First Aid (Level 2)

Learn how to help in emergency situations with one of Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s first aid training programme. TPP offers Comprehensive First Aid, Basic First Aid, CPR and First Aid Refresher (FAR) courses throughout the year.


  • Level:
    CFA option 1, level 2; CFA option 2, BFA, level 2; CPR, level 2; FAR, level 2
  • Credit Value:
    CFA option 1, credits 4; CFA option 2, BFA, credit 2*; CPR, credits 1
  • Awards:
    Unit standards
  • Location:
  • Method of Study:
    Block course
  • Dates:
    Multiple intakes per year (please enquire)
  • Domestic Fee:
    Please see below
  • TPP Comprehensive First Aid

  • $221

  • Domestic Breakdown
  •   Tuition Fee:
  •   NZQA Fee:
  • First Aid Refresher (FAR)

  • $117

  • Domestic Breakdown
  •   Tuition Fee:
  •   NZQA Fee:
  • International Fee (2021):

    Price on application

*Excludes unit 25459

TPP Comprehensive First Aid

This first aid course is aimed at people who have never completed or do not have a current First Aid Qualification and is delivered over two days.

It includes the following NZQA Unit Standards:

  • Unit 6400: Manage first aid in emergency situations.
  • Unit 6401: Provide first aid until help arrives
  • Unit 6402: Provide resuscitation

Units cover both trauma and medical subjects such as fractures, burns, major wounds, internal bleeding, head injuries, environmental conditions, anaphylaxis and spinal injuries, shock and bleeding, soft tissue injuries, poisoning, heart attack, asthma, diabetes, stroke and seizure, obstructed airways and CPR. This option covers workplace first aid as required by Health & Safety regulations.

First Aid as a Life Skill

This first aid course takes approximately 12 hours to complete and is held over two days.

It includes the following unit standards:

  • Unit 26551: Provide first aid for life threatening conditions.
  • Unit 26552: Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions & how to respond to them.

It will also be possible to add as an elective in the above course the following:

  • Unit 25459: Provide first aid for young children.
  • Unit 6400: Manage first aid in emergency situations


This course covers basic CPR and airway obstruction and takes approximately three hours to complete. It includes the following NZQA unit standard:

  • Unit 6402: Provide resuscitation Level 2

Extra subjects can be added to these courses to cover your workplace needs.

TPP First Aid Refresher (FAR)

This refresher course is aimed at people who have held a current First Aid Certificate for under two years. The unit covers almost the same subjects as the Comprehensive First Aid Course in less detail and is intended to refresh your understanding and provide an update on any changes that have been made by the New Zealand Resuscitation Council.

This course is delivered over one day.


This four hour course covers scene and hazard assessments. CPR plus Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Entry Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5

Special Notes:

  • Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme
  • Some courses within this programme require specific levels of physical ability