With over 20 years experience in the training industry across multiple fields, hundreds of hours of personal development and a passion to help people, Mal Thompson leads the My First Aid Course training team.
Mal is passionate about helping every Aussie develop the life saving skills of First Aid and doing it in a way that is engaging, fun and yet highly educational and professional.
In recent years Mal has also been working in Outdoor Education providing First Aid in remote situations across Northern NSW and South East Queensland – a good test for any first aider and one of Mal’s specialties! This was where Mal began as a First Aid Trainer working with ‘at risk’ young people and helping them develop their CPR and First Aid skills.
Mal is a family man with an amazing Wife- Jane (a Coeliac and Blogger who heads up GlutenFreeJoy.com.au) and 3 great young adult sons.
Mal loves anything that gets him into the great Aussie outdoors with fishing,
boating and camping topping his list.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED
While our offices are closed on Saturdays, courses are frequently on during this period.
What do previous participants think?
The course was presented clearly and efficiently. I liked it wasn’t filled with glory stories just the facts and lots of practical opportunities. Mal is friendly and approachable.Rebecca H.24/06/2019
Great course! Very practical and well delivered. Would recommend!Tyler S.31/05/2019
Very informative course. Was not boring at all. Very hands on. Definitely recommended for everyone, young or old!Kelle j.09/05/2019
Very informative and hands on experience. Unlike most courses this was hands on and allowed you to complete the course while doing the practical components in a friendly environment. Would... read moreMatt J.16/04/2019
I did a Childcare First Aid course, I love that the practical is hands on and Mal is there to help and guide you. Learning CPR with the dummies was... read moreGreta H.22/02/2019
The course was set at a pace that allowed for interaction of participants and the furthering knowledge via Q&A throughout the day. The pre-course video provided the basic knowledge... read moreRiss K.16/10/2018
Great First Aid training at an affordable price.
Mal was thorough, entertaining and catered for a variety of learning styles.
Learn First Aid in a relaxed atmosphere with an experienced trainer!Annie K.16/10/2018
Awesome course. So much fun, great participants and instructor. Mal makes the content easy to understand and fun to learn. Would recommend to any looking to learn first aid.Josh E.12/10/2018
Really great course for beginners to first aid and a good refresher for those topping up their skills after a few years off. The theory was easy to follow and... read moreMia W.12/10/2018
Such an informative training! Very interactive. Highly recommend!Erika T.12/10/2018
This was my first experience of first aid training in Australia. Very informative but also trained in a fun and relaxed manner.Shirley D.08/10/2018
I would rate this as the best first aid course I have attended. The trainer was hands-on, encouraging and very Informative. This 5.5 hour’s spent on this course felt worthwhile.... read moreCharan L.27/09/2018
Mel is as great to learn from. Made everyone feel very confident. I’ll be back next year.Jhenai L.22/09/2018
A very detailed course. Gave great insight from past experiences and real word examples. I definitely feel confident in my skills after completing this course. Would highly recommend.Arryn C.20/09/2018
A very thorough, friendly and fun course.
Great course! Very practical and we'll delivered. Would recommend!Tyler S.20/09/2018
Very enjoyable course. Learned heaps and Mal was very helpfulJoy E.18/09/2018
I think this course is really good because there are new things I have learned about especially snake bites as where I come from we don't get them. Awesome tutor... read moreNeil C.27/08/2018
Very good course.
Great value for money for what else is out there.
Mal is very knowledgable and friendly.
Definitely recommend.Zoe C.16/08/2018
Good mix of sit down discussion and practical participation. The location has plenty of parking and the whole course is easy to followTahnee B.28/07/2018
Awesome course with a great trainer. Really useful topics and learned new things.
A great refresherSimone H.27/07/2018
Great course. Well explained and of great benefit for all ages to do. Thank you MalCathy B.20/07/2018
I did a child care first aid course today. I loved it because we did a lot of practice. This helped me learn 🙂Kozue M.16/07/2018
This is my second time and will definitely come back again. From the start to end the training was very informative, engaging and very well structured, thanks to MalKitty C.04/07/2018
Very thorough first aid course, Mal created a comfortable environment for us all to learn.
Mal is a very experienced teacher with a wealth of information.
Would definitely recommend to all.Michael04/07/2018
Fantastic CPR course. Lots of hands on and practical practice to help learn. Would highly recommend this course to everyone.Georgie D.28/06/2018
It is so affordable probably one of the most adorable i have found and also the most enjoyable! I learnt so much. Definitely recommendNicole S.20/06/2018
Absolutely amazing program! Loved Mal- was such a good teacher and was easy to get along with! So applicable to the real world- loved his program!!Brianna H.20/06/2018
My First Aid Course is based on the north side of Brisbane in Deagon at 21 Braun Street, Deagon, Queensland 4017. Our facilities provide you with a space that is both comfortable but also practicable. The training centre is on the corner of Depot Rd and Braun St with the driveway to the building being on Depot Road where you will see a sign stating Connect Baptist Church. Google and Apple Maps will try to take you onto the property via Braun Street- If driving down Braun Street PLEASE TURN LEFT INTO DEPOT ROAD and you will see the driveway on the left immediately.
Our facilities include:
- Large training room
- Modern air-conditioned venue
- Microwave, fridge
- Plenty of FREE off-street car parking
- Short 5-minute walk to the shops for lunch
- Short flight of stairs 1st floor (18 stairs)
- Smart flat-screen TV
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Toilet facilities
Yes! All first aid, Childcare First Aid, Remote First Aid and CPR courses My First Aid Course run can be provided on site. This is a great option for workplaces and businesses that need First Aid (HLTAID003), Childcare First Aid (HLTAID004), Remote First Aid (HLTAID005) and CPR training/refresher (HLTAID001) based around their own schedules and where we come to you.
My First Aid Course also provide other courses onsite including: UETTDRRF06B Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel – Low Voltage Rescue (LVR), 22282VIC -Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Work Place and 22300VIC-First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis, these courses are not offered publicly and are only provided onsite by arrangement. Contact us for a quote. For more details about what we offer, click here:
- Choose Your course and click on your option
- Scroll down page until you see the green calendar
- Pick a date (available dates are white)
- Pick a time (e.g. 9:00 am)
- Double check that your booking is correct- click next (or choose book/pay for more courses if you want to book more people in).
- Enter in your information
- If you are making a booking for more than one person write down details of other participants in the notes. If you are being paid for by somebody else (e.g. your workplace) please note down in the notes who you would like the invoice to be made out to and you will need to select bank deposit in the payment section if they are not paying by credit card. Remember to click the button that you are over 18- or if you aren’t, have your guardian/parent fill out the required form/ information and agree to our booking terms.
- Enter payment information- or choose to pay via bank transfer/cash and further information will be emailed to you upon booking. See our payment page below.
- Yay! You are done and booked in for your course! Full information will be emailed to you regarding the course as soon as you book.
To pay for your course, for example, First Aid (HLTAID003) or CPR course you can: pay online with debit or credit card (our preferred method), pay via bank transfer, or cash. If you wish to pay via bank transfer- details will be emailed to you after you have made your booking. If you are paying by bank transfer- the transfer needs to be made (preferably) two days before your course date. Cash is our last and ;least preferred option but we make it available for those that have no other option available – it is preferred that you pay online or by bank transfer, however, if you do need to pay by cash we will need an email confirmation/guarantee that you will be there (as sadly people have been known to use this option and then failed to show). You will also have to provide the exact payment with $1 extra (ie. $50 for CPR or $100 for First Aid or $140 for Childcare First Aid or $200 for Remote First Aid) as we only take notes and no change shall be provided on the day.
The coupon code is available to people who work for a company that have organised a pre-approved discount/voucher payment, those who are eligible for the coupon code will already be aware that they are eligible for this coupon code.
Arrive at the venue 15 minutes before the course starts, bring photo ID, your pre-course online completion certificate (printed or as a screen shot on your phone), notepad & pen, comfortable clothes you can move in, lunch(optional). There is a fridge and a microwave available, free tea and coffee- there are also shops 5 minutes down the road (by car) for lunch options. It is advised that you bring your own lunch as this will save you time on the day.
Provide First Aid is the exact same as Senior First Aid or Apply First Aid- it just has a different name. Senior First Aid/ Apply First Aid is the former name for Provide First Aid, so by completing Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)- you are meeting the requirements needed by your workplace/university/school.
Yes, it does! All of our First Aid Courses including: HLTAID003, HLTAID004 and HLTAID005 are comprehensive first aid courses which covers both general first aid along with CPR (HLTAID001)- the CPR course (HLTAID001) must be renewed annually to stay current, whereas the First Aid (HLTAID003, HLTAID004 and HLTAID005) are only renewed every 3 years- which is why the CPR course (HLTAID001) is provided separately.
My First Aid Course- provides several courses which include:
HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation will give you the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid: Provide First Aid will give you the confidence and skills in how to provide first aid response, life support Including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and management of casualty(s) until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting: Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care setting will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults and applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. This course is recommended for childcare workers, teachers, teacher aides and After School carers.
HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations: Provide First Aid in Remote Situations will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response and emergency life support to a casualty in a remote and/or isolated situation. This training is suitable for workers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance, whether it be for work (e.g. mines, agriculture, outdoor education), or for lifestyle (hikers, those who travel a lot to Moreton Island or Fraser Island, those who go on 4WD trips). Essentially, this is recommended for anybody who work/travel in locations more than 1 hour away from medical assistance.
- Choose your course
- Scroll down until you see this on the left hand side
- Select which section you want to read
- All information is provided here!
If you want more information, feel free to enquire and ask any questions. Go to the Contact Us page to make an enquiry.
Your Certificate(s) will be emailed to you on the next business day. If you need it urgently, please contact us at the time of booking via the Notes section in your booking. We cannot promise anything but you can photograph the attendance sheet signed by the trainer along with your signed competency certificate to send through to your employer while you are waiting for your nationally accredited first aid/ CPR refresher certificate.
If a hard copy of the certificate is required, this NEEDS to be requested in advance when you make your booking. An extra $5 will be added for this. (Please note hard copies ‘can take’ up to 5 to 7 business days to arrive based on Australia post- this is a worst case scenario and certificates normally arrive fairly soon after your course).
- HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Is valid for one year- you will need to renew your CPR certificate annually.
- HLTAID003 Provide First Aid: Provide First Aid is valid for three years. The CPR component of this course is valid for 12 months within the course and required to be refreshed annually.
- HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting: Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care setting is also valid for three years. The CPR component of this course is valid for 12 months within the course and required to be refreshed annually.
- HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations: Provide First Aid in Remote Situations is valid for three years. The CPR component of this course is valid for 12 months within the course and required to be refreshed annually.
The best course which covers you for all ACECQA requirements is Provide an Emergency First Aid Response In An Education And Care Setting HLTAID004. This gives you CPR (1 year), First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis for 3 years, which is what you need for your ACECQA approval.
For childcare educators that just need the Asthma & Anaphylaxis, we also offer the 22099VIC Course in first aid management of anaphylaxis and 22024VIC Course in the emergency management of Asthma in the workplace, but these are only available as group onsite bookings and your Childcare Centre or Outside Hours School Care Centre will need to ‘contact us’ through our group bookings page or call us to get a quote for such a booking.
My First Aid course is a partner of Allen’s Training, we provide the same courses. Due to this our courses are all nationally recognised an accredited.
Allen’s Training Pty Ltd is an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO 90909) delivering a wide range of First Aid, Health and Safety qualifications.
As an RTO Allen’s Training adhere strictly to the requirements and guidelines of ASQA’s Standards for RTO’s. View Allen’s Training RTO Details to find out more about Allen’s Training’s RTO registration with the Australian Skills Qualification Authority (ASQA).
Due to My First Aid Corse having nationally recognised and accredited courses, a Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required by the government for recording purposes.
The USI is a reference number made up of ten numbers and letters that:
- Creates an online record where all training records and transcripts can be obtained
- Can easily be accessed online
- is free and easy to create and
- stays with you for life
For more information go to: https://www.usi.gov.au/about
To obtain a USI- go to: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi
If I’ve forgotten my USI: https://www.usi.gov.au/faqs/i-have-forgotten-my-usi
It is a requirement of all our first aid and CPR courses that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR manikin placed on the floor. To be certified and complete any of our certificates, whether it be HLTAID001 CPR, HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting or HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations- you must be able to meet this requirement.
Parts of our courses include getting down on your knees for CPR and recovery position. Kneeling is a key part of the physical component of our courses- if you cannot get onto your knees, we recommend waiting until you are physically able to get down onto your knees.
Pregnant Mum’s often contact us to ask if they can complete the course. If you are Pregnant you are more than welcome to do one of our First Aid or CPR courses but we would recommend you do so prior to your final trimester if you are able. If not you are very welcome but keep in mind that CPR can be quite tiring. We occasionally get Pregnant Mum’s who want to come in prior to the course and trial doing compressions on our Manikins. If you would like to do this just contact us via email or phone and this can be arranged no problems. So far every Mum that has taken this step has ended up feeling more confident and has completed their course with no issues.
If you have a health issue that does not affect your ability to perform CPR uninterrupted for two minutes, however, you are still concerned about aspects of the course, or you have questions regarding the training- please feel free to send us an enquiry via the Contact Us tab on our website, or you can call us at 0414 630 808.
Once you book your public course date we will not issue any refunds if you do not attend on the day or have not completed your pre-course learning. You may change your course date to another date provided you have informed us 2 days /48 hours in advance of your original booked date. Any alternate date is subject to availability and must be taken within 2 months of your original booking date (please see our full Terms & Conditions).
All training courses are delivered in proud partnership withAllen’s Training Pty Ltd (RTO 90909), one of Australia’s largest and most experienced providers of first aid, health and safety training. As Allen’s Training is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) all first aid and CPR qualifications and certificates My First Aid Course provide are nationally recognised and accredited. If you are looking for the Nationally recognised logo you will find this on the Allens Training site above.
Depending on who your health insurer is, the type of fund you have and the level of cover, you may be able to claim your first aid course. You will need to contact your health insurer to see if this is an option available to you.
There may be some terms and conditions to claim your first aid/ CPR course, e.g. the training must be nationally accredited, and must be provided by a government-accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO). To see what is required to claim your course, contact your health insurer.
As My First Aid Course is a partner of Allen’s Training, we provide nationally accredited courses and as Allen’s Training is an RTO, we fall under their registration. If there are any specific requirements and you are confused as to whether My First Aid Course meets them, please contact us at 0414 630 808 or make an enquiry online via our ‘Contact Us’ tab.
There isn’t a minimum age limit, if your child is under 13, we would ‘prefer’ an adult to accompany them or if they are over 13 they are fine to complete the course by themselves- however, parents/guardian’s/caregivers will need to fill out a consent form for anyone under 18 – which will be sent to you at the time of booking. For your child to gain a certificate they will just need a unique email address and a USI number which are both available online.
A physical requirement of our accredited courses is the ability to perform CPR uninterrupted for two minutes and roll an adult into the recovery position whilst on your knees – if this is not possible, we are able to provide a Certificate of Participation rather than a Statement of Attainment. First aid and CPR are important skills and we highly recommend learning these skills, if you wish to learn. However, if you are younger (e.g. under 13) or older (and you cannot kneel down) you are allowed to come and join the course, just without completing the required assessment. Doing this you will be able to learn about CPR and first aid and use it in your daily life- you just won’t have a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.
First Aid and CPR certificates sadly have been known to be faked and a ‘valid certificate’ will be required by your workplace/school/university.
As we are a partner of Allen’s Training, you can use this link to verify if the certificate is valid. Enter in all the details required- make sure to enter in the name that is on the certificate, then click on the Verify button
If the certificate is valid, you will see a white P in a green box, and the words ‘Yes, this person has completed this course as follows’. The name of the course participant and the details of the course will be listed below the green box.
However, if the certificate is invalid, you will see a white X in a red box, and the words ‘The information you have entered was invalid. Please check the information you have entered matches the certificate. If you have any questions, please contact us at 0414 630 808 or make an enquiry online via our ‘Contact Us’ tab.
An unverifiable certificate undermines the reliability of the first aider in the community, is illegal, and it is certainly unethical, and compromises safety.
YES – we understand that mistakes can happen and you may have booked into the incorrect course. Due to this, we are happy to arrange an ‘upgrade’ for you from the one you completed to the one that you need.
With this, the upgrade session must be completed within THREE weeks of the original booked course date. This ensures that your skills are current and up to date with what information is required.
To upgrade from your older unit to the required unit will incur an administration fee. This covers the cost of the additional training itself as well as the issuing of a new certificate.
HLTAID001 to HLTAID003 – $75.00
HLTAID003 to HLTAID004 – $70.00
HLTAID003 to HLTAID005 – $130.00
Unfortunately no, we are unable to accept the components you have completed through the alternate RTO. This is due to the fact that we did not witness and assess the tasks that were completed through this RTO.
So we can ensure that you have been taught the correct information and are competent as per the course requirements you will need to complete the full course through us if you wish to upgrade to the required unit.