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Remote First Aid Course

HLTAID013 - Provide first aid in a remote or isolated site

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HLTAID013 - Provide first aid in a remote or isolated site



Delivery Method

Online + 7 Hour In Person

Previous Names

Wilderness First Aid | Remote First Aid

HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in a Remote or Isolated Site

The course HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in a Remote or Isolated Site provides students with the skills they need to assist others in situations where emergency help isn’t quickly or easily available. Whether you’re a camper, a hiker, or just someone who lives or works in Australia’s remote regions, first aid is a vital skill to know when someone is injured and the only person around who can help them is you.  

First Aid Pro is one of Australia’s leading registered training organisations. As such, successful participants are awarded a nationally accredited remote first aid certificate. This qualification is issued on the same day the course is completed

Course Content

HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in a Remote or Isolated Site teaches students a wide range of necessary first aid skills. You’ll learn everything from basic first aid to support people in a wide range of situations, to more complex skills such as providing CPR, basic emergency life support, and safely administering medication.

By successfully completing this training course you will be in an excellent position to live, work, and travel in Australia’s remote regions without needing to worry about the distance between yourself and emergency response services when something goes wrong. If you or someone you know are injured and help isn’t nearby, you’ll know everything you need to know in order to help keep everyone calm and safe until help arrives.

Who should do a Remote First Aid Course?

In addition to people who already live or work in remote areas, this qualification also supports anyone interested in pursuing any of the following careers or hobbies:

Units Of Competency

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally accredited certificate which reflects your newfound competencies in the following areas:

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What You'll Learn

Throughout this course you’ll learn a wide range of skills and knowledge required to help you provide first aid to someone in need without the worry of emergency response services being far away. Following is a comprehensive breakdown of what this course can teach you.


First aid of any sort is an essential life skill.

Needless to say, remote area first aid skills are just as important, and by learning both the general and remote first aid skill sets you can ensure that you’re fully prepared to help someone no matter your situation.

After successful completion of this course you’ll know how to:

  • Assess the environment where a first aid incident has occurred and act to minimise potential risks
  • Perform CPR in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, including how to correctly use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Perform infection control measures
  • Stock and maintain a first aid kit
  • Administer medication
  • Check for vital signs, breathing, pulse, temperature, and consciousness
  • Conduct a secondary assessment of a casualty
  • Perform basic triage
  • Provide ongoing care beyond initial treatment
  • Use emergency equipment such as radio, mobile, satellite phones, or alerting and tracking devices including personal locator beacons (PLBs)
  • Assist emergency services in locating incident sites via:
    • verbal directions
    • flags
    • flares or smoke
    • fires
  • Use natural resources to supplement first aid equipment

Required Knowledge

This course gives students equips students with essential knowledge specific to remote area first aid and similar situations where emergency help is unlikely to be immediately available. Following is a comprehensive rundown of the educational elements this course provides students:

  • 1.1. Evaluate information about a remote or isolated site and identify potential injuries and illnesses which require extended management.

  • 1.2. Select first aid equipment and resources to manage a range of incidents.

  • 1.3. Choose communication equipment to facilitate emergency response to a remote or isolated site.

  • 1.4. Complete pre-departure safety and serviceability checks on equipment.

  • 2.1. Recognise and assess an emergency situation.

  • 2.2. Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty.

  • 2.3. Assess casualty to determine extent of first aid response.

  • 2.4. Identify need for medical assistance and relay initial and concise information.

  • 2.5. Triage when multiple casualties are involved.

  • 3.1. Perform single-rescuer or two-rescuer CPR in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.

  • 3.2. Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles.

  • 3.3. Display respectful behaviour towards casualty.

  • 3.4. Obtain consent from casualty where possible.

  • 3.5. Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible.

  • 3.6. Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions.

  • 3.7. Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles.

  • 3.8. Assess need to evacuate casualty, ability to transport to medical assistance or need for external assistance.

  • 3.9. Administer medication as required according to medical instructions.

  • 4.1. Accurately convey incident details to emergency services.

  • 4.2. Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.

  • 4.3. Complete applicable workplace or site documentation, including incident report form.

  • 4.4. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records and information in line with applicable statutory or organisational policies.

  • 5.1. Determine need, in consultation with external services, to evacuate casualty.

  • 5.2. Provide accurate information about the locations of an incident, the number of casualties, their condition, and their position to assist responders with appropriate deployment of resources.

  • 5.3. Continue to provide treatment using available resources until help arrives.

  • 5.4. Prepare site for evacuation of patient.

  • 5.5. On approach, assist emergency services to locate the site of the incident.

  • 5.6. Follow instructions and provide assistance to emergency services personnel during evacuation

  • 6.1. Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.

  • 6.2. Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required.

Assessment Methods and Criteria

To earn your remote first aid certificate you will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid in remote areas. Students must demonstrate evidence in line with state or territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines, and workplace or site procedures.

Your ability to perform the various tasks associated with remote area first aid will be measured across several different assessment methods. These include at least one simulated first aid incident where you have no prior knowledge of the casualty’s condition. First aid tasks you will assessed on include your ability to:

  • manage an unconscious, breathing casualty
  • manage an unconscious, non-breathing adult by performing CPR on a training mannequin
  • manage an unconscious, non-breathing infant by performing CPR for toddlers on a training mannequin
  • manage casualties who are experiencing:
    • anaphylaxis
    • asthma
    • non-life-threatening bleeding
    • choking
    • minor wounds
    • nosebleeds
    • shock
    • exposure to a poison, venom, or toxin
    • fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
    • head, neck, or spinal injuries
    • hypothermia and heat exhaustion
    • life threatening bleeding

Enrollment and Eligibility

HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in a Remote or Isolated Site course is open to almost everyone. There are no prior academic requirements or work experience necessary to enroll in this course. Entrants to this course simply need to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Participants must be at least 14 years of age (those who are under 18 must present an enrolment form from a parent or guardian to accept responsibility).

  • Possess basic written and verbal English is necessary to:

    • Prepare verbal incident reports or provide information to enable preparation of an incident report.

    • Communicate effectively and assertively in an incident (e.g. give a casualty handover).

  • Possess basic literacy and numeracy skills for required reading, interpreting, and applying guidelines and protocols.

  • Possess the basic physical ability to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR (including both compression and breathing).

Course Delivery Method

First Aid Pro delivers HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in a Remote or Isolated Site across a single, 7 hour day of in person training from one of our training facilities in Darwin, Adelaide, or Brisbane. After enrolling in a course, students will be sent a workbook and reading materials which they are expected to complete before attending their in-person class.

A list of upcoming dates and times for our in-person classes can be found below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in a Remote or Isolated Site is a specific remote first aid course and includes the HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course information.

This course is tailored to meet remote First Aid requirements would be best suited for professional roles involving:

  • Bushwalkers

  • Climbers

  • Canoers

  • Cavers

  • 4WD Enthusiasts

  • Outdoor/adventure Instructors

  • Wilderness Guides

  • Scout Leaders

  • Government Employees

  • The general public, who may live and work in remote and/or isolated areas.


HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in a Remote or Isolated Site across a single, 7 hour day of in person, face-to-face training with some online, self-paced learning.

Yes, group bookings or corporate bookings are available for this course. You get a quote for your group on our corporate bookings page.

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