Sydney North Region offers Certified First Aid Training to youth and leaders. The Scout First Aid Team co-ordinates first aid courses which are conducted by the Scouts NSW Division of St John Ambulance Australia (NSW). All St John Ambulance volunteer trainers teaching these courses are also Leaders with either the Scout or Guide Associations. The Scout First Aid Team has representatives from Sydney North, South Metropolitan, and Greater Western Sydney Regions.

The Sydney North Region First Aid Team conducts first aid courses at Barra Brui Scout Activities Centre (off Hunter Street) in St Ives and also at Kingsgrove Scout Hall.

Note, Venturers or older Scouts who plan to go to Dragon Skin 2022 are reminded that each team MUST include at least one person with a current first aid certificate. There are only limited spaces in courses in Term 1, so it is always a good idea to avoid the rush and enrol in a course before Christmas.

The First Aid Team members also act as first aiders at many Region and State events, and always welcome new team members, whether to become a trainer or to assist as first aiders at events.

Note, dates below are for Barra Brui only, with a couple of exceptions. For course dates and details at Kingsgrove, please contact St John.

  • Course numbers are currently limited to 12 participants due to COVID.
  • If the October courses cannot run due to public health orders and St John Ambulance restrictions, they will be re-scheduled where possible.

First Aid Courses 2021

To book onto these St John Ambulance first aid courses, the telephone number is 1300 360 455 and quote the course code and date to the Customer Service people to reserve a place. To be booked on a course payment is required before one can attend the course.

Costs are as follows:

  • Advanced First Aid (4-day)  Adult rate $326.00
  • Advanced First Aid ( 3-day, w/o PR1)  $204.00
  • Advanced Resuscitation  $154.00
  • CPR 4 hour course  $43.00 student/Scout ; Adult $50.00
  • Emergency Life Support 1 day $63.00 student/Scout ; Adult $97.00
  • Pain Management  Adult $75.00
  • Provide First Aid PR2 2 day $102.00 student/Scout ; Adult $142.00
  • Provide First Aid PR1 1 day – with private study on computer site – $93.00 student/Scout ; Adult $127.00
  • Remote Area First Aid PRS  Adult $189.00

For more information on the courses and the Scout First Aid Team:

Remember to support the team that supports your Scout events.