First Aid Courses for Parents and Babysitters

First Aid Courses for Parents and Babysitters

By Babysits, 3 min read

Taking a child first aid course is a great way to ensure child safety and build confidence in emergency situations.

If children in your care were to become ill or injured, would you know what to do? Participating in a first aid course can help you feel confident and prepared in case of emergency. To help you understand which courses are most relevant for taking care of children and babies, we’ve outlined reputable accredited and non-accredited first aid courses in Australia. The first aid courses outlined are perfect for parents and babysitters alike.

Child First Aid Course

St John Ambulance Australia

St John is an internationally recognised First Aid Trainer with a full range of best practice certified first aid training courses. St John has over 130 years of experience providing first aid training to nearly half a million participants annually. They provide a variety of courses to suit the needs of participants in all fields of employment and walks of life.

Caring for Kids First Aid Training Course

The Caring for Kids First Aid Training Course is a non-accredited course designed to give parents, grandparents and carers of young children (up to the age of 12) a well-rounded and hands-on learning experience. The course is delivered in a relaxed environment without assessments and covers topics including managing unconsciousness, bleeding, choking, burns, respiratory distress and anaphylaxis, with extra time set aside for questions or topics you might wish to discuss further.

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004)

This is an accredited first aid course designed for teachers, educators and support staff, childcare providers and babysitters. The course is designed to give you the necessary skills and knowledge to provide first aid to infants, children and adults with a specific focus on those working within an education or care setting. This course requires that you complete an online learning assessment and 1 day of practical training.

Head to St John Ambulance Australia for more information on their first aid training courses and certificates.

Australian Red Cross

The Red Cross is an internationally recognised humanitarian aid and community services charity which has been operating in Australia for more than 106 years. They provide a full range of accredited and non-accredited first aid training courses.

First aid for babies and children

This is a non-accredited short course suitable for babysitters, parents, grandparents and carers who want to learn essential first aid skills that could prove useful in case of emergency. The course covers common child related injuries and illnesses and is not assessed. Upon completion, you will receive a Certificate of Participation.

First Aid Course for Teachers and Carers (HLTAID004)

This is an accredited first aid course suitable for teachers, parents and carers (including babysitters). There are no prerequisites required, and the course is completed over a 2 day period (either entirely in the classroom or blended with one day in the classroom and 4-5 hours of online theory). This course is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge to deliver first aid response and life support in emergency situations.

Head to the Australian Red Cross website for more information on child-related first aid courses.