Apart from the range of training available in Australia which is accredited under the ASQA industry framework there are a range of subjects and settings where this training is either not specific for a job role or does not reflect international best-practice.
Medics for Life has developed a range courses that fill this need for the community and industry.
FIRST AID HIGHLIGHTS FOR CARERS OF BABIES AND TODDLERS
This short course is designed for parents, grandparents and anyone looking after babies and toddlers. The session includes all the important highlights of first aid as they relate to these little people.
Subjects covered include:
Duration: 90 - 120 minutes
CHOKING EMERGENCIES - INCLUDING USE OF ANTI-CHOKING DEVICES (ACD)
This course is designed for anyone seeking the skills to appropriately and safely manage choking emergencies using methods that are world's best practice. This includes use of an ACD after the failure of first aid measures (that are not always able to relieve an obstruction prior to brain injury or death). This course is also designed for training carers and nursing staff in the use of self-powered anti-coking devices as part of their work e.g. aged or disability care.
Unfortunately, Australia and New Zealand are the only two countries in the world where the best evidence-based techniques are not incorporated in accredited training.
Subjects and skills covered include:
Duration: 60-90 minutes (dependant on class size)