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This course teaches 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.

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


Prerequisites: There are no prerequisite requirements to participate in this course.  

Assessment Requirements: To complete this course successfully, you must be physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on both an adult & child CPR mannequin which are placed on the floor, plus an infant CPR mannequin placed on a hard surface.


Awards issued: Upon successful completion of this nationally recognised training students will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • HLTAID009: Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • HLTAID010: Provide Basic Emergency Life Support

  • HLTAID011: Provide First Aid

  • HLTAID013: Provide First Aid in a remote of isolated Setting


Re-certification Requirements:  In line with industry standards, it is recommended that the HLTAID009 unit be renewed every 12 months, and the HLTAID010, HLTAID011 HLTAID013 units be renewed every 3 years.


Elements of the course:

Students undertaking the HLTAID013: Provide First Aid in a Remote or Isolated Setting course with ACTIVE FIRST AID TRAINING will learn the following elements:

1. Prepare equipment for first aid response in remote or isolated site

1.1. Evaluate information about remote or isolated site and identify potential injuries and illnesses requiring extended management.

1.2. Select first aid equipment and resources to manage a range of potential incidents, according to organisational emergency response and first aid procedures.

1.3. Select communication equipment to facilitate emergency response in remote or isolated site.

1.4. Complete pre-departure safety and serviceability checks on equipment.

2. Assess the situation

2.1. Recognise and assess an emergency situation.

2.2. Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty.

2.3. Assess casualty to determine extent of first aid response.

2.4. Identify need for medical assistance and relay initial and concise information.

2.5. Triage when multiple casualties are involved.

3. Apply appropriate first aid procedures

3.1. Perform single-rescuer or two-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with the ARC guidelines and availability of rescuers.

3.2. Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles.

3.3. Display respectful behaviour towards casualty.

3.4. Obtain consent from casualty where possible.

3.5. Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible.

3.6. Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions.

3.7. Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles.

3.8. Assess need to evacuate casualty, ability to transport to medical assistance or need for external assistance.

3.9. Administer medication as required according to medical instructions.

4. Communicate details of the incident.

4.1. Accurately convey incident details to emergency services.

4.2. Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.

4.3. Complete applicable workplace or site documentation, including incident report form.

4.4. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records and information in line with applicable statutory or organisational policies.

5. Coordinate evacuation and first aid activities until assistance arrives.

5.1. Determine need, in consultation with external services, to evacuate casualty.

5.2. Provide accurate information about location of incident, number of casualties, their condition and their position to enable deployment of appropriate resources.

5.3. Continue to provide treatment using available resources until help arrives.

5.4. Prepare site for evacuation of patient.

5.5. On approach, assist emergency services to locate the site of the incident.

5.6. Follow instructions and provide assistance to emergency services personnel during evacuation.

6. Review the incident.

6.1. Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.

6.2. Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required.

This unit of competency is classified as current as per the information provided for this unit at

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