Wilderness First Aid Australia
03 9005 7172
0429 182 222
[email protected]

Remote First Aid

Date: 16 March 2019 07:45



Course - 3 Day Remote First Aid (24hr)

Date(s) - 16-18 March 2019

Venue – YMCA Camp Yarramundi

Address – 316 Springwood Road, Yarramundi, NSW. 2753

Web: https://www.ymcansw.org.au/camping/camps/camp-yarramundi/

Materials - ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1

Tuition - $405.00 per participant

Accom - Bunkstyle $65/nt - Bring all your own linen, towel, etc.

Venue FeeNo Charge

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)


Course details:

Remote area personnel and outdoor trip leaders often require a more extensive training program than an Urban First Aid course. The WFAA 24 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):

HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscittion

HLTAID003 - Provide first aid

SISOOPS305A -  Provide first aid in a remote location


Students will undergo:

  • 50 multiple choice question RFA written test
  • CPR/AED practical test
  • RFA practical test (ongoing)

Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, you will be issued with a Recognised Training Organisation certificate from Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety (AILS valid for 3 years (CPR/AED 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
  • Head Injury
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Environmental Injuries
  • Australian Bites & Stings
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Adult CPR Wilderness Specific
  • AED - Defibrillation
  • Common & Simple wilderness problems
  • Many scenarios and more


‘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 Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety (AILS): RTO 45354 | 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: course is full

Location: YMCA Camp Yarramundi 316 Springwood Rd, Yarramundi, NSW. 2753

Cost: No pre-requisites for this course

Contact: Please contact the office directly for available positions - p: 0429 182 222 or e: [email protected]

Conditions: No pre-requisites for this course