Wilderness First Aid Course Outline
The Wilderness First Aid Course is ideal for those that work in the Outdoors. Aligned to the National Skill Set SISSS00108_R3 ‘Wilderness First Aid’ and successful completion awards participants with the following Nationally Accredited Units of Competency.
- HLTAID003 ‘Provide First Aid’ (Including CPR)
- SISOOPS305A ‘Provide First Aid in a Remote Situation’
- SISXEMR201A ‘Respond to an Emergency’
- SISXEMR402A ‘Coordinate and Emergency Response’
- SISOHS101A ‘Follow defined OH&S Policies’
The course is delivered over 5 consecutive days from 8.30-17.30pm, and covers the following topics: DRSABCD(EFG) Action Plan, CPR, Unconscious Patient, First Aid Principles and Guidelines, Shock, Planning & Preparation for a Remote Location, Wounds, Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and Strains, Spine Management, Coordinating and Emergency, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Hypothermia, Hyperthermia, Bites and Stings, Abdominal Injuries, Head Injuries, Burns, Respiratory Emergencies, Chest Pain, Diabetes.
The first 2 Days are delivered both inside and outside covering the fundamentals of First Aid. Days 3-5 are then delivered predominantly outside using scenario’s in bush environments to help simulate a realistic wilderness response.
Please download a course outline. Wilderness First Aid Course Outline
The course will be held at Merricks UC Camp, 3670 Frankston Flinders Road, Merricks (Mornington Peninsula), Victoria. The exact location can be found on google maps here.
What to Bring
The course contains practical scenarios to enhance the learning and these will take place outside within a bush reserve/setting. As such you are expected to be wearing suitable comfortable outdoor clothing, and be prepared for all weather occurrences. Please bring a day / overnight backpack with appropriate outdoor gear you would normally carry whilst on an adventure such as a Sleeping Mat, Shelter (tent or tarp), Sleeping Bag or Emergency Blanket, Walking Poles (if you have them), First Aid Kit and some Spare (old) Clothing. Ensure you bring any personal medical items that you require, and a water bottle, sunscreen and rain jacket.
This course is self catered. Tea and Coffee and Tap water will be available, but all other food and beverages must be provided by the participants. A commercial kitchen is available to store food and beverages and a choice of cafe’s, bakery’s and a supermarket are located within a 15 minute drive at either Red Hill, Flinders or Blanarring.
Accommodation is available for this course at a cost of $37.40 per pax per night. Rooms sleep 4 guests with some en-suites and a dining, kitchen and lounge facility also available. If you would like to include this option when booking the course ensure you detail this in the extra notes section, when completing you personal details. To stay onsite you must be over the age of 18.