It all started in 2010 when Lorrie and Peter were married in a remote island in far west Fiji. The Minister, when writing on their Marriage Certificate where they lived, by mistake, merged our Suburb of Gungahlin here in the Australian Capital Territory with Australia to create the word "Gungahlia." The logo shows their love of the underwater and our favourite turtle. The original photo of the turtle that the logo design was sourced from had been taken in the Maldives in 2013 in Villamendoo resort where Lorrie finished her first diving course.
As at September 2021, Tony Cook has now come on board and is based in Central Coast NSW. Another very experienced trainer, so it makes it easier to teach our courses throughout NSW
The red cross in the logo is symbolic of first aid. The curve that is shown under the turtle, and above the word gungahlia, is suggestive of both waves of the sea as well as the rolling hills of Gungahlin where Peter and Lorrie reside. The name Gungahlin is a local indigenous word meaning rolling hills.
Let us teach in a location that suits everyone.
We just need space to go through the practical exercises and a table and chairs for some pre-course homework and multiple choice review during the day.
Some first aid training facilities teach up-to 24 students. We prefer personalised service and are able to handle more questions in a small group
"The course was by far the best I have done. The trainer was very knowledgeable and made it enjoyable while still covering all the components required. They were flexible in course times and worked around my work schedule. I highly recommend you use this local company if you need to obtain or renew first aid qualifications. ."
For our business customers, we love customising our courses to suit your business hours and first aid scenarios
Peter who is based in Canberra has been applying first aid since 1977 initially dealing with first on the scene first aid to car accidents; attempted suicides and domestics as well as performing CPR. More recently applying first aid to a range of sport injuries (football, hockey, tennis, dodgeball and scuba diving).
Since 2016, Peter has been teaching staff to become international first aid instructors. Peter continues to also provide executive coaching/mentoring and is a member of several boards and is a Company director. Peter loves teaching photography too!!! refer to www.gungahlia.com for more details
Tony Cook, our PADI RTO Trainer from Umina Beach, Central Coast NSW. Tony has taught nationally accredited first aid training for over 15 years. Originally from Manchester in the UK and after a successful career of more than 20 years with PADI culminating in obtaining in obtaining the highest rated level as Course Director and is a current PADI Instructor Examiner
Tony loves customising course scenarios to suit you the student. e.g. Divers and educators. Tony can cater to his group’s needs, with classes held at their home or workplace. He wants everyone to learn these skills whether it’s families, friends, grandparents, or babysitters.
All domestic courses are accredited through PADI RTO 6729. www.padirto.com
Certificates are sent on the day via email.
Peter and Tony also teach Scubadiving around Australia @ PADI 5* Instructor development Centres to become Scubadiving Instructors and Internaational First Aid Instructors through www.scubadivingidc.com.au and www.emergencyfirstresponse.com
Australian accredited first aid courses cannot be taught overseas. Our overseas
courses are conducted through https://www.emergencyfirstresponse.com.
CPR, first aid, caring for children ++
Peter and Tony have been teaching students to become First Aid Instructors who now teach overseas in many countries in Europe, Asia and South Pacific as well as USA and Canada
- Awarded best first aid in Canberra for 2023
- Small classes
- Start at 10 am
- From $83 (CPR)
- All other classes include CPR at no extra cost
- We love teaching you
-Above all, we have fun and treat you as a person