CFR-CI Community Instructor
Approval Criteria for the Course:
CFR Community Instructor Council set the requirements for submitting an application as well as maintaining status as a PHECC recognised institution in Council Rules. The detailed course recognition criteria are described in subsections below. The information supplied by the Applicant institution against each of the criteria must satisfy Council that arrangements are in place to provide a high quality course ensuring the validity of the joint PHECC/recognised institution award in CFR Community Instructor.
a) The minimum age for entry to a CFR Instructor Community course is 18, and
b) Certification in CFR Community within the last 12 months. Certification in First Aid Response is also acceptable.
Duration: The CFR Instructor Standard is set out in full in the Teaching Faculty Framework. The CFR Instructor Standard includes tuition in instructional methods (IM) and a period of supervised teaching practice. The IM component is no less than 2 days/12 hours. It can be delivered on a full time or part-time/modular basis. The period of supervised teaching practice is not specified and may be extended until the specific learning outcomes are achieved. The typical pathway is to assist on the first course, part teach the second and deliver a third independently while being monitored.
Ratio: The ratio of CFR instructor trainers to students is 1:6 and equipment to student ratio of 1:3 (equipment includes manikin and AED).
Assessment of CFR provider and CFR instructor skills for student instructors will be undertaken by a CFR instructor trainer using a standard CFR Community provider and Instructor evaluation form/s. Assessment must occur as the student instructor progresses through the period of supervised teaching practice. 19. Remediation should be in-line with the recognised institution’s own assessment policy and procedures.
Certification: Individuals who successfully complete the 2-day CFR instructor course plus the additional supervised teaching practice and evaluation will be certified as a CFR Community Instructor. Award of joint PHECC/recognised institution CFR Community cards/certificates to successful course participants by the recognised institution is mandatory. It is unnecessary for CFR Instructors to renew certification as CFR providers.