Remote First Aid




Two (2) Days*

course overview

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to provide emergency life support and first aid response to a casualty in a remote or isolated situation. This course applies to workers who are required to prepare and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.

learning outcomes

The course covers the following:
• Recognise and respond to an emergency situation
• Evaluate options for transporting the casualty or waiting for medical assistance
• Perform advanced CPR, including following the prompts of an AED
• Provide first aid in accordance with first aid principles
• Vital signs assessment
• Signs, symptoms and management of:
o abdominal injuries
o allergic reaction & anaphylaxis
o basic care of a wound
o respiratory distress including asthma
o non-life-threatening bleeding and life-threatening bleeding including use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
o burns
o cardiac conditions, including chest pain
o childbirth
o choking and airway obstruction
o crush injuries
o diabetes
o drowning
o ear injuries and bleeding from the ear
o envenomation - all current treatments
o eye injuries
o fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
o head, neck and spinal injuries
o hypothermia & hyperthermia
o nose-bleed
o poisoning
o seizures
o shock
o sharps injuries
o stroke
• Coordinate first aid activities until the arrival of medical assistance
• Communicate details of the incident
• Psychological impacts of first aid incidents


Participants must:
• Be physically able to kneel and perform CPR on the floor, uninterrupted for at least 2 minutes on a number of occasions
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

Self-Paced Online Learning
Participants will be required to undertake pre course learning and successfully complete an online multiple-choice assessment. This must be completed prior to attending the classroom session. The estimated time to complete the online component is approximately 2-4 hours.

Classroom Session
Two (2), ten (10) hour days and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.






Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion participants will receive a statement of attainment for:
• HLTAID013 Provide first aid in remote or isolated site

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is every two (2) years.