tactical combat casualty care

10 Day Course for All Corp Combat Medics, SMETs and ‘medical as a secondary role’ personnel

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC/TC3) is a patient care continuum and  set of guidelines and principles for providing medical care in a combat environment. It is specifically designed to address the unique challenges and circumstances of battlefield injuries. TCCC aims to minimize preventable deaths and morbidity by providing care that is practical, effective, and relevant to the tactical setting.

The success of TC3 lay in the scaled level of skills across 4 levels of provider suited to their role and environment;

1- All Service Member, basic skills for any role to stop massive bleeding, manage an airway, chest trauma, recognise head injury and prevent hypothermia.

2- Combat Life Saver, intermediate skills for non-medical personal employed in direct warfighting roles. Provided additional knowledge and skills interventions to manage airways and breathing, chest trauma,  immediate fluid access and common co-morbid battlefield injury management.

3- Combat Medic, advanced skills for those employed to or selected to assist in a medical support role to manage severely injured patients either individually, or as part of a team. High consequence advanced skills and procedures to potentially save life in seriously injured or degrading patients.

4- Combat Paramedic, expert knowledge and skills for those employed in special operations medical or specialist clinical support roles to manage the most critical and severely compromised patients.

TC3-Combat Medic is a specialist course suited to ADF Medics, Army All-Corp ‘Combat First Aiders’, Navy Ships Medical Emergency Teams (SMETs) or other positions that secondarily employed requiring advanced medical capacity and/or are likely to support medical clinicians in advanced skillsets. It teaches equipment and interventions at an advanced knowledge and skills level proven to best save life, preserve life and promote recovery, at point of injury.

TC3 is only effective and successful in its application through layered and scaled application of increasing clinical care through the patient care continuum.  By applying aggressive medical interventions early, precious time is ‘bought’ allowing for increasing clinical interventions only when needed through the patient evacuation.

→  Instruction by Paramedics and Registered Nurses with combat or operational military experience, across a variety of special operations, aeromedical retrieval, parachute surgical and deployable hospital experiences.

→  TC3-CLS skillsets, plus;

→ TQ replacement, conversion and Improvised and  Junctional Tourniquets (JTQs)

→Supra-glottic & Surgical Airways 

→XStat Application

→ Wound Closure Devices

→ IV/IO Insertions (FAST1 & EZ-IO)

→ Field Blood Typing (ELDON card)

→ Donor Blood Collection

→  Blood Warming and field blood transfusion

→ Fluid Therapy Protocols (Trauma/Burns, )

→ Advanced Analgesia, Antibiotics

→ Wound and Fracture management

  Head Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); and

→ Casualty Collection Points, Monitoring & Evacuation



Price on Application 

Sunshine Coast, QLD.

April-  Mon 8th-Fri 19th

 (10 days not including the weekend 13/14th)

 Corporate /group courses  can be organised for client locations. Please enquire for group bookings at [email protected] or call 1300 2 SOTER (276 837).

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What we offer


We can come to your location, reducing overheads of travel and accommodation for personnel and leveraging on the familiarity and flexibility of defence training facilities, enabling  your personnel to more of what they are trained to do.

We have personnel highly familiar with live fire ranges, under  your organisations internal range standing orders our personnel can accompany safety supervisors to facilitate medical scenarios as part of your standard training practices. Alternately all of our TC3 courses utilise highly realistic, eye-safe, infra-red M4 replica’s with positive feedback shock belts to simulate battlefield conditions and stimulate stress inoculation and working through dynamic situations.


Pre-course reading optimising  face-to-face (F2F) packages  using realistic skills stations and scenario lanes.  High fidelity wounds and injuries utilising industry leading props, training aids and moulage special effects. Cost plus packages employing extras/ actors to promote realism available.


We can work with your team to design comprehensive scenario based training relevant to your unit roles, tasks or upcoming operations.


We can qualify your personnel as Instructors allowing an organic, in-house capability supported by our governance, instructor redundancy and high standards to continue delivering a standardised, credentialed and current product specific for your needs.


Why choose sotEr


SOTER is the only official Australian accredited US DOD  TCCC provider in Australasia, including government (military) organisations.  We can credential you personnel or your department to the US DOD CoTCCC recommendations whilst still advising on Australian equivalent pharmaceutical alternatives or alignments to AS TCCC through our robust medical governance and our TCCC physician specialists.  


All our staff delivering TC3  have relevant military experience, from civilian medical specialists working through the reserve, ex-military medics, special forces operators, critical care flight paramedics to emergency physicians, general and specialist surgeons. Regardless of the cohort, we can tailor the right team for your organisation.



Globally recognised certification (3 yrs),

Like-for-like accreditation assisting exchanges and interoperability with US counterparts 

Rapid identification of individuals clinical scope of practice. 

Standardised and regulated training by the the National Association of  Emergency Medical Technicians on behalf of the US Defence Health Agency (US DoD)

Student/ Instructor competency and accreditation. 



  • Guaranteed to receive the most up-to-date training as directed by the leading authority, the Committee of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC). The most recognisable qualification used by foreign military , law enforcement and agencies worldwide as the basis of battlefield and tactical emergency casualty care. 
  • 3 year certification, issued in the form of a registered provider card and NAEMT certificate of completion.
  • Trust, in certified, reputable and audited trainers. 
  • Ability to train your own 

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