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The health and safety of all Australians is too important to compromise.
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Our History

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Empowering Australians for over 30 years.

If there’s one thing Phillipa Wilson knows to be true, it’s that nurses and paramedics make excellent First Aid trainers.

“As a nurse I worked in both Geelong and Melbourne’s largest hospitals in the A&E and intensive care units. I know the value of learning from experienced professionals who understand the pressures of a real-life First Aid emergency.”

After undertaking her training she went on to post-graduate studies in OH&S and Public Health sectors. Phillipa founded Premium Health Pty Ltd in 1989 with a clear vision in mind: To empower everyday Australians with the skills to save lives and make a meaningful difference through premium quality First Aid and Health Training. And she hasn’t stopped since.

Doing things differently to make a difference

First Aid and CPR delivery is, and will always be, hands-on. It requires a level of physicality and environmental awareness that can only be learnt through practical, hands-on training. And the best person to lead that training is an experienced health professional with a nursing and/or paramedical background. It’s our founding principle, and one that sets us apart.
From her humble home office in Victoria, Phillipa set about designing practical first aid training courses of her own, which she would then deliver to government bodies, companies and local sporting communities alike.

A family affair…

With a burgeoning client base comprising a range of industries, each with their own unique risks and requirements, it wasn’t long before Phillipa had to call for backup. In 1995, she enlisted her sisters, both experienced nurses and nurse educators, to work in the management and training areas of Premium Health.

Together, they formalised an expansive range of first aid and health care courses with a focus on innovative, engaging delivery techniques, from Phillipa’s own ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ CPR methodology designed during her Master of Public Health studies at Monash University, to one of the industry’s first First Aid audio-visual materials launched in 2001.

Today, with a passionate staff of over 100-strong delivering training across Victoria, NSW, QLD, SA and WA, Premium Health continues to grow as a dynamic business, evolving in response to its clients’ needs and delivering on its promise to provide nothing short of premium quality, nurse and paramedic-led training ­– without compromise.

Phillipa Wilson

Phillipa Wilson

As Founder and Managing Director of Premium Health, Phillipa takes pride in evolving her business to the needs of her clients and the broader Australian community, ensuring every training experience reflects her founding vision of premium quality without compromise. A subject matter expert in the design and delivery of First Aid and Health Training, Phillipa is currently Deputy Chair of the First Aid Industry Reference Committee representing Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), and serves as Australian Resuscitation Council (Vic Branch) Secretary.

A former division 1 registered nurse, Phillipa currently holds a Master of Public Health degree, a Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Occupational Health), a Diploma in Training and Assessment Systems and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

Natalie Donohoe

Natalie Donohoe

For over seven years, Natalie has led the way in ensuring premium quality training experiences as CEO of Premium Health. Her 12 years’ nursing experience in public hospitals and general practice, in addition to her substantial project management experience with large contracts and tenders, gives Natalie a unique perspective on best practice in her industry. Her qualifications include a Master of Management from Monash University, a Diploma of Business, a Cert IV in Training and Assessment and an Enrolled Nursing Certificate.

Fiona Compton

Fiona Compton

Fiona brings over 18 years’ corporate experience in the public and private sectors to her role as Premium Health’s Business Manager, where she’s responsible for leading the business’ strategic expansion through the development of strong human capital. Day to day, Fiona oversees Premium Health’s financial visibility, talent identification and critical project administration. She holds Bachelor of Health Science from Latrobe University.

Tom Howell

Tom Howell

With over 12 years’ experience as a remote area paramedic and military medic with the Australian Army, Tom brings a wealth of practical, hands on experience to his role as Premium Health Training Manager, where he leads a team of 35 skilled nurse and paramedic trainers. Day to day, Tom is responsible for recruitment, course and curriculum design, delivery and above all, premium quality – championing best practice in his industry as a ‘subject matter expert’ in the review and development of accredited units of competency and short courses. He holds a Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance), Cert IV in Health (Nursing) and a Cert IV in Health Care (Defence).

Gordana Petrevska

Gordana Petrevska

Gordana has more than 20 years’ experience leading sales teams across a range of industries, from manufacturing and labour hire to financial services and safety. As Premium Health’s National Business Development Manager, Gordana leads the sales and account management team and is passionate about engaging with our clients to understand their unique needs and help them achieve their broader long-term safety goals. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business in Marketing as well as a Cert IV in Work Health and Safety.

Vasmita Nathu

Vasmita Nathu

Vasmita brings 10 years’ of customer service experience to her vast and varied role as Premium Health’s NSW Corporate Manager, where she’s responsible for the smooth running of all NSW-based operations, from managing her team of trainers to building strong relationships with her ever-increasing client portfolio. Vasmita’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma in Advertising and Tourism from Auckland University of Technology.

Jared O'Brien

Jared O'Brien

Jared brings over 10 years’ experience to his role as Premium Health’s Systems and Administration Manager, where he leads a matrix team committed to providing world class information technology solutions for the benefit of clients and colleagues alike. In his six years with Premium Health, Jared has worked on client-specific portals, integrated LMS systems, student enrolment processes and more – all to create seamless, reliable systems that alleviate the burden of administration, support productivity and guarantee compliance. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Monash University.

Organisations such as Bunnings, Healthcare Imaging and Sydney Water trust us with their first aid, mental health and health care training

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Individuals

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Workplaces

Training can be at your workplace, at our public venues or a venue of your choice.

Groups

For 10 or more people, Australia-wide.

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Case Studies

We Don’t Compromise On Our Training

Earlier this year I performed CPR on my husband. I could not believe how quickly I remembered the timing and because I felt so confident I did not panic.

– Premium Health First Aid Course Participant

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“I have completed a number of courses with Premium Health
and I am always extremely satisfied.”

– Suzanne Richards, Viva Energy Australia (Shell)

Locations

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Premium Health conducts scheduled courses at over 30 venues Australia-wide

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a USI?

The Unique Student Identifier or USI is a reference number made up of 10 numbers and letters that:

  • creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, even from different training organisations
  • will give you access to your training records and transcripts (available in mid 2016)
  • can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere
Do I need a USI?

The Student Identifiers Act in 2014 requires that all students enrolled in nationally recognised training provide their Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with their USI. This is applicable to all HLT and VIC units.

How long is my course valid?

Provide First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis are valid for 3 years. It is recommended by the ARC that Provide CPR is updated annually

Where are your venues?

Premium Health offers public first aid training in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. See here.

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