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First Aid, Australian Red Cross Victoria

Summary

First aid training, a core activity of Australian Red Cross, is largely a State activity. In World War I, Australian women were encouraged to enrol people with first aid certificates in Voluntary Aid Detachments. By the 1960s, Victoria had an education program in the area, which was covered, in the 1980s, by Health and Safety Education. Emergency first aid is included in Emergency Services. In 2004, accredited first aid courses were provided at an individual and industry level, with specialised training including critical incident simulations, and Red Cross continuing to sell First Aid kits.

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Archival resources

Australian Red Cross Research and Information Service

  • Publications - First aid, health and safety, Series NO16; First Aid, Australian Red Cross Victoria; Australian Red Cross Research and Information Service. Details

Australian Red Cross Victoria Archives

  • The Archive & Heritage Collection of the Australian Red Cross; Australian Red Cross Victoria (1914 - ); Australian Red Cross Victoria Archives. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Minutes and Meeting Papers, Australian Red Cross National Council, 1914 - 2002, 2015.0028 (NO14); Australian Red Cross (1914 - ), Australian Red Cross, National Office; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Penny Robinson

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