First Aid Training for International Students

We welcome international students on our first aid courses

We welcome international students on our first aid courses. Practical Training Solutions is guided by the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 (“the Code”), which ensures that our international students have a positive experience in their interaction and training with us.

To make sure that you can make an informed decision on whether you would like to enrol with us, we have prepared specific information for our international students. Please take a moment to read through these documents:
International student information
Code of Practice

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us on 07 8561194 or email

First aid training for international students
International students can enrol in the Workplace First Aider training scheme or the Workplace First Aider revalidation training (if you have previously completed first aid training and need to renew your certificate). This training prepares you to be an effective first aider in your workplace, home or community. The Workplace First Aider training scheme supports workplaces and organisations in meeting their health and safety requirements relating to first aid through the delivery of first aid training that meets their compliance requirements, including those specified by NZQA, WorkSafe and industry-specific requirements.

Course fees
All course fees for international students are the same as domestic student fees. International tertiary students are eligible for an international tertiary student discount. Please note that the Practical Training Solutions sector discounts do not apply to international students.
Course fees for internationals students are:

Workplace First Aider Revalidation First Aid Workplace First Aider (Tertiary students)
Standard course fee^ $220 $125 $220
Less online booking discount -$20 -$10
Less international student online tertiary discount -$90
Less early payment discount* -$20 -$20 -$20
Course fee with all discounts $180 $95 $110
^An additional $12 fee applies for registration of NZQA Credits

* Early payment discount only applies if international student submitted their enrolment form at least 7 days before the training session. Early payment discount then applies if the student pays the course fee at least 2 days before the training session.

International tertiary student discount
International tertiary students, i.e. international students who are already enrolled in a tertiary education organisation, are eligible for an international student online tertiary discount of $90.

Want to enrol?

If you would like to enrol in the Workplace First Aider Training Scheme, please complete our international student enrolment form by pressing the “International students Book here” button below and follow the instructions. If you are currently enrolled in a tertiary education organisation (for example, polytechnic, university), you are eligible for a discount. Please complete our international tertiary student enrolment form by pressing the “International tertiary students Book here” button.
The enrolment forms allow you to select your preferred training date and asks for some information about your international student status, emergency contact and arrangements during your stay in New Zealand. The collection of this information is a requirement under the Code.

What next?

We will review the information you provide and, if everything is complete and you are eligible, send you an email with an offer of place for the training date. If we have any further questions, we’ll get in touch with you.

Currently available training session dates

We have training sessions scheduled most days of the week – please see our Google calendar for currently available dates. Dates are also shown on the booking forms linked above. All day time training session start at 8:30am (arrive at 8:15am for administration) and the evening sessions start at 5:30pm (arrive at 5:15pm for administration). Scroll down to see course times. We suggest that international students arrive earlier to allow time to meet the Trainer and settle into the learning environment.

First aid training session times

Course type Unit Standards Training session time (incl breaks)#
Workplace First Aider 6400, 6401 & 6402 Daytime – 8:15 am to 5:00 pm

Evening – 2 evenings (5:15 pm to 9:30 pm)

Revalidation* As shown on previous certificate Daytime – 8:15 am to 12:45 pm

Evening – 5:15 pm to 9:30 pm

Basic Life Support (CPR) 6402 Daytime – 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Evening – 5:30 pm to 9 pm

# Classroom time is 8.5 hours for Workplace First Aider course, 4 hours for Revalidation and 3.5 hours for CPR courses. For Workplace First Aider and Revalidation courses learners need to complete a Self Directed-learning Module in their own time. Start time note: Please note that the first session starts at 8:30 am but you need to arrive before then for homework submission and administration. If the Learner arrives late they may be turned away and asked to reschedule.

* To be eligible learner’s previous First Aid certificate must be no older than 2 years and 3 months. We need to sight the previous certificate for verification.

Make a booking

We will email you a confirmation with all the course details, including payment instructions.