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

Wilderness First Aid (50hr)

Date: 29 July 2019 07:45



Course -     5-Day Wilderness First Aid (50hr)

Date(s)      29 July-2 August 2019

Venue – Camp Coolamatong - Farm Camp, VIC

Address – 39 Cranswick Road, Banksia Peninsula, VIC. 3875.

Venue contact – Sara Zumach – (03) 5156 6511

Web: https://www.campcoolamatong.com

Course contact - Sharon Ritchie - 0429 182 222

Materials - ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1

Tuition - $645.00

Meals - Self catered - full kitchen, cold storage and cooking implements/utensils provided

Venue fee/Accommodation - $30.00

NOTE - This venue provides accommodation that is included in the venue fee. It CANNOT be separated.

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

Timetable -  8am to 5pm each day (except Day 1 & night 3)

NIGHT SCENARIO - This course involves a night scenario 31 July 2019 which commences 7.30pm & concludes approx 11pm.


Course details:

This program trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings.

The 50-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. 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

HLTWHS001 - 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 WFA written test
  • CPR/AED practical test
  • WFA practical test


Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, you will be issued with a (50hr) WFAA Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification card valid for three years, CPR 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.
  • OLD 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

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.
  • If the course has an accommodation option, please bring sleeping bag/linen, pillow and towel, etc.


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
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques


Please note: Your course involves a ‘Night Scenario’ on night 3 (Wednesday 31 July 2019) which starts approx 7.30pm and concludes approx 11.00pm.


‘See you on Day One’



WFAA 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.

Positions: Course Full -Waiting list available

Location: 39 Cranswick Rd, Banksia Peninsula, VIC. 3875.

Cost: Tuition $645.00, PLUS $30.00 accommodation & self catering

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