First Aid for the Outdoors

    Course details

    • Code: FAID.3002
    • Fee: $239*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 5
    • EFTS: 0.0417
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class16 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

The course will provide students with the ability to identify, assess and deal with emergency situations involved in outdoor activities.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify common emergencies and pre-trip emergency planning for an outdoor activity
  2. Demonstrate initial response to emergency care management situations in the outdoors
  3. Assess and manage the patient’s condition in line with current first aid practices and cultural considerations
  4. Secure and transport the patient
  5. Make an evacuation plan for the patient (and/or the group) from the outdoor location to outside help.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

This course includes NZQA unit standard 424.

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017