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First Aid and CPR

This two day workshop provides participants with a range of first aid skills, including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). On successful completion of the course, you will receive a First Aid Certificate. Workshops are conducted in a relaxed, interactive atmosphere with experienced tutors, and separate CPR workshops are also available.


This course is ideal for anyone requiring a Level 2 First-Aid certificate, including those who have applied for any Unitec programme that requires a first-aid certificate as part of its admission requirements:

  • Competency Assessment Programme – Internationally Qualified Nurses
  • Competency Assessment Programme – Return to Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging)

Please note: The First Aid course includes CPR. However, the CPR component can also be taken separately for those who need to re-sit this section. Information about both options (First Aid & CPR, or just CPR) is listed below.

First Aid & CPR - topics covered

  • Burns
  • Shock
  • Fractures and Dislocation
  • Bleeding
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • The Recovery Position
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Principles, Practices and Intervention of First Aid
  • Health Promotion
  • Safety and Prevention of Accidents

Two-day workshop

Day 1 Day 2 Location Time
14 Jun. 15 Jun. Waitākere Campus - Building 500 Room 3006 9am to 4:30pm
21 Jun. 22 Jun. CANCEL  
12 Jul. 13 Jul. Waitākere Campus - Building 510 Room 3009 9am to 4:30pm
16 Aug. 17 Aug. Waitākere Campus - Building 510 Room 3009 9am to 4:30pm


  • Unitec staff and domestic students - $95 (incl GST)
  • Unitec international students and the general public - $135 (incl GST)
  • Businesses - $170 (incl GST)

CPR course 

Three hours workshops

Date Location Time
14 Jun. CANCEL  
21 Jun. CANCEL  
12 Jul. Waitākere Campus - Building 510 Room 3009 4:30pm to 6pm
16 Aug. Waitākere Campus - Building 510 Room 3009 4:30pm to 6pm
  • $50 (incl GST)


You must attend both days and demonstrate successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a mannequin before receiving a First Aid Certificate. First Aid Certificates are valid for two years from the date of issue. The course is open to anyone aged 15 years or over wishing to obtain a First Aid Certificate.

How to apply

To apply for the First Aid workshop complete the First Aid workshop booking form and pay online with your credit or debit card. To apply for the CPR Update complete the CPR Update booking form and pay online with your credit or debit card. Course details will be confirmed with you via email closer to the course date.


If the class doesn’t reach minimum numbers on the date you've selected, you can change to another date or receive a full refund. If any details change, or if the course is cancelled, we will let you know via email. 

Applications close 7 days prior to the start of each course intake. 


In the event that the course you're enrolled into is cancelled, you will be refunded the full fee. This will also be arranged via email by our administrator. 

Please note: If you're unable to attend the course for any reason, you will need to email our administrator. You won't be eligible for a refund if you let us know within 1 week of the course start date. However, if we have more than a week's notice, you will be refunded the full fee. 

Further information

For more information on short courses please contact our administrator Patty Reyes on

All fees include GST. If there are insufficient numbers registered for a course, Unitec reserves the right to postpone or cancel.