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SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote location

 Information about the course:

 This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required for the provision of first aid to a casualty in a remote or isolated area and their management over an extended period of time until medical assistance or evacuation of the casualty occurs.

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

Target audience:

This unit applies to those who will be providing first aid in remote settings within the outdoor recreation sector

This may include those undertaking a leadership role in outdoor recreation activities, such as bushwalking or other guided activities in remote locations.

 This may also include those working for private outdoor adventure companies, volunteer organisations, not for profit organisations or government agencies.

Course Requirements:

There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licencing or certification requirements for this course.

Students are not required to bring any materials or equipment with them to the course.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: 
  • SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote situation 

Recertification Requirements:

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 3 years in line with industry standards.

Course duration:

  • Full course: 14 hours face to face training
  • Full course: Completion of pre-course study plus 8 hours practical training
  • Refresher course: 14 hours face to face training
  • Refresher course: Completion pre-course study plus 8 hours practical training

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants. 

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SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote situation - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Required Skills

·          resuscitation skills to safely provide first aid in a remote location, prior
           to further assistance arriving

·          demonstration of first aid principles to ensure safe use of remote first
           aid in an emergency situation

·          ability to adequately use infection control procedures to ensure the safe
           handling of casualty

·          safe manual handling skills to ensure safety of casualty

·          initial, secondary and ongoing casualty assessment to ensure ongoing
           safety of casualty, prior to further assistance arriving.

·          prepare written incident report or written information to enable the
           writing of an incident report by supervisor or other staff member

·          communication and interpersonal skills to:
         ·          provide direction to group and other outdoor recreation leaders
         ·          inform further assistance on situation and direction upon arrival

·          incident management skills to safely manage and report situations

·          ability to interpret and use listed documents to ensure correct reporting
           and first aid equipment

·          problem-solving skills to:
        ·          identify first aid situations and deal with them
        ·          develop sustainable solutions that meet the needs of all

·          language and literacy skills to:
        ·          read and analyse relevant legislation and organisational policies
                   and procedures
        ·          document incident and incident reports, verbal and written
        ·          communicate information to group, further assistance and other
                   outdoor recreation leaders

·          planning and organising skills to:
        ·          plan further action
        ·          monitor casualty, situation and group

Required Knowledge

·          basic anatomy, including the skeletal anatomy, muscles, joints and
           bones, to ensure correct use of first aid

·          basic physiology to ensure first aid used correctly

·          legal requirements to make correct decisions when applying first aid

·          duty of care when applying first aid to clients

·          care of unconscious to ensure correct treatment is used, without further

·          State and territory regulatory requirements relating to currency of skill
           and knowledge to ensure remote first aid is kept up to date

·          working knowledge of communication systems, equipment and
           methods used in remote locations

·          knowledge of management option evaluation relating to transporting

·          knowledge of the first aid in a remote location principles in order to
           address contingencies specific to differing types of situations

·          consideration of the welfare of the casualty and further actions to
           ensure safe welfare


SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote situation - How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Performance Tasks
  • Simulated Practical Scenarios

SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote situation - Where can I access a copy of the training package?

 You can access a copy of the training package here

How can I contact my trainer?

You can contact a trainer in your area for this course in our First Aid Trainer Directory.

What are the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements for this course?

 In order to meet competency for this unit, you will be required to meet the LLN requirements of the Training Package. You can find more information regarding our LLN support services here