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HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in a remote or isolated site (previously HLTAID005)

HLTAID013 Provide first aid in a remote or isolated site


Overview/Content
This nationally accredited course develops the knowledge and skills to provide a remote first aid response and emergency life support to a casualty in a remote, wilderness or isolated environment.
The unit applies to workers, teachers, outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers or bushwalkers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.
The emphasis of this highly practical course is on managing a casualty in a remote environment for an extended period of time. The course is conducted away from a classroom environment by our highly skilled paramedic trainers. This remote area first aid course lends itself to experiential practical scenarios and role play.

Learning Objectives

  • Prepare equipment for first aid response in remote or isolated site

  • Assess the situation

  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures

  • Communicate details of the incident.

  • Coordinate evacuation and first aid activities until assistance arrives

  • Review the incident



Delivery Mode
Premium Health offers 2 delivery options. These options give you the opportunity to choose the way you would like to undertake the course. Shorter course times may mean there is often work to be undertaken online.


  • 2 days face-to-face training and assessment with online e-Learning

  • 3 days face-to-face training and assessment



Qualification Issued
HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in a remote or isolated site

More About This Course
Your trainer will be a paramedic - there can be no better trainer than one who has "lived" the experience. As a trusted health professional, they will teach the "why" of first aid and are committed to you leaving your course with confidence and competence.

Some topics for the Remote / Wilderness first aid course are:

  • Contingency planning, equipment, improvisation

  • Risk Assessment

  • Access and egress

  • Communication strategies and equipment

  • Long term first aid management of injuries and illnesses

  • Safety in extreme climates

  • Emergency shelter

  • Positioning and moving a casualty, immobilisation techniques

  • Manual handling

  • Pain management

  • Evacuation methods including aero-medical evacuation



People over the age of 14 years are eligible to attend. Students attending the course are required to demonstrate their physical ability to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult manikin placed on the floor. This is a requirement of the unit and not of Premium Health. If you are unsure of your ability to demonstrate this requirement please contact us on 1300 721 292.





Premium Health were fast, flexible and willing to assist at all times, we changed sessions from face-to-face (on-site) to video conferencing for all of our people. This was a great achievement and provided a great outcome.

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