As a UQ medical student you are required to complete a number of compulsory annual program requirements. Some of the associated tasks can be done well in advance, while others cannot be completed until your enrolment becomes active, or you are on campus in Brisbane.

It is important that you read the information below carefully and ensure that you provide all documentation by the posted deadlines. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the student administration team ( 

Year 1 Please upload the below requirements onto the Year 1 Community Blackboard site.  

Year 2 and Phase 2  Please access the Placements system to upload these documents.  For further information on how to log in please click here.

3. First Aid Certificate (including CPR)

MD students must acquire a valid First Aid & CPR Certificate. The curriculum of the CBL component of a course in Year 1 Semester 1 assumes that all students have prior knowledge of the content gained in an “apply first aid” course. 

Normally, a first aid certificate is valid for three years. The CPR component is only valid for one, and therefore must be renewed annually. 

When to complete this task:

It is recommended that students complete the certificate course in December. Students must submit evidence of completion to the Faculty of Medicine as soon as possible and prior to the commencement of year one.

Step by step instructions to complete this task:

  1. Enrol and successfully complete the following course(s):
  • HLTAID003 (Provide first aid and Provide CPR) or overseas equivalent (see below for further information) or
  • HLTAID001 (Provide CPR) and HLTAID002 (Provide first aid) or overseas equivalent (see below for further information)
  1. Upload documents to Blackboard

Further information

Overseas first aid certificates:

First aid certificates obtained overseas from internationally recognised organisations, are acceptable provided they cover the topics listed below:

  • Apply the principles of first aid
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Asthma & Anaphylaxis management
  • Treatment of infection, shock, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold, heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

It is the responsibility of the student to provide evidence of the content covered in the course as requested. 

Australian accredited providers:

Please see below for a non-exclusive list of accredited providers in Australia. Please note that UQ does not have an affiliation with the below organisations.  

Overseas providers:

Please see below for a non-exclusive list of overseas providers that meet the requirements mentioned above. Please note that UQ does not have an affiliation with the below organisations. 

  • Red Cross/Red Crescent. Available Worldwide.
  • St John International. Available Worldwide. Please see here for locations.
  • Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED (blended or classroom course options only). Available Worldwide: Please see here for locations.