Work Health and Safety



First Aid Courses

There should ideally be one nominated First Aid Officer at each workplace/place of worship and community and at each event (e.g., church service).

The most appropriate First Aid course for general staff and volunteers is HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid.   This course covers CPR, choking, sprains and strains, anaphylaxis, envenomation, asthma, and bleeding control.   At the completion of this course each participant will receive a certificate valid for 3 years, whilst the CPR component (half-day) is valid for 1 year as per Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.

While this course can be undertaken through a variety of providers, it is also available through the Amana Living Training Institute.   Amana Living run this course in two components; the first being an online theory section, followed by a daylong face-to-face trainer directed workshop.

This course costs $99 per person.

Sessions run from 8.30am to approximately 4.30pm at the Amana Living Training Institute located in Rivervale.   Free parking is available for all students, as well as kitchen amenities, and coffee, tea, and biscuits throughout the day.

To enrol, please contact the Training Consultant on 9424 6852 or email at

Once you have booked in a date for the practical aspect of the course and the invoice has been paid, a link directing you to complete the online theory component will be emailed.   The recommended amount of time to complete the online pre-learning is four to six hours, however it does not need to be done all at once.   It is compulsory for this to be completed before commencing the practical component, therefore it’s highly recommended you give yourself plenty of time to complete.   All participants will also need a USI Number (Unique Student Identification).   The Training Consultant can assist if participants are unsure how to acquire this.

First Aid Equipment

First Aid Kits should be provided at all sites and situated in a suitable, accessible location.   The provision / availability of an AED (Defibrillator) is encouraged

A free on-site assessment of first aid equipment can be arranged by contacting St John by email on or phone 9334 1233.   Discounts are available for not-for-profit entities.

The full range of equipment (First Aid Kits, First Aid Supplies, Defibrillators, Publications and Signage) can be viewed on line at

Duress Alarms

It is recommended that staff working alone (in for example parishes offices) be provided with a monitored Duress Alarm.   Such units can be installed and monitoring arranged through Blueforce - or or 1300 731 716.


The Operations Manager can be contacted for further advice: Mike Brown, or 08 9425 7200.