Remote Area First Aid

This remote area first aid course is specifically designed to meet the first aid needs of bushwalkers, wilderness guides, and people who work or live in remote locations.

The course covers everything from comprehensive first aid treatments to aeromedical evacuation, long-term care, self-care, and contingency planning. It is focused on the safety of the first aider and extended care of an ill or injured casualty where help is likely to be delayed or inaccessible.

What certification do you get?

This is an accredited course. On successful completion of this course you will be issued a statement of attainment in:

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in remote and isolated sites

St John recommends, as per the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice and the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, that first aid skills (HLTAID011) are renewed every 3 years and resuscitation skills (HLTAID009) are renewed every 12 months.


The course covers the following: 

  • Infection control
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • Managing the unconscious breathing casualty
  • Resuscitation and Defibrillation
  • Choking, chest pain, stroke, shock
  • Asthma, allergic reactions and Anaphylaxis
  • Burns, wounds and bleeding
  • Fractures & dislocations / sprains & strains
  • Head, neck & spinal injuries
  • Facial & eye injuries
  • Hyperthermia and hypothermia
  • Rescue preparation and evacuation
  • Poisons, bites, and stings
  • Diabetes and seizures
  • Remote area first aid
  • Two-rescuer resuscitation
  • Planning, preparation, and communication\
  • Triage, advanced bleeding
  • Managing environment-induced illness’
  • Lifting and moving casualty

Participants are required to undertake online e-learning module prior to attending the face to face workshops for practice and assessments.
Please allow 2-3 hours for the online learning.

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Book the course

Available spots

28th of October 2024

28/10/2024 8:45
30/10/2024 17:00
11 Remaining Seats