This program trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings. The curriculum includes standards for urban and extended patient care situations and is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical first aid and evacuation decisions in remote locations. 80% of training time will be spent completing practical skills, interactive case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision-making abilities.
The delivery model will also allow the application of skills to authentic workplace situations to assess competence. Applied learning will empower participants to implement acquired knowledge and skills into existing job requirement .
Wilderness First Aid Course’ is delivered over 3 days of face to face practical training and scenarios after completing pre- course underpinning knowledge Multiple Choices Questions . It focuses not only on the skills and knowledge required to provide the best care to a patient whilst waiting for an extended period of time for help to arrive, but also the skills and knowledge required to co-ordinate an appropriate response including communications to emergency services and evacuation considerations.
Upon successful completion of all required assessment tasks, students will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment provided by Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety (AILS) RTO # 45354 – https://www.ails.edu.au/ for SISSS00126 Wilderness First Aid which includes the following units:
Upon successful completion of all required assessment tasks, students will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for SISSS00126 Wilderness First Aid which includes the following units:
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
SISOFLD004 Provide first aid in remote locations
SISXEMR004 Coordinate emergency responses
The HLTAID009 Provide CPR will be assessed as part of the Wilderness first aid skill set
Wilderness First Aid has a distinct focus because:
- Injuries and illnesses occur outdoors, often in adverse conditions that affect both patients and rescuers.
Definitive medical care may be delayed for hours or days; by a difficult location, bad weather, lack of transportation or communications
Certain injuries and illnesses are more common in wilderness areas.
Medical care beyond urban first aid may be needed.
First Aid supplies and equipment are limited.
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.
- Plan for isolated travel or work if required, accounting for expected contingencies
- Recognise an emergency situation
- Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others
- Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response
Assess the situation and evaluate options for medical assistance
Evaluate options for transporting casualty or waiting for medical assistance in relation to environmental issues, risks, transport availability and casualty
- Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines
- Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
- Display respectful behaviour towards
- Obtain consent from casualty where possible
- Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as
comfortable as possible
Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
- Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid
- Seek assistance from others present to manage incident circumstances
- Establish communication links with emergency response services and convey
- Report details of casualty condition, changes in condition, management and
- Assist in the evacuation of the casualty by following directions given by
emergency response services as required
- Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory
and/or organisational policies
- Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers
involved in critical incidents
- Participate in debriefing to address individual needs
Units of Competency
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
SISOFLD004 Provide first aid in remote locations
SISXEMR002 Coordinate emergency responses
Also, The HLTAID009 Provide CPR will be assessed as part of the above 3 units.
By the completion of this course participants should be able to:
- Respond to an emergency situation
- Apply appropriate first aid procedures
- Communicate details of the incident
- Debrief, document and evaluate the incidents and own performance
- Prepare equipment for first aid response in remote or isolated areas
- Liaise with external services to manage casualty or casualties
- Coordinate evacuation and first aid activities until assistance arrives
- Coordinate response to emergency reports or signals
Program of Study
The Assessments for this program are divided into two Sections:
Online pre-work Assessment:
Section 1: underpinning knowledge questions (Multiple Choice Questions 77 questions)
Face To Face Assessment which will be completed in class
Section 2: Practical Assessments Scenarios
Minimum Entry Requirements
- Have the Foundation Skills described such as language, literacy, numeracy and employment
- skills that are essential to performance
Students being able to be physically capable of:
- Performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.
- Performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on a child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.
- Performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface using both hands and wrists as part of the CPR assessment requirements.
On successful completion of the enrolment process, students will undergo an induction program including:
- Introduction to Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety training staff
- Confirmation of the course being delivered.
- The training and assessment procedures including method, format and purpose of.
- Qualifications to be issued
- Student handbook provided
Enrolments are accepted any day of the year. To enrol in this course you need to complete, sign the
course enrolment form and email it to email@example.com
- Assessment is competency based
- The student’s performance is assessed on satisfactory completion of the required online test and face-to-face workshops assessment activities
Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate the skills and knowledge you learn in your course and are an essential part of your training. Assessments allow us to confirm that you can perform tasks to the standard required in the workplace, and that you can meet all of the requirements of your course.
While studying at ails, you may be assessed in a number of different ways. Some common assessment methods include:
completing workplace documents
observations on the job and/or in a simulated assessment environment
quizzes/multiple choice tests
Online and telephone support is available throughout the duration of the course.
Students are encouraged to email all their academic enquiries directly to the trainers or the course coordinator One-on-one support is also available on request.
It is only available for group bookings. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quotation
How to apply
Enrolment is initiated by you contacting email@example.com and we will despatch to you by suitable means an enrolment form and literature on the course(s) being considered and any other relevant information.