In some occupations a first aid certificate is compulsory. Still, even if your job doesn’t require you to have one, it’s wise to learn first aid and CPR and keep your qualification current.
There are more benefits to knowing first aid and being qualified than you might suspect. Obviously helping people and saving lives is the main reason to learn it. Still, there are several surprising benefits you’ll enjoy when you hold a current first aid certificate.
You Could Save a Life
You could save the life of a friend or family member as well as a total stranger by being in the right place at the right time and knowing what to do. If you speak to anyone who has saved someone’s life they’ll tell you the feeling is indescribable and humbling, and they wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.
An Advantage in your Career
Knowing first aid and having a current certificate can make you more eligible for promotions at work, which can boost your earning potential. It can also lead you into a different career path with higher pay if the opportunity arises because you have the confidence and qualifications to expand your horizons.
An Edge for Job Seekers
If you’re looking for a new job, or even your first job, a current first aid certificate will give you an edge over other applicants, especially if the position requires you to have those qualifications. Your potential new employer will see you as someone who takes the initiative, and the company will save money and time by not having to train you in first aid.
Respect and Confidence
Adding a first aid and CPR certificate to your resume will give you a sense of accomplishment and increase your confidence. You’ll also gain more respect from others because you have essential skills and knowledge that can be used in an emergency.
Become More Safety Conscious
Once you’ve been made aware of the risks in the home and workplace, and the consequences of not paying attention to them, you suddenly become much more safety conscious everywhere you go. You’ll notice safety risks everywhere and go out of your way to ensure others are safe and protected.
Vocational Courses in Australia
At The Eagle Academy, we aim to provide the very best courses in English, Business, Outdoor Recreation, Sport and Recreation, Fitness and First Aid for Australian and international students who want to pursue a career in the hospitality, tourism, sporting and personal training, and other business areas. We’ve become well known for our friendly advice and service, and for providing all the assistance you need to study in Australia.
For more information about our range of courses, or to enrol online, fill out the form on our contact page.
Our first aid courses are available at all four campuses in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Choose the one that best suits you and contact them directly for course information and to enrol: