First Aid in Schools

Empowering children with first aid education

Free first aid training in schools

The First Aid in Schools program is a charitable community service. Our mission is to build generational resilience by offering every primary school student the opportunity to be taught the basics of first aid and resuscitation – at no cost. Children are often required to act when no adult is available to assist. Equipping them with the skills to administer vital first aid in an emergency is the best decision you can make as a parent or care provider.

This program is taught in age-appropriate modules delivered in 45 minute sessions. We have face-to-face options available in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Logan, Gold Coast, and Ipswich. Any regions of Queensland outside of the above are welcome to join the online/remote program. If your school is interested, please request a booking below, or contact us for more information.

Prep - Grade 2

Our module for Prep – Grade 2 teaches: looking for danger, sending for help, personal safety, knowing your location, and recognising paramedics.

Grades 3 and 4

Our module for Grades 3 and 4 teaches: learning the DRSAB steps of the Action Plan and the Recovery Position practical for unconscious and breathing people.

Grades 5 and 6

Our module for Grades 5 and 6 teaches: 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

Thank you for your interest in hosting the St John QLD First Aid in Schools program. We appreciate your support in our mission to develop first aid awareness in school children, and to build a safer and more resilient community.

Please read through the following information before requesting a booking. Contact us for more information.

First Aid in Schools is a free charitable community service provided by St John QLD. However, to continue to make our program accessible to all Queensland primary students we suggest a gold coin donation per student.

Schools/students unable to donate will still be able to participate in the program. A donation process link will be provided closer to the date of your session.

Our program relies on our dedicated and passionate Volunteer Educator team to deliver to Queensland primary schools. Whilst we do endeavor to secure your preferred dates, bookings are subject to our volunteer educator availability.

We will come to your nominated school address. Please assist us in organising a larger learning space where our volunteer educators can remain throughout the day e.g. school hall or gym. However, a classroom with the desks moved to the side will be a suitable alternative.

A teacher is required to be present throughout each session and is required to assist with classroom management, practical activities during the session, and distributing hand sanitiser to students participating in CPR.

It is recommended that students wear the uniform most suitable for the practical sessions (e.g. sports uniform or trousers) as the recovery position will require them to lie on the floor.

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