First Aid Certificate Extension

If a Playcentre member’s First Aid Certificate expired on or after 1 August 2021, it will be recognised as still valid for the purpose of meeting licensing criteria for three months (until 1 December 2021)This has been approved by the  Ministry of Education in recognition of the difficulty in accessing refresher training during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Playcentres do not need to contact the Ministry for approval to access this exemption, however they must attest in writing to the current first aid knowledge of these members, retain this documentation and send it to your Regional Funding Administrators (document below). 

This can be done by asking the member a few questions – the question bank template is below or you could use this website to find questions and appropriate answers: https://www.stjohn.org.nz/first-aid/first-aid-library/. Ideally someone with current first aid to ask the questions or ask CA for support.  You are looking for them to answer competently and confidently.

If you have any queries, please contact your Regional Office.