accredited and credentialed phtls


tactical emergency casualty care couRSE


TECC (Provider)
3 Day Course for Medical Personnel and Police Special Operations Team Medics

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) is the next iteration in the PHTLS family and a set of guidelines and principles for providing medical care for trauma in high threat or dynamic environments. It the realisation that ‘trauma is agnostic’ and thus a near direct correlation on the  proven success of the (military) Tactical Combat Casualty Care continuum. It has adjustments to 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 skills (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.

→  TECC-LEO|FR skillsets, focussing on advanced force tactical medical considerations

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

→Supra-glottic & Surgical Airways 

→ IV/IO Insertions (FAST1 & EZ-IO)

→ Fluid Therapy 

→ Advanced injury treatments and splinting

→Analgesia, AB’s,

→ Caring for Paediatric patients

→ Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments.



Sunshine Coast, QLD

Feb, Fri 2nd – Sun 4th 

Mar, Fri 15th – Sun 17th 

Apr – Taking EOI or direct enquiries only.

Corporate bookings available at your location so please enquire at [email protected], call 1800 276 837 or complete the EOI form 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.

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 opposed training weapons.


Pre-course reading optimising  face-to-face (F2F) packages  using realistic skills stations and 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 internal/organic ability to qualify specific 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.  Civilian-military repercussions from the Ukraine and wilderness, remote and expeditionary medicine.

Why choose sotEr


SOTER is the only official Australian US DOD accredited TCCC provider in Australasia, including government (military) organisations.  We can credential your personnel or 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.



– Globally recognised 4 year certification,

– Like-for-like accreditation assisting exchanges and interoperability with our five-eyes 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,

– Student/ Instructor competence and accreditation. 

SOTER sets the standard for training in hostile environments through our experience across the spectrum of warfare from shooter, medic, flight paramedic, physician and surgeon.                        


  • 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. 
  • 3 year certification, issued in the form of a registered provider card and NAEMT certificate of completion.
  • 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 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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