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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What First Aid courses do Crusaders Training run?

Crusaders Training runs HLTFA301B Apply First Aid for external groups. This covers the content of units:

  • HLTCPR201A Perform CPR &
  • HLTFA201A Provide Basic Emergency Life Support

Internally, Crusaders Training also provides training for Certificates II, III & IV in Outdoor Recreation for Crusader staff.

2. How long are the First Aid courses?

Crusaders Training First Aid courses are run over one day including the examination.

3. What is involved in the First Aid course?

Each participant will be sent a pre-course workbook to be completed prior to the one day practical course. During the one day course, participants will not only listen to theory but also get to put it into practice with individual use of mannequins, role plays with real life scenarios and the demonstration of practical skills. Course content includes DRSABCD, CPR, fractures, soft tissue injuries, burns, asthma, shock, medical emergencies, bites and stings. At the end of the day, participants will undergo a written multiple-choice examination.

4. What does it cost?

Crusaders Training First Aid courses cost $125 per person as of March 2011. This includes the pre-course workbook and individual use of mannequins and first aid materials for ‘hands-on’ practice.

5. Where are the courses run?

Crusaders Training runs their First Aid courses at a venue that’s convenient and suitable for your group. Please contact our Trainer to discuss this when you enquire about a course.

6. Are there any prerequisites for a First Aid course?

No, there are no prerequisites for attending a Crusaders Training First Aid course.

7. How is the course assessed?

During the one day course, participants will be asked to demonstrate practical skills, perform role plays using skills they have learned and undergo a written multiple-choice examination.

8. What qualification/recognition is awarded upon completion?

Upon successful completion of the First Aid course, participants will receive a recognised ‘Statement of Attainment’ for Apply First Aid, which is valid for 3 years.

9. How often to I need to do First Aid courses to keep my skills up-to-date?

The Apply First Aid ‘Statement of Attainment’ is valid for 3 years, after which you will need to re-do the Apply First Aid course. Crusaders Training recommends you refresh the CPR component of the course every 12 months and reminders will be sent to assist you in keeping your qualifications up-to-date.

10. Who runs the First Aid courses?

Our First Aid courses are run by the Crusaders Training Coordinator. He is a highly skilled professional with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation.

11. Do you just run the CPR component of the First Aid course?

Yes, we can just run the CPR component of the First Aid course to update your qualifications. The refresher course will take about 2 hours. Please discuss the details including cost, times, locations, etc when enquiring about this with the Training Coordinator.

12. Who is able to participate in a First Aid course?

Anyone is able to participate in a First Aid course. Crusaders Training is able to run courses for school teachers, church groups, corporate groups, volunteer camp leaders and anyone else who wants to acquire First Aid skills. Participants need to be able to demonstrate learnt skills and undergo a written exam so the minimum age of participants would be approximately 15 years of age (negotiable).

13. What are the booking conditions/refund policy/cancellation policies?

Crusaders Training recognises that at times people won’t be able to attend a planned training course. Therefore, Crusaders Training will refund training fees in the following circumstances: a) If a trainee/group cancels a booking more than 10 working days prior to the commencement of the scheduled training course, then a 70% refund (30% administration charge retained by Crusaders Training) is applicable or fees may be transferred to an alternative course of equivalent value to be conducted within 6 months of the original course; b) If a trainee/group cancels a booking 10 or less working days prior to commencement of the scheduled training course, then a 30% refund (70% administration charge retained by Crusaders Training) is applicable or fees may be transferred to an alternative course of equivalent value to be conducted within 6 months of the original course; c)If a trainee/group cancels a booking 2 or less days prior to the commencement of the scheduled training course, or fails to attend a scheduled training course, then Crusaders Training will retain 100% of the fees. Crusaders Training CEO may choose to exercise discretion regarding this refund where adverse circumstances can be proven by the trainee/group; d) If Crusaders Training cancels a scheduled training course, a full refund applies or fees may be transferred to an alternative course of equivalent value to be conducted within 6 months of the original course.

14. What can I expect from a First Aid course?

At a Crusaders Training First Aid course, you can expect a full day of classroom-based theoretical learning plus interactive, ‘hands-on’ practice using First Aid materials and individual use of mannequins. A practical and written examination will be undertaken at the end of the day. All materials will be provided for you.

15. Is lunch provided?

Please discuss this option when you make your First Aid course booking. Hot or cold lunches may be available depending on the venue selected. This will involve an additional charge.

16. How do I book a First Aid course?

To book a Crusaders Training First Aid course, simply contact our Training Coordinator to book a time and venue.

17. Who should learn First Aid?

Everyone should learn First Aid. Then they will be able to help family, friends, colleagues, students or strangers should they ever need it. One of our course participants even saved a life when a car accident occurred shortly after he completed his Crusaders
First Aid Training!

18. Why should I learn First Aid?

Timing is everything! Helping someone in those first few critical minutes before professional help arrives can mean the difference between life and death. And doing something rather than nothing can make all the difference in the world.

19. If I learn First Aid, do I have to help a stranger?

No. However, if you know First Aid, you will have the confidence and skills to help anyone in an emergency until professional medical help arrives.

20. What if I try to help and make the situation worse?

To do something is better than to do nothing! First Aid training is about sustaining life and minimising further injury until the ambulance arrives. As long as you make a reasonable attempt to help a casualty, the NSW Civil Liability Act 2002 (sometimes known as the Good Samaritan Act) says you will not incur any personal civil liability. For more information visit their website: Civil Liability Act 2002, Section 57 ‘Protection of Good Samaritans’.