Actions For Survival (AFS) has been proud to work with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa delivering a range of first aid courses across New Zealand since 2004.
During this time, we have established ourselves as one of the top 15 first aid providers in the country for achievement, based on qualifications completed and credits achieved by Māori learners in New Zealand.
Until 2018 training was delivered in a classroom forum.
But on March 1, AFS launched a new community-based project called First Aid for All which has been made available to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
The online project is available completely free of charge to any kaimahi and training is delivered in an online format.
At the end of the online component, Academic Kaimahi and Kaimahi who work in safety sensitive roles will be given the opportunity to complete paid NZQA assessments that lead to a full workplace first aid certificate.
The assessments are undertaken in the same way as a formal classroom-based course. The difference is the learner arrives at the course with the knowledge in place to successfully complete the assessments.
The assessments are pre-arranged, so the learner already knows the time they must complete their online learning by.
They may choose to complete the course doing just 10 minutes a day or hit the whole programme in one go, it is flexible and designed to suit individual students learning needs.
The programme allows learners to go back and review topics as many times as the need to.
The classroom assessment component of the course takes just four hours.
Lead Environment, Safety & Wellness, Harata Samuel said “the online first aid training provides Te Wānanga o Aotearoa with more flexibilty for Kaiako who have busy teaching schedules. This means that they no longer need to commit 2 whole days to the training and cram all of their learning into that short time period”.
Other benefits are a free full colour printable course manual, posters and an emergency call plan card is available.
For every class, Actions for Survival will donate $200 to a pre-agreed community-based project.
One of our goals is to see a defibrillator located at every Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and every marae in the country.
Going forwards the intention in partnership with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is to produce a Te Reo version of the project.
Contributions to the project at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa can also come from external organisations who sign up and undertake the full courses.
Our vision is to create first aid champions, provide learning possibilities free of charge, fully recognised certificates that are completed for a fraction of the normal price and to donate money to the community.
These, however, are just some of the benefits, if together we save just one life in New Zealand through good practice and newly available equipment the achievement is PRICELESS.For all Te Wānanga o Aotearoa kaimahi who want to do the free First Aid For All programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Kaimahi and Kaimahi who work in safety sensitive roles will be given first preference of registering for the NZQA full workplace first aid certificate as per TWoA professional development procedures.
For more information contact:
Actions For Survival.
0508 11 22 22
Actions For Survival