About

About

100% New Zealand owned and delivering quality enjoyable first aid courses to meet your needs and busy schedules. Workplace First Aid Training Ltd is a New Zealand Qualifications Authority Registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and its subsequent amendments.

Qualifications gained are nationally recognised and training can be provided at your site or ours.

Best of all, affordable prices, modern training equipment, relevant and professional instruction. Once you train with us you will never use another first aid provider again.

Head to our testimonials page to see our latest independent reviews.

All Workplace First Aid Training employees have been vetted with a background criminal record check.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To provide quality affordable and enjoyable First Aid courses that give people skills, knowledge and confidence when providing First Aid in a supportive training environment, ensuring the best possible outcome for the participant.

CORE VALUES

Exceeding client expectations, consistent quality, learner focused, excellence at every level, honesty, integrity and relevancy.


Our people

Phil Hudson (First Aid Phil)

Phil Hudson (First Aid Phil)

I am the founder and Managing Director of Workplace First Aid Training LTD.

I have spent well over 10 years working as a SCUBA Diving Instructor, 5 years as District Manager of Surf Life Saving Otago and I also teach Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) Courses. I have always pursued what interests me as that way it would never feel like I am working and I’ve always been involved with roles that benefit others.

I live by a motto that “If a student failed to learn, I failed to teach them”. When I’m not developing the company, you can most likely find me at the beach, at a river fishing, underwater somewhere or out in the great outdoors of New Zealand. It’s research so I can take the children out to share the experience with them when they’re old enough.
Craig, National Training Manager

Craig, National Training Manager

Hello all! I am the National Training Manager at Workplace First Aid Training, so I look forward to seeing you on one of our courses! My background is in Personal Training and Nutrition, specializing in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and diabetes.

Whether working with medical populations or now working in a first aid capacity, I really enjoy giving people the know-how and practical skills to be able to help themselves or others.

In my spare time you’ll either find me relaxing with a good book or out and about exploring all the nooks and crannies around the wider wilder parts of the Otago region.
Simon

Simon

Hi, I am one of the Instructors at Workplace First Aid and look forward to providing your training on one of our courses.

My knowledge and experience in First Aid comes from a 26 year military career in the UK. This provided me with some real-time opportunities to use some of the First Aid skills taught on these courses.

I enjoy helping people through face to face teaching and interaction. A passion of mine is to see people up-skilled, to be able to help themselves and others in a first aid situation.

I am married with 2 boys and we are all passionate about Ice Hockey and all play.

Dunedin became our new home back in 2011 and we have never looked back. Otago and its people is an amazing place and we are proud to call it home.
Chris

Chris

I am an Instructor at Workplace first aid training. My background is in emergency nursing and I am a clinical lecturer at the School of Nursing. I enjoy being a facilitator of learning and have taught first aid and resuscitation now for four decades. Supporting people to gain the confidence and skills to manage in unexpected and challenging circumstances is exciting and rewarding. While resuscitation is serious, learning the skills in one of the dynamic classes at work place first aid training is fun and enjoyable.
Andrea, Head Office Manager

Andrea, Head Office Manager

Hi my name is Andrea and I am the Head Office Manager for the Otago Region, I have over ten years of experience in the Administration area and really enjoy working with people .

I was born and bred in Dunedin and have two teenage daughters who I am very proud of and who also keep me very busy.

I look forward to helping you with any questions you may have.

Central Otago Team

Keri, Central Otago Regional Manager

Keri, Central Otago Regional Manager

Regional Manager of Central Otago based in Wanaka I take pleasure in living in such a beautiful area and supporting our Customers individual needs while working alongside an experienced and skilled group of people.

I have 20+ years Management experience and love dealing with people of all ages to develop new skills in a supportive environment. Outside work I am involved with many Community events and love spending time with family and friends enjoying the outdoors.
I look forward to meeting you and supporting your needs to achieve your First Aid requirements with our fantastic Instructors.

If you are in the Central Otago Area and have any questions regarding the training we provide or would like to talk over your needs please don’t hesitate to contact me on 027 254 6668
Flip

Flip

Hi, people call me, Flip and I’ve been called that since I was about 12yrs old, so although a nick-name, it has stuck! I’m one of the instructors for Workplace First Aid. Some of my previous jobs include: a snow-shoe guide, a quad bike guide, a tour leader, a hiking guide on multi-day trips and a girl guide leader. All have required high level of first aid in challenging environments or to teach first aid!

I am also a professional dog trainer, where I teach Pet First Aid, so if I’m not helping humans directly, I’ll be helping out your furry friends! I’ve 2 dogs who I love dearly and we are always out on adventures or at dog agility sporting events around the South island.
Richie

Richie

Hi everyone!

My name is Richie, an instructor based here in Central Otago. My background is mixed between wildlife biology and paramedicine. My passion for first aid was ignited during my time as an outdoor guide in the Australian bush.

Originally from the Hawke's Bay, it's great to be based in a province where 'community' means so much. I get enormous satisfaction from teaching first aid, because it reveals some hidden qualities in all of us. Sure it can be high pressure, but pressure can be a privilege.

In my spare time I love to surf, fish and explore. I am also building a nature-based education platform for young learners. Looking forward to meeting you on the course!

Christchurch Team

Sammi

Sammi

I am an instructor at Workplace First Aid in the Canterbury region and am really excited to meet you all on one of our courses.

My background and my degree is in Paramedicine, and have many years’ experience working on the ambulance as well as working with the Sport Canterbury’s Green Prescription team focusing on helping individuals become more active to benefit their wellbeing.

I hope to pass on my knowledge and experience of First Aid to others so that they too can be empowered with the confidence and knowledge to lead and help others in with what is most important, our health and wellbeing.

I hope to see you on one my courses soon!

Ngā mihi
Vicki,  Canterbury and West Coast Account Manager

Vicki, Canterbury and West Coast Account Manager

Hi, I am pleased to be Account Manager for the Canterbury region based in Christchurch. I have more than 20 years’ experience in sales and client relationship management. My passion is working in partnership with people to understand their needs and deliver a tailored service. I am the dedicated contact for our Canterbury clients and manage all enquiries about our first aid training courses.

Wellbeing is very important to me. In my spare time I enjoy skiing, going to the gym, hiking with family and camping. My two children and their range of sporting activities keep me on my toes from week to week!

If your school or organisation is interested in onsite first aid training courses in Canterbury, please don’t hesitate to call me on 021 267 5020.
Bridget

Bridget

Hi, I'm Bridget and I’m an Instructor for the Workplace First Aid Training team in Canterbury. My aim is to make our first aid courses fun, engaging and relevant. Anyone can do first aid and everyone should know it!

As a keen adventurer, I spent a decade travelling and exploring places such as Japan, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Coming back to NZ, I studied a three year Diploma of Outdoor Recreation, Leadership & Management at Aoraki Polytechnic in Timaru.

I then instructed abseiling, rock climbing, white water kayaking, tramping and outdoor bush skills to different groups of people, which involved lots of managing risk in the great outdoors. I've worked in the tourism industry showing people all around New Zealand and parts of Australia and I drove ski buses in Queenstown, Wanaka, Fairlie and the Canterbury ski fields.

Now you'll find me living my best life with my husband, two daughters and my Chihuahua. My friends and family are super important to me and I'm happy knowing that if ever they, or anyone, finds themselves in a situation where first aid is required, I'll be able to put my skills to use and potentially save someone's life.

I want everyone to have that first aid confidence, so call us today and I'll see you on a course soon.

Auckland Team

Billy,  Auckland Regional Manager

Billy, Auckland Regional Manager

Kia ora, I am the Regional Manager and an Instructor of Workplace First Aid Training Auckland. I have been within an educating role for the last 12 years being a Primary Teacher in both Auckland and Dunedin.

I am passionate about teaching and helping others while also experiencing the satisfaction of seeing people learn new skills. I have family history of teaching and in the medical industry which has been awesome foundation for instructing First Aid.

I have many personal interests which include playing sports like Tennis, Golf and Fishing. While I love to cook and attend all the wicked Live Music Events here in Auckland.

I look forward to you being involved in Workplace First Aid Training Auckland.

GOVERNING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Paul Hudson | Chairman

Paul Hudson is the chairman of Workplace First aid Training and a member of ACA New Zealand Society of Accountants. Paul’s experience over the years include:

  • Managing Director, Cost Accountant and Finance Director for Cadbury Confectionary (25 year tenure)
  • Deputy Mayor for Dunedin City Council; 33 years of extensive experience as councillor for Dunedin City Council.
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Paul is looking forward to help guide the future of Workplace First Aid Training LTD.

Previous Business and Community responsibilities:

  • Chairman Dunedin City Holdings Ltd
  • Chairman City Bus
  • Deputy Chairman – City Forests Ltd
  • Director Auroa Energy Ltd
  • Director Delta Utility Services Ltd
  • Founder and Chairperson of Community House Trust
  • Member of Council of Social Service
  • Member of Art Gallery Social Council
  • Member of Regent Theatre Board

Matthew Dick

I have been working for the University of Otago at the School of Physiotherapy since 2007. In that time I have been involved in teaching on multiple papers for both undergraduate and post-graduate students and have been involved in various multi-disciplinary teams. The duties required include clinical supervision in physiotherapy clinics, organising and teaching labs, taking lectures, and contributing to organisational meetings for various papers. In addition I am one of the service providers for the Otago University High Performance Rowing Centre, and work as an occupational physiotherapist. A significant part of my job is educating people, be they students, rowers, patients, or workers who are having trouble at work.

Tyler Caskey (Australia Based)

Tyler is an experienced CFO and Accounting Partner with a demonstrated track record improving or maintaining high performance Finance and IT functions. He is skilled at building and leading teams, developing sustainable processes, and installing systems to optimise business performance and reporting. Coupled with a history of intensive automation or eradication of low value tasks to enable lean and efficient finance processing.

Tyler has a true focus on delivering stakeholder information in significantly faster than average time frames, using optimal technology to ensure all finance functions are maximising its value to a business. Multiple installations of the day 1 month-end reporting methodology, and extensive experience in the creation of live financial & non-financial reporting using PowerBI and other reporting intelligence tools.

Tyler has a relentless continuous improvement mindset and work ethic, with an ability to redesign and analyse processes across multiple parts of the businesses.

Michelle Brunton

I have worked in the Private Training Establishment (PTE) sector since 1997. I initially worked as a tutor and later education manager under the umbrella of Adventure education in the areas of scuba instruction, first aid and retail education.  I subsequently worked and training manager and later general manager for a site under the umbrella of Academy of diving Trust.  I was asked to join the Board of Trustees for the Academy of diving Trust and assisted in governance in that capacity for two year. I am currently college Manager of Community College Dunedin. Our PTE delivers education for TEC, MSD, and MOE in the areas of hospitality, outdoor, foundation learning, employment skills, life skills and rest home care.  I am also a member of the governance group for Community College NZ Ltd.  Throughout this time I have developed strong links in the education sector in a wide variety of areas and in particular with other PTEs, ITOs and NZQA.

Ryan Moses

I am a passionate and highly motivated Leader with a focus on building a winning culture, sharing best practice, leading change and delivering outstanding results.  I have enjoyed success in a variety of roles within Spark NZ and have 19 years of ICT industry experience working and managing teams across multiple segments – Consumer, SME Business, Corporate and Enterprise.  My ability to build effective relationships both internally & externally, passion for people, high personal standards, drive and competitive nature has enabled me to become a leader in my field.  I’m also Sparks Regional Manger overseeing all franchises in New Zealand.

Kyle Ford

I am an experienced industry expert, with strong track records, freethinking styles and the diversity of skills needed to help medium and large organisations achieve their strategic goals leveraging a solid IT strategy. I also joined the board of Anglican Family Care in December 2014 with the desire to give back to our community. I’m currently the Chief Information Officer at Well South and has over twenty years of experience in information technology. I’m particularly interested in strategy development and look forward to working with other Board members to build long-term sustainability as well as increased collaborations and partnerships with other organisations.

Nigel Hulls

Hi, I’m Nigel. I have an extensive I.T. background and pretty much if you can think of it, I can build it. When I’m not working on Workplace First Aid Training’s database and I.T. systems you can find me on a mountain bike or spending time with my family.

 

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