First Aid Refresher

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage less common, but severe medical and trauma in emergency situations.


A First Aid Refresher certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Scene assessment.
  • Primary assessment/DRSABCD.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Choking.
  • Medical conditions.
  • Trauma: bleeding, burns and fractures and soft tissues, poisons.
  • Head, neck and spinal injury.
  • The environment surrounding emergencies.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Perform two rounds of CPR for an adult/child and infant in a given scenario.

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

Course prerequisites

A current First Aid certificate covering NZQA US 6400 series of units that is no older than two years and three months or a documented equivalent that is deemed acceptable by Wood Training.

Assessment process

Short quizzes followed by practical assessment which takes place when the student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. The assessment will involve a first aid scenario in adult/child and infant CPR.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. NZQA and the Skills Organisation identify this as every two years.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Covered-in footwear.
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Course Length

6 Hours minimum


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$170 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Important Information

Student Handbook

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Meet The Trainers

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Instructing in First Aid from mid-2006, Jon is an experienced first aid instructor.  Jon’s sense of humour and on the job stories ensure engaging and relevant training whenever he delivers. Jon has extended his safety training skills over the years now also delivers our Helicopter Underwater Escape Training courses and continues to deliver training with freshness and relevance

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Coming from a business background, Ryan worked in the offshore industry before moving onshore to pursue a career as a fire and marine trainer. He has Emergency Care, Fire and Rescue qualifications as well as in the areas of Adult Education and Training. Ryan volunteers his time to work with St John Ambulance as an ambulance officer and as a senior fire fighter with Fire Emergency New Zealand. Ryan stands out as a well-rounded emergency response professional with experience across multiple areas.


Great and informative course! Tutor was excellent.

Ali Kearney - New Plymouth District Council

Awesome course. Very beneficial.

Trevor Mackay - Taranaki Pine

Good refresher, learnt a lot!

Eli MacDonald - TBS

Awesome course. Relevant, practical - and worthwhile - Fantastic instructor - Highly recommended. Would not hesitate to recommend instructor and their expertise - realistic and an awesome instructor.

Otago Polytechnic

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