Due to the COVID pandemic in 2020, Survive is focusing our public training in Victoria only with an occasional course in Tasmania. This has not been an easy decision but changes in staff availability and the uncertainty around state borders and travel restrictions mean it's not possible to service the other states. Thanks for your support and understanding Adam
Changes to the Training package for 2021 in the "Wilderness First Aid Skill Set (SISSS00126)" mean Survive will not be running any refresher courses as the new training package units are not equivalent to the old units. Anyone that already holds a wilderness first aid skill set will need to complete a full Wilderness First Aid course again if they would like to keep this skill set.
For the new courses we have transitioned to some online pre course self directed learning modules which will allow us to focus completely on practical training and scenarios and have changed the course delivery a fair bit for 2021. Access to the learning modules will be provided once payment for the course has been made. The learning modules focus on the theory allowing the course to be as practical as possible.
The 3 day Face to Face Remote Area First Aid Course with pre course learning modules is equivalent to a 60 Hour Course based on the nominal hours of delivery.
The 4 Day Face to Face Wilderness First Aid Area Course with pre course learning modules is equivalent to a 80 Hour Course on the nominal hours of delivery.
The main difference between the 2 courses is a focus on the coordination of emergency responses on the last day of the wilderness course with an emphasis on a new multiple casualty scenarios we have designed and some new search and rescue scenarios to finish of the course.
Survive First Aid is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40764) specialising in Remote and Wilderness Training. Using the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines as our base, a team of paramedics (who form our medical advisory team), ensure the training is both relevant and current within the area of First Aid and Emergency Response. Successful completion of our courses awards participants statements of attainment detailing the relevant National Units of competency that have been achieved.