HLTAID013 – Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

Application and Relevance
This unit contains the knowledge and skills to provide first aid response and emergency life support to a casualty in a remote or isolated situation.


It is relevant for personnel who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.

Course Currency Status: current

Full course face-to-face option delivered over 3 days (20 hours);




Blended delivery with 6 hours pre-work (text and workbook), plus 2 days (14 hours) face-to-face training and assessment.

Course Content
Topics include:
+ Planning for isolated travel or work
+ Evaluating options for medical assistance
+ Transport options, including aero-medical evacuation
+ Available communication systems
+ Cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques
+ Safe use of an defibrillator (AED)
+ Treatment of minor wounds
+ Infection control procedures
+ Bleeding, fractures and other trauma
+ Eye and soft tissue injuries
+ Burns and electric shock
+ Envenomation and poisoning
+ Hyperthermia and hypothermia
+ Secondary survey casualty assessment
+ Assessment of vital signs
+ Verbal and written reports of the incident
+ Evaluation of response to critical incidents
+ Review of contingency planning

Entry Requirements
There are no prerequisite units, however it is recommended that  have some prior experience of providing first aid and have previously attained HLTAID003 Provide first aid. Participants should have numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework. Participants also need the ability to meet the physical demands of the practical first aid skills including CPR.

Assessment Methods
Progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of practical skills and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. Note that the provision of CPR must be demonstrated on the floor/ground/deck.

Award Issued
A nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to all successful participants

All Students will be enrolled which will be responsible for the quality of training and assessment provided and for the issuing of Statements of Attainment for the units of competency on its scope.

Training and assessment will be conducted by Rural and Remote First Aid under Healthguard First Aid responsibility and direction.