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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 simply 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
May 22 May 29 Waitākere Campus: Building 510, Room 3009 9am - 4.30pm
June 11 June 12

Day 1: Waitākere Campus: Building 510, Room 3011

Day 2: Waitākere Campus: Building 510, Room 3009

9am - 4.30pm
June 19 June 26 Waitākere Campus: Building 510, Room 3009 9am - 4.30pm


  • Unitec staff and domestic students - $90 (incl GST)
  • Unitec international students and the general public - $135 (incl GST)
  • Businesses - $170 (incl GST)

CPR update (2 hours)

Date Location Time
April 30 Waitākere Campus: Location TBC 4.30pm to 6pm
June 11 Waitākere Campus: Location TBC 4.30pm to 6pm


  • $50 (incl GST)


You are required to 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.

Once you've filled out the form and paid online, you will be emailed all specific course details including location. If any details change, or if the course is cancelled, we will also 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.