Vital First Aid Training Services

Learn to Save Lives from Professional Paramedics

Vital First Aid, established more than 20 years ago, is a dynamic training organisation providing accredited practical training in all facets of first aid and pre-hospital care. With all instructors having extensive real life experience in pre-hospital care as ambulance officers, they make first-aid training fun, real and true to life.

Vital First Aid does not cancel courses unlike many other training providers. We understand that in today's busy world it takes a lot of organisation to fit in a first aid course and there is nothing more frustrating than to have that course cancelled due to lack of participants. You can rest easy knowing that once your confirmed, the course will go ahead!

Vital First Aid is a Recognised Training Organisation 90531 and delivers the new standard for first aid training: HLTAID003 Provide First Aid which replaces the old HLTFA311A Apply First Aid). This is the only WorkCover recognised course for Senior First Aid. Our course is also covered by most major health funds. If you require the workbook to be sent urgently we can send it by express post for a fee of $7 or you can simply download it from our secure website. 

Vital First Aid is also a major supplier of First Aid Kits and Defibrillators. We can also assist you with first aid kit compliance.

Child Care Industry : To reduce the cost for people working in the childcare industry we have incorporated the new childcare specific unit ( HLTAID004 Provide and Emergency Response in an Education and Care Setting ) with our standard first aid course. This removes the requirement to complete a separate Asthma and Anaphylaxis course saving time and money without compromising the quality of knowledge and practical skills.

Important Information for all Students

Do you have your USI yet?
From 1st January 2015, students enrolling in nationally recognised training in Australia will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

The exclusive 10 digit number consisting of letters and numbers will be used to link a student’s USI account to their training records.
It will look something like this: 3XY88YH9Z7.

Obtaining a USI is FREE and easy for students.
To create your own USI Online and to access information and fact sheets go to:

NB. Under the legislation, training organisations can only issue certification when they have received your USI


  • Dr Reddy’s was looking to partner with a First Aid company who deals with training large group of professionals. In 2012, we ran three training events in VIC, NSW & QLD. The feedback we received from our staff and our customers was excellent. You can see Adrian really loves what he does by the effort he makes to keep the participants entertained whilst ensuring they leave knowing how to perform CPR. As someone in the healthcare and fitness industry, I highly recommend Vital First Aid.

    Amanda Lenny
    Dr Reddy's Product Manager
  • Hi I am writing to let you know what an amazing job the surf life savers at Avoca did yesterday. The speed with which they rescued the two women from a non patrolled area and commenced cpr was impressive. As a doctor i offered my assistance but it was clear that the team had it under control. Having worked in emergency for ten years i can safely say i have never seen such a professional and well run arrest team with all surf life savers offering both women exceptional care and respect. Sadly one of he women died but team fought for least 45mins to get her back. I visit Avoca regularly and have no hesitation swimming in the surf with this professional team watching. Kind regards Dr Merrin Thanopoulos

    Avoca Beach Lifeguard Incident 12/12/12. Gosford City Lifeguards trained by Vital First Aid were assisted by Life Savers at an emergency on Avoca Beach.
    Dr Merrin Thanopoulos
  • Dear Adrian, Over the last 10 years or so I have dozed my way though several courses designed to teach me CPR. Most were adequate but uninspiring. The course I attended yesterday at your Gosford premises was different. I was thoroughly engaged and I absorbed much information that I previously was unaware of. Better still I was left the course motivated to do more study and practice the skills I had learnt. As a former trainer/training manager I know how difficult it is to teach adults. They learn what they want to learn not what you want to teach. Your trainer, Ian, has that priceless ability to inspire students not only to absorb the information in the curriculum but to investigate, expand their knowledge and master the topic in their own time. In the coming weeks, I will arrange for my wife and daughter to attend a first aid course and as a family we will work together to ensure we are capable of administering first aid to our family, friends and the community. Please convey my gratitude to Ian for an exceptional day of training. Best regards Brian

    Brian - Gosford public course
  • I soooo enjoyed the course was the best first aid course I've ever done, especially the trainer, sooo funny Cheers and thanks Traci

    Enjoyed the course
  • Dear Vital First Aid, I come back three years after three enjoy and appreciate your trainer Peter . Attended another session 29 January 2015. Peter presents classes with enthusiasm, intelligence, fully knowledgeable of his subject and offers the information in a totally realistic down to earth manner. Whilst Peter continues with your organisation? I will come back only to Vital First Aid for three yearly updates to my certification and annual updates for CPR. Over the years I have given many people contact details for Vital First Aid. Kind regards, Margaret

    Fantastic course
  • To whom it may concern I really enjoyed attending the First Aid Course with Vital First Aid Training Services. This is to confirm that have I received my First Aid Certificate and ID Card. The instructor Ian was outstanding and very knowledgeable and should be congratulation on his presentation of this course it was great he had the full attention of the class, every made comment on how good he was. Could you please pass on my personal thanks to Ian, it was a very good course and well presented. and I will have no hesitation in recommending your course to all my security staff at Wyong and Gosford hospital. Here's wishing you and all your staff a Merry Christmas and all the best wish's for new year. Once again congratulation great course.. . Regards Barry . Security Supervisor Gosford Hospital

    Gosford Public course
  • To Whom It May Concern, I would greatly appreciate if it could be passed on to the General Manager of training that Jason, the fire man who ran my training session was fabulous. He was really engaged with us and gave really insightful tips. I have done Vital First Aid before, and a range of other organisations first aid courses but Jason made this one FUN and through doing so, I learnt so much more! Kind Regards Sarah

    Sarah - Gosford public course
  • Awesome! Thanks Naomi, I really enjoyed this course. Doing the work book first made it easier to understand the practical aspect.

    is the workbook useful