HLTAID005 - Provide First Aid in Remote Situations:

This unit of competency deals with the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response and emergency life support to a casualty in a remote and/or isolated situation. The unit applies to workers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.

This unit applies to workers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.

This course is designed to meet the first aid needs of bushwalkers, climbers, canyoners, cavers, 4WD enthusiasts, outdoor/adventure instructors, wilderness guides, scout leaders, or people who work and live in remote and/or isolated locations.

After successful completion of the course you will receive:







Initial Course duration:

Mixed Mode: Completion of pre-course study plus 6.5 hours practical training

Refresher Course duration:

Mixed Mode: Completion pre-course study plus 5.5 hours practical training

Course Content

  • Accident prevention
  • Steps in incident management
  • Mechanisms of injury
  • Casualty Assessment - The primary and secondary survey, hygiene and prolonged care
  • Casualty management and monitoring
  • Documentation
  • Communication systems and summoning assistance
  • Action plans and evacuation issues - retrieval and evacuation
  • Lifting and moving of the casualty
  • Improvise treatment and resources
  • The factors of survival
  • Summoning assistance

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.

Pre course study:

Hard copy coloured workbook will be sent upon completion of booking.

The pre course study includes multi choice questions. You must take the completed paper, with you to the training course.

Pre course study will reduce the amount of face to face training