Short course in first aid to be held at Young TAFE

TAFE NSW First Aid teacher Georgie McInerney offers life saving skills to student Sandra Davis.
TAFE NSW First Aid teacher Georgie McInerney offers life saving skills to student Sandra Davis.
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TAFE NSW Young will be holding a short course on first aid on the 31st of May. The Statement of Attainment in Provide First Aid is an 18-hour course that equips participants with skills and knowledge to empower them to take control of an emergency situation.

The course gives students the flexibility of doing 8 hours of work online before the day at the Young campus for practice and assessment. The interactive day equips students with skills in basic life support, casualty management, CPR and use of a defibrillator.

TAFE NSW Head Teacher of Nursing and First Aid Cheryl Bradshaw said, “First aid is something you hope you never need but you never know when you will need it. It’s an amazing feeling to help save someone’s life and having these skills stops you from feeling helpless when you’re confronted by an emergency.”

Ms Bradshaw said a first aid certificate was highly regarded by employers and was a prerequisite for some roles in industries like childcare, education, fitness and leisure, disability care, community services and health.

“A mum did the course recently and a few weeks later was at a family gathering and a small child fell into the pool,” said Ms Bradshaw. “She was able to apply what she learned and resuscitate the child and now she’s made her whole family complete the course at TAFE NSW.”

To find out more about studying a first aid short course or a course in semester two at TAFE NSW Young, phone 13 16 01 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au

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