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Free First Aid Education for Alpine Shire Students

13 May 2021

Free First Aid Education at Marian College

Photo: Year 11 Students - Marian College, Alpine Institute - Cathy Lennon and Carol Fraser, Brad Carroll - Senior School Leader Marian College.

Alpine Institute, Alpine Health’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO), is delivering First Aid & CPR education in 2021 valued at $180 to Year 11 & 12 students in the Alpine Shire.

All participants receive a First Aid booklet and a First Aid certificate upon successful completion of course.

Alpine Health approached the Alpine Secondary schools with the free first aid training offer and have had an enthusiastic response from all schools. The first session was held at Marian College in Myrtleford on the 12 May 2021 for Y11 students. Additional dates are planned for Marian College, Myrtleford P-12, Bright P-12 and Mt Beauty Secondary College.

Alpine Institute has been delivering First Aid & CPR into the Alpine Community for the past 5 years, with over 200 people trained annually. The majority of enrolments are not from young people. Increasing the incidence of first aid training of our younger people aims to improve the overall health and safety of our community.

Alpine Institute is accredited to deliver a range of nationally recognised qualifications that provides articulated pathways to further studies in health and community services with a focus on establishing courses and training opportunities capable of meeting workforce demand within the health sector.

Alpine Institute offers a variety of Health & Community courses, such as Diploma of Nursing, Certificate III in Individual Support, Cert III in Health Services Assistance, and Certificate IV in Health Admin. Job Trainer and Skills First Funding is available to eligible individuals.

The Institutes courses are designed and delivered by health professionals with current employment within the health sector, ensuring the knowledge and learnings students receive is current, relevant and reflective of health, community and industry need.

Quote attributable to Nick Shaw CEO, Alpine Health

“We feel very strongly about improving First Aid & CPR skills and knowledge across all areas of our community. A First Aid & CPR qualification also has the additional benefits of improving employment opportunities and further education outcomes for our young people.”

Quote attributable to Brad Carroll, Senior School Leader, Marian College

“This is a fantastic outcome for our Y11 and Y12 students as they start looking at their employment and further education opportunities for life after secondary school.”              

Photo: Year 11 Students - Marian College, Alpine Institute - Cathy Lennon and Carol Fraser, Brad Carroll - Senior School Leader Marian College.

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