Industrial Medic Response Program



St John Ambulance Australia, Australian First Aid Manual
St John Ambulance Australia, Occupational First Aid Manual


To develop high level practical and analytical clinical skills to enable participants to provide advanced clinical management to the sick and/or injured in an industrial setting.


Site Emergency Response Team members, those with (or planning to offer) advanced casualty care responsibilities in the workplace.

  1. Your initial Industrial Medic Response enrolment requires that you have completed the Occupational First Aid program (or equivalent) within the last 3 years
  2. Effective 01 September, 2006, intending participants will not be required to re-qualify in Occupational First Aid prior to completing an Industrial Medic Response program.  If you maintain your Industrial Medic Response credential you will not need to maintain an Occupational First Aid credential, unless you choose to or your workplace requires you to.
  3. IMPORTANT: Effective 01 January 2015, the minimum pre-entry requirement for entry into this program will be the Occupational First Aid Skill Set HLTSS00027.
  4. Should your Industrial Medic Response credential ‘lapse' you will need to meet all pre-entry requirements if you choose to renew it some time in the future.
  5. The Industrial Medic Response Program will extensively refer to learning which is achieved during the completion of the pre-entry standard, Occupational First Aid (or its equivalent). 
  6. You may be asked to demonstrate skills or recall knowledge from the Occupational First Aid level.  To assist you refresh your knowledge prior to attending the Industrial Medic Response program, a pre-course Occupational First Aid revision workbook will be issued to you.  You are required to complete and bring it with you to the program.

Current Occupational First Aid credential (or equivalent). This applies to your initial enrolment only, see point 2 and 3 above.


The program is delivered in 10 days over a 2 week period.  8.00am – 5.00pm each day

Public Courses - Advised in your confirmation letter.
Private Courses - You will be advised by your employer
Skirts or dresses are not considered appropriate.  Casualty simulation make-up is used for practical activities.  To enable you to actively participate in some of the practical exercises we recommend you bring an old set of clothes to change into.  Some casualty clothing will be provided.
At St John venues coffee and tea are provided.  There will be one (1) hour for lunch each day (times may vary).  Lunch is not provided, however a fridge and microwave oven are available for student use.

A set of Medical First Aid records used within your workplace.
Change of clothing

Will be provided on day 1 of the course and includes a wallet card; and promotional material.

Will be issued on the first day of the course and includes St John Ambulance Australia, Remote Field Guide; Basic Life Support publication; wallet card; student workbook; handouts and promotional material.


Two written examinations will be held during the program.  Clinical skill assessments will be ongoing throughout the program. Participants with literacy/numeracy difficulties or physical ailments/conditions should speak with the Trainer to discuss alternative approaches.   Please note: St John-NT is concerned for your safety and well being. Intending participants should be aware this course requires them to undertake strenuous physical activity to meet all assessment criteria to a satisfactory level.  Those who have a pre-existing condition or otherwise sustain an injury prior to the training's commencement MUST contact St John-NT to defer their training until such time as their condition is rectified.


CPR must be effectively demonstrated and assessed on an adult manikin on the floor. Infant CPR can be assessed on a firm surface.

SPECIAL NOTE: The clinical skills introduced during this program are designed for initiation under consultation with a site/industry medical officer registered in the Northern Territory.  Participants must ensure their company has contact protocols in place to allow voice consultation as circumstances require.
  1. You will be asked to complete a Statistics Form at the commencement of this program.

  2. The information we collect is used for statistical reporting to the Australian Government.

  3. If your course has been paid for by a third party (employer, employment agency) attendance details and a copy of your final credential will be made available to them. A copy of your final credential will only be made available to that party if you have indicated this on your enrolment form.

  4. St John (NT) may also use this information to contact you at the time your qualification is about to expire to remind you of the need to arrange to have it updated.

  5. If you do not wish to be contacted when your qualification is due for renewal please indicate in the space allocated on the Statistics Form.



The following policies/procedures are available on request to the Training Department:

Ph: (08) 8922 6228
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  • client selection, enrolment and induction/orientation procedures;
  • course information, including content and vocational outcomes;
  • cancellations, transfers, administration fees & refunds;
  • provision for language, literacy and numeracy support;
  • client support;
  • conduct – non staff;
  • flexible learning and assessment procedures;
  • welfare and guidance services;
  • appeals and complaints;
  • disciplinary procedures;
  • access and equity;
  • fees paid in advance.

Topics covered in this program are;

  • Safety, ethics and responsibilities
  • Documentation and record keeping;
  • Response vehicles and medical centre equipment;
  • Lifting and loading;
  • Anatomy and physiology;
  • Medical oxygen and suction;
  • Basic and advanced resuscitation, endotracheal intubation;
  • Cardiac system and conditions, defibrillation;
  • Fracture management;
  • Spinal injuries;
  • Shock and intravenous therapy,
  • Respiratory system and conditions;
  • Facial injuries;
  • Medical conditions;
  • Poisoning;
  • Obstetrics;
  • Triage

Statement of Completion

RE-VALIDATION RECOMMENDED To maintain current competence St John Ambulance (NT) strongly recommends proficiency is re-validated within 3 years from the date of issue.

In order to comply with Standard 1.8 of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Standards for the Continuing Registration of a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), it is necessary to confirm the identification of all participants in accredited training to ensure that the person providing assessment evidence (the learner), is the person who is enrolled and is subsequently issued the Statement of Attainment/Qualification. Evidence that this process is in place must be available.

Please bring some form of photographic identification to your course.

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