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RTO: 40407

HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in Remote or Isolated Site

(Includes CPR)

Cost: $179

Course Code Included

  • HLTAID013 – Provide First Aid in Remote or Isolated Site
  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid (included)
  • HLTAID010 – Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (included)
  • HLTAID009 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (included)

Course Duration
8 Hours 

HLTAID013 – Provide First Aid in Remote Or Isolated Site

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants. The nationally accredited certificate will be issued by First Aid Pro – RTO: 40407

About Provide First Aid In Remote Situations

  • HLTAID013 Provide First Aid In Remote Or Isolated Site is delivered in accordance with state/territory rules, first aid codes of practise, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommendations, and workplace protocols.
  • This unit of competency addresses the skills and knowledge required to respond to a casualty and provide emergency life support in a distant and/or isolated setting. The unit pertains to workers who may be necessary to prepare for and deliver first aid in locations where prompt medical support is not available.
  • This unit pertains to workers who may be necessary to prepare for and deliver first aid in locations where prompt medical support is not available.
  • The HLTAID013 provide first aid in remote or isolated site course is intended to satisfy the first aid training needs of bushwalkers, climbing enthusiasts, canoeists, cavers, four-wheel-drive enthusiasts, outdoor/adventure instructors, nature guides, scout leaders, and other individuals who operate and reside in remote and/or isolated locations.

Covid-19 Precautions

At First Aid Course Canberra your health and safety is our priority. Infection control measures and COVID-19 practices are applied across all our training facilities. Please remember if you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you contact us to reschedule your training. For further information please email

How Is The Course Delivered?

No Online Workbook or E-Learning Required

Training and evaluation are provided. Face-to-Face (8-hour session)

Plus + Prior to attending the face-to-face training and assessment, you must complete the pre-course reading (PDF) and the knowledge workbook questions. The workbook must be printed, questions completed and, brought to the face- to- face session on the day.

The pre-reading and workbook are emailed at the time of booking. The readings and workbook are a self-paced, self-directed, and mandatory component of the course.

The actual number of study hours required for each learner to complete the assessment varies depending on the learners existing knowledge, skills and experience.

How Is The Course Structured?

All participants will be assessed through a combination of the following assessment methods:

  • Practical Demonstrations: Simulated scenarios/Role playing
  • Project (Incident Report Forms)
  • Knowledge Assessment

Course Requirements

  • Students must be 14 years old (those under the age of 18 must produce an enrolling document signed by a parent or guardian to assume responsibility).
  • Prepare verbal incident reports or provide information to enable preparation of an incident report (e.g. first aid report)
  • Communicate effectively and assertively in an incident (e.g. give a casualty handover)
  • Use literacy and numeracy skills as require reading, interpret and apply guideline and protocols (e.g. read and follow ARC guidelines)
  • On an adult manikin positioned on the floor, do at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of compression and breaths).
  • Perform continuous single rescuer CPR for at least 2 minutes (5 cycles of both compression) on a newborn manikin positioned on a hard surface.

What Is First Aid Response Requirement For Remote or Isolated Site?

In remote or isolated sites, the first aid response requirements involve several key aspects. Firstly, individuals working in these locations should undergo comprehensive first aid training to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to handle medical emergencies effectively. Secondly, implementing strict infection control procedures is crucial to minimize the risk of spreading infections. This includes utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) like gloves and face masks, as well as following proper hygiene practices during first aid interventions. By combining proper first aid training with rigorous infection control measures, remote or isolated sites can ensure prompt and safe medical assistance for any emergencies that may arise.

Basic Emergency Life Support For Remote Or Isolated Site

Basic Emergency Life Support for remote or isolated sites involves specific considerations due to limited access to immediate medical assistance. It entails equipping individuals with essential first aid skills through practical training, ideally as part of an isolated site training program.

These skills typically cover initial assessments, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), bleeding control, treatment of fractures or sprains, and management of choking incidents. Additionally, the training should emphasize how to access emergency services effectively, including communication protocols and techniques for requesting assistance. By providing individuals in remote or isolated sites with comprehensive BELS training, they can be better prepared to respond to emergencies and potentially save lives while awaiting professional medical help.

HLTAID013 Provide First Aid In Remote Or Isolated Site Course Fees

Subject to group pricing based on amount of attendees

HLTAID013 Provide First Aid In Remote Or Isolated Site Course Times

This course is only being offered to workplace groups at this time- to register your interest please email:


HLTAID013 Provide Remote First Aid Certificate Issued Same Day (T&C)

Fully Accredited | Same Day Certificates

On the day after successful completion of the training course:

  • All certificates (Statement of Attainment) are issued electronically in HLTAID013 – Provide first aid in remote situationsHLTAID011 Provide first aid (including HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support and HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation). (T&C)
  • Additionally, hard copies can be purchased for a fee of $12 including postage.
  • As recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council and Safe Work Australia, your HLTAID013 – Provide first aid in remote situations certificate is valid for three (3) years. The HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation part of the course has validity for 12 months and must be refreshed annually in order for you to maintain your certification.

Course Content

Remote considerations in the provision of remote, wilderness first aid, including:

  • Typical hazards and strategies for preparing supplies to address contingencies
  • Management alternatives for transporting casualties include aeromedical evacuation.
  • Identifying and preparing sites for safe evacuation, including aero-medical evacuation.
  • When and how to use emergency response services.
  • Accessible means of communication at far-flung locations.
  • Management priorities in first aid when dealing with life-threatening situations.
  • Particular considerations for coastal, alpine, desert, rural/remote, and tropical environments.

Considerations when providing remote, wilderness first aid, including

  • Airway obstruction due to body position
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Chain of survival
  • How to evaluate a secondary survey visually and verbally
  • Assessment as well as interpretation of vital signs such as breathing, temperature, and
  • Plus More!

State/Territory regulations, remote and wilderness first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:

  • ARC Guidelines for providing CPR and first aid
  • Workplace safety practices that reduce risks and potential hazards
  • Principles and practises for infection control, including the use of conventional precautions
  • Requirements for skill and expertise  

Legal, workplace and community considerations including:

  • Awareness of the probable need for stress-management strategies and accessible resources during an emergency situation
  • Duty of care obligations
  • Respectful treatment of a casualty
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Consent
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Importance of debriefing

First aid management procedures, contextualised to the workplace remote, wilderness and/or isolated situation:

  • Management of conscious or unconscious patients
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Adults and Babies
  • External bleeding – trauma and shock
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Fractures, dislocations, and soft tissue injuries
  • Head neck and spinal injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Seizures / convulsions
  • Envenomation, poisoning bites, and stings
  • Burns
  • Hypothermia
  • Heat Stroke
  • Crush Injuries
  • Monitor the condition of the victim
  • Follow relevant procedures for recording first aid
  • Detail the victim’s condition & the techniques applied
  • Calling Emergency Services

Medical trauma conditions covered in remote first aid and in the wilderness

  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Basic care of a wound
  • Bleeding control
  • Burns
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Dislocations
  • Drowning
  • Envenomation
  • Environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration, and heat stroke
  • Eye and ear injuries
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Fractures
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Minor skin injuries
  • Needle stick injuries
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Seizures, including epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Unconsciousness

Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • Chest
  • Chest
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change
  • Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions, including specific considerations for remote settings

Further topics providing remote first aid and wilderness first aid

  • Accident prevention
  • Steps in incident management
  • Mechanisms of injury
  • Casualty Assessment – The primary and secondary survey, hygiene, and prolonged care
  • Casualty management and monitoring
  • Documentation
  • Documentation
  • Action plans and evacuation issues – retrieval and evacuation
  • Lifting and moving of the casualty
  • Improvise treatment and resources
  • The factors of survival
  • Summoning assistance

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the capacity to fulfil activities stated in this unit’s components and accomplishment requirements, handle tasks, and deal with risks in the context of the job function.

The following actions must be undertaken in accordance with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practise, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommendations, and business methods:

Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

  • On an adult resuscitation manikin set on the floor, performed at least 2 minutes of continuous single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations).
  • On an infant resuscitation manikin set on a hard surface, performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of compressions and ventilations).
  • In the event of reflux or vomiting, the necessary response was given.
  • Cared for the victim who was breathing but unconscious.
  • Followed a single rescue protocol, which included demonstrating a rotation of operators with minimum disruptions during compressions.
  • Followed the instructions on AED

Responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s remote and/or isolated situation:

  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • conducted a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
  • assessed vital signs, including respirations, pulse and temperature
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident

Applied first aid response in a remote situation for the following:

  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
  • environmental impacts, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
  • head, neck and spinal injuries, using immobilisation principles
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:

  • ARC guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • legal, workplace and community considerations including:
  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing
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