Welcome to Wilderness First Aid Australia.
Wilderness First Aid Australia (WFAA) is an Australian owned company that specialises is wilderness/remote area first aid education for those unexpected situations you may find yourself in where medical help is a long way from you. Neil Ritchie and experienced wilderness first aid educator realised the need for an Australian specific program that meets the needs of the Australian environment and context.
At WFAA students learn decision-making skills, treatment principles and are put to the test by responding to real life scenarios
based on your skills and knowledge that are developed over the duration of your course.
WFAA has been affilliated with the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) of NOLS the most recognised and respected teacher of wilderness medicine in the world. WFAA made the decison to become its own entity and discontinued providing WMI of NOLS courses from October 2011. Throughout this positive transition phase we have utilised WMI's evidence based curriculum to assist us whilst developing our own Australian specific curriculum.
Throughout this partnership we have been able to grow in to the company to we are today training more and more students in the need for a greater understanding of what is required when dealing with a patient in the remote environment. WFAA still holds a strong collegiate relationship with WMI of NOLS and current students will be able to recertify with either provider based on their initial course hours. We will continue our professional relationship to ensure quality training is provided to the highest standards.
We continue to offer rigorous and intensive training where students will be challenged in their decision-making skills.
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