Wilderness First Aid Australia
03 9005 7172
0429 182 222

LWFA/WFR Recertifcation (28hrs)

Date: 7 January 2018 07:45



Course - 3-Day Leaders Wilderness First Aid/ Wilderness First Responder Recertification (28hr)

Date(s) - 7-9 January 2018

Venue – Camp Marysville, VIC.

Address – 959 Buxton-Marysville Rd, Marysville, VIC, 3779.

Venue contact – Reception - (03) 5773 8293

Web: www.campmarysville.org.au/

Materials - ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1

Tuition - $445.00

Accom - Camping $16.50/nt, Shared room $22/nt

Catering - Self-catered

Venue fee - $16.50

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

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

CPR recertification - 6pm to 8pm CPR/AED recert (night 2)

Course details:

This program recertifies current LWAFA/WFR trained participants to extend their qualification for a further 3 years. This three day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness first aiders with current updates in the wilderness medicine field. CPR refresher training is included on this course.

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 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 question multiple choice LWAFA written test
  • CPR practical test
  • LWAFA practical test

Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, you will be issued with a (60hr) WFAA Leaders Wilderness Advanced First Aid (LWAFA) certification card valid for three years. You will also be issued with a CPR certification card valid for one year.



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


  • If you have chosen to self cater, please bring a packed lunch and snacks, as breaks are short and most venues do not have food available close by.


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/EAR Wilderness Specific


Please note: Your course involves a CPR recertification - 6pm to 8pm CPR/AED (night 2)


‘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.

Positions: Waiting list available

Cost: $445 Tuition, Venue fee, Accom TBC

Location: OEG Camp Marysville, VIC.

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

Conditions: Must hold current LWFA/WFR certification outlining Units of Competency