- 1 day in class and online learning
The First Aid in Remote Situations course is designed for people travelling or working in remote areas. The course covers the basics of first aid management, along with scenarios and information contextualised to a remote setting.
Who this course is recommended for
Surveyors, geologists and exploration teams;
• Travellers; and
• Scout/Guide groups.
This course includes online learning and 1 day of practical training and assessment. Completion of online learning is required prior to arrival at the class. Please click on the More Info button below for further details.
St John WA follows ARC Guideline 10.1 Basic Life Support Training which recommends all those trained in CPR should refresh their CPR skills at least annually.
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**This course is not available to international students (this includes dependants who are in Australia under the holder of the International Student Visa)
Prior to attending the course, participants are sent a link to complete mandatory online learning and assessment by reading the Participant Guide and successfully answering 73 knowledge quiz questions at their own pace. This must be completed prior to attending the practical session unless there are extenuating circumstances. In this situation the participant must advise the Trainer and Assessor on arrival to the practical session.
The practical session includes 1.5 days of demonstration, practise and assessment of skills including the confirmation of knowledge gained in the online learning. Participants must perform uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an infant manikin and adult manikin on the floor, use of an AED and respond to simulated remote or isolated emergency scenarios applying first aid skills which include:
- allergic reaction and anaphylaxis;
- bleeding control, wound care and shock;
- choking and airway obstruction;
- respiratory distress, including asthma;
- head, neck and spinal injuries using immobilisation techniques;
- head injuries, seizures and epilepsy;
- envenomation, hypothermia and hyperthermia;
- dehydration and heat stroke; and
- Fractures, sprains and strains.
On successful completion of all assessments participants will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment.
Participants who may require additional support to complete this course are encouraged to call the Contact Centre to discuss available options.
The HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations Unit of Competency standard requires a level of physical ability to meet the evidence requirements for assessment. These standards relate to the level of performance required to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.
Due to the potential risk to health and safety where a nominated first aider, or worker with duty of care, does not have the ability to perform resuscitation and/or first aid to the performance standard it is not appropriate to issue a statement of attainment to students who are physically unable to meet the assessment requirements.
As St John WA RTO is not CRICOS registered, this course is not available to international students (or dependants) in Australia on an International Student Visa. If this applies to you, please call the St John WA Contact Centre 08 9334 1233 to discuss available options.
Unit(s) of Competency
There are no formal qualifications associated with this course.
This course also encompasses the following units of competency:
- HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
- HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support; and
- HLTAID003 Provide first aid.