Our placement providers stipulate that students must possess current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificates. First Aid certificates remain valid for a duration of 3 years and, as per Australian Standards, CPR certificates must be renewed every 12 months, irrespective of the expiration date of your certificate

The preferred certificates are apply first aid certificates (or equivalent) issued by members of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).  These certificates are awarded after attendance of a program with an end point examination. Membership of the Council provides guaranteed standards and uniformity of teaching. The main areas that should be covered are:

  • Apply the principles of first aid
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Asthma & Anaphylaxis management
  • Treatment of infection, shock, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold, heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

Accredited course codes which include these topics are HLTAID011 (First Aid) and HLTAID009 (CPR). When scheduling a course, ensure that you seek out these specific course codes. It is important to note that all courses must include  a practical, in person component, as online certifications will not be accepted.

Following the completion of First Aid and CPR courses, certificates should be submitted to the Placements system and uploaded to the appropriate  attribute for record keeping and compliance.

For students who completed their undergraduate degree at UQ, it is essential to ensure you upload your documents to the relevant attribute in the MED - WIL Requirements collection, as other attribute collections may still be visible on your profile.