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Remote First Aid

HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations | RTOID 3605

This course provides the knowledge and skills to perform first aid in remote situations where medical attention or assistance is delayed and the First Aider may be required to attend to an injured or ill person for an extended period due to inclement weather or geographical obstacles such as an isolated location or rough terrain.

The course gives students the skills and knowledge to provide First Aid response, life support and management of person(s), the incident and other First Aiders in remote situations until the arrival of medical or other assistance.  

The course can also be adapted or modified for organisations or groups with specific remote requirements.

Please note it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the adult manikin on the floor.

Course duration

2 days: 8:30 am – 5 pm (daily)

This course requires that students must have previously achieved HLTAID003 Provide first aid within the past 6 months. Current certificate to be provided at the time of enrolment.

Course content

  • The Fundamentals   
  • Preparation
  • Contingency planning
  • Equipment
  • Creativity in first aid
  • Risk Assessment
  • Access and egress
  • Communication equipment
  • Remote area (long term) management
  • Prevention
  • Clean Water
  • Safety in extreme climates
  • Emergency shelters
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Positioning and moving a casualty
  • Immobilisation techniques
  • Manual handling
  • Pain management
  • Accident and Injury Protocol
  • Evacuation
  • In Case of Death
  • Reporting
  • Communication strategies
  • Triage
  • Evacuation methods including aero-medical evacuation
  • In the field scenarios (Day 2)


Entry to this course requires recent (within 6 months) achievement of HLTAID003 Provide first aid.  

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

In order to receive a certificate for any accredited course, all students must have an Unique Student Identifier (USI). We recommend that you create your USI before you book your course. You will need your USI to enrol. Create your USI now or find out more »


The recommended industry standard to maintain current competency is for this course to be refreshed every 3 years.


Students will be assessed through the demonstration of practical skills, participation in role plays and remote area simulations, analysis of case studies, written practical tasks and a written test.


On successful completion of this remote first aid course, students will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations.

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