Provide first aid in a remote location

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SISOOPS305A, 'Provide first aid in a remote location'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

1. Plan and prepare for remote or isolated area.

1.1. Prepare for isolated or remote travel or work is undertaken, accounting for identified contingencies

1.2. Ensure appropriate communication equipment is selected to apply appropriate response in the given area

1.3. Obtain relevant first aid supplies to cover the identified contingencies of the area

2. Assess the situation.

2.1. Identify physical hazards and minimise according to Occupational Health and Safety requirements, organisational policies and procedures and the physical environment

2.2. Assess risks to first aider and others and ensure appropriate response determined to take prompt control of situation

2.3. Ascertain the need for emergency services or medical assistance and prioritise triage where required

2.4. Ensure resources are deployed to appropriate locations as required in accordance with organisational policies procedures and the limitations of the physical environment

3. Manage the casualty.

3.1. Determine appropriate first aid management and apply

3.2. Improvise and use first aid equipment as required

3.3. Monitor and respond to casualty's condition in accordance with effective first aid principles

3.4. Establish communication links to medical services to ensure prompt control action is undertaken

3.5. Undertake administration of medication under medical instruction

3.6. Evaluate environmental conditions or casualty's condition to determine the consideration of whether to transport casualty to medical assistance or wait

3.7. Provide reassurance and support to casualty during the wait for medical assistance

3.8. Determine and ensure casualty's comfort by establishing and explaining the nature of illness or injury and the management procedures

3.9. Undertake shelter from the in accordance with environmental conditions

3.10.Monitor and document the casualty's condition over time to assist in on-going management

3.11.Assist in the evacuation of the casualty by emergency services is provided as required

4. Coordinate first aid activities until arrival of medical assistance.

4.1. Identify available resources required

4.2. Establish communication links with appropriate personnel emergency management services and medical assistance as appropriate

4.3. Organise correct amount of resources to appropriate locations in an effective manner to ensure timely arrival of required resources

4.4. Document the provision of resources and modify as recommended

4.5. Monitor the management of casualties in accordance with first aid principles and organisational policies and procedures

4.6. Coordinate evacuation of casualties according to worksite evacuation procedures

4.7. Arrange support services for personnel involved in the incident in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

5. Communicate essential incident details.

5.1. Maintain communication with relevant personnel using appropriate equipment

5.2. Communicate first aid information with other providers pr carers as appropriate to meet their needs and in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

5.3. Communicate information calmly to reassure casualty, adopting a communication style to match the casualty's level of consciousness

6. Evaluate the incident.

6.1. Evaluate the management of the incident and develop an action plan in consultation with relevant parties, as required

6.2. Participate in debriefing or evaluation either by self or others to improve future operations and address individual's needs

6.3. Provide access critical stress facilitators where required

6.4. Implement site management or procedures a and evaluate in accordance with risk assessment

6.5. Formulate and review contingency planning to identify and select alternative management and principles

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISOOPS305A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS40310 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS50310 - Diploma of Outdoor Recreation

And the skillsets: