Wilderness First Aid: New Entrant

The course is designed for those who work in the Outdoor Recreation/wilderness tourist/education industry in a leadership capacity or who are preparing to do so. This course provides the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. This course places a strong emphasis on the principles of first aid, long term patient considerations and includes advanced patient treatment and care skills

About this course

Length of Course

5 days practical and assessment + Pre course theory work


The following Skill Set has been identified through consultation with the Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA), the peak body for the Outdoor Recreation industry and will be utilised as the basis for the registration requirements of programs like the National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (NOLRS). This course is also known as Remote Area First Aid which course satisfies the Code of Practice – First Aid in the Workplace and NSW Adventure Activity Standards.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

There are no stated prerequisites for this course

You  are  required to:

  • complete the online training prior to commencement of the course.
  • print your theory certificate and
  • attend all five days practical & assessment.

Support Services

We can provide assistance for Language, Literacy and Numeracy. If you have a Disability please contact administration on (02) 4722 2471 or info@5startraining prior to starting the course.

Associated course costs:
Due to the practical nature of the course, participants are advised to wear clothing appropriate for outdoor activities.

You will be required to bring the following items:

  • Day pack
  • Rain Jacket
  • Appropriate outdoor style of clothing
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Its self catered so bring food and drink.


Fee paying students are eligible for refunds in certain cases. For more details, please refer to refund policy in the pre enrolment information.

What will you learn?

Wilderness First Aid Management of a range of illness and injuries which includes:

  • Steps of Accident Management
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Treating Trauma related injuries
  • Traction Splinting
  • Reduction of Dislocations
  • New Head Injury Assessment
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Cardiac arrest
  • External haemorrhage
  • Fractures, sprains, strains
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Performing CPR
  • Using a AED
  • Snake, spider bites
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetes
  • Heat & Cold related illness


Assessment for this course requires successful completion of:

  • pre course material prior to course commencement
  • a written theory test
  • ongoing practical first aid responses.

(note you will be required to perform 4 minutes of CPR on a manikin placed on the floor)

Please wear comfortable clothing to the workshop as some of the practical skills require you to kneel and lay down on the floor. For the practical assessment you will role play with another student as your casualty

Previous Studies Recognition (RPL)

Any requests for recognition of prior learning will be considered by 5 Star Training & Consulting. Please contact the office on (02) 4722 2471 or email info@5startraining.com.au or speak with your teacher for more information.

Exit Points

There are no early exit points for this course of study


Students are issued with

  • pocket first aid and wilderness medicine text book
  • course learning materials,
  • workbooks and handouts relevant to each unit
  • pocket face CPR face mask

Career Pathways

The skills gained in this course may be used in a wide variety of occupations that may work in remote or wilderness work environments including: outdoor guides, outdoor recreation enthusiasts; tourism; environmental management; forestry; mining exploration; the pastoral industry.


SISSS00126 - Wilderness First Aid


HLTAID011 - Provide first aid

SISOFLD004 - Provide first aid in a remote location

SISXEMR002 - Coordinate emergency response

Student rights and responsibilities

Please refer to the pre enrolment information for new students for detailed information. This can be found at www.5startraining.com.au

For more information contact

Telephone: (02) 4722 2471
Email:  info@5startraining.com.au