RSPCA NSW runs training programs about animal care and welfare.

Basic Animal First Aid

Pet first aid is important for animal groomers, minders, trainers, walkers, and anyone else who works with other people’s pets, or is interested in learning more about pet health and pet care.

This comprehensive one-day workshop contains both theoretical learning and practical hands-on training. This includes:

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • different bandaging techniques for various applications
  • how to identify an emergency
  • identifying approach techniques for companion animals
  • individual handling requirements of companion animals
  • revising the DRABC approach for animal emergencies
  • risk management
  • safe moving techniques for injured animals
  • signs of ill health
  • understanding the clear responsibilities of the first aider

Please note that this is not an accredited course, so participants will not be eligible to receive a statement of attainment in any nationally accredited units of competency. However, participants will receive a statement of attendance.

For further information about courses, please contact or phone (02) 9782 4478.

To download our Student Handbook, please click here.


2019 Course Dates

Please be advised that our first aid courses are set to recommence early 2019.