Wilderness First Aid Australia
03 9005 7172
0429 182 222
info@wfaa.net.au

WFA/LWFA/WFR recertification course (28hr)

Date: 19 May 2018 07:45

Details:

COURSE OUTLINE

Course - 3-Day WFA/LWFA/ WFR (28hr) recertification

Date(s) - 19-21 May 2018

Venue – St Joseph's College

Venue contact - Mark Brackenreg - 02 4565 9246

Address – 2086 Comleroy Rd, Upper Colo, NSW. 2756

Web: http://www.joeys.org/outdoor-education/maps

Course contact - Sharon Ritchie - 0429 182 222

Materials - ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1

Tuition - $445.00

Venue fee - $60

Accommodation - Free of charge if required (bunkstyle)

Meals - Self catered - well equiped kitchen with cold storage facilities available

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 recertifcation program refreshers participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings.

The 28-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, plus advice on medication therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making, not the memorisation of lists.

This course is designed specifically to recertify your current50, 60 or 80 hour qualification and refresh 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.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS PRE COURSE WORK IN THE FORM A BOOKLET THAT WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE COURSE START. THIS BOOKLET TAKES APPROXIMATELY 5 HOURS.


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

 

Assessment:

Students will undergo:

  • 75 question multiple choice written test
  • CPR?Aed practical test
  • WFA/LWFA/WFR practical test

Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, you will be issued with a 50, 60 or 80hr WFAA Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Leaders Wilderness First Aid (LWFA) or 80hr WFAA Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification card valid for three years, a CPR certification card valid for one year. You will also receive a nationally accredited 'Statement of Attainment' valid for 3 years.

 

-   WFAA SUPPLIES A LIMITED AMOUNT OF GEAR FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY!

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’

Regards

Instructor Team

BOOK NOW

Although your training and assessment may be conducted by Wilderness First Aid Australia you will be enrolled with Swinburne University: RTO 3059 | Courses lead to an AQF Qualification or Statement of Attainment | Information is correct at time of publication and subject to change without notice.


Cost: Tuition $445.00, PLUS $60.00 venue fee, accommodation, self catering

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

Conditions: Must hold current WFA/LWFA/WFR certification

Location: St Joseph's College, 2086 Comleroy Rd, Upper Colo, NSW. 2756

Positions: Positions available