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Marine First Aid Training Course Includes

HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

Marine First Aid Course Gold Coast Tweed Heads Ballina Byron Bay

Marine first aid course is specially designed for racing yacht crew, powerboat crew, and remote leisure sailors who are just enjoying the lifestyle but want to be prepared The course has been designed specifically to focus on first aid situations in an ocean environment setting and includes free nationally accredited training in pain management with the green whistle and the use of arterial tourniquets in shark attack or other causes of arterial bleeding.

How is a marine first aid course different?

We focus on maritime emergencies and remote care, so you know what to do when you are far from help and alone with a patient for a long time, or how to care for yourself in these situations. We will provide specific advice on relevant emergency equipment and its use.

HLTAID013 – Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

HLTAID009—Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

PUAEME008—Provide pain management (Optional—can be provided) Normally $148

Stop the Bleed Course (Optional – provided at no extra cost) Normally $135

Formally HLTAID005, Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site, course is for wilderness or remote workplaces. This course has been designed specifically to focus on First Aid situations in a marine setting.

What are the AMSA first aid requirements?

The course complies with Australian workplace First Aid regulations and also meets the requirements of the RYA and AMSA for First Aid on board a boat.

Complete a 1-day course with completion of pre-course learning, this extensive first aid course for “boaties” is very hands-on and offers you the ability to gain a greater depth of understanding and practical experience over a wide range of marine, remote, trauma, and medical, emergencies..

There are 3 important principles of wilderness or remote first aid in aquatic remote environments

One patient is enough; take no unnecessary risks that may cause additional casualties.

Providing care in austere environments is important, but recognising who needs to get to a hospital is critical.

Knowledge of first aid principals, attending regular training, and do your research into specific situations you may face can give you the knowledge and skills required for remote or wilderness emergency medicine and care priorities.

Students should understand the role of this training is not to teach survival skills and techniques but medical management

Marine First Aid Courses at your place or ours

Marine first aid training is available at our venue or is also available at your workplace or venue. Contact us for onsite or group bookings

Course Duration and Fee

1 day Practical 0900-0500 pm with pre course learning $395

Onsite pricing discounted for group bookings at your venue

Who Should Complete a Marine First Aid Course?

While this course is needed by many people working in remote-based environment, marine industrial areas where help can be delayed first responders and people who have to have a higher level of first aid training than a standard first aid course it includes all the standard first aid content plus

  • How to deal with arterial bleeding and tourniquet use
  • Haemostatic dressings
  • use of man-made and natural resources to supplement first aid equipment
  • the nature of remote or isolated sites and how this may impact on first aid management
  • ongoing care requirements of casualty beyond initial treatment
  • Identifying the patients’ casualty’s illness or injury through their history, signs, and symptoms
  • Assessing vital signs respiration’s, pulse, temperature
  • Planning, basic triage and using first aid resources effectively
  • Methods used to assist emergency services to locate incident sites
  • content of remote area medication boxes

This course increases your understanding and clinical skills in lifesaving techniques in a Marine-based environment.

Is Marine First Aid Course a Nationally Recognised Qualification?

We are a local independent training company that provides work cover approved courses and refresher training locally. Like the Red Cross, St John Ambulance and Surf Lifesaving, we are fully regulated by The Australian Government’s Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to provide the health, safety and emergency CPR qualifications we deliver.

Marine first aid includes HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site and HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Remote First Aid training is nationally recognised by all national bodies as the required standard for Remote First Aid training in Australia.

We tailor the training to the specific needs of First Aid situations in a marine setting.

By the end of the day, you will be able to identify life-threatening conditions, perform CPR, and be prepared to help a casualty in an emergency.


Our Marine First aid courses are at our North Coast of NSW venues. If you want training in your workplace or on-site, contact us here.

Entry Requirements

While there are no prerequisites for this course, you will need to have sufficient English language skills to complete the competency based first aid training.

You will also be required to undertake practical training and assessments at floor level, which may include demonstrating CPR on a manikin for two minutes.

If you have reduced mobility or a current injury that may make this difficult, please call and discuss this with us before booking.

Participants under the age of 18 are required to provide a consent form completed by their legal guardian.


Participants must attend 100% of this first aid training and all assessments to a satisfactory level. Various assessment tasks and practical activities are used for the assessment of this course.

Qualification Issued

Qualification validity Three (3) years from the date of issue. You are required to undertake annual CPR and refresher training regularly. Our comprehensive student management system will remind you a month before your CPR and first aid certificate is due to be refreshed.

Physical Requirements

If you suffer an allergy to latex products, please advise us. Practical activities involve training scenarios conducted at floor level and contact with other students/instructors. Please wear suitable clothing.

As an example, CPR is a rigorous physical activity requiring you to compress the chest of a manikin downwards about a third of the chest depth continuously at 100 to 120 times a minute for a continuous period of 2 minutes. This requires a level of endurance, strength, and fitness appropriate to this task. If you have current physical injuries, medical problems or limitations, please discuss this with your trainer. It is important that you don’t injure yourself or exacerbate an existing condition in training.

The Assessment Process

We use a range of assessment methods to gather evidence of your knowledge and applied skills for this unit. The assessment methods may include multiple choice questions, short written answers and practical activities. On enrolment in, you will be provided with access to International Paramedic College’s course learning materials; it is expected that you have read and understood the content before starting the assessments. Full information about the assessment requirements and course content is available here.

On enrolment, you will be provided with a login to our student portal to access online assessment tasks. We understand that this may not suit everybody, and so we offer various modes of delivery. Practical training may be provided face to face or online as required.

Reasonable Adjustment – Learning difficulties

Enrolment in this training requires participants to provide details on any learning or physical difficulties which may impact on their training outcomes. This may include any language, literacy, or numeracy issues.

Students may also discuss any special needs with your assessor, who may be able to make any required, reasonable adjustment to the assessments to meet these needs. Please note the requirements under physical activity below.

Reasonable adjustment may include access to paper-based assessments due to technical or access issues to online assessment systems.

Please note, to be deemed competent you must be physically able to perform the following (these requirements cannot be changed):

  • Uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Uninterrupted CPR infant manikin placed on a firm surface.

Please speak with us before enrolment assessment if you have any concerns.

Course Duration

1 Days Express Delivery with online work

Contact us for available onsite dates

Course Fees

1 Days Express Delivery with online work


Large groups and on-site pricing vary,

please contact us to discuss the available options

Registered Training Organisation


International Paramedic College

RTO 45284

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