For the first time in more than five years, TAFE NSW Western Institute offered a First Aid Course at Lightning Ridge College.
Lightning Ridge TAFE Western Community Customer Support Officer Donna Lund said demand for the one-day course was overwhelming, with 17 people from a range of backgrounds participating.
“I think demand for the First Aid Course was high because usually people have to travel long distances to access this course,” Mrs Lund said.
“Over the past five years I had accepted names for a waiting list but couldn’t get the required 15 all together at the same time, meaning participants usually travelled to Walgett TAFE or even further to complete this course.
“This time around however, with lots of hard work promoting the course locally, I was able to gather enough names to hold the course which was a big boost for the community.”
Mrs Lund said participants included a TAFE teacher, three Trade and Investment workers, two bus drivers, a teacher’s aide, a caravan park manager and a bed and breakfast owner - just to name a few.
“I was extremely pleased with the turn-out and participants seemed to really enjoy the course with several providing really positive feedback regarding First Aid teacher Leesa Willis,” Mrs Lund said.
“Some comments provided by participants in their assessment included awesome, very clear, nice and friendly, easy to understand, excellent instructor and very clear and easy to follow.”
Mrs Lund hopes the popularity of this course will lead to its return later this year.
“I already have three names on my waiting list for the next course which I hope to hold around September - if the interest is there,” Mrs Lund said.
“Everyone is invited to take part. If you would like more information, please call me on 6829 9800.”