Is it Possible to Do a Remote First Aid Course? 

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Providing basic emergency life support could save someone’s life. 

At Sage Education, we pride ourselves onover 20 years of experience providing the next generation of care workers with the necessary training to empower, encourage, and tend to the most vulnerable members of our community. 

But our mission doesn’t end there. 

You may be a care worker looking to master invaluable skills to care for your clients effectively. You may simply be looking to acquire the knowledge required to provide first aid. 

Either way, Sage Education has the perfect first-aid courses for you. 

In our informative guide, we will educate you on the importance of knowing how to apply first aid in remote situations and isolated sites. 

Additionally, we will point you in the right direction to the best courses so that you are prepared for a range of life-threatening scenarios. 

What is a remote first aid response?

A first-aid response refers to medical attention that is immediately administered after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred.

Circumstances may arise whereby medical help is delayed if you are at an isolated site. Ask yourself: would you know what to do? 

Any situation where medical assistance is 60 or more minutes away counts as a remote situation. 

Why should you do a remote first aid course? 

Going into a room with a manikin placed on the floor is one thing, but what do you do if you are the only first aid responder in a real emergency?

Being able to demonstrate your currency of skills and knowledge in a real-life situation is crucial to saving a life. 

Irrespective of whether you are working in an isolated site like your home or away from the typical workplace in an off-site location where medical supplies are sparse, being prepared for delays in medical assistance could mean the difference between life and death. 

What should you do before administering remote first aid? 

Below, we have compiled a general list of precautionary steps that you should take before administering first aid. 

With our help, you will have a thorough understanding of how to keep yourself and others safe, skills that you will be able to apply across any first aid course you wish to take. 

Safety & Survey

Check whether you or the casualty are vulnerable to dangers that you can’t immediately see. 

It may be your first instinct to rush to the injured individual, but the safety of the first aider is crucial – you can’t save a life if you are injured yourself. 

Questions you should consider: 

– Have you called emergency services?

– Are you wearing protective equipment? 

– Have you done everything you can to prevent a potential infection? 

– Is it safe to approach the injured individual? 


You now need to find out what caused the incident so you can administer the correct first aid. You also need to know how many casualties need medical attention. 


Above all, you need to remain calm so you can prevent the casualty from going into shock. 

Gain their trust by introducing yourself and explaining every step of the process. 

How to choose the right first aid course

You need to ensure that the course you study is tailored to the unique needs of your clients/team so that you are prepared for every emergency that may arise in remote situations that you are likely to find yourself in. 

Here are some factors you should consider: 


The course you study must provide the relevant knowledge you need to administer the appropriate first aid, which may vary depending on the remote environment that you work in. 

For instance, if you are a childcare worker, a HLTAID012 course would be perfect for you. 

Course Structure 

Ask yourself: how is the course delivered, and how does that best suit my lifestyle? 

Self-paced online courses are ideal for remote workers, but a face-to-face experience will help hone your practical skills.


Certification doesn’t just signify the successful completion of a course, but it also means that you have demonstrated the knowledge and skills to respond to a range of crises. 

This could help you when applying for your dream job! 

What first aid courses can you study with Sage Education?

As a leading provider of nationally recognised first aid training courses in Brisbane, we can offer you expert skills and support that have helped over 3000 of our graduates find the perfect career path. 

All you need to do is find the right course!

  1. CPR – HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

In our HLTAID009 course, you will learn how to assess an emergency, how to perform at least 2 minutes of CPR, how to manage an unconscious casualty, and so much more. 

This course consists of a pre-course online assessment and in-person practical skills training. 

  1. FIRST AID – HLTAID011 Provide first aid (also known as Senior first aid or level 2)

This course goes hand-in-hand with our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing or Disability) course, as we will teach you everything you learned in HLTAID009. 

However, in our HLTAID011 course, we will also teach you how to respond to allergic reactions, anaphylaxis, life-threatening bleeding, and more. 

This course consists of a pre-course online assessment and in-person practical skills training. 

  1. CHILD CARE FIRST AID – HLTAID012 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

This course is the perfect accompaniment to our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course

By studying our HLTAID012 course, you shall learn everything that we covered in the two previous courses, as well as much more, to help you bring comfort and security to an endangered child. 

This course consists of a pre-course online assessment and in-person practical skills training. 

What should you know about our first aid courses before enrolling? 

– Before you start any of our courses, you will be expected to complete an online pre-course assessment, lasting anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours (depending on which course you enrol in).  

– You will be expected to complete a face-to-face assessment whereby your practical skills will be tested, regardless of which course you wish to study. These assessments can range anywhere from 2.5 to 7 hours. 

– If you need to reschedule a class, try to reschedule 48 hours before your allocated class time. 

– There are no refunds for cancellations. 

Enrol with Sage Education

Now, you have the first-aid training you need to apply to any remote emergency that may arise in your sector. 

So, what’s next? Enhancing your skills even further! 

At Sage Education, we will help you refine your skills even further in the aging support, disability support, or childcare support industries, we have the courses for you! 

Get in touch today! 

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