Sprains and strains are soft tissue injuries that usually result from sudden twists or jolts that apply greater force than the tissue can tolerate. Soft tissue injuries can be acute, resulting suddenly from a specific incident, or chronic, resulting over time from overuse or changes in normal tissue stress. Sprains are joint injuries involving small tears to the ligaments that hold the joints together, and may include injury to the joint capsule. Common sites for sprains are ankle, wrist, an...
Allens Training on the Sunshine Coast is holding a FREE CPR Awareness Session on Thursday 2 March. We encourage anyone who does not know how to perform the potentially lifesaving skill of CPR, to attend this session to ensure you are prepared for the worst. This is particularly important for those with pools or those that frequent local beaches and swimming areas. Knowing what to do in the first few minutes of an emergency can make all the difference for someone you love. Please book online ...
If it has been more than a year since you last completed first aid or CPR training you are likely due to renew at least the CPR component of your certificate. Why should you keep your certificate current? Well, beyond various workplace and employment requirements, it is always good to refresh your first aid and CPR skills for a number of reasons. I have forgotten what to do… If, over the past 12 months, you haven’t had to use the skills you learned in you last first aid course, you may have ...

With the increased number of jellyfish stings, particularly across Queensland, we have created a new Jellyfish Stings Chart. Download your copy now and ensure you provide the right treatment. Click the image below to download.


Allens Training takes continuous improvement seriously and we appreciate feedback received from all stakeholders. Feedback is valuable information that we use to make important decisions and consider ways that as a business or a trainer we can make the experience better for our students. We know that the most important thing about feedback is not the comments or ratings themselves. It’s the actions that we take following the feedback to improve the students overall experience. How do we gath...
It’s great weather for enjoying the seashore at Sunshine Coast beaches, but the marine stingers think so too. And the onshore northerlies on Sunshine Coast beaches means blue-bottles aplenty. Some beachgoers have said it’s the worst summer they can remember for these stinging ocean dwellers, with about 9,000 people reported being stung between 20 December and 10 January. They were so numerous at Bribie Island that the beach was closed for the first weekend of the new year. The bluebottle – P...
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are a vital piece of equipment in the treatment of heart-related emergencies, most commonly cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart unexpectedly and suddenly ceases beating. The usual cause is an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation, which usually results from abnormal and very fast electrical activity in the heart. The only effective treatment is defibrillation. Defibrillation is an electrical shock delivered via ...
All over the Sunshine Coast, children will be heading to school on 23 January 2017. Some little ones will be attending for the first time, and for them, the hustle and bustle may seem a bit scary. What can we do to ensure the safety of our children at and around schools? Traffic The biggest contributors to traffic accidents and near misses around schools are high traffic volumes, dangerous driving, misuse of pick-up and drop-off zones, misuse of pedestrian crossings, and insufficient parking...
Depending on the fund, and the level of extras or packaged cover you have, your health insurer may pay for your first aid course. Check with your health insurer to see if this item is included. Terms and conditions may apply. For example, the training must be nationally accredited, and must be provided by a government-accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Your health insurer will be able to advise the full requirements. It’s great to see that some health funds are recognising th...
We have noticed a number of our friends on Facebook holidaying in Canada, Japan and the USA – It’s good for some. You guys do know we have some great beaches here on the Sunshine Coast, don’t you? We are very jealous seeing everyone hanging out in the snow; however, we also want to know that you can stay safe and help others to do the same. So, here are some tips for treating casualties in the snow.  The two main risks are frostbite and hypothermia (if you are really special, the third is ge...

Contact Us


07 5438 8888


Send us an Email

8/10 Capital Place
Birtinya QLD 4575


ABN 63 114 756 857
ACN 114 756 857