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

WFA/LWFA Recertifcation (28hrs)

Date: Aug 19, 2020

Details:

COURSE OUTLINE

Course - 3-Day WFA/LWFA recertification (28hrs)

Date(s) - 19-21 August 2020

Venue – Port Hacking Conference Centres: Chaldercot Centre

Venue contact - Marjy Robertson - T: 02 8525 3108

Address – 168 Rathane Telford Rd, Royal National Park, NSW. 2232

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Web: www.youthworksoutdoors.net/

Materials - ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1

Tuition - $445.00 per participant

COVID 19 - As a part of COVID 19 measures and student protection ALL students are required to purchase a $22 COVID pack which includes (2 x surgical masks, safety glasses and 250ml hand sanitiser). WFAA does not allow sharing of sanitiser via a community source.

Venue fee- $105 NOTE: The venue fee is for those students NOT staying onsite (travelling each day). In this case students need to provide all                                                                  food/drinks/snacks, etc. Students DO NOT have access to the kitchen (for food preparation) and will need to provide their                                                         own cut lunches. This is due to strict WHS requirements.

Self catering (day stay) - PLEASE NOTE: Port Hacking Conference Centres are 'ALLERGY AWARE' sites so 'NO NUTS' no peanut butter, Nutella,                                                                   almond milk, chocolates with nuts, etc. You need to bring 'cut lunch' you CANNOT use the commercial kitchen.

Meals/Accommodation - Fully catered and accommodation onsite $265 (includes venue fee). NOTE: Students have access to venue the night before                                                      by prior arrangenment.

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 current 50 or 60 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.

NOTE: The Safe Work Australia First Aid Model Code of Practice requires employers to ensure that their nominated first aiders attend training on a regular basis to remain current. The Code of Practice recommends that refresher training in CPR/AED should be undertaken annually from the date of issue and first aid qualification should be renewed every three years from the date of issue to maintain currency.

 

Assessment:

Students will undergo:

  • 76 question multiple choice WFA/LWFA written test
  • CPR/AED practical test
  • WFA/LWFA practical test

Wilderness First Aid Australia (WFAA) delivers nationally accredited training on behalf of: Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety (AILS) RTO # 45354 https://www.ails.edu.au


Students will also recieve a (50hr) WFAA - Wilderness First Aid OR (60hr) WFAA - Leaders Wilderness First Aid (LWFA) certificate of attendance.

 

-   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

 

Click below for additional course information:

https://www.ails.edu.au/certificate-ii-in-medical-service-first-response

Click below to download your student handbook:

https://www.ails.edu.au/student-handbook

 

‘See you on Day One’

Regards

Instructor Team

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Students training and assessment is conducted by Wilderness First Aid Australia in partnership with Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety (AILS): RTO 45354 | Information is correct at time of publication and subject to change without notice.


Conditions: Must hold current WFA/LWFA certification outlining Units of Competency

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

Cost: $445 tuition, PLUS $105 Venue fee, See Accom/Catering options costs

Location: Youthworks - 1 Rathane Road, Royal National Park NSW 2232

Positions: 7 positions available