Provide Remote Area First Aid

Learn the first aid knowledge and skills needed to provide care over a prolonged period of time to an ill or injured casualty.


3 days plus 3-4 hours pre-work


  • A practical action plan to follow in an emergency; DRSABCD

  • Resuscitation (CPR) on an adult and baby including an overview of defibrillation

  • Planning for an accident including Emergency Contingency Plans, Trauma Management Plans and assigning team responsibilities

  • Pre-planning suitable equipment from remote areas such as two-way radios, whistles, compasses, kits and medication

  • Rescue preparation for different environments (e.g. alpine, desert, marine, rural, tropical) and scenarios (e.g. snow, water, etc.)

  • Managing multiple casualties by assigning priorities using six key observations and the four accepted levels of triage

  • Clinical assessments (including primary assessment, basic treatment and secondary assessment) covering conscious state, AVPU, pulse, respiration, temperature, pupils and blood pressure analysis

  • Managing injuries including abdominal pain, fractures, burns, head, neck and spinal injuries, dehydration, heat and cold induced conditions

  • How to deal with sudden illnesses including fevers, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.

  • Lifting and moving a casualty including stretchers, log rolls and blanket lifts

  • Prolonged care, infection control and hygiene 


Participants must satisfactorily complete multiple written and practical assessments.

Note: CPR assessment must be completed on the floor.


Successful participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations

Current industry standards state that this course should be updated every three years with the CPR component updated annually. 

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Onsite (max 18ppl) 

RRP $3,600.00

AMWU $3060.00 

Public course (NSW)

RRP $350.00

AMWU $297.50