accredited and credentialed phtls


tactical emergency casualty care couRSE


Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) is a set of guidelines and principles for providing medical care for trauma in high threat or dynamic environments. It is a near direct correlation on the  proven success of the (military) Tactical Combat Casualty Care recognising that trauma is ‘agnostic’. It has various civilian relevant  terminology, response and process explanations specific to domestic frameworks. 

TECC aims to minimize preventable deaths and reduce morbidity by providing care that is practical, effective, and relevant to the tactical, high risk or dynamic setting.

TECC is divided into 2 levels of skill (providers)  suited to their role and environment;

1. TECC- First Responder (TECC-FR) The basic skills for any role to stop massive bleeding, provide and manage  an airway, treat chest trauma, recognise head injury and prevent hypothermia. 

2.TECC (Provider) is the advanced application for medics, paramedics and other clinicians to prepare them to operate forward of the ‘Green/ Evacuation Zone’ typical of where normal Ambulance operations will be positioned.

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) is a baseline expectation for any person employed, either paid or volunteer, as a professional first responder. 

It is the penultimate standardised  medical  preparation for emergency services, industrial Emergency Response Teams (ERT),  Emergency Service Officers (ESOs), Security Officers/Guards, Corrections Officers (COs) or any occupation issued a firearm to conduct their role.

→ Direct Threat, Indirect Threat and Evacuation Care relevant to first responders.  Situational training dependant on role such as; 

  • Neutralise/ Navigate the threat (E.g. Armed offender, Fire, Pressure, Flood, Drops/Unstable structures etc)     

 → Rapid Casualty Assessment

  •  Identifying life-threatening bleeding

→ Correct arterial Tourniquet (TQ) application

→ Lifts, Drags and Carries

→ Nasopharyngeal Airways

→ Chest Seals

→ Wound packing with haemostatic gauze

→Pressure Dressings

→Positional airways & Recovery Position

→Basic head, hypothermia and spinal considerations

→ Relevant ‘limited’ theory, practical hand-on skills stations and a multiple realistic scenarios


*Based on 6 pax delivered in SE QLD

Sunshine Coast, QLD

Feb – Thu 1st

Mar – Wed 13th (First Responder), Thu 14th (Law Enforcement)

Apr – On EOI only email below.

We can provide onsite delivery for corporate bookings in law enforcement, emergency services or mining and resources. Please get in touch by calling 1300 276 837 (1300 2 SOTER) or [email protected] 

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What we offer


We can mobilise to your location, reducing overheads of travel and accommodation for group bookings and leveraging on the familiarity and flexibility of your own workplace training facilities or areas. 

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 live fire drills or use our in-house realistic, non-projectile and eye safe,  opposed training weapons.


Hybrid delivered courses enabling pre-course reading and section quizzes optimising  face-to-face time for realistic skills stations and trauma scenario lanes.  Ultra realistic 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.


Handover progression plan for your departments own organic ability to qualify force/department/unit members as Instructors and subsequently facilities as registered training centres.


SOTERs Instructors are all registered clinicians  and through our networks offer the latest developments from all tactical environments.  such as civilian, conflicts such as Ukraine and wilderness, remote and expeditionary medicineHy

Why choose sotEr


SOTER is the only accredited and credentialed Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course provider in Australasia, including government organisations.  We can credential your personnel or your department to global standard CoTECC guidelines best practices frim US DOD CoTCCC recommendations whilst remaining cognisant of jurisdictional state based requirements through our robust medical governance via our nationally placed physician specialists.  


All our staff delivering TECC  have relevant military or civilian high threat/ 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.



– Globally recognised 4 year certification,

– Emergency Casualty Care tailored to your workplace threats and environment

– Rapid identification of individuals clinical scope of practice. 

– Standardised and regulated training by the the National Association of  Emergency Medical Technicians, from the renown Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) lineage.

– Student/ Instructor competence and accreditation. 

SOTER sets the standard for training in hostile environments through our experience across the spectrum of warfare, industrial, security, remote/expedition/wilderness and clinical settings from medics, paramedics, emergency nurses, flight paramedics, physicians and specialist surgeons.                        


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 TECC is the most recognisable civilian qualification use by law enforcement and agencies worldwide. 

Certification, issued in the form of a registered provider card and NAEMT certificate of completion valid for 4 years.

Trust, in certified, reputable and audited trainers. 

Competency in training …..not attendance qualification.  

* 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 delivery of TECC.

Due to the highly customised nature of our services, please get in touch for one of our training specialists to contact you asap or securely email us at [email protected]

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