HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations


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St John Ambulance Australia, Australian First Aid Manual
St John Ambulance Australia, Remote Area First Aid Manual
St John Ambulance Australia, Remote Area Field Guide  


HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations is designed to equip those, who for work or recreation, travel in remote areas, where in the event of an accident causing injury, medical help will be delayed. The course can be adapted and modified for groups with specific requirements.



  • where this level of training is required as part of their employment
  • considering gaining additional first aid skills which may helpful toward future employment aspects;
  • with formal or informal first aid responsibilities in remote or isolated work places.

As at 01 July ’14, This program includes the delivery of HLTAID003 Provide First Aid using a flexible learning approach requiring pre-course study. Participants achieving this unit on Day 1 will receive a Statement of Attainment for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.

As at 01 July ’14, exemptions apply to Day 1 of this program only where an intending participant has previously achieved unit HLTAID003 Provide First Aid within the last 6 months. Recognition of prior learning will be provided based on St John-NT receiving a recognised Statement of Attainment for that unit.


Delivered over 3 days. Day 1: 8.15am – 4.30pm . Days 2 - 3: 8am – 5pm (daily)

Public Courses - Advised in your confirmation letter.
Private Courses - You will be advised by your employer
Skirts or dresses are not considered appropriate.    Casualty simulation make-up is used for practical activities.  To enable you to actively participate in some of the practical exercises we recommend you bring an old set of clothes to change into.  Some casualty clothing will be provided.
At St John venues coffee and tea are provided.  A 30 minute lunch break will be taken at sometime between 12:00 midday – 1:30pm.  Lunch is not provided, however a fridge and microwave oven are available for student use.
Participants undertaking Day 1 of this course, will receive a Provide First Aid Flexible Learning pre-course pack issued to them at least 1 week prior to the course commencing. They must complete the pre-course work and bring to the course with them as it will be utilised as a revision tool during the day to review underpinning knowledge associated with first aid procedures.

Change of clothing
A light jacket if you get cold in air conditioning
Your current copy of the Australian First Aid publication


Will be issued on the first day of the course and includes St John Ambulance Australia, Remote Field Guide; Basic Life Support publication; wallet card; handouts and promotional material.


3 x Practical skill assessments including the completion of casualty report forms are undertaken throughout the training by observation and the use of checklists by the assessor (bleeding; injury/illness and lifting & loading); 2 desktop activities (triage; contingency planning); A short answer and 15 question multi-choice assessment will be conducted prior to concluding the course. Participants with literacy/numeracy difficulties or physical ailments/conditions should speak with the Trainer to discuss alternative approaches.


St John-NT is concerned for your safety and well being. Intending participants should be aware this course requires them to undertake strenuous physical activity to meet all assessment criteria to a satisfactory level. Those who have a pre-existing condition or otherwise sustain an injury prior to the training’s commencement MUST contact St John-NT to defer their training until such time as their condition is rectified.

CPR must be effectively demonstrated and assessed on an adult manikin on the floor. Infant CPR can be assessed on a firm surface.

  1. You will be asked to complete a Statistics Form at the commencement of this program.

  2. The information we collect is used for statistical reporting to the Australian Government.

  3. If your course has been paid for by a third party (employer, employment agency) attendance details and a copy of your final credential will be made available to that party

  4. St John (NT) may also use this information to contact you at the time your qualification is about to expire to remind you of the need to arrange to have it updated.

  5. If you do not wish to be contacted when your qualification is   due for renewal please indicate in the space allocated on the Statistics Form.



The following policies/procedures are available on request to the Training Department:

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  • client selection, enrolment and induction/orientation procedures;
  • course information, including content and vocational outcomes;
  • cancellations, transfers, administration fees & refunds;
  • provision for language, literacy and numeracy support;
  • client support;
  • conduct – non staff;
  • flexible learning and assessment procedures;
  • welfare and guidance services;
  • appeals and complaints;
  • disciplinary procedures;
  • access and equity;
  • fees paid in advance.
COURSE TOPICS: Day 1: Legal issues; infection control; DRSABCD Action Plan; managing the unconscious casualty; resuscitation (CPR); defibrillation; choking; first aid kits; shock; wounds & bleeding; burns; asthma; anaphylaxis; safety & risk management; fractures; sprains, strains & dislocations; head, neck and spinal injury; chest and abdominal injuries; facial injuries; heat & cold induced illness; poisons, bites and stings; other medical emergencies. Days 2-3 Planning and preparation; managing the remote first aid situation; infection control, hygiene and prolonged care; observation and documentation; triage; managing injuries; safety and survival; communications; retrieval and evacuation; lifting and moving; protection from the environment; sudden illness.

Statement of Attainment

RE-VALIDATION RECOMMENDED To maintain current competence St John Ambulance (NT) strongly recommends proficiency is re-validated within 3 years from the date of issue.

In order to comply with Standard 1.8 of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Standards for the Continuing Registration of a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), it is necessary to confirm the identification of all participants in accredited training to ensure that the person providing assessment evidence (the learner), is the person who is enrolled and is subsequently issued the Statement of Attainment/Qualification. Evidence that this process is in place must be available.

Please bring some form of photographic identification to your course.

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