Free first aid training in schools

Our First Aid in Schools program provides children with the skills to administer vital first aid in the face of an emergency. Our trusted trainers empowered 21,000 children in 2022 to recognise and act in an emergency. St John Ambulance Queensland also delivers our First Aid in Schools program at no cost to schools or families.

First Aid in Schools is delivered in 45 minute sessions, tailored to a range of primary school age groups. We have qualified trainers located in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Logan, Gold Cost and Ipswich available to provide face-to-face learning for school students. We also offer online or remote style programs to the rest of Queensland.

Please contact us for more information or request a booking below.

Prep - Grade 2

Looking for danger, sending for help, personal safety, knowing your location, and recognising paramedics.

Grades 3 and 4

Learning the DRSAB steps of the Action Plan and the Recovery Position practical for unconscious and breathing people.

Grades 5 and 6

Learning the DRSABC steps of the Action Plan, the Recovery Position, and CPR practicals.


Learn with our free app

First Aid Action Hero is a free app for children aged 5+. This app was designed by St John Ambulance Australia to teach and reinforce first aid fundamentals from the First Aid in Schools Program through a fun and engaging gamified experience. It is available on The Apple App Store for any aspiring young hero!

Download on the App Store

Your support can save lives

The feedback we’ve received from the children and schools has been very positive, and is validation that we are meeting a very worthwhile community need. Sponsorships, donation, volunteering and fundraising are all key to this program’s success – your contribution can help save a life.


“St John’s First Aid in Schools is a wonderful program that is interactive, well planned and well delivered. The age appropriate content is easy to learn for students as young as Prep all the way through to Grade 6.”

Tracey Beaton - - Coolum Beach Christian College

Booking First Aid in Schools

By choosing to host one of our First Aid in Schools programs, you are providing your students with the skills to administer first aid in an emergency.  Please read through the following information before requesting a booking. Contact us for more information.

Our First Aid in Schools program is provided at no cost to the school or parents.

Our First Aid in Schools program is managed by our team of experienced and highly trained professionals, who are passionate about empowering students with vital first aid skills.

Our First Aid in Schools program is hands on course where we provide first aid demonstrations and encourage student participation to help them learn. Our team will arrive at your nominated school address on the day. The course would ideally be held in a larger learning space, such as a school hall, however, we are also able to provide the training in a classroom space.

In addition to our team of qualified trainers, we ask that a teacher also be present during each session to assist.

We recommend students wear comfortable clothing (sports uniform, shorts or pants) for the session as the students will be encouraged to participate.

Request a booking

Once registered we will be in contact with you to confirm and finalise details.

If you have any questions, please get in contact with us.

1300 785 646

Contact First Aid in Schools