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

Leaders Wilderness Advanced First Aid (70hrs)

Date: 29 June 2019 07:45



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

Date(s) - 29 June - 5 July 2019

Venue – Outward Bound Australia National Base, ACT.

Address – Naas Rd, Tharwa, ACT. 2620

Venue contact – Reception - 02 6235 5700

Course contact - Sharon Ritchie 0429 182 222

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

Materials - ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1

Tuition - $795.00

Accom - $30 bunkstyle/$5 camping per night or self-sourced accommodation

Catering - Self-catering, limited cold storage available NO kitchen (fridge, toaster, microwave, urn available)

Venue fee - $70 ($10 per day)

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

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

PLEASE NOTE - This course involves a Night Scenario on night 5 (Wednesday 3/7/19) that starts 7.30pm and finishes approx 11.30pm.


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):

HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID003 - Provide first aid

HLTAID006 - Provide advanced first aid

HLTWHS101 - Participate in workplace health and safety

SISOOPS305A -  Provide first aid in a remote location

SISXEMR001 - Respond to emergency situations

SISXEMR002 - 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 July 3 2019) 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 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.

Cost: Tuition $795.00, PLUS $70.00 venue fee, accommodation (see options), self catering

Positions: Course Full - Waiting list available

Location: Outward Bound Australia, National Base, Naas Rd, Tharwa. ACT..

Contact: Please contact the office directly for available positions - p: 03 9005 7172 m: 0429 182 222 or e: [email protected]

Conditions: No pre-requisites for this course