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Wilderness First Aid Course
Wilderness First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid Course

  • 16th -18th February 2024
  • Paluma Adventure Centre/Gumburu Environmental Education Centre, Paluma
  • $875pp incl. meals, accommodation, 3-day accredited RAW First Aid Course OR $660 course only
  • Limited spots only

Jason Taylor from Category 5 Emergency Care is coming to Paluma to deliver a Standard Wilderness and Remote First Aid course.

Sam and Aline have done multiple courses with Jason already and highly recommend them to anyone who likes to adventure and maybe even works outdoors, especially in remote areas. So we have teamed up with Jason and we are bringing you the Standard R.A.W First Aid course to Paluma.

We will spend the weekend in Paluma and stay at the Gumburu Catholic Education Centre which offers shared accommodation and fresh meals with the all inclusive package. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when booking your spot.

What is R.A.W First Aid?

Category 5 offers a unique nationally recognised training course on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Remote and Wilderness First Aid is designed for those who work and play in the outdoors. While “Senior” First Aid Courses give you great basic skills and knowledge, they don’t account for being a long way from help.

R.A.W First Aid differs significantly from standard first aid courses that are oriented toward the urban environment. RAW first aid will give you extended knowledge and skills to deal with situations that may occur whilst in a remote location. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments and improvised equipment. The courses are scenario based which means you get hands on experience to prepare you for the real thing. They are fun, practical and very comprehensive. We use stage makeup and blood to give the realistic effect and a true outdoor experience.

These courses are perfect for Outdoor Professionals, Mine sites, Camping, Scuba Diving Professionals and anyone who works or plays in the outdoors.

Topics include:

  • Introduction & Medical Legal Issues
  • Patient Assessment & Basic Life support
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Spinal Injury (including clearing a spinal injury in the field)
  • Head Injury
  • Bleeding and Wound Management
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries (including relocating dislocations and angulated fractures)
  • Environmental Injuries
  • Bites & Stings
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Common problems
  • Adult CPR/EAR Urban and Remote Specific
  • AED – Defibrillation

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd – RTO 90909.

This course includes the following nationally recognised units of competency:

HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
HLTAID013 Provide first aid in remote or isolated site

For bookings please head to the registration button in the top menu.

We reserve the right to cancel the course due to low numbers or other unforeseen circumstances. A full refund will be issued in case of a cancellation on behalf of Outer Limits.

Water Rescue Certificate

  • Thursday, 15th February 2024 
  • 10am- 3pm
  • At Riverway Lagoon
  • $229 per person

We are also offering the opportunity to complete a Water Rescue Certificate (equivalent to Bronze Medallion) on Thursday, 15th February 2024. This course is run by Category 5 and will be held at Riverway Lagoon Pool.

Category 5’s Water Rescue Certificate course is designed for anyone who wishes to work as a Lifeguard at an Aquatic Facility (Public Pool/Lagoon, Resort Pool/Lagoon, Waterpark etc). It is the minimum level required to work as Lifeguard. It is an essential course to complete if you work in or around water with kids or adults.

This course is fun, hands on and very comprehensive and is taught by experienced industry professionals. You will receive the highest quality training in the industry. Our Lifeguard instructors are professional Lifeguards with years of pool & ocean experience. Our first aid instructors are paramedics and/or Emergency Department nurses who have years of experience in managing medical emergencies.


Upon successful completion of the Lagoon Lifeguard course, participants will receive:

A statement of attainment issued by Allen’s Training (RTO 90909) for the following Nationally Recognised units of competency:​

Category 5 Emergency Care delivers nationally recognised training on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909​.

In order to meet the Aquatic Lifeguards Australia requirements and achieve a certificate of currency issued by Aquatic Lifeguards Australia (valid for 12 months) students will be required to meet the following industry standards:

The additional requirements for Water Rescue Certificate:
400m pool swim in less than 13 minutes, using any swim stroke.

Rescue Skills

  • 25m swim to patient, with tube, 25m swim towing patient in less than 1:45 minutes.
  • Reach and throw rescues
  • Candidates required to perform tows on conscious and unconscious casualties
  • Lift to remove casualty from pool (including casualty with spinal injury)

Cost: $229 per person. To make a booking please head to the Registration button in the top menu.

Please choose from the below options to book your spot for the R.A.W First Aid course either including meals and accommodation or course only. You can also add the Water Rescue Course or book this as a stand alone option. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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