HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

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This course is conducted under the auspices of APL Group Pty Ltd RTO  3586 t/as LivCor, who will be responsible for the quality and direction of all accredited training and assessment conducted by Redpath Education., as well as the issuing of Statements of Attainment for the units of competency on LivCor's scope.

Course information

First Aid (HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site) qualifications should be renewed every three years, with refresher training in HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) undertaken annually.  ref; NT WorkSafe - Code of Practice for First Aiders.

This unit contains the knowledge and skills to provide first aid response to a casualty in a remote or isolated site over an
extended period of time. 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, nd can also be tailored to suit your specific requirements.

Additional information can be found at Training.gov.au via this link; HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site or download the RTO's course outline here; course flyer.

Entry Requirements:

There are no prerequisite units, however it is recommended that participants have some prior experience of providing first aid and have previously attained HLTAID003 Provide first aid or HLTAID011 Provide First Aid.
Participants will need the ability to meet the physical demands of providing first aid. Participants will also need oral communication skills to make an accurate verbal report to emergency services and workplace supervisor. Prior to the start of face-to-face practical training, there may be a short knowledge quiz to check language, literacy and numeracy skills, as required.  These are described further here in the Foundation Skill Guide extract.

Training and assessment arrangements:

This accredited course is delivered in English (unless otherwise arranged), providing participants with the knowledge and skills to confidently recognise and respond to an emergency situation requiring remote first aid.  All courses are conducted either on site or at our training rooms, at a time to suit the facility or the majority of the participants.  Applicants must possess functional written and spoken English skills.

  1. Two Day course with on-line learning completed prior to the one-day practical workshop.
  2. Three Day course (7hrs each day over 3 days) to support LLN needs of participants, or remote area time constraints.
  3. Other course formats we deliver courses in various formats to meet the needs of workplaces and the participants, please contact us to discuss your needs.

 This two day course includes a Knowledge assessment + Student Workbook to be completed prior to the face to face session.  The pre-course flexible method of learning the theory of First Aid work can be progressed self paced in the comfort of one's own home, at work, or wherever a learning environment is available.

Our First Aid educator observes the participants application of skills and knowledge throughout the practical sessions, during simulated emergency scenarios, contextualised to the candidate's workplace/community settings, and other skill stations both on and off the floor.  You will have opportunities to discuss and reflect on your performance during the course, to enable you to demonstrate the requisite practical skills and respond appropriately to written and oral questions

Participants will need the ability to meet the physical demands of providing resuscitation.  CPR assessment requires candidates to perform at least two (2) minutes of single rescuer uninterrupted CPR on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor and an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface.  Participants will also work in a small team to demonstrate a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compression's, while applying an AED during an emergency CPR scenario, on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.

Before the course (emailed)During the course
  1. Complete the online Safety Checklist
  2. Download and complete your LIVCOR knowledge assessment (allow 4.5hrs)
  3. Download and complete a workplace Remote Work or Travel Plan, as well as a workplace First Aid Kit Review (or based on the scenario's provided) (allow approx. 1.5hrs).

These must be completed and marked as satisfactory at least two (2) days prior to the course.

  1. CPR
  2. Simulated Emergency Scenarios
  3. Incident and debrief report
  4. Knowledge quiz.

You will have opportunities to discuss and reflect on your performance during the course, to support you to provide first aid appropriately.

We send your emails and reminder sms messages to your nominated mobile and email contact (as you provide in your enrolment form), please ensure you check your junk and spam email folders.

Students under 14 years of age must provide written permission to attend the course from their parent or guardian.

Course fee:

Fees are payable though the website or at our office by credit card (Visa/MC), cash or purchase order, and may be tax deductible to eligible students.  Should the NT Government and industry bodies make Scholarships available, we will assist you to apply.

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  • Classes on campus or at your workplace, on schedule or after hours
  • Class size is limited to a max of 12 participants - unless otherwise arranged
  • Learning program integrated with the development or review of Emergency Plans is price on application
  • Remote travel is additional to the course cost, and will be quoted on request


Text Books & Learning support


All participants receive a hard copy reference book to assist you in maintaining your knowledge over time.  LLN support can be provided to participants on request, which includes additional face to face time with the trainer/assessor.

Course subjects:

1 competency unit is required for award of this qualification, with content including:

  • Planning for isolated travel or work
  • Preparing first aid equipment needed for remote work
  • Evaluating options for medical assistance
  • Transport options, including aero-medical evacuation
  • Available communication systems
  • Assessment of vital signs
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques
  • Safe use of a defibrillator (AED)
  • Secondary survey casualty assessment
  • Treatment of minor wounds and infection control
  • Administration of medications
  • Bleeding, fractures and other trauma
  • Allergic reactions and respiratory conditions
  • Envenomation and poisoning
  • Hyperthermia and hypothermia
  • Coordinating evacuation of a casualty
  • Verbal and written reports of a first aid incident
  • Evaluation of response to critical incidents
  • Review of contingency planning

Additional information


Additional information can be found at Training.gov.au via this link; HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site or download the RTO's course outline here; course flyer

Remote travel is additional to the course cost, and will be quoted on request.



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