10735NAT Course in Disability First Aid

After extensive research and consultation with the disability sector, this course was originally established by co-founders Joel Robinson (Ambulance Attendant) and Leanne Innes of Disability First Aid (Pty Ltd). Now in partnership with Essential Skills Training and Recruitment, this course has been tailored to extend on traditional first aid training. It is designed for ALL people wanting to gain vital skills and knowledge to assist a person with a disability in an emergency.

The standard first aid course provides you with the skills to assist people in an emergency, however it does not teach the skills often required to save the lives of people with disabilities . The 10735NAT Course in Disability First Aid uses the principles of first aid and teaches you to recognise and apply the variants required for a person with a disability. It uses a combination of theory and practical elements, providing critical skills in the following key areas:

  • CPR in a bed  
  • Recognition and assistance for Autonomic Dysreflexia  
  • Choking in a bed 
  • Consent and communication in a disability setting
  • Choking in a wheelchair
  • Pressure sores and infection signs
  • How to use a bag valve mask (BVM) during CPR
  • Recognising and responding to depression and suicide warning signs in a disability setting
disability first aid

Blended – A combination of a face-to-face trainer led workshop and online/distance pre-learning components.

Approximately 10 – 12 hours. This includes the distance/online pre-learning component and a (6) hour classroom practical workshop.

To gain course entry you must;

Note: The online pre-course theory and knowledge quiz should be completed PRIOR to attending the practical workshop.

$260 per person.

** We reserve the right to cancel or postpone programs when minimum numbers are not met.

** This course can also be bundled with Mental Health First Aid and/or HLTAID011 Provide first aid. Course bundle options and prices are below. If you are wanting to enrol in a course bundle, please contact our office or send us an enquiry on the link below for enrolment information.

Course Bundle OptionsNormal PriceBundle PriceSave
OPTION 1: 10735NAT Disability First Aid + Mental Health First Aid$540$465$75
OPTION 2: HLTAID011 Provide First Aid + 10735NAT Disability First Aid$380$325$55
OPTION 3: HLTAID011 Provide First Aid + 10735NAT Disability First Aid + Mental Health First Aid$660$565$95

On application of enrolment, you will complete a Pre-Training Review interview with one of our Customer Relationships Officers. The purpose of this process is to; ensure that this course is both appropriate, and the most suitable course option for you and determine if there is any additional support required to assist you with your training. You will then be sent a link to complete the online enrolment form and student declaration to finalise your enrolment.

COVID-19 Precautions
The health and safety of our staff and students is paramount. ESTR has implemented a range of protective measures in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We ask that if you have any symptoms or feel unwell, not to attend the face-to-face workshop. We would strongly recommend that you test for COVID-19, place yourself in self isolation until you return a negative result, and contact us about transferring to another workshop (when available). All students will have their temperature checked on arrival at reception. Anyone with a higher-than-normal temperature (over 37.4 °C) will be unable to attend the class and will be rescheduled at no additional cost.

The courses we have scheduled are listed below. You can apply by clicking either the ‘Enquire’ or ‘Apply’.

NameCourse Start DateCourse End DateCost
April 2024 Enrolments Placeholder Disability First Aid15/04/202415/04/2024$260.00
August 2024 Enrolments Placeholder Disability First Aid15/08/202415/08/2024$260.00
December 2024 Enrolments Placeholder Disability First Aid03/12/202403/12/2024$260.00

*We reserve the right to cancel or postpone programs when minimum numbers are not met.

  • If you withdraw within (3) days prior to the workshop, no refund will be given. However, if the reason for the withdrawal or inability to attend is due to COVID-19 restrictions or public health orders, ESTR will offer an alternate workshop date at no additional cost. If this is not suitable, a refund will be given in this circumstance.
  • If you don’t not show up for a workshop and have not notified ESTR prior to the workshop of your inability to no-longer attend, no refund will be given.
  • If you withdraw in advance of (3) days before the workshop, your fee will be refunded or credited, minus a 20% administration fee.
  • Swapping of workshop dates is allowable up until (3) days prior to the workshop. A maximum of (1) date swap is allowed. If you do not then attend the swapped workshop, no refund will be given.
  • If the course is cancelled by ESTR, a full refund will be issued.
online training

Do you need to brush up on your complex care knowledge? Essential Skills has a range of online topics that have been developed in line with the NDIS skill descriptors and aged care standards.