HLTAID005 – Provide First Aid in Remote Situations


Learn remote situations first aid for when medical attention or assistance is beyond the reach of timely medical assistance. This course covers the first aid skills required to attend to an injured or ill person for an extended period, due to isolated location, rough terrain or severe weather.

Develop the confidence to provide the appropriate first aid response, life support and management of the patient. Learn how to manage the incident and other first aiders in remote situations until medical assistance arrives.

Participants need to have successfully completed Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) within six months of completing this course.

Target Audience:

Remote area workers, travelers, tour guides, agricultural sector workers, remote and Aboriginal community residents. The course can be adapted for organisations or groups with specific remote requirements.

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.


Learning Outcomes:

  • On successful completion of this remote first aid course, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment
  • Units of Competency: HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations, HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support and HTLAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Learning Methods:

Demonstration of practical skills, participation in role-plays and remote area simulations, analysis of case studies, written practical tasks and a theory assessment.

Program Benefits:

  • Have the knowledge to save a life in any situation
  • Manage a difficult situation
  • Provide first aid over an extended period


  • The fundamentals
  • Preparation
  • Contingency plannning
  • Equipment
  • Creativity in first aid
  • Risk assessment
  • Access and egress
  • Communication and 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)
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Northern Territory
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25 & 26 May 2021 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Milton 7 $320.00
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