Yes! For a long time, some amount of face-to-face contact time was needed for first aid training, allowing participants to practice and demonstrate practical skills (like CPR) for assessment. However, the recent development of easily accessible and widely available video-conference software such as Zoom has now made fully online First Aid training courses a reality.
For many years, the only way to get CPR training was through face-to-face contact. But with video conference software like Zoom becoming more widely available and easier than ever before for people all over Australia, in the comfort of your own home or office to complete the training course 100% online.
If you’re used to conventional face-to-face training seminars, the idea of Zoom might seem a little strange or unusual. But in reality, training over Zoom isn’t fundamentally different to a training workshop you might take in person. You’re part of a group of students, all learning from the same trainer who’s running through course material, talking through the information shown on a screen, demonstrating practical skills and techniques, and then giving you a chance to demonstrate the skills you’ve learned.
The main difference with a Zoom format is that this is taking place on a screen, which shows the trainer and what he’s doing and allows you to see the other students’ faces. And unlike an online presentation or video, using Zoom means the learning is interactive. Just as you can see and hear the trainer, they can see and hear you. You can also see and interact with the other students. This means that Zoom training allows you to ask questions of the trainer, clarify things as they go, benefit from the questions asked by other students, and interact with your group.
The time to compete the first aid training course varies based on the delivery mode you have selected.
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR
1hr – Live ZOOM Assessment and online training and theory assessment
The time required to complete the CPR training is going to vary based on what delivery mode you’ve selected.
The time it takes to complete an online learning course varies depending on the learner’s skills and knowledge.
2hr – Live ZOOM Assessment and online training and theory assessment
The amount of time you spend completing an online learning course will vary depending on your previous experience and knowledge.
Provided your computer has an internet connection, you don’t need to have Zoom installed on your computer to use it – it’s possible to run Zoom in an internet browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. However, you will need to have a computer with a webcam and microphone installed – so the trainer can see and hear you assess your learning. While most modern laptops come standard with these, many desktop computers don’t.
If you don’t have access to a computer with a camera and mic, you may find installing Zoom on a tablet or smartphone a far easier option than trying to source a new computer.
The link for the meeting (and any passwords required) will be sent to you electronically in the days leading up to your Zoom session, usually by SMS or email.
To use Zoom for the first time, you’ll need to set up an account with Zoom. This is usually straightforward – you just need to go to the Zoom website (https://zoom.us) and click the “Sign up, it’s free” button in the top-right. You’ll need to give an email address (and a few details like date of birth), choose a password, and then you’re done.
Once you have an account, you can now use Zoom from a web browser, provided you have a camera and microphone on the computer. However, it does work a little quicker and easier if you install the app. On a phone or tablet, this is done like any app – downloading the app from the app-store or Google Play, and then entering in your email and password. On a computer, it’s only slightly harder – requiring you to download the installer from the Zoom website and then run it on your computer.
Once zoom is running on your computer or device, you’re ready to join the Zoom seminar. Although you’re free to try out Zoom and perhaps set up a zoom meeting with a friend – using Zoom is free, after all.
To join the FirstAidPro training seminar, you don’t actually need to start the meeting – you’re joining someone else’s meeting.
If you’re on the website using Zoom through a browser, make sure you’re logged into your account first. Then you can click on the link to the Zoom seminar FirstAidPro sent to you electronically.
If the link won’t work for you for some reason (such as if the link is on your phone and you’re using Zoom on your computer, or vice versa), there is another option. Just log into your account and click on the “Join a Meeting” link at the top right. Then enter the “Meeting ID” number from the Zoom information we provided, and click “Join”.
If you’ve got the app installed on your device or computer, this is even easier – using the web link will automatically open the meeting in the app. And if you can’t use the link, just opening the app and clicking the “Join” button will get you started.
You’ll have a range of training sessions available to you and can select the session best suited to your schedule. If you have a group all wishing to do first aid training via Zoom (such as a workplace), you can talk to us about a group booking, and we may be able to arrange a session at a time best suited to your group.
The non-Zoom component of the training, of course, can be completed at any time you choose – provided it’s completed before your Zoom session (as that information will be assumed knowledge for the session).
Yes, our Zoom training will have regular breaks to stretch your legs and get some food as needed, based on the course type you are attending, shorter course delivery modes,no breaks are permitted.
And remember that if you find an equivalent course elsewhere for a better price, we’ll match it.
A comprehensive training resource pack including all of the information and equipment you’ll need will be delivered prior to your event date.
The pack includes a reply-paid post that provides FirstAidPro’s postal details, so all you have to do once your course is complete, just put our equipment in there then seal up! Once sealed it can go straight into any nearby mailbox.
We’re using Zoom because it’s easy to use, we believe it’s the best online tool that we can use to conduct our online first aid and CPR courses and the courses are nationally accredited.
We have accredited first aid instructors nationwide who deliver our courses via zoom.
How do I use Zoom?
1. First of all you will need to download Zoom,
2. Launch Zoom, then click “Join a Meeting”
3. We will send you the meeting ID via email unless stated otherwise. When you’ve received this email go back to Zoom, enter the meeting ID, and enter your name
4. Then click “Join” and you will be good to go!
Upon completion of your course requirements, you’ll receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment certificate. This is accessed digitally through Vasto in the comfort and convenience of on-demand with files for downloading or printing as needed! (T&C)