Skip to main content

Provide First Aid in Remote or Isolated Site Course


Course Overview

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in a remote or isolated site over an extended period of time until medical assistance is provided, or evacuation occurs.

This unit applies to any site where medical assistance is likely to be delayed.

The course covers everything from comprehensive first aid treatments to aeromedical evacuation, long-term care, self-care and contingency planning. This course is focused on the safety of the first aider and extended care of an ill or injured casualty where help is likely to be delayed or inaccessible.

Keeping you and your colleagues better prepared to handle first responder situations in any remote and isolated locations.

This unit was also previously known as HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare equipment for first aid response in remote or isolated site
  • Follow DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines
  • Assess a remote medical situation and apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Coordinate evacuation and first aid activities until assistance arrives

Designed For

The target audience for this UoC is those who are required to have remote or isolated first aid training as part of their workplace and members of the public who want training in first aid.

  • Bushwalkers,
  • Wilderness guides,
  • Remote mine site workers,
  • Remote and/or isolated workers,
  • Climbers,
  • 4WD enthusiasts,
  • Outdoor/adventure Instructors,
  • General public, who may live and work in remote and/or isolated areas.

Career Outcomes

This will be suited to the following job roles:

  • Workplace first aid officer in remote and/or isolated areas

Refresher training in CPR should be undertaken annually and full first aid qualifications should be renewed every three years.


Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

  • HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid, or
  • HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy, or
  • HLT21015 Certificate II in Medical Services First Response, or
  • HLTSS00027 Occupational First Aid Skill Set


Participants may be a minimum age of 14 years to attend (those who are under 18 must present an enrolment form from a parent or guardian to accept responsibility)

Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address.

Applicants must demonstrate good language, literacy and numeracy as our courses combine plain English, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and developing the skills that will be needed in their job role.

If you believe you will need assistance due to your LLN skills, please contact our head office before enrolling to discuss your training needs. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training.

All students must bring ID with them to the training course. Photo ID is the minimum requirement (e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport or similar). 100 points of identification

USI Number Requirements:

All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here.

Course Structure

The course is a combined delivery structure and comprises a pre-course online component followed by our two (2) day (16 hour) in-class and outdoor practical course. The pre-study consists of multiple choice questions which can be done on paper or online.

Pre-course study takes on average 4-5 hours depending on the individual student and their personal circumstances and other commitments). This online training involves reading modules and then using the knowledge learnt to complete a final exam. Pre-course training must be completed prior to the face-to-face training.

The course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application. Individual and group work activities and assessment activities are conducted throughout the course.

All trainers and assessors are recognised industry experts, holding relevant experience and training qualifications. They include security industry specialists, former serving police officers, military personnel and emergency response and medical specialists.

1 unit of competency must be completed
  • HLTAID013 – Provide first aid in remote or isolated site


To achieve a nationally recognised qualification, participants are required to complete the pre-course assessment, practical assessment and written assessments. Assessment details will be provided with course materials.

Physical Requirements:

It is important to note that this CPR element of this course requires a level of physical ability to complete practical assessments. All students are required to perform 2 minutes of CPR on an adult manikin placed on the floor. If your health or fitness will not allow you to demonstrate this, you will not be awarded a nationally accredited certificate. We can however issue a non-accredited certificate of attendance for Provide First Aid in remote of isolated site.

Language Skills:

All students must be able to demonstrate an accurate verbal report which would be given to emergency services or a workplace supervisor.

A Statement of Attainment of HLTAID013 Provide first aid in remote or isolated site will be issued following successful completion of this course and can be used to seek credit transfer towards achieving an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification.

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid is offered Complimentary when attending the Remote area training.

Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Should you have completed the HLTAID011 or HLTAID003 Provide first aid course within the last 12 months you may attend just the Remote area session, although we will require a copy of your current first aid certificate as proof.

Assessment is conducted via a detailed portfolio of evidence, workbook, questions and written scenarios to support your claim for RPL. Further information about the RPL process will be explained prior to enrolment with any of our training assessor. Where you and your Impact assessor can identify if there are any requirements for further training, you may choose to do this through the completion of individual units (at an additional fee).

Course Fees

Fee for service – $250 ($250 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $250 ($250 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training

Gap training per UoC $250 each

Group bookings – please contact us for pricing.

Fees include all assessments and resources required in the classroom (and for pre-course online training). Students should wear appropriate clothing to kneel and bend in to complete the practical.

This course is not supported by VET Funding. We are priced to ensure we can make it accessible for you whilst also ensuring your education is of the calibre you desire and deserve. Where these two factors meet… you get our inexpensive and invaluable price!

Cancellation policy

We are unable to refund monies for students who do not turn up for classes or decide at a later date after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.

Close Menu