course date: No Refund
Below is our reschedule fee table:
Reschedule fee: $10
Less than 2 days before your course date: 50% of the course fee
Late arrival or insufficient ID on the course date: 50% course fee
*If a sickness certificate is forwarded to us, we will reschedule at no charge.
FirstAidPro accepts payment for fees using only a Credit Card.
Access to your records
You are entitled to have access to your student file and learning and assessment records on request. You may require these to monitor your progress with training or simply to go back and confirm something in a previous training module. Whilst these records will be retained by FirstAidPro in our Adelaide archive facility, you are welcome to have access anytime or alternatively request a copy at no cost to you. If you require access to your records, just ask your trainer, and it will be organised immediately.
Our continuous improvement of services
FirstAidPro is committed to continuously improving our training and assessment services, student services and management systems. Central to this commitment is our approach to continuous improvement and the procedures we apply to achieve systematic and sustained improvement.
The primary method of reporting opportunities for improvement by students is via course feedback forms, online feedback and email. This procedure allows any person to raise a suggestion for consideration by the Continuous Improvement Committee. Students and staff are encouraged to provide feedback to FirstAidPro so we can improve our services in the future.
Learner satisfaction survey
At the completion of your training program, you will be issued a Learner Satisfaction Survey. This is a nationally consistent survey tool that is designed to collect feedback from students about their experience with an RTO and in undertaking nationally recognised training. Your completion and return of this survey are important to FirstAidPro for our ongoing improvement of services and to enable us to report this information to our registering authority. Your assistance in gathering this survey data is greatly appreciated.
Your language, literacy, and numeracy skills
Language, literacy and numeracy skills are critical to almost all areas of work. This is particularly true in many vocations where language, literacy and numeracy skills influence the performance of workplace tasks such as measuring, weighing and comprehending written work instructions.
To support this approach, FirstAidPro will: Assess a student’s language, literacy and numeracy skills during their enrolment to ensure they have adequate skills to complete the training; Support students during their study with training and assessment materials and strategies that are easily understood and suitable to the level of the workplace skills being delivered; Provide clear information to students about the detail of the language, literacy and numeracy assistance available; Refer students to the external language, literacy and numeracy support services that are beyond the support available within FirstAidPro and where this level of support is assessed as necessary; and Negotiate an extension of time to complete training programs if necessary.
Making complaints and appeals
FirstAidPro is committed to providing a fair and transparent complaints and appeals process that includes access to an independent external body if necessary.
What is a complaint?
A complaint is negative feedback about services or staff that has not been resolved locally. A complaint may be received by FirstAidPro in any form and does not need to be formally documented by the complainant in order to be acted on. Complaints may be made by any person but are generally made by students and/or employers. To submit a formal complaint in writing, please download and complete the complaints and appeal form HERE and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is an appeal?
An appeal is an application by a student for reconsideration of an unfavourable decision or finding during training and/or assessment. An appeal must be made in writing and specify the decision or finding in dispute. Appeals must be submitted to FirstAidPro within 28 days of the student being informed of the assessment decision or finding.
Early resolution of complaints and appeals
In all cases, issues that arise during training and assessment that are the source of frustration or are in dispute should be resolved at the time they occur between the persons involved, where possible.
Sometimes, it will not be possible, and in these cases, you are encouraged to come forward and inform us of your concerns with the confidence that you will be treated fairly.
Complaint and appeals handling
FirstAidPro undertakes to apply the following principles to its complaints and appeals handling: A written record of all complaints and appeals is to be kept by FirstAidPro, including all details of lodgement, response and resolution. A complainant or person lodging an appeal is to be provided with an opportunity to formally present their case at minimal or no cost. Each complainant or person lodging an appeal may be accompanied and/or assisted by a support person at any relevant meeting. The handling of a complaint or appeal is to commence within 10 working days of the lodgement of the complaint/appeal and all reasonable measures are taken to finalise the process as soon as practicable.
The complainant or person lodging an appeal is to be provided with a written statement of the outcome, including details of the reasons for the outcome. The complainant or person lodging an appeal has the opportunity for a person or a body independent of FirstAidPro to review their complaint or appeal following the internal FirstAidPro complaint or appeals process. It is noted that a review of findings by an independent person or body will generally only relate to the appeals process and is less likely to be required in complaints handling. FirstAidPro shall maintain the enrolment of the complainant or person lodging an appeal during the complaint or appeals process.
Decisions or outcomes of the complaint or appeals process that find in favour of the student or otherwise shall be implemented immediately. Complaints and appeals are to be handled in the strictest of confidence. No FirstAidPro representative is to disclose information to any person without the permission of the FirstAidPro Chief Executive Officer. Decisions to release information to third parties are only to be done after the complainant or person lodging the appeal has given permission for this to occur. Complaints and appeals are to be considered on the basis of procedural fairness and lead to opportunities for improvement as a Continuous Improvement Report.
RPL / RCC – recognition of your existing skills and knowledge
In accordance with the requirements of the ASQA Standards for Registered Training Organisations, FirstAidPro provides the opportunity for students to apply to have prior learning recognised toward a qualification or units of competence for which they are enrolled.
What is recognition?
Recognition involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge that an individual has achieved outside the formal education and training system. Recognition assesses this unrecognised learning against the requirements of a unit of competence in respect of both entry requirements and outcomes to be achieved. By removing the need for duplication of learning, recognition encourages an individual to continue upgrading their skills and knowledge through structured education and training towards formal qualifications and improved employment outcomes. This has benefits for the individual and industry. Most importantly, it should be noted that recognition is just another form of assessment.
The following guidelines are to be followed when an application for recognition is received: Any student is entitled to apply for recognition in a course or qualification in which they are currently enrolled. Students may not apply for recognition for units of competence or qualification that are not included in FirstAidPro RTO #40407 scope of registration. Whilst students may apply for recognition at any time; they are encouraged to apply before commencing a training program. This will reduce unnecessary training and guide the student down a more efficient path to competence. Students who are currently enrolled in a training program are eligible to apply for recognition in that program at no additional charge. Assessment via recognition is to apply the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence. Recognition may only be awarded for whole units of competence.
Forms of evidence for recognition
Recognition acknowledges that workplace skills and knowledge may be gained through various ways, including both formal and informal learning or through work-based or life experience.
Like assessment, recognition is a process whereby evidence is collected, and a judgment is made by an assessor or assessment team. The judgment is made on evidence provided by candidates of the skills and knowledge that they have previously learnt through work, study, life, and other experiences and that they are currently using. It also includes evidence to confirm a candidate’s ability to adapt prior learning or current competence to the context of the intended workplace or industry.
Forms of evidence toward recognition may include Work records; Records of workplace training; Assessments of current skills; Assessments of current knowledge; Third-party reports from current and previous supervisors or managers; Evidence of relevant unpaid or volunteer experience; Examples of work products; Observation by an assessor in the workplace; performance appraisal; or duty statements.
Many of these forms of evidence would not be sufficient on their own. When combined with a number of evidence items, the candidate will start to provide a strong case for competence. FirstAidPro reserves the right to require candidates to undertake practical assessment activities of skills and knowledge in order to satisfy itself of a candidate’s current competence.
Getting credit for your current competence
FirstAidPro acknowledges the requirement as an RTO to recognise the awards issued by other RTOs. This is limited to outcomes that are drawn from the national skills framework being units of competence awarded and accurately identified in statements of attainment and qualifications.
What is a credit transfer?
Credit transfer is the recognition of learning achieved through formal education and training. Under the ASQA Standards for Registered Training Organisations, qualifications and statements of attainment issued by any RTO must be accepted and recognised by all other RTOs. Firstaidpro will request authentication of any qualification presented by a student from the issuing RTO as part of the process of confirming competency. Credit Transfer allows a student to be awarded a unit of competency/module based on successful completion of the unit which has been previously awarded whether by FirstAidPro or any other registered training organisation in Australia (RTO).
If you are seeking credit you are required to present your statement of attainment or qualification for examination by FirstAidPro upon enrolment in any course. These documents will provide the detail of what units of competence the applicant has been previously issued. You must provide satisfactory evidence that the statement of attainment or qualification is yours and that an Australian RTO has issued it. A fee may be charged for processing this application, which is not more than the full enrolment fee for the course being undertaken.
Statements of attainment or qualifications should be in the correct format as outlined in the Australian Qualifications Framework Implementation Handbook. You are required to submit copies only, which are certified as true copies of the original.
Credit transfer guidelines
The following guidelines are to be followed in relation to credit transfers: Any student is entitled to apply for credit transfer in a course or qualification they are currently enrolled in. Students may not apply for credit transfer for units of competence or qualification which are not included in FirstAidPro scope of registration. Whilst students may apply for credit transfer at any time; they are must do so before commencing a training program. This will reduce unnecessary training and guide the student down a more efficient path to competence. The student may incur a fee for credit transfer. Credit transfer may only be awarded for whole units of competence. Where a mapping guide identifies a partial credit, this will not be considered for credit transfer, and applicants will be advised to seek recognition.
Delivery of Quality Services
FirstAidPro’s mission statement is to deliver quality training assessment that meets the needs of learners and industry.
FirstAidPro is committed to providing quality, cost-effective First Aid Courses throughout Australia. FirstAidPro guarantees to not be beaten on any written price on like for like courses for nationally recognised First Aid Training. Should you find a lower price elsewhere, simply call our customer service line on (08) 7120 2570 during business hours to arrange a price match and 5% discount on the advertised equivalent First Aid Course fee.
To claim your price match plus 5% discount for any of our equivalent First Aid Courses, you will need to provide details of the advertised offer and book into an equivalent FirstAidPro course being offered in a similar location and date to that which is offered by a competitor. Please note that FirstAidPro requires payment at the time of booking.
When you call our friendly booking team, please have proof of the advertised offer ready. If the offer is an online offer please provide the web address (URL) so that the offer can be verified by our team. If you wish to price match an email, leaflet or flyer, please email a copy of the offer to email@example.com (including the sent from address for emailed offers). The Price Guarantee is only valid for first aid courses available to the general public. For you to receive your price guarantee, it is essential that our team can verify the offer, including the type, of course, date, of course, location of the course, and the price of the course at the time of booking.
You must claim the price guarantee at the time of your initial booking.
FirstAidPro’s usual refund and cancellation and policies still apply.
To receive your First Aid Certificate on the day of your training, please ensure that you have booked and paid for training prior to the course date and provided your USI and other mandatory requirements, and are deemed competent upon successful completion. FirstAidPro looks forward to seeing you at one of our many locations shortly.
Equivalent Course: The course must be for the same nationally recognised qualification, either Provide CPR (HLTAID009), Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (HLTAID010) or Provide First Aid (HLTAID011). A course of a different length but providing the same qualification is eligible.
Similar Date: Weekdays are interchangeable. However, Saturday or Sunday first aid courses must be matched exactly. The advertised first aid course must be within 3 days of the equivalent FirstAidPro course that you wish to book.
Similar Location: Within 5km of our compared training location.
Under 18 Parental/Guardian Consent Form
It’s a requirement that anyone under 18 years of age is required to provide us with written consent from their parent/guardian prior to participating in any FirstAidPro courses. The minimum age allowed to attend our course is 14 years of age (with parental consent). Please download and complete our Parent/Guardian Consent Form HERE, and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to class attendance. This is the student/parent’s responsibility, FirstAidPro holds no responsibility if not completed, and the student is refused entry to the desired class.
Students, please be aware that Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) may be in operation at designated FirstAidPro training rooms and external venues and that they are subject to monitoring and review for security and workplace health and safety reasons.
Students who participate in classes/activities do so at their own risk. FirstAidPro accepts no liability or responsibility for any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, expense, or any other claim arising from involvement in any classes/activities.
Force Majeure means the happening of an event or circumstance which:
(a) is beyond the reasonable control of FirstAidPro and prevents or delays FirstAidPro from performing any of its obligations under a booking agreement; and
(b) could not have been avoided or overcome by FirstAidPro by the exercise of reasonable foresight, care, and due diligence; and
(c) includes, but is not limited to:
(i) an act of God including but not limited to earthquake, flood, fire, explosion, landslide, lightning, action of the elements, force of nature, washout, storm or storm warning or natural disaster;
(ii) strike, lockout, boycott, work ban or other labour dispute or difficulty; and
(iii) acts of terrorism, civil disturbance, blockade, embargo, sabotage, insurrection, riot, malicious damage or epidemic/pandemic.
When a Force Majeure event affects either the provision of training by FirstAidPro and/or the participation in training by the student, FirstAidPro will retain any fees paid by the student for a period of 12 months as a credit on the student’s profile (the 12 months will commence on the date of the course that was originally booked). During the 12 months, FirstAidPro will make every attempt to re-book the course, and the student is expected to make every attempt to participate. Where a student does not make themselves available to participate in training during the 12 month period, any fees paid will be considered as having been forfeited by the student.