TETA and Department of Labour Accreditation.

At any moment, you or someone around you could experience an injury or illness. Using basic first aid, you may be able to stop a minor mishap from getting worse. In the case of a serious medical emergency, you may even save a life. That’s why it’s so important to learn basic first aid skills.

When you provide basic medical care to someone experiencing a sudden injury or illness, it’s known as first aid. In some cases, first aid consists of the initial support provided to someone in the middle of a medical emergency. This support might help them survive until professional help arrives.

In other cases, first aid consists of the care provided to someone with a minor injury. For example, first aid is often all that’s needed to treat minor burns, cuts, and insect stings.

Course description, purpose and content:

This course is designed as minimum requirements and a standard for First Aid for the Department of Labour. To enable employers to train employees as First Aiders for compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993).

To train First Aiders as First Aid Team Leaders to operate in high risk situations requiring higher levels of first aid skill.

Content (Level 1):

  1. Introduction to First Aid
  2. Casualty management: shock, unconsciousness, fainting
  3. Casualty management: responsive suspected spinal injury
  4. Adult and child resuscitation
  5. Severe bleeding
  6. Medical conditions
  7. Secondary survey
  8. Wound care
  9. Burns
  10. Bone and joint injuries
  11. Multiple casualty management


Successfully completed Grade 9 (Standard 7) education level or equivalent and Level 1 to advance to Level 2 and successfully complete Level 2 to advance to Level 3.

Content Levels 2 and 3: (Includes level 1)

  1. Rescue carries
  2. Chest injuries
  3. Poisoning
  4. Eye injuries
  5. Heat and cold injuries
  6. Two Rescuer CPR

Content: (Includes level 1 and 2)

  1. Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  2. Infant CPR and choking
  3. Emergency childbirth