This course teaches participants first aid, basic life support, and CPR for adults and children. It includes calling for help, responding to emergencies, assessing casualties, making decisions, and performing CPR.

Course Duration & Structure

The face-to-face training is 7.5 hours and covers both theory and practical aspects of First Aid Training.

Students are required to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the course commencement or may be refused entry. There are breaks for morning/afternoon tea and lunch. Lunch is not provided at the course.

There is a short multiple choice quiz at the end of the training, covering the practical First Aid information learned that day and from the online pre-work where applicable. Once completed, all students will receive a First Aid Manual and a CPR Chart.

Entry Requirements

Students must be at least 14 years of age at the time of attendance. There are no course prerequisites to apply for the first aid course.

Important note: In order to issue an accredited certificate CPR must be performed on the floor with no exemptions.

Learning Objectives

  • Assessment and management of emergency situations and casualty

  • Apply life support skills in accordance with Resuscitation Council guidelines

  • Operation of an automated external defibrillator

  • First aid management for burns, bites, stings, and poisoning

  • First aid management of shock and respiratory distress

  • Identification and management of bleeding and wounds

  • Recognition and management of internal bleeding

  • First aid management of Asthma, allergic reactions and anaphylaxis

  • First aid management for bone and joint injuries

  • Procedures for managing major and minor injury and illness

  • First aid management for chest, abdominal, pelvic and head injuries

  • The basic structure and function of the human body

Group Training

  1. Provision of pre-enrolment information –

BUILDING INSTITUTE applies tuition fees, plus enrolment fees and charges and according to the guidelines of management.

Fees are published on RTO’s website (proposed) including service and amenities fees, and material fees, where applicable.

All fees that are to be charged to a student and the terms of a refund will be documented in the following places:

  1. Student Brochure

  2. RTO’s website

  3. Student Handbook

  1. The fee schedule is updated by the CEO annually and when required, for example upon notification of changes to the fees and charges policies in Government and relevant administrative directives.

  2. The CEO will keep all relevant staff members up to date with all changes to the fees and charges policies.

  3. The CEO ensures all marketing material refer students to the RTO website regarding current fees and charges.

  4. Potential students are informed of the tuition fees, service and amenities fees, and material fees, by directing them to the RTO website (proposed) and marketing material.

  • Prior to enrolment or commencement of training and assessment

  • Students are given information regarding the fees to be paid to the RTO, the payment terms and conditions (including refunds and deposits)

  • The student’s rights as a consumer, including but not limited to any statutory cooling off period, if applicable

  • Students upon request may discuss payment methods, may seek a fee waiver or scholarship.

  • The student has the option of the following payment methods: EFT, Credit Card, Cheque, and cash.

  • BUILDING INSTITUTE will not collect pre-paid fee payments of more than $1,500 from each individual learner prior to the commencement of the training program. Following course commencement BUILDING INSTITUTE may require payment of term tuition fees in advance, but only such that at any given time, the total amount required to be paid which is attributable to training services yet to be delivered does not exceed $1,500.

  1. In the case of an employer paying the enrolment fee for their staff, Industry Consultant notifies the Administration staff.

  • An invoice is generated and sent to the employer detailing qualification, student name and enrolment/tuition fees in detail.

  1. Once the enrolment fees are paid, the student is enrolled in the Student Management System, a receipt is generated, and a copy is sent to the student, and another copy is placed in the student file.

  2. If the potential student applies for RPL/CT, the fees and charges will be revised. Refer to the Course Credits – National Recognition, Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure.

  3. The published fee is charged once the potential student has made an informed decision to enrol.

  4. Potential students are provided with clear and detailed information in respect of fees, payments, and refunds in the Student Handbook

  5. The Student Handbook and relevant policies and procedures are available from BUILDING INSTITUTE.

  6. To apply for a refund the student is to fill in the Fee Refund Form and submits it to BUILDING INSTITUTE. Students can download the form from the RTO’s website (proposed). A hard copy of the form may also be obtained from Reception. Applications will be considered, and applicants advised in writing, within 20 working days of the application being received by the CEO.

  • The student holds the right to obtain a refund in the event of the arrangement being terminated early or if the RTO fails to provide the agreed services.

  1. The CEO assesses the application and takes decisions related to the application.

  2. Management of fees paid;

  • All Fees collected in advance (i.e. prior to enrolment) will be accessible until the student is enrolled.

  • When a student applies to BUILDING INSTITUTE for a course their enrolment application is reviewed and accepted in accordance with the Admission Policy. Once accepted, a Student Welcome Letter, Student Handbook and Invoice are sent to the applicant. These documents identify:

  • Total Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee

  • Total fees payable to confirm the application

  • Balance of fees that are left outstanding


If any student is applying for a payment plan, the payment plan form is to be completed and submitted to the Student Support Officer. The CEO will make the final decision., The Student is to be notified of the outcome.

Certificate Validity

The certificate is valid for three (3) years from the completion date. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation skills be refreshed annually.

Fees Details

What will I need to pay?

Pay directly with our Account Department

You can arrange to make your fee payments directly with our Accounts 48 Joseph St

LIDCOMBE NSW 2141 by Cash, EFTPOS or credit card, or do an online bank transfer (EFT) to the following bank account:

Account Name: Building Institute NSW

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Branch Number (BSB): 

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Fee Refund Policy

Any fees paid prior to the commencement of a course are refundable upon withdrawal from the course minus the administration charge. If a student withdraws from a course once training has commenced no refunds are given. Please refer to the fees and refunds policy and procedures on our website at www.buildinginstitute.edu.au


Nationally Accredited Training

How to Apply

Telephone: 1300 412 359

Email: info@buildinginstitute.edu.au

First Point of Contact:  

Office Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays