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Course Name

HLTAID013- Provide first aid in remote or isolated site

Course Code


Course Delivery

Face to Face Skills Practice & Assessment

Course Duration

8 Hours Face-to-Face 

Course Certificate

Issued Same Day (Conditions Apply)

Course Cost

$169 (may vary)

Is the course nationally accredited?


Previously Known as

HLTAID005- Provide first aid in remote situations

Available Discounts

Group Booking Discounts Available

HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

FirstAidPro RTO:40407 now offers the nationally recognised HLTAID013 Provide first aid in remote or isolated site certificate. This will give you the opportunity to experience the most up-to-date guidelines and FirstAidPro’s elite training methods. 

First Aid in Remote Areas | CPR included

You don’t need to spend endless days in the classroom. Our FirstAidPro practical component is just 8 hours and you will leave with your certificate the same day! Just complete your workbook and pre-course reading before attending your FirstAidPro training and assessment session. 

Learn how to help in response to an incident or casualty in a remote or isolated location over an extended and potentially undefined length of time until medical assistance can be provided or evacuation occurs. It’s quick and easy to book in and the skills you will gain are priceless. 

Keep yourself and others safe. When you successfully complete the course you will be granted a nationally recognised and accredited certificate of completion, issued by FirstAidPro – RTO 40407 with the following units of competency: 

  • HLTAID009-Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID010- Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011- Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID013- Provide First Aid in a remote or isolated site

* A Same-Day Certificate will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the course* 

If you may be required to help others in locations where medical assistance may be unreachable or delayed then this course is for you. 

All FirstAidPro First Aid Courses are provided with respect to guidelines laid out by the Australian Resuscitation Council, ARC. 

Replacing the, now superseded, HLTAID005 Provide remote First Aid.

At FirstAidPro we offer hands-on training methods, experienced trainers and will equip you with everything you need to successfully deliver first aid in a remote location. 

Does your job require you to provide First Aid in remote situations?

This course is tailored to meet remote First Aid requirements and would be best suited for professional roles involving:

  1. Bushwalkers
  2. Climbers
  3. Canoers
  4. Cavers
  5. 4WD Enthusiasts
  6. Outdoor/adventure Instructors
  7. Wilderness Guides
  8. Scout Leaders
  9. Government Employees
  10. The general public, who may live and work in remote and/or isolated areas.

This unit of competency deals with the industry current skills and practical knowledge required to administer first responder and emergency First Aid to a person, or persons, in remote or isolated situations.


  • What is a remote First Aid course?
  • Can I do remote First Aid training?
  • Remote First Aid kits and how to use them?
  • Remote area First Aid vs wilderness First Aid 

Allowing you the confidence and ability to administer CPR and First aid techniques in both remote and isolated conditions; Delivered in line with FirstAidPro guidelines, state and territory regulations, and ARC requirements.

Covid-19 Precautions

It is so important to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in this changing world. FirstAidPro has facilities all over Australia which are of the highest standard. We promote infection control measures and Covid-19 best practices to keep you safe.

Safety Measures Include:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Social distancing, where possible
  • Cleaning and sterilisation of equipment and materials
  • Learner sign-in sheets

We respectfully encourage you to reschedule your training if you have been unwell or are experiencing any flu-like symptoms. FirstAidPro will notify learners at the earliest convenience where courses need to be rescheduled.

Same-day Certificates for Remote First Aid Training

No Online Workbook to Complete or E-Learning

Course Delivery

Just 8 hours face-to-face. 

That’s all it takes to leave certified. Many of our students at FirstAidPro cannot believe how quick and easy our First Aid courses have been. We understand and embrace the diversity of our students and recognise the number of study hours required for each learner to complete the assessment will vary according to their level of understanding, skills and knowledge. 


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How is the Remote First Aid Course Structured? 

The Remote First Aid course will be delivered by certified trainers who are highly educated and trained. You’ll receive the same quality, hands-on approach to course delivery, with the real-to-life knowledge and training that all FirstAidPro courses have come to be recognised for.

In order to successfully complete the course, you must complete the workbook and pre-course reading. 

Once you’ve completed registration, your course resources will be delivered to you. This includes the pre-course reading and a knowledge workbook. The workbook will need to be printed and submitted to your instructor, with knowledge questions completed upon commencing your Face-to-Face Training and Assessment.

Enrolled students of Remote First Aid will be measured against a combination of the following competency criteria:

  • Emphasising practical, real-world situations through Hands-on Demonstrations –
    Build Wilderness First Aid skills that are both current and relevant to industry standards when providing First Aid in remote or isolated sites. With interactive demonstrations of real-life scenarios in a fun, safe and controlled environment
  • Project Completion –
    First hand First Aid training experience navigating and confidence in completing medical emergency incident reporting forms
  • Knowledge Assessment –
    Recognised by the ARC, the Fundamental and essential skills necessary to safely provide remote First Aid, isolated site resuscitation and wilderness First Aid skills.


USI Requirements

If you wish to complete any vocational training within Australia a USI is now required. A USI (Unique Student Identifier) is unique to you and must be used in registration for VET certifications. If you are unsure as to whether you already have a USI or you need to register for one, just click here

Once you have your USI and the online booking is completed you will be given access to a student portal that will contain your confirmation and you will be able to complete your enrolment, student profile and account details. This portal is called Vasto. 

All documentation, including your pre-course work, will be stored here and you will be able to access them at any time you need. Your certificates will also be located here after your Provide First Aid in a remote or isolated site course. 


Same-day Certificate for HLTAID013 – Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

After successfully completing all course components, you will be awarded a digital copy of your HLTAID013 – Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site certificate, the units covered and their relevant statements of attainment. 


Course Completion Includes:

HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

HLTAID013 – Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

Learner Guide – Current and full colour

Digital Statement of Attainment

For those that would like a hard copy, a physical version of your certificate can be purchased through FirstAidPro for $12 – including postage.

Your HLTAID013 – Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site Statement of Attainment is valid for three (3) years.

The HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation component of the course is only valid for 12 months and will need to be renewed annually.

Ensuring your certifications are current and kept up to date with FirstAidPro- RTO:40407, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and Safe Work Australia’s best practices and recommendations. 


FirstAidPro Course Requisites

  • Participants must be 14 years of age (those who are under 18 must present an enrolment form from a parent or guardian to accept responsibility
  • Prepare verbal incident reports or provide information to enable preparation of an incident report (e.g. First Aid report)
  • Communicate effectively and assertively in an incident (e.g. give a casualty handover)
  • Use literacy and numeracy skills for required reading, interpret and apply guidelines and protocols, understand and follow ARC policies and procedures.
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compression and breaths) on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of interrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compression) on an infant manikin placed on the firm surface

First Aid Course Fees


FirstAidPro is now available to teach our industry-relevant skills to your business or organisation! Our passionate team of First Aid assessors and trainers and fun, engaging courses will leave you feeling informed.

*Discounts are available for organisation or group bookings

For more information about booking your group, contact the dedicated team at FirstAidPro

First Aid Course Times

Currently, FirstAidPro is only offering this nationally recognised and accredited course to workplace groups. 

You can register your interest in the remote First Aid certificate with our friendly team today. 

Alternatively, check out our FAQ Page! 


Important Changes to First Aid Course Codes

New First Aid Codes:

HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

HLTAID013 – Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

HLTAID014 – Provide Advanced First Aid

HLTAID015 – Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy


Previously known as:

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency First Aid response in an education & care setting

HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in remote situations

HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid

HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

Assessment Conditions

The purpose of this training is to help you prepare for the skills and knowledge you need to be an effective rescuer. If you’re looking for a realistic experience, this course will offer it because it’s not just about learning the knowledge- it’s also about practising it. Use realistic CPR manikins and demonstrate compression and ventilation skills following DRSABCD guidelines. Our scenarios concentrate on the significance of remote or isolated site circumstances.

FirstAidPro Trainers and Assessors will provide:

  • Adult and infant resuscitation manikins, following DRSABCD guidelines, for the purpose of assessing CPR procedures
  • Adrenaline auto-injector training devices
  • AED training devices
  • Placebo bronchodilator and spacer devices
  • Haemostatic dressings
  • Training for Haemostatic wound packing
  • Thermometers
  • Tourniquets
  • Training for use Tourniquet
  • Various types of wound dressings and bandages
  • Remote first aid kits
  • Blankets and First Aid kit equipment for managing a casualty in shock
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Immobilisation devices
  • Workplace incident report form, which includes space for recording casualties vital signs

Course Content Snapshot

To complete all tasks outlined in the Provide First Aid in remote and isolated site assessment criteria, you must effectively demonstrate fundamental knowledge requirements. 

Including but not limited to, how to safely identify tasks, showing the capacity to follow established guidelines, and managing relevant First Aid contingencies within the context of providing First Aid in remote or isolated sites. 

Remote First Aid preparedness

  • Evaluating information about remote or isolated sites and identifying potential injuries and illnesses requiring extended management with specific considerations for alpine, desert, marine, rural or remote settings and tropical environments
  • Selecting a First Aid kit and resources to manage a range of potential incidents, according to organisational emergency response and First Aid procedures.
  • Selecting communication equipment to facilitate emergency response in remote or isolated sites.
  • Preparing First Aid Kits and equipment for a First Aid response in remote or isolated sites.
  • Completing pre-departure safety and serviceability checks on equipment.


Recognising and assessing emergency situations in remote and isolated environments

  • Ensuring safety for self, bystanders and casualties.
  • Assessing casualties to determine the extent of necessary First Aid response.
  • Identifying the need for medical assistance and relaying initial and concise information.
  • Triaging when multiple casualties are involved


Applying appropriate First Aid procedures

  • Performing single-rescuer or two-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR in accordance with ARC and DRSABCD guidelines and availability of rescuers.
  • Providing First Aid in accordance with established First Aid principles.
  • Displaying respectful behaviour towards the casualty.
  • Obtaining consent from casualty where possible.
  • Using available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible.
  • Operating AEDs according to manufacturer instructions. 
  • Monitoring the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with First Aid principles.
  • Assessing the need to evacuate casualty, ability to transport to medical assistance or need for external assistance.
  • Administering medication as required according to medical instructions.


Communicating details of the incident

  • Accurately conveying incident details to emergency services.
  • Reporting details of incidents in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.
  • Completing applicable workplace or site documentation, including incident report form.
  • Maintaining privacy and confidentiality of records and information in line with applicable statutory or organisational policies.


Coordinating evacuation efforts and First Aid activities until assistance arrives

  • Determining the need, in consultation with external services, to evacuate the casualty.
  • Providing accurate information about the location of the incident, number of casualties, their condition and their position to enable deployment of appropriate resources.
  • Continuing to provide treatment using available resources until help arrives.
  • Preparing site for evacuation of the casualty.
  • On approach, assisting emergency services to locate the site of the incident.
  • Following instructions and providing assistance to emergency services personnel during evacuation.


Reviewing the incident.

  • Recognising the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seeking help when required.
  • Contributing to the review of a First Aid response as required.


Performance Evidence

Simulated, in line with ARC guidelines, the competent management of:

An unconscious and breathing casualty.  


  • appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of compromising airways.


An unconscious, non-breathing adult.


  • Performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.
    (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) 
  • Performing at least 2 minutes of ventilation and at least 2 minutes of compressions during a two-rescuer procedure on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • Following the prompts of an automated external defibrillator, AED, and deliver at least one shock
  • Responding appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • Demonstrating a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions


An unconscious, non-breathing infant.


  • Performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer
    CPR on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
    (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) 


Casualties with the following:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Non-life-threatening bleeding
  • Choking
  • Minor wound cleaning and dressing
  • Nosebleed
  • Shock
  • Envenomation
  • Using pressure immobilisation
  • Fractures 
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Using appropriate immobilisation techniques for remote situations 
  • Appropriate equipment improvisations
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • Life-threatening bleeding requiring the use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings


Knowledge Evidence

Demonstrable knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit.


  • ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of first aid
  • First aid guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies, including those relevant to remote or isolated sites
  • Potential incident hazards and risk minimisation processes when providing first aid
  • Infection control procedures
  • Use of standard precautions and resuscitation barrier devices
  • Requirements for the currency of skill and knowledge
  • First aid codes of practice
  • Appropriate workplace or site procedures relevant to the provision of first aid
  • Contents of first aid kits


Awareness of legal, workplace and community obligations and considerations.


  • Consent and how it relates to the conscious and unconscious casualty
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Awareness of the potential need for stress management techniques,
    and available support for rescuers in relation to the administration of medication
  • Legal requirements
  • The Five Rights
  • Duty of Care requirements
  • Own skills and limitations
  • The responsibilities of the First Aider


Considerations when providing CPR.


  • Upper airway and effect of positional change
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Appropriate use of an AED
  • Safety and maintenance procedures for an AED
  • Chain of survival
  • How to access emergency services


Techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants.


  • How to recognise that a casualty is unconscious and not breathing normally
  • Rate, ratio and depth of compressions and ventilations
  • Correct hand positioning for compressions
  • Basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR


Identify signs, symptoms and management of the following conditions or injuries:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Non-life-threatening bleeding
  • Burns
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • Choking
  • Diabetes
  • Drowning
  • Envenomation – all current treatments
  • Eye injuries
  • fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia
  • Minor wounds
  • Nose-bleed
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Sharps injuries
  • Stroke
  • Life-threatening bleeding, including use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings


Considerations when providing First Aid.


  • Assessment, interpretation and documentation of vital signs, 
  • Normal clinical values for respiration, temperature, pulse and level of consciousness
  • How to conduct a secondary assessment of a casualty
  • Basic triage processes
  • Ongoing care requirements of casualty beyond initial treatment


Considerations in the provision of Remote First Aid.


  • The nature of remote or isolated sites
  • How this may impact first aid management options relating to transporting a casualty, including aero-medical evacuation
  • Key features, functions and limitations of different types of emergency communication equipment –
    • Radio equipment
    • Mobile phones
    • Satellite phones
    • Alerting and tracking devices, including personal locator beacons, or PLBs


Remote First Aid Training Locations

Operating Nationally

Remote First Aid Course Adelaide

Remote First Aid Course Brisbane

Remote First Aid Course Gold Coast

Remote First Aid Course Sunshine Coast

Remote First Aid Course Cairns

Remote First Aid Course Townsville

Remote First Aid Course Sydney

Remote First Aid Course Victoria

Remote First Aid Course Perth

Remote First Aid Tasmania

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