HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care

Entry-level Paramedic/Medic Training Course

This qualification creates a pathway to develop a career as an Ambulance Officer, First Responder, Patient Transport Officer, Basic Life Support Medic. Upon completion, graduates will be qualified to provide pre-hospital and out-of-hospital basic health care response, as well as patient assessment of those who require urgent medical attention.

This is a nationally recognised qualification.

Clinical Skills Development

After completing the HLT41115-Certificate IV in Health Care, you will possess the knowledge and skills of a Basic Life Support (BLS) medic. This includes basic airway management, an introduction to 4 lead ECG monitoring and automatic defibrillation, intramuscular injections, oxygen therapies (including nebulised medications), BLS resuscitation, basic drug management and pharmacology.

You will also develop the required skills for primary and secondary patient assessments; and use clinical reasoning to develop treatment plans for ill and injured patients.

Drug Therapy Protocols (DTP’s)

Drug therapy protocols (DTP’s) covered within the scope of the HLT41115 – Certificate IV Health Care course include: adrenaline, glucose gel, glucagon, basic cardiac drugs, naloxone, basic pain relief (Skills, Protocols and Pharmacology equivalent to the level – Intern Paramedic Ambulance Service NSW)

Course Duration

Between 12-18 months; including 1 week of clinical workshops and competency reviews at one of the pre hospital emergency training centres on the Gold Coast, Victoria and in NSW.

The units of competency below can be found on the government website at www.training.gov.au.

        • Total Units = 16
1 HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
2 BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
3 HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
4 CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health and community services
5 HLTAMB002 Implement safe access and egress in an emergency
6 HLTAMB013 Contribute to managing the scene in an emergency
7 HLTAMB007 Assess and deliver basic clinical care
Workshop (7 Days)

Clinical Placement 80 Hrs (HLTAMB007 – Assess and deliver basic clinical care)

8 HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
9 HTLWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
10 CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
11 HLTAMB012 Communicate in complex situations to support health care
12 CHCLEG001 Work legally and Ethically
13 HLTAMB011 Manage a routine non-emergency scene
14 HLTAMB001 Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient
15 HLTAMB014 Transport Non-Emergency Patients under Operational Conditions
16 HLTAMB003 Transport emergency patients

How do I source my work placement organisation?

You are encouraged to seek local work placement volunteer opportunities as this makes achieving your work placement requirements more likely. Australian Paramedical College does however have existing relationships with host organisations and will regularly advertise these opportunities to students via the Facebook Students Forum, direct emails to cohorts and at Clinical Workshops.

It is important you notify us of your prospective work placement host so that we can ensure an agreement is in place to secure your placement opportunity.

To apply and secure your work placement position, the following documentation must be submitted and signed by both the host organisation and Australian Paramedical College.

    • Copy of students current Blue Card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/
    • Copy of students National Police Checks – no more than 6 months old from start date of placement
    • Australian Paramedical College Work Placement agreement – signed by student and host. Australian Paramedical College will contact the host organisation and then sign and send a copy to all parties
    • Copy of photo ID

Upon receiving this documentation, the host organisation will be contacted by our Clinical Placement Lead to ensure they are able to fulfil the requirements of your course.

When do I commence my work/clinical placement?

There are mandatory pre-requisites that you must have satisfied to receive confirmation to commencement your placement.

These include:

  • You must hold a current first aid certificate
  • You must have completed all modules of training leading up to Clinical Workshop 1
  • Attended and been deemed competent in all simulated workplace practical demonstrations in Clinical Workshop 1.

Student Support Network

The College has an extensive student support network, both internal and via social media, including;

  • Time management techniques to keep your study on track
  • Stress management techniques to help balance study and a busy lifestyle
  • Study method tips to get the most out of the tools we offer
  • Self-care tips to maintain high-levels of motivation and action
  • Financial provisions to spread the cost of developing your future career

Employment Opportunities

Job descriptions for HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care graduates:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Basic Life Support Medic (BLS)
  • Ambulance community/volunteer officer
  • Industrial medic (mining/oil & gas/construction)
  • Private company medic
  • Emergency Patient Transport Officer
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher (Call Centre)

Entry Requirements

The Australian Paramedical College maintains a strict selection process for all its students and as such, limits the number of enrolments throughout the year.

This is to ensure every on of our students are mentally prepared and committed to completing their studies in the time frames allocated.

For information on course enrolment processes for the HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care course; see below.

Enrolment Process

  • Fill out our application to study form here
  • A member of staff will be in touch to arrange a phone interview.
  • Reviewed by selection team to determine suitability and progression into this course.
  • Formal notification of round offer.

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