St John First Aid Refresher Course

In partnership with

The Early Childhood Council welcomes St John, as the ECC’s First Aid Refresher course provider for those needing to refresh their First Aid qualification.

Maintain your confidence as an effective first aider.

First aid skills need to be regularly updated and practiced, to ensure you’ll be able to do the right thing in an emergency. This course includes theory and practice to refresh your knowledge, teach you the latest first aid techniques and maintain your confidence as a first aider. The St John First Aid Refresher is compliant with WorkSafe New Zealand and NZQA requirements.

If you didn’t complete your original course with St John, it doesn’t matter. You can still choose St John for your refresher training.

Choose St John

St John is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of first aid courses. Years of experience, a dedicated team of knowledgeable people and proven teaching systems make our courses engaging and highly effective.

As the provider of ambulance services to most New Zealanders, we want you to do the right thing when an emergency happens. Who better to train you in life-saving first aid skills than the people behind New Zealand’s largest ambulance service.

And, by choosing a St John First Aid Training course you are helping to support ambulance and other essential community services in New Zealand.

What you’ll gain

This course has a practical focus. It includes group scenarios and individual hands-on activities, so that you can reacquaint yourself with first aid equipment and techniques. Learning is fun and focuses on what you need to know. On completion you will:

  • be issued with a new first aid certificate
  • be up-to-date with the latest first aid skills and knowledge
  • help your workplace to meet health and safety standards.

Course content

  • Update on first aid changes
  • Scenario sessions
  • Workstation sessions on trauma, medical conditions and CPR
  • Update on topical medical issues

Course prerequisites

This refresher course is suitable for people who need to revalidate their First Aid certificate because they are a designated first aider. If your certificate was issued more than two years ago, or you need to learn first aid from scratch, consider a First Aid Level 1 or Level 2 course.

Please note: The First Aid Refresher course does not include assessment for unit standards, and is designed to refresh / maintain existing skills for those who have previously completed unit standards 26551, 26552 or 6401, 6402. If your existing qualifications were obtained outside of New Zealand these will need to be assessed by NZQA (

... John Public Scheduled Courses

If you wish to book onto a St John public scheduled course, CLICK HERE and you will receive the 5% discount if you enter the Promo code ECC05141

Otherwise see below for details on running the group courses providing further cost savings benefiting you as an ECC Member.

Cost of First Aid Refresher course:

  • $106.00 + GST per person

The above rates are a special rate through the ECC. The St John public course rate is $127.83 + GST per person therefore you save when you book an ECC Refresher First Aid Course.

First Aid Refresher Courses can be held in-house (must have 20 participants). If you don't have 20 staff members, contact those in your network, see if they are interested in participating!

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  • Numbers limited
  • Duration of the First Aid Refresher Course: 6 hours
  • Each workshop costs: $106+GST
  • Registrations are open until two weeks prior to each event
  • The ECC and St John reserves the right to cancel two weeks prior to the scheduled date if there are insufficient registration numbers.

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