AECTP promotes and supports quality in pre-hospital emergency care training. Our annual pre-hospital care conferences provide professional development opportunities to a wide variety of providers within the sector including first aid tutors/trainers, independent training institutes, nurses, paramedics/clinical tutors, polytechnics,high schools, pre-hospital and individual providers.

AECTP leads and represents the pre-hospital care sector and provides solutions and representation on behalf of the industry. Click HERE for a downloadable flyer outlining our organisation and purpose. Membership benefits, our rules, Code of Ethics and how to apply are all listed on our Members page. 

Our AECTP email contact is info@aectpnz.org  or you send us a message via the Contact page. We welcome all enquiries. Correspondence will be responded to as soon as possible and within two weeks.


Early in March 2011, a series of meetings were held to gain a high level commitment between a group of First Aid Training providers who pledged to promote quality First Aid training provision in New Zealand.  AECTP, the Association of Emergency Care Training Providers, was formed and by late August the Inaugural meeting of the AECTP was held. 

The new Board drafted the AECTP rules, the Code of Ethics and Values and AECTP Membership Application documents, and sought to increase the services to membership. 

Full AECTP member organisations are New Zealand-registered Tertiary Education Organisations, accredited to provide emergency care or first aid unit standards. Affiliate e.g. individual membership is also welcome.

In 2016 AECTP became an incorporated society. The current AECTP Rules and the Code of Ethics and Values documents specify a commitment to good practice and quality First Aid training, as well as to respect each other and to promote positive advocacy for the First Aid training industry. 

The Strategic Plan and supporting Annual Plans lists the activities of the Association.  One of the aims is to act as a recognised industry representative to provide both leadership and advice.  NZQA recognises the Association as a Peak Body and this enables us to contribute to dialogue and provide guidance at NZ Qualification Authority meetings, including, for example, at the PTE Forum, the Project Advisory Group for First Aid (PAG), the mandatory review of qualifications (TRoQ) and with Risk management team members and other matters as they arise.

The Association’s annual meetings are held annually at the same time as the AECTP National First Aid Conferences.  The attendance Conference supports PDD hours.

AECTP Board 2020

Janet Jamieson (Chair) - Independent
Laura Sessions  - Red Cross
Graham Dennis - Independent
Yvonne Gray - Red Cross
Shirley Kerr - St John
Lesley Kidd - Independent
Julian Price - St John
Vacant - Independent