Wilderness First Aid Australia
03 9005 7172
0429 182 222

Leaders Wilderness Advanced First Aid (70hrs)

Date: 20 January 2018 07:45



Course -     7-Day Leaders Wilderness Advanced First Aid (70hr)

Date(s)      20 - 26 January 2018

Venue – Mittagundi OEC, VIC.

Address – Mittagundi, 4385 Omeo Hwy, Glen Valley, 3898

Contact - Phil O'Donnell (Director) Ph: 03 5159 7238

Web: http://www.mittagundi.org.au

Materials - ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1

Tuition - $795.00 per participant

Meals/Accom/Venue fee - $250.00 (all inclusive)


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

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


Course details:

This program trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings.

The 70-hour curriculum includes standards for urban and extended patient care situations. Special topics include but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, advanced first aid techniques plus advice on medication therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making, not the memorisation of lists.

This course is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical first aid and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Half of your time will be spent completing practical skills, case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. CPR is included in this course.


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 National Skill Set and endorsed by Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) and National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (NOLRS):

HLTAID003 - Provide first aid (inc. CPR)

HLTAID006 - Provide advanced 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 question multiple choice LWAFA written test
  • CPR/AED practical test
  • LWAFA practical test


Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, you will be issued with a (70hr) WFAA Leaders Wilderness Advanced First Aid (LWAFA) certification card valid for three years, CPR/AED 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 as you will be outside on the ground and stage makeup will be used which can stain if no washed.
  • 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 with second hand
  • 2 x spare jumpers and t-shirts for padding for splints
  • Walking poles, paddles - gear you would normally have with you outdoors that you can use to improvise splints
  • If the course has 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. It is advisable to bring clothing that can be ‘CUT OFF’ as to add to the ‘REAL’ experience of dealing with patients.

Throughout the course we use stage makeup and it states that it does not stain clothing/material this may not always be the case.


Other topics inc:

  • Introduction & Medical Legal Issues
  • Patient Assessment & Basic Life support
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Spinal Injury
  • Rolls & lifts
  • Wilderness Focussed Spine Assessment
  • Head Injury
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Environmental Injuries
  • Cold injuries & Illness
  • Heat Illnesses
  • Australian Bites & Stings
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Adult CPR/AED Wilderness Specific
  • Bag valve mask resuscitation techniques
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • MANY scenarios and more.....


Please note: Your course involves a ‘Night Scenario’ on night 5 (Wednesday January 24 2018) which starts approx 7.30pm and concludes approx 11.30pm.


‘See you on Day One’


Instructor Team


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.

Location: Mittagundi OEC, Omeo, VIC.

Contact: Please contact the office directly for available positions - p: 03 9005 7172 m: 0429 182 222 or e: info@wfaa.net.au

Positions: Course Full. Waiting list available

Cost: $795 tuition, $250 Accom/ Catering/ Venue fee

Conditions: There are NO pre-requisites for this course