The quality of the training delivered by Klepper Training Academy exceeded our expectations. The scenarios presented were realistic, comprehensive and engaging, thoroughly challenging participants and enhancing the learning journey. The training equipment provided was of high quality, contributing to an immersive learning experience. Instructors demonstrated expertise and tailored the training to our organisation addressing the unique challenges associated with responding to first aid events, particularly in more remote areas. Klepper staff listened and tailored the experience to our staff and site demonstrated by arriving on site with tailored scenarios as well as adjusting to feedback throughout.
Wilderness First Aid
Welcome to Klepper Training Academy, your destination for comprehensive Wilderness First Aid Training in South East Queensland. Our courses are designed to equip outdoor professionals, guides, and enthusiasts with essential life-saving skills for remote settings. In this beautiful corner of Australia, where outdoor adventures abound, our training will help ensure your safety and that of your team. Discover the key to confidence in the wilderness through our expert Wilderness First Aid programs.
The WFA course is conducted in a blended environment. A portion of the learning is conducted electronically before arrival on the Klepper Online Learning Environment (KOLE). This pre-course and multiple choice assessment should take approximately 10 -16 hours to complete and will provide the participant with all the theoretical knowledge required to successfully complete the course. This enables the participants to complete all practical activities within two days on-site.
This course is capped at a maximum of 24 students and works off a 1:8 instructor-to-student ratio. This guarantees you access to industry-leading experts in activities in remote and wilderness areas.
The WFA course is not overly physically demanding; however, it is conducted in simulated remote and wilderness environments. With this in mind, a basic level of fitness is required. This includes the ability to walk distances of 1 – 2km with a light backpack. Additionally, due to the physically intense nature of the practical assessments, this course is of moderate physical difficulty.
Whilst it is not mandatory to stay in the location overnight, there is a night serial that will run until approximately 9 pm (season dependent) on the first night. As part of the course fee, campsite costs are covered, however, the activity is not catered. Students will be required to bring their own meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with only light refreshments provided. Each location has access to a camp kitchen with rudimentary cooking facilities. More information is provided within the courses joining instruction found in the learner management system.
Units of Competency
Upon completion of the Wilderness First Aid course, you will be issued with the below units of competency and the wilderness first aid skill set. The WFA skillset is current for three years whilst the provide CPR unit of competency is current for one year.
|Unit of Competency
Provide First Aid
Provide first aid in remote locations
Coordinate emergency responses
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Provide basic emergency life support
Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site
Coordinate emergency responses
|Course Start Date
|Course End Date
|Wilderness First Aid March 2024 – Samford (North Brisbane)
|Wilderness First Aid April 2024 - Jandarra Farm - Tallebudgera
|Wilderness First Aid May 2024 - Sunshine Coast (Beerwah)
|Wilderness First Aid June 2024 - Samford (North Brisbane)
|Wilderness First Recertifications - Enquiries / EOI to Training@Klepper.net.au
Mr Simon McKechnie
As an experienced outdoor leader and Army trained Combat First Aider, Simon is perfectly placed to provide the lead instructor role for the KTA Suite of first aid courses. Simon is assisted by a number of specialist instructors including Hayden, Erica, Jason and Steve. For a full bio of all these staff members, please head to the meet the team section at the top of the page.
What roles can I get with completion of this course?
The Wilderenss First Aid skillset is often a requriement for workplaces that conduct their operations outside of acceptable paramedic or other first responder time frames. Roles include:
- Outdoor Leaders
- Scouts / Guides
- Workers in remote locations
- People travelling internationally
Can I apply for credit transfer?
A Wilderness First Aid qualification is only valid for 3 years, and your CPR skills should be recertified every 12 months. Accordingly, RPL for Wilderness First Aid only occurs in unique circumstances. Regardless, the Klepper Training Academy team are skilled in the RPL process and are always eager to investigate alternate qualification pathways for our learners
What are the entry requirements for the course?
There is no age limit, however applicants under the age of 18 will require parental consent to participate.
Additionally, for the WFA course specifically the course is conducted over two very busy days. The time in training is approximately 22 of the 40 hours and includes night-time serials, and simulated injuries. It is recommended that all participants are of moderate fitness before participating. An indicator of this is the ability to walk >1.5km with a small, light weight, day bag.