Boat Type

On-water Course


Day Course

Length of Course

Event Location

This First Aid + Marine Medicine course is for racing yachtsmen and highly recommended for all who venture offshore under power or sail. Most yachtsmen and women undertake basic first aid training as a precaution against the inevitable accidents at sea. But we are only taught how to stabilize a patient until the ambulance arrives, usually within 11 minutes for accidents ashore. At sea, using Radio Medical, the response time for a medivac is 3 hours. Our course is an online pre-learning, plus one full day of quality instruction.

What certifications will I earn?

  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

What will I learn?

  • Marine specific injuries
  • improvised medical techniques in a marine environment
  • Injections and how to give them
  • Radio medical protocols & medical kit recommendations
  • CPR in a marine environment
  • Severe burns & bleeding, how to suture wounds
  • Patient evacuation by helicopter & marine rescue
  • Bone & crush injuries; concussion
  • Hypothermia treatment and much more
  • This course builds on your basic first aid training
  • Ideal for revalidation of your existing qualification

Marine Medical Training

The training is conducted by wilderness trainers
  • First Aid Certificates valid for 3 years
  • Expedition Medicine Module – Marine Medicine
  • Marine Medicine (partial completion)
  • Ideal training for the remote (marine) workplace

What do I bring?

Note pad and pen, lunch and little lunch; payment by cheque or cash.

Where are courses held?

Course are run at Mooloolaba, QLD, starting at 8:30am and running to 5:00pm.  

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