HLTAID013 – Provide First Aid in Remote Situations

Course Outline

Providing a lifesaving first aid response in a remote or isolated site where medical assistance may be delayed or evacuation is required, requires specific instruction and practical training.  

The course teaches preparation for first aid emergencies based on the site and in line with legal and workplace requirements, Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

You will learn to assess a casualty, providing safety, contacting and relaying initial and concise information to assist emergency services to your location, undertaking triage for multiple casualties and providing ongoing care. 

Instruction on basic first aid and CPR will be provided, as well as treatments specific to remote conditions, such as hypothermia or hyperthermia, head, neck and spinal injuries, using tourniquets and haemostatic dressings for life-threatening bleeding, and managing a casualty in shock.

The course covers completing incident documentation and debriefing, recognising areas for improvement, psychological impacts, the potential need for stress management and support, and seeking help as required.

Units Being Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

  • HLTAID013 – Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site
  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Entry Requirements

Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.

Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.

Course Duration

Refresher min. durationN/A
Blended min. durationN/A
Face-to-face min. duration16 hours two days
Online with face-to-face min. duration6 hours

Assessment Activities

Practical scenarios and performance tasks:

  • Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED and placing a casualty into the recovery position)
  • Complete a first aid incident report form based on the simulated first aid scenario
  • Perform CPR on an infant
  • Manage a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Manage a casualty with asthma
  • Manage a choking casualty
  • Manage a casualty with non-life-threatening bleeding and shock, requiring minor wound cleaning
  • Manage a casualty with a nosebleed
  • Manage a casualty with a fracture and dislocation
  • Manage a casualty with a sprain and strain
  • Manage a casualty with envenomation (snake/ funnel-web spider bite)
  • Manage a casualty with hyperthermia
  • Simulated scenario – First aid response in a remote site (plan and prepare for a remote trip, conduct a basic triage, coordinate an evacuation)
  • Complete a planning and equipment checklist

 Theory assessment:   A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. 

We can provide training at any location you choose or alternatively, we can provide a venue that can cater to your training.

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It is recommended this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at training.gov.au.