g. First Aid Responder (FAR) - Mon Mar 21st, Mon Mar 28th, Mon Apr 4th GTI Full-Time Students


First Aid Responder

  • Students, Please note.
  • Transfers between first aid courses cannot be made at short notice as participants are registered with PHECC in advance of the course starting.
  • Anyone who cannot attend the course they have booked will be given a refund provided 72 hours' notice is given in advance of the course starting.
  • Students who cancel out of GTI courses must rebook using a private provider in order to obtain the necessary accredition.
  • No refunds will be given for partially completed courses.
  • We will not reschedule students from partially completed courses.
  • Pls review your personal diaries prior to booking a first aid course.


The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) has designed the First Aid Response (FAR) Standard to offer appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skillset including Cardiac First Response. This standard is designed to meet First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) requirements that a person known as a “First Aid Responder” may encounter.

The First Aid Responder will possess the following general skills:

  • Deal with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until the arrrival of emergency medical services.
  • Provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but which are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.
  • Provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including work, home and recreational settings.
  • Display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self confidence while understanding their limitations.

Course Duration:

3 Days which can be completed on consecutive days or over a number of weeks.

Course Content:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Incident procedures
  • Cardiac First Response (CFR Community) including defibrillation, choking and stroke
  • Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning and Fainting)
  • Injury Management and Shock (Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)
  • Burns and scalds, electric injury care
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • Information Management
  • Communications
  • The well-being of the First Aid Responder.


There is a practical and theory assessment which takes place at the end of Day 3.

Course participants must complete a multiple choice examination paper and a mark of 80% or greater must be achieved to successfully complete the course. There will also be a FAR skills test and a CFR skills test.

Certification:Certification is under the auspices of PHECC. Successful candidates must recertify every 2 years.