For the majority of UniSA health programs and courses, Provide First Aid training and annual Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) updates are compulsory requirements to attend clinical placement. Please refer to your student checklist to determine your requirements.

Students should ensure that they enrol and complete training courses with a registered and nationally recognised training organisation (RTO). The course must include both practical and theoretical components. Please visit to verify that your training provider is an RTO. 

For details about how to upload and submit conditional evidence documents to the CPU, please refer to your student checklist

Recognised training qualificiations

Please note that the summary provided below of training qualifications that includes provide first aid and cardiopulmonary resucitation (CPR) annual update is not exhaustive. If you have a training qualification that you believe includes CPR or provide first aid, please submit it to the CPU Office for assessment.

What is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)?

Registered training organisations (RTOs) are training providers that are registered by Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) or, in some cases, a state regulator, to deliver vocational education and training (VET) services. RTOs are recognised as providers of quality-assured and nationally recognised training and qualifications. Only RTOs can deliver nationally recognised courses and accredited Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) VET qualifications, as required by national and jurisdictional legislation within Australia.


Suggested RTOs and courses

National First Aid / MADEC Australia
RTO ID: 3957

MADEC Australia Provide First Aid courses are offered at the University of South Australia or at our new Hutt Street office. Our flexible delivery options ensure that you can attend a class that suits you.

View available Hutt Street course dates for 2022. 

Please note: an online learning package must be completed one week prior to the course by every student.  A link will be provided to all first aid students upon registration. 

For further information and alternative course options please visit the MADEC website or call (08) 8307 2007.

Nursing and midwifery programs

Certain students of these programs are exempt from Provide First Aid requirements only:

  • Students studying the Bachelor of Nursing (IBNU) who are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse (Division 2).
  • Students studying the Bachelor of Midwifery (IBMW) who are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse (Division 1).

To apply for an exemption, please upload your Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Registration Certificate to InPlace (login required) under the Provide First Aid section. 

Please note: all nursing and midwifery students must still meet the requirements for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as detailed above.