Asthma First Aid for School Staff

Certification:   This package does not meet ACECQA legislative requirements for early childhood education and care settings. Please contact your local Asthma Foundation for information about this training on 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462). 

This package is not for swimming and aquatics instructors working outside of school settings. Please access the Asthma First Aid for Sport and Recreation package.

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(This is not the re-certification course)


Some schools require annual renewal of this certification. If you have already completed AFASS course in the last 2 years and your school requires you to be be re-certified, please click the button below to access the re-certification course instead. At the end of that course you will receive a certificate with an updated date of completion. 

Please note that re-certification course is only available to people that have completed AFASS course first. If you haven't, please continue reading below, otherwise click on the button below to enter the Re-Certification course.

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Welcome to Asthma Australia's Asthma First Aid for School Staff online training package.

Asthma Australia is the nation's peak asthma body supporting and advocating for people with asthma and the health professionals and practitioners that support people living with asthma.

Asthma Australia provides Asthma First Aid training to Schools through the Australian Government funded Asthma Child and Adolescent Program. This funding makes it possible to provide the training specifically to school staff free of charge. 

This training package may be of particular interest for school staff:

  • in remote areas where face-to-face training is not accessible
  • awaiting a face-to-face session booked in the future
  • who missed a face-to-face session at their school
  • who want to refresh their Asthma First Aid knowledge
  • who have newly enrolled students with asthma

Instructions for Use

Users will be required to create a Username and Password prior to entering the training package. More detailed instructions for this process are provided on the Log In page.

The training package is comprised of three learning modules:

  1. About Asthma
  2. Asthma at School
  3. Asthma First Aid

Each module will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Quiz questions and activities are incorporated within each module to check your understanding of the information presented.

All three modules must be completed for you to be issued with an Asthma First Aid certificate as a record of your Continuing Professional Development. The certificate is valid for three years. Upon successful completion of the training package, you will be able to download and print your e-certificate.

If you are unable to complete the entire package all at once, you can log out after completing a module and return to the package later. If you log out before completing a module, you will need to recommence at the start of the module when you log back in.

 Audio   /  Closed captions  

Voiceover and audio script is available for each slide. To listen to the voiceover, ensure that speakers or headphones are connected to your computer. If you don't have access to this equipment, or want to also read the audio script, click on the CC icon and the text will appear at the bottom of the slide.

Troubleshooting: Live online support is available if you encounter any difficulties in accessing or completing the training package.   Alternatively, you can email your problem to .

Evaluation : A sample of users will be prompted to provide feedback on their learning and the training package. Asthma Australia appreciates you taking the time to complete the evaluation survey. This information will contribute to the quality standards of our work. 

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(This is not the re-certification course)

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Last modified: Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 8:26 AM