HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care

Basic Life Support Medic Training Course

This qualification  has been superseded by the HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care.

Please click the above link to read about the latest upgrade and the benefits thereof.

This Nationally Recognised qualification opens up your future opportunities to develop a career as an Ambulance Officer, First Responder, Patient Transport Officer or Basic Life Support Medic. Upon completion, you 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.

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. This is the perfect qualification if you are looking to enhance your existing first aid skills or are looking for something more substantial to gain employment in the private sector as a medic at events and public gatherings.

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

The updated Units of Competency for this qualification can be found on the HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care page.

1 BSBMED301 – Interpret and apply medical terminology in the workplace
2 HLTINF001- Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures
3 HLTAAP002 – Confirm Physical Health Status
4 HLTAMB001 – Follow Procedures for Routine Safe Removal of Patients
5 HLTAMB012 – Communicate in Complex Situations to support Health Care
6 HLTAMB014 – Transport Non-Emergency Patients/Operational Conditions
7 HLTAMB007 – Assess and Deliver Basic Clinical Care
8 HLTWHS002 – Follow Safe Work Practices for Direct Client Care
9 HLTAMB011 – Manage a Routine Non-Emergency
10 HLTAMB013 – Contribute to Managing the Scene of an Emergency
11 CHCCCS020 – Respond to Behaviours of Concern
Workshop = 7 Days + Clinical Placement = 80 hours
12 CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
13 BSBMGT401 – Show Leadership in the Workplace
14 CHCLEG001 – Work Legally and Ethically
15 CHCDIV001 – Work with Diverse People
16 HLTWHS006 – Manage Personal Stressors in the Work Environment

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. We have existing relationships with host organisations and will regularly advertise these opportunities to students via the APC Facebook Students Forum, direct emails to cohorts and at Clinical Workshops.

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 have completed all modules of training leading up to Clinical Workshop 1 (7-days)
    • 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/HLT41120 – 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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