First Aid Training for International StudentsWe welcome international students on our first aid courses
We welcome international students on our first aid courses. Practical Training Solutions is guided by the The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 (the Code), which ensures that our international students have a positive experience in their interaction and training with us.
An important aspect for you to consider is whether you actually are an international student. This might sound easy but for the purpose of education in New Zealand finding out whether you are treated as an international student is far from easy. You are not considered an international student for our courses if any of the following apply to you:
- You are a New Zealand citizen (this includes students from the Cook Islands, Tokelau or Niue) or permanent resident.
- You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
- You are required by your employer to complete this training for your work.
- You meet any of the descriptors in the Tertiary Education (Domestic Students) Notice, which you can access by clicking here.
If any of these apply to you, you are treated as a domestic student and you can follow the normal booking process on our homepage. If none of these apply, you can still enrol with us – we just need a bit more information from you.
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 Handbook
The Code for learners webpage
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us on 07 8561194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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^
|Less international student online tertiary discount
|Less early payment discount*
|Course fee with all discounts
* 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.
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.
Make a booking
We will email you a confirmation with all the course details, including payment instructions.