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Combined Fundamental Module 1 & Remote First Aid Casualty Care

Combined Fundamental Module 1
Remote First Aid Casualty Care

Our courses are conducted entirely outdoors from an expedition style base camp in natural surroundings

This 5 day course is taught entirely outdoors in a wilderness environment and combines our 3 day Fundamental Module 1 Bushcraft Survival Course with a 2 Day (fully certified) Remote First Aid Casualty Care Course run by TACMED Australia. The two courses within this 5 day combined course are modularised so they can both be done separately, however you must have already completed the 3 Day Module 1 Bushcraft Survival Course in order to do the 2 Day Remote First Aid Casualty Care Course on its own.

In the first 3 days you will be taught the fundamental bushcraft and survival skills necessary for an emergency isolated situation. Core skills covered on the first 3 days of the course will concentrate mainly on modern skills and equipment.

Please see the Fundamental Module 1 page for full details of this course including equipment and clothing lists.

Survival

Primarily equipment focused and originally designed to teach our military personnel (in the shortest possible time) a variety of necessary skills to enable them to survive in a remote or hostile environment, long enough to be rescued or to get out of that emergency situation (usually 72 hours) and back to safety in the fastest way possible.

Realistic survival training is based around the priorities of survival and what to do in what order (first-aid, clothing, shelter, fire, location, water, food and navigation). Survival skills are important skills to know for anyone who spends time out in nature or any activity or work that takes them “off the beaten track”.

Bushcraft

Focuses on maximum use of knowledge and skills with “minimal” reliance on equipment. Bushcraft is the parent subject that all survival training comes from and has a genuine direct relationship with the land and a deeper connection to nature.

Bushcraft draws from the knowledge and skills that traditional cultures across the world have used to survive and live comfortably in the wilderness for thousands of years and includes a variety of disciplines such as shelter-craft, fire-craft, botany, butchery, natural navigation, bind-craft, tool making,

The Difference

Bushcraft and survival overlap in terms of their desire for self-reliance but move away from each other in their desire for connection and relationship to the natural world. They both have two different ethical standpoints. In practise we can move from one to the other as they have very similar skill sets but ethically and philosophically bushcraft and survival are different. You will be taught a mix of both these perspectives from our small friendly team of well trained and passionate instructors who will ensure a rewarding and friendly learning environment. We provide an emphasis on teaching rather than just instruction. This provides the opportunity for real skill and knowledge acquisition and personal development.

You will then transition into the first aid casualty care component of the course (delivered by TACMED Australia) which combines remote area first aid and military prolonged field care.

This will target the key learning outcomes of being able to save a traumatically injured casualty from preventable causes of death in an austere and remote environment, understanding how to mitigate physiological stress, work safely in hazardous settings, package and move a patient and use improvised techniques to save a life when no equipment is available. You will be introduced to these concepts through a combination of theory, skill stations and immersive scenarios. You will be taken outside of your comfort zone and challenged both clinically and mentally.

Pre- Course: There is an online learning and assessment component (3-4 hours) that all enrolled students must have completed before the face to face component of the course starts. This will be emailed to you once you have enrolled.

This course includes the national accreditation requirements for HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid and HLTAID013 Provide first aid in a remote or isolated site.

Please see the Remote First Aid Casualty Care Course page for full details of this course.

The invaluable life skills you will learn on a Bushcraft Survival Australia course will help to instil self-confidence and help you to become more self-reliant

Please see the Fundamental Module 1 page for full details of this course.

Please see the Remote First Aid Casualty Care Course page for full details of this course.

Duration: 5 days, 5 nights
Price: $1825
Minimum age: 18 years
Inclusions: 5 full days and nights of instruction from fully qualified and certified instructors and medics, all food and beverages, land use fees, insurance and your own Morakniv bushcraft knife to keep
Number of places: 15
Course start time: 5.00pm on Day 0
Course finish time: 5.00pm on Day 5

Upon making your booking you will receive a link to the participant consent form (which must be filled out and returned immediately), along with other documentation about what to bring and where to go.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations made within 6 weeks of a course start date will be refunded less 10%
  • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of a course start date will be refunded less 25%
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before a course commences will be refunded less 50%

Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Upcoming Combined Fundamental Module 1 & Remote First Aid Casualty Care Course
Date Course Venue Subject to change Booking
31/10/24 - 05/11/24 Combined Fundamental Module 1 & Remote First Aid (5 days) Wangaratta, VIC Fully booked
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