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.

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


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.


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.
Nina, General Manager

Nina, General Manager



Instructor and Administrator


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.

Central Otago Team

Helen (H)

Helen (H)

Hi everyone!

My name is Helen, but people call me H. I'm Workplace First Aid Training's Central Otago's instructor. My background is mixed of Life Coaching, First Aid Training and also I was once a Police Officer.

In my spare time I love to cycle "The length of the South Island" , fish, hunt and try to grown my own food. I'm Looking forward to meeting you on the course.

Christchurch Team



Kia ora, I'm Flick and I come to Workplace First Aid Training with a military background. I've spent the past 14 years as an Army Medic and 10 of those years have involved instructing soldiers both at home and overseas. First aid is something I'm very passionate about and not just because it's been part of my life for so long. Knowing that I am passing on skills and knowledge to others in the hope that if it's needed it can be drawn on is what drives me.

In my spare time I train for Half Ironman's and any other long-distance event I can find for a challenge!

I look forward to meeting you at one of our courses in Canterbury.


Hi, I'm Taras and I'm an instructor with Workplace First Aid Canterbury. I've always had a passion for volunteering and spent five years with St John Ambulance. Teaching first aid to others is incredibly rewarding. Knowing that I am equipping people with the skills they need to potentially save lives is an amazing feeling.

Aside from my volunteer work, I'm a big fan of staying active. I enjoy practicing kung fu, which not only helps keep me in shape, but also helps me maintain mental focus and discipline. I also have a love for gardening, which I find to be a relaxing and fulfilling hobby.

Overall, I'm someone who is passionate about helping others and staying engaged with the world around me. Whether I'm teaching first aid or tending to my garden, I'm always looking for ways to make a positive impact and stay connected to my community.
Bridgit,  Canterbury and West Coast Regional Manager

Bridgit, Canterbury and West Coast Regional Manager


I am excited to be a part of the Work Pace First Aid Training Team.

I have a strong back ground in working with people to provide the best possible outcomes. My aim is to provide excellent customer service to the Canterbury and West Coast Regions, assisting our clients with their First Aid training needs.

Outside of work I love spending time with my family and friends while enjoying a wide range of sports.

If your school or organisation is interested in onsite or our public first aid training courses, please contact me on 027 301 6801


Hello, my name is Jonny and I come to Workplace First Aid from a varied business background. I have assisted businesses with customer experience via their brand and products, along with developing ‘have a go’ experiences. This hands-on engagement with people to help them understand led to an interest in exploring alternative ways to teach new skills and knowledge.

I like working with a range of different people and enjoy engaging with youth, teaching them skills that will give them the confidence and knowledge to provide help in a first aid situation.

I am a big believer in learning through doing. Whether that’s in a car as a driving instructor or teaching a first aid course with the use of the manikins and bandages. Giving people the opportunity to learn through doing (as opposed to just watching or reading) is what drew me to this role. I feel happy knowing that participants leave our courses with greater confidence and a practical skill set that could ultimately save someone’s life.


Kia ora, I’m Kerry, an instructor with Workplace First Aid for the Canterbury West Coast region.

With a background in secondary school teaching, I love working with learners to help them gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to assist in a situation that requires first aid. It’s rewarding to see students realise how much they are capable of doing in an unexpected situation.

After spending many years working in Saudi Arabia, I am pleased to be back in Christchurch exploring the rebuilt city. I also love road trips and hiking around our beautiful area with my family and friends. And if not working, exploring, renovating my house or socialising, I will be reading, cooking or catching a movie.

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 15 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 Sports, Cooking and all the wicked Live Music Events here in Auckland. I look forward to you being involved in Workplace First Aid Training Auckland.
Billy, Auckland Regional Manager

Wellington Team


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

Regional Lead Owner / Director - Spark Business South at Spark New Zealand

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 over 20 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.



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