Advanced Outdoor First Aid Course

Action-packed Outdoor First Aid Course. Will give you confidence in a medical emergency when you don’t know how far away help is!
Casualty extraction exercise in the outdoors

About the course

Designed as an Advanced Outdoor First Aid experience – this course is action-packed and will give you confidence to look after a patient (and multiple patients) for extended periods of time in an outdoor environment, you don’t know how far away help is!

Content for this course includes everything from basic to possibly extreme injuries and wound care, contacting emergency services and group management. Along with this we discuss the pre-planning and communication skills needed to prepare for emergency events in the outdoors. The pre-course assignments will be sent to you upon registration for this course together with a detailed confirmation on what to bring to make this a unique learning experience. 

The Advanced Outdoor First Aid course combines our ‘Comprehensive Outdoor First Aid’ & ‘Outdoor Emergency Care Management’ course. Please note, that there is a considerable amount of pre-course learning involved, therefore please register early to allow yourself enough time to complete the pre-course assignments before coming to the practical course.


  • Online learning approximately 4 hours
  • Pre-course assignment approximately 4-7 hours

Topics Covered:

Unit Standard 6402 – Provide basic life support (Level 1, Credits- 1)

  • Scene Management
  • Primary Survey
  • CPR – Adult, Child, Infant
  • AED use
  • Choking – Adult, Child, Infant

Unit Standard 6401 – Provide first aid (Level 2, Credits- 1)

  • Bleeding & Shock
  • Burns
  • Trauma (Injury)
  • Fractures, sprains & dislocations
  • Poisoning
  • Medical Conditions (Asthma, Heart attack, Diabetes, Stroke, Seizures)
  • Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis)

Unit Standard 6400 Manage First Aid in Emergencies (Level 3, Credits 2)

  • Head injuries
  • Suspected spinal injuries
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Heat and cold emergencies
  • Major wounds and burns
  • Multiple casualty management

Unit Standard 424 Outdoor Emergency Care Management

  • How to provide emergency care for an extended period in an outdoor recreation environment.
  • How to assess and manage a patient’s condition long term in an outdoor recreation environment.

Upon enrollment, you will receive a free digital manual specific to your course.

Full Course Details

2 days
Outdoor First Aid
Valid For:
2 Years
NZQA 6402,6401, 6400,424
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Refresher Course Details

8 Hours
Valid For:
2 Years
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