Wilderness First Aid Australia
03 9005 7172
0429 182 222

Basic Remote First Aid (20 hrs)

Date: 26 November 2017 07:45



Course -    2-day Remote First Aid (20hr)

Date(s) - 26-27 November 2016 (this course is Sun/Mon)

Venue – Hillbrook Anglican School, QLD.

Address – 45 Hurcotte St Enoggera, QLD. 4051

Materials - ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1

Tuition - $355.00 per participant

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:

Remote area personnel and outdoor trip leaders often require a more extensive training program than an Urban First Aid course. The WFAA 20 hour basic 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 two day Basic 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.



Students will undergo:

  • 25 multiple choice question WFA written test
  • CPR practical test
  • BRFA practical test


Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, you will be issued with an (20hr) Basic Remote First Aid (BRFA) certificate valid for three years, and 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 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.


  • 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
  • Head Injury
  • Remote Wound Management
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Environmental Injuries
  • Medical Emergencies

  • Common & Simple wilderness problems

  • Scenarios and more.....

  • Adult CPR/EAR Remote Specific

  • AED - Defibrillation


‘See you on Day One’



Instructor Team

Location: Hillbrook Anglican School. – 45 Hurcotte St, Enoggera, QLD. 4051

Cost: Tuition $355 PLUS $10 Venue fee, NO accommodation, Self Catered

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

Conditions: There are NO pre-requisites for this course

Positions: Positions Available