First Aid Trainers conduct first aid training courses in a variety of settings to a range of clients, including corporate clients, school students, community groups and other members of the public.

    A certificate IV in training and assessment is needed to work as a First Aid Trainer. It is common for First Aid Trainers to have a post-school qualification in a related field, such as nursing or education.

    Tasks

    • Researches, plans, develops and implements first aid curriculum.
    • Facilitates practical experience.
    • Evaluates ongoing and changing educational needs and monitors course outcomes.
    • Participates in developing and implementing policies affecting first aid.

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    • $1,163 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

    First Aid Trainers

    • 860 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 32% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 48 years Average age
    • 50% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as First Aid Trainers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 740 in 2011 to 860 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: First Aid Trainers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Education and Training; Health Care and Social Assistance; and Arts and Recreation Services.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (32%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 48 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (57%).
    • Gender: 50% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Education and Training59.0
    Health Care and Social Assistance27.9
    Arts and Recreation Services7.0
    Other Services3.6
    Other Industries2.5

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateFirst Aid TrainersAll Jobs Average
    NSW20.631.6
    VIC26.825.6
    QLD24.620.0
    SA7.77.0
    WA14.910.8
    TAS2.12.0
    NT1.31.0
    ACT2.11.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketFirst Aid TrainersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-193.1-5.05.0
    20-2414.2-9.39.3
    25-3412.2-22.922.9
    35-4413.6-22.022.0
    45-5424.2-21.621.6
    55-5915.3-9.09.0
    60-649.6-6.06.0
    65 and Over7.9-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationFirst Aid TrainersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate7.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree21.4-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma25.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV28.7-21.121.1
    Year 1214.0-18.118.1
    Year 110.9-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below2.7-12.512.5

    A certificate IV in training and assessment is needed to work as a First Aid Trainer. It is common for First Aid Trainers to have a post-school qualification in a related field, such as nursing or education.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • driver's licence
    • national police check
    • first aid certificate

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Education and training

      80% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    2. Customer and personal service

      73% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. English language

      73% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    4. Clerical

      64% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

    5. Psychology

      62% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

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    Demands

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    1. Electronic mail

      100% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    2. Telephone

      100% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    3. Indoors, heat controlled

      97% Important

      Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

    4. Teamwork

      96% Important

      Work with people in a group or team.

    5. Contact with the public

      95% Important

      Work with customers or the public.

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