Wilderness First Aid Australia
03 9005 7172
0429 182 222

Remote First Aid (30hr)

Date: 26 June 2017 07:45



Course - 3.5 - Day Remote First Aid (30hr)

Date(s) - 26-28 June 2017

Venue – Huntingtower School, VIC.

Address – 77 Waimarie Drive, Mount Waverley, VIC. 3149.

Materials - ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1

Tuition - $405.00 per participant

Accom - Self sourced

Self catering - Self catered

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

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

NIGHT SCENARIO - This course involves a night scenario on night 2 (June 27)


Course details:

Remote area personnel and outdoor trip leaders often require a more extensive training program than an Urban First Aid course. The WFAA 30 hour Remote First Aid course will give you extended knowledge and skills to deal with situations that may occur whilst in a remote location.

This three day course is compacted and 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 three day Remote 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.


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

The units listed below are in partial 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

SISOOPS305A -  Provide First Aid in a Remote Location

SISXEMR201A - Respond to emergency situations


Students will undergo:

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

Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, you will be issued with a Recognised Training Organisation certificate from Wodonga TAFE valid for 3 years (CPR must be updated annually).



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


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.


  • This course is self catered, please bring a packed lunch and snacks, as breaks are short and most venues do not have food available close by.

Topics inc:

  • Introduction & Medical Legal Issues

  • Patient Assessment & Basic Life support

  • Traumatic Injuries

  • Spinal Injury
  • Wilderness Focused 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


Please note: Your course involves a ‘Night Scenario’ on night 2 (June 27) which starts approx 7.30pm and concludes approx 9.30pm.


‘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.

Conditions: No pre-requisites for this course

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

Cost: $405 tuition, Self Accom/ Self Catering

Location: Huntingtower School, VIC.

Positions: 6 Positions Available