accredited and credentialed first Aid




First on the Scene (FOTS) is a First Aid course designed by international experts that, unlike the Australian First Aid HLTAID 009 CPR or 010 Basic Emergency Life Support course, it addresses other major conditions requiring immediate treatment for life threatening conditions and not conditions that aren’t immediately ‘life threatening’. 

It is a 4-hour course reinforcing, brief essential theory rather than death by presentation, maximising ‘hands-on’ time for practical application, minimising training employee time away from work and leaving  participants confident and capable to intervene if necessary. 

Fully WHS compliant for basic life support, we can however t add additional workplace specific needs if/where required.

→  Activating the ‘000’ system

→  Recognise and respond to life-threatening bleeding

  •      Tourniquet application
  •      Wound packing 

→ Hands-only CPR 

  •       Traumatic vs Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  •       Automatically External Defibrillator (AED) use

→ Penetrating chest trauma

  • Commercial and expedient Chest Seals 
  • ‘Burping’ the Seal

→ Administering Naloxone (Drug Overdose)

→Administering Adrenaline (Anaphylaxis)

→ Moving patients to safety

→ Positioning injured patients (Recovery position)

* Option to tailor in additional competencies to your workplace risks or WHS requirements.

  • E.g Snakebite, Marine Envenomation, Choking


FOTS is suitable for anyone physically capable to conduct CPR on an adult and is a basic knowledge course. It is highly suitable for all workplaces but recommended recommended for industries with an increased  risk profile such as: Transport, Construction, Manufacturing, Mining and Resources and Energy to cover them against their WHS liability.  

It is the most relevant course to prepare any  person to be a first responder to a traumatic accident such as a motor vehicle collisions,  deep lacerations,  shark attacks and other trauma incidents.

From $250 p/p (4 hrs face 2-face)

Sunshine Coast, QLD

Feb – 1st, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Mar – 1st, 8th, 21st, 23rd

Apr – 15th, 26th

May – 3rd

We run frequent sessions at our Sunshine Coast facility or can organise corporate packages for your industry at your workplace. Please get in touch by calling  1300 276 837 (1300 2 SOTER) or [email protected] or alternately hit the ‘enquire now’ button below. 

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What we offer


We 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.


Pre-course reading optimising  face-to-face (F2F) packages  using realistic skills stations for bleeding control using: arterial tourniquets, wound packing, and emergency bandages. Sealing chest punctures, treating anaphylaxis and opioid overdose.  Ultra realistic wounds and injuries utilising industry leading props, training aids and moulage special effects. 


We can work with your team to design comprehensive scenario based training relevant to your workplace or department roles and tasks. 


SOTERs Instructors are all registered clinicians  and through our networks offer the latest developments from all tactical environments,  such as civilianised high threat conflicts such as in the Ukraine and wilderness, remote and expeditionary medicine.

Discounted rates for government orders*

Why choose sotEr


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


All our staff delivering TC3 and TECC  have relevant military or civilian special operations experience respectively. Be they 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.



– Best in class trauma training for life-threatening, reversible outcomes, buying the patient valuable time until help arrives.

– Practical skills developed and rehearsed, ensuring competence and proficiency rather than a tick-the-box course. 

– No what to do for your loved ones and be prepared to be the person who can make the difference in a crisis.

– Instructor competence and accreditation. All instructors have relevant currency in emergency medicine. 

SOTER sets the standard for training in hostile, austere, remote  environments through our experience across the spectrum of military, industrial, remote, expeditionary and state services paramedicine and public health.                      


Guaranteed to receive the most up-to-date training from our network of aligned tactical providers and institutions globally and under the guidelines of the Committee of TECC. NAEMT courses set the benchmark for vocational training in first responders and emergency medical technicians. First on-the-scene delivers the raw needs of responders to life threatening first aid. 

Certification, issued in the form of a registered provider card and NAEMT certificate meeting WHS compliance requirements. 

Trust, in certified, reputable and audited trainers. 

Competence in training …..not attendance qualification. Certification above industry standard meeting WHS Legislative requirments.  

* Offered to contracted department orders.  Ability to adopt an organic training progression requires the organisation to fulfill all NAEMT pre-requisites and ongoing criteria as a training centre and have the ability to contribute to the development of an Australian model of TE.

If you have specific requirements to your industry or required customised services including onsite delivery, please get in touch securely email us at [email protected]

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