First Aid

Find the names of your department's local first aiders posted in each building near exits and lifts.

All security staff are trained in first aid. Security can be contacted on +61 3 8344 6666 or free call 1800 246 066.


Health & Safety: First aid requirements


Health & Safety - Establish first aid needs

Health & Safety - Maintain a defibrillator (AED)

Health & Safety - Maintain a first aid kit


  • Become a First Aider

    First aiders provide initial emergency treatment and life support for people suffering injury or illness.

    First aiders are appointed by managers/supervisors in each area. If you would like to become a first aider, please discuss the opportunity with your manager/supervisor. First aiders must have recently completed training in order to be listed as a first aider. Please also inform your building's Chief Warden and your local Health and Safety Business Partner who needs to include your details on building emergency information posters.

    It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with Emergency Information, Incident and Hazard Reporting and the locations of defibrillators (below) around campus.

  • Training Information

    General Information

    First aid training prepares you with the knowledge and skills to provide emergency pre-hospital care to injured or ill persons. Consult your health and safety business partner for advice on choosing the right course. The available first aid training sessions include:

    • Provide First Aid – HLTAID003, includes:
      • Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – HLTAID001
      • Provide Basic Emergency Life Support – HLTAID002
      • Note: There is no prerequisite for Provide First Aid, you need to complete this training to meet the required standard for being a workplace first aider.
    • Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – HLTAID001
      • Note: You do not have to do both, Provide First Aid contains CPR. This course is often used as a refresher training.
    • Remote Area First Aid – HLTAID005
      • This course is only provided limited times each year, no prerequisite required. More information, please see Remote First Aid section below.

    Information for on the Day

    Please ensure that you:

    • A verified USI. Create a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and have it ready to supply to the trainer on the day. If you do not have one yet, you can register for a USI online. If you do not supply a verified USI to the supplier, you will not receive a certificate. Make sure the enrolment information matches your information for USI
    • Completed your online pre-work for Provide First Aid. The pre-training online assessment will be sent to you by the training provider at least one week before the training day. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete. If you have enrolled in the training and have not received the pre-work, please email
      *Note: CPR does not have any required pre-work
    • Have assessed yourself to be physically capable of kneeling on the floor for at least 5 minutes to practice CPR on a manikin
    • Wear comfortable clothing for the training as you will be involved in simulation first aid situations which require ease of movement. These simulations may also involve the use of simulation aids such as makeup, fake blood, fake smoke etc. All simulations aids are 100% safe and approved for use in simulation training. Makeup and fake blood does not stain clothing, but it is advised that participants do not wear clothes made from delicate material
    • Bring a pen, some paper, water and food on the day of your training (lunches are provided for Remote First Aid, not for Provide First Aid and CPR)
  • Training Enrolment and Dates


    Continuing, fixed term and casual employees of The University of Melbourne, who are nominated as a first aider by their supervisor,  have access to this funded training. For training dates, enrollment and session information please navigate to the TrainME course catalogue

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    If you are an employee/member of an entity affiliated with the University  (eg. UMSU, GSA, Student Clubs, UoM subsidiary companies) or a student and would like to join a training session, please email stating the date and course you wish to attend. The booking needs to be made at least 7 days prior to the training date. We have negotiated with the supplier to pass on our corporate prices of $45 for CPR training and $90 for Provide First Aid. The supplier will send you (or an email you nominate) an invoice directly for payment.

    Please note that managerial approval is required for this training. If you are having issues with the enrolment, please visit the TrainME support page.

    Training Dates

    DatesCPR Provide First Aid (Level 2)Campus
    Wednesday, 19 June 20199:00am - 12:30pm (Full)9am - 4:30pm (Full)Parkville
    Tuesday, 25 June 20199:00am - 12:30pm (Full)9am - 4:30pm (Full)Parkville
    Monday, 1 July 20199:00am - 12:30pm (Limited)9am - 4:30pm (Full)Parkville
    Wednesday, 10 July 20199:00am - 12:30pm (New session)9am - 4:30pm (New)Parkville
    Thursday, 11 July 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Wednesday, 24 July 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Wednesday, 7 August 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Thursday, 15 August 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Wednesday, 21 August 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Monday, 2 September 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Friday, 13 September 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Monday, 23 September 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Friday, 4 October 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Wednesday, 16 October 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Monday, 21 October 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Friday, 1 November 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Wednesday, 13 November 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Tuesday, 26 November 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Wednesday, 4 December 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
    Tuesday, 10 December 20199:00am - 12:30pm9am - 4:30pmParkville
  • Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

    Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used to provide first aid to a person experiencing suspected sudden cardiac arrest (heart attack). Training is recommended before using them, but not required. Please follow the instructions packaged with the machine, as well as the standard operating procedure below.

    A number of Zoll AED Plus model defibrillators are available around Parkville and Southbank campuses.

    If you are looking to purchase a new AED for your area, please contact the Health and Safety, University Services team for advice on preferred models, pricing and installation.

  • First Aid Kits

    You can maintain first aid kits and equipment in a number of ways, including:

    • as part of the scheduled workplace inspection program undertaken by the members of the inspection team
    • use of a dedicated first aid kit and equipment inspection schedule
    • use of a contracted first aid kit and/or equipment service provider

    First aid kit replenishment supplies are available from preferred suppliers such as Complete Office Supplies in iProcurement or Chemical Store (Building 153). There is a First aid kit basic contents document published which can assist you.

    Specialist first aid supplies are also available in iProcurement. Suppliers include:

  • Assessing First Aid Requirements

    Common first aid risk assessment forms:

    Specialist first aid requirements

    Where a local area has additional risks to those identified in the first aid risk assessment templates, additional risk assessment is required. Specific first aid risk assessments can be included within the first aid risk assessment form. Additional first aid requirements may include specific risks such as:

    • remote location first aid
    • car/excursion first aid
    • burns module
    • eye module
    • snakebite module
    • hydrofluoric acid module
    • cyanide first aid
    • oxygen therapy and resuscitation equipment, and
    • defibrillation equipment.
  • Remote First Aid

    About the course

    The Remote First Aid is a 2-day course which aims to equip attendees with superior first aid response capabilities in remote situations. It includes patient management and life support to persons in remote areas, away from readily available emergency response services. It is expected to cover how to deal with variables that may not be relevant in an urban emergency.


    The Remote First Aid course includes Provide First Aid and CPR refresher. There is no prerequisite to enrol in the course.

    Similar to the other first aid training courses, if you are a direct employee or student of the university, and you are doing the course due to fieldwork/study related reason, there will be no cost for you. Simply log in TrainMe, and book yourself in the upcoming session. Otherwise, the cost for Remote First Aid is $350 pp. Please email for further enquiries.

    Information before the training