Wilderness First Aid Australia
03 9005 7172
0429 182 222

Wilderness First Aid (50hr)

Date: 3 July 2017 07:45



Course - 5 day Wilderness First Aid (50hr)

Date(s) - 3-7 July 2017

Venue – Youthworks Shoalhaven, NSW.

Venue contact - Phillip Vitiello - T: 02 8525 3108

Address – 439 Koloona Drive, West Cambewarra, Watersleigh, NSW. 2540.

Web: www.youthworksoutdoors.net/

Materials - ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1

Tuition - $595.00 per participant

Meals/Accommodation - Fully catered and accommodation onsite TBC

Times -  ALL students are required to enrol at 7.45am Day 1 of the course.

Timetable - 8am to 5pm each day (except Day 1)

PLEASE NOTE - This course involves a night scenario on night 3 that starts 7.30pm and finishes approx 10.30pm.


Course details:

Remote area personnel and outdoor trip leaders often require a more extensive training program than an Urban First Aid course. The WFAA 50 hour Wilderness First Aid course will give you extended knowledge and skills to deal with situations that may occur whilst in a remote location.

This five day course focuses on stabilisation, treatment and evacuation guidelines of patients in remote & backcountry environments. More emphasis is placed on long term patient care management and specific injury evaluation.

The WFAA five day Wilderness First Aid course utilses theoretical and practical knowledge and skills as a means to ensuring all participants are deemed competent should they have to respond to an emergency situation. Knowledge and skills.


Units of competancy acheived upon successful completion of all assessment tasks:

The units listed below are in completion of the new SISSS00108 - Wilderness First Aid Skill Set and endorsed by Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) and National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (NOLRS):

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid

SISXOHS101A - Follow Occupational Health and Safety Policies

SISOOPS305A -  Provide First Aid in a Remote Location

SISXEMR201A - Respond to emergency situations

SISXEMR402A - Coordinate Emergency Responses



Students will undergo:

  • 75 multiple choice question WFA written test
  • CPR practical test
  • WFA practical test

Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, you will be issued with an (50hr) Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certificate valid for three years, a CPR certification card valid for one year and a Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment.



To ensure ALL students get the most out of their learning participants should bring ALL their own personal equipment (not limited to the list below) to gain a lot stronger understanding and familiarity with how to respond in an emergency situation.

What to Bring (minimum)

  • Warm/appropriate clothing to be outside. Please DO NOT wear your best outdoor clothing and gear as you will be outside on the ground and stage makeup will be used.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Foam mat, Thermorest, insulation
  • Wet weather gear
  • Small tarp, tent flye, hootchi, (some sort of shelter protection)
  • Sun protection – 30+SPF/Zinc
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Pen, paper
  • Watch/timer (displaying seconds)
  • 2 x spare jumpers and t-shirts for padding for splints
  • Daypack, walking poles, paddles - gear you would normally have with you outdoors that you can use to improvise splints
  • If there is an accommodation option, please bring sleeping bag/linen, pillow and towel, etc.


To maximise participant learning ensure you wear OLD clothing, it may be a good idea to source clothing from a second hand clothing or ‘Opportunity Shop’ beforehand.Throughout the course we use stage makeup and it states that it does not stain clothing/material this may not always be the case.


Topics inc:

  • Introduction & Medical Legal Issues

  • Patient Assessment & Basic Life support

  • Traumatic Injuries

  • Spinal Injury
  • Wilderness Focussed Spine Assessment
  • Head Injury
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Environmental Injuries
  • Australian Bites & Stings
  • Medical Emergencies

  • Common & Simple wilderness problems

  • Many scenarios and more

  • Adult CPR/EAR Wilderness Specific

  • AED - Defibrillation


‘See you on Day One’


Instructor Team


NOTE: Although your training and assessment may be conducted by Wilderness First Aid Australia you will be enrolled with Wodonga TAFE: RTO 3097 | Courses lead to an AQF Qualification or Statement of Attainment | Funding made available to eligible individuals by Victorian and State Governments | Information is correct at time of publication and subject to change without notice.

Contact: Please contact the office directly for available positions - p: 0429 182 222 or e: info@wildernessmedicine.com.au

Conditions: No pre-requisites for this course

Cost: $595 Tuition - Meals/ Accom TBC

Location: Youthworks Shoalhaven, NSW.

Positions: 7 Positions Available