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

WFA/LWFA Recertifcation

Date: 19 March 2022 07:45

Details:

COURSE OUTLINE

Course -   2-Day WFA/LWFA recertification course

Date(s) - 19-20 March 2022

Venue – The Lea Scout Centre - Storm Hut

Venue contact - Reception - 0417 590 986 (between 8am-6pm)

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 - $445.00 per participant

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 $10/nt (unpowered), Shared bunkhouse $12.50/nt. Accommodation available night before 15/3/2022

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 - $25

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

Timetable - 8am to 5.30pm each day (except Day 1)

CPR/AED Refresher training - This training will occur from approx. 6-7.30PM Day One - 19/3/2022

COVID 19 - THIS VENUE IS A COVID SAFE VENUE, STUDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE VACCINATED TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM. STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO 'CHECK IN'. BE AWARE VACCINATION STATUS MAY CHANGE AT ANY TIME IN THE STATE OF TAS.

PLEASE NOTE: As a part of COVID 19 measures and student protection ALL students are required to bring a face mask, safety glasses and personal hand sanitiser. WFAA does not allow sharing of sanitiser via a community source.

 

Course details:

This recertifcation program refreshers participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings.

The 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 ONLINE PRE-COURSE WORK THAT WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE COURSE START. THIS WORK TAKES APPROXIMATELY 12-16 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:

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

Please note: Your course involves a ‘Night Session’ on night  (Saturday 19th March 2022) which starts approx 6pm and concludes approx 7.30pm.

‘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.


Positions: Positions available

Cost: $445 tuition, PLUS $25 venue fee, see accom/catering options & costs

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

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

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