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

Wilderness First Aid

Date: 24 July 2021 07:45



Course - Wilderness First Aid

Date(s) - 24-27 July 2021

Venue – The Lea Scout Centre

Address – Gilwell Dr, Kingston, TAS. 7050 (Off the Southern Outlet)

Web: https://www.thelea.com.au

Directions - Map

Materials - ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1

Tuition - $645

COVID - As a part of COVID 19 measures and student protection ALL students are required to purchase a $22 COVID pack which includes (4x surgical masks, safety glasses and 250ml hand sanitiser). WFAA does not allow sharing of sanitiser via a community source.

Meals - Self catered (cold storage and cooking facilities available) Those attending daily (no accommodation) are required to bring 'cut lunch'.

Accom - Self-sourced 'offsite', Tent $5/nt (unpowered), Shared bunkhouse $12.50/nt. Accommodation available night before 23/7/21

Cabins - Please contact Scott or Kerry at Hobart Bush Cabins on 0417 590 986 or book online at Hobart Bush Cabins to check availability and pricing.

Venue fee - $45

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 SCENARIO - This course involves a night scenario Sunday 25 July 2021 which commences 7.30pm & concludes approx 10.30pm.

VENUE NOTES: Those students travelling 'to and from' course daily are required to bring cut lunch to avoid kitchen congestion.


Course details:

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

The WFAA 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/AED is included in this course.


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.


Students will undergo:

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

Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, students will be issued with a Nationally Accredited 'Statement of Attainment' provided by Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety (AILS) RTO # 45354 - https://www.ails.edu.au/

Students will also recieve a WFAA - Wilderness First Aid certificate of attendance.



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 2 (Sunday 25 July 2021) which starts approx 7.30pm and concludes approx 10.30pm.


‘See you on Day One’



WFAA Instructor Team



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.

Location: The Lea Scout Centre, Gilwell Dr, Kingston, TAS. 7050

Positions: Course Full, Waiting list available

Cost: Tuition $645.00, PLUS $45.00 venue fee, self catered, see accommodation options

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