SISSS00126 Wilderness First Aid Skill set equips outdoor recreation leaders to coordinate emergency response and to provide first aid to casualties in a remote or isolated area over an extended period of time until medical assistance is provided or evacuation occurs.

Delivery Model

The Skill set is delivered via a blended format involving the use of an online Learner Guide and assessments prior to the commencement of the course. This is followed by four consecutive days of face-to-face training and assessment in a natural environment with simulated or real work scenarios.


All training and assessment days are held at Currumbin Valley on the Gold Coast.

Online learning and assessment

The online learning component gives you the time and space to learn and complete theory assessments at your own pace, at a time and place that suits you. The duration of this component will vary depending on your past experiences and knowledge. You must have successfully completed the online assessment prior to attending the practical face to face component of the course.

Face-to-face practical sessions (4 days)

These face-to-face practical sessions give you the opportunity to learn the skills, practice them and apply them in a real-life situation. You will receive feedback from your trainer and then you will complete the required assessment tasks.


The cost to complete SISSS00126 Wilderness First Aid Skill set is $495.

As Tallebudgera OEEC is a Queensland Government school, the RTO is not eligible to become a Skills Assure Supplier so is unable to provide services subsidised by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. This includes VET in Schools funding, the User Choice Program, apprenticeships or traineeships.

Participant Numbers

All face-to-face training and assessment blocks will run subject to minimum numbers and confirmation that the session will be going ahead will be sent two weeks prior to each scheduled session.

Course Requirements

In order to be able to complete this course successfully, you will need:

  • Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Technology skills including:
    • reading skills to interpret statutory signage, warning signs and instructions regarding the use of First Aid and CPR resources and Automated External Defibrillators
    • writing skills to complete workplace reports
    • numeracy skills to perform simple calculations such as the rate of chest compressions and rescue breathing
    • oral communication skills to make accurate verbal reports to emergency response services and workplace supervisors
    • digital technology skills to read electronic learner resources and complete online assessments
  • the ability to effectively manage traumatic incidents which include realistic scenarios
  • the ability to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on adult and infant resuscitation manikins placed on the floor.
  • access to a computer with internet access to complete online learning and assessments
  • suitable sunsafe clothing and closed in footwear for practical tasks.

Learner Support

If you have any special learning or physical needs or if you are concerned about any of the above requirements, please contact us to discuss your concerns and to find out what support options are available. This includes Language, Literacy or Numeracy (LLN) needs or difficulties in accessing a computer and/or the internet to complete the online learning and assessment.

Units of Competency

On successful completion of the training and assessment activities, you will be awarded with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following Units of Competency:

HLTAID011 Provide first aid (credit transfer, minimum validity 6 months)

SISOFLD004 Provide first aid in remote locations

SISXEMR002 Coordinate emergency responses*

*SISXEMR002 Coordinate emergency responses has been superseded. The replacement Unit of Competency SISXEMR004 will be delivered in 2024.

How to enrol

  1. Please contact Roslyn Cridland by email: or mobile: 0477 345 184.
  2. Training options will be discussed with you to ensure the course is appropriate for you.
  3. You will then be sent an Enrolment Form and provided with additional information about when courses may be scheduled.