Learn to effectively manage life-threatening situations
With the HLT51015-Diploma of Paramedical Science you’ll learn the skills required to effectively manage life-threatening situations. You will have the skills and knowledge of which equipment to use, what drugs to administer as well as the effective procedures to save a life.
As the highest level of education in the non-tertiary education sector (university), the HLT51015-Diploma of Paramedical Science takes you further than the HLT31115-Certificate III in Patient Transport or HLT41115- Certificate IV in Health Care and enables you to get a good job in the pre-hospital private sector emergency health care industry.
This means you can work as a paramedic/medic in the industries such as mining, oil & gas, offshore rigs, sports events and public gatherings, maritime and a whole lot more. NOTE: the Diploma does NOT infer you will be able to work for a State Ambulance service as a Paramedic. The minimum entry requirement for these types of jobs is a Bachelor in Paramedic Science degree.
Just to be clear, the term Paramedic at the moment can be used to describe a person who is authorised to deliver first-aid or life-saving first-responder emergency medical care. There are no rules around who can call themselves a Paramedic – although in 2018, the rules are about to change with the introduction of Paramedic Registration coming into effect. This is simply to manage the sector more thoroughly that it has been in the past and to maintain professional standards going forward.
These changes do NOT affect studying a Diploma of Paramedical Science, nor is this qualification going to be phased out. Essentially, the Diploma will maintain its recognised status as a government approved and Nationally Recognised training qualification.
This Diploma can get you into university
If you’re ready to dive in head first into paramedic study, this Diploma of Paramedical Science will teach you everything you need to begin your rewarding career saving lives as a paramedic/medic. This will give you fantastic leverage into the degree with recognised prior learning should you wish to further your career in paramedical science down the track.
Learning options to fit in with your current lifestyle
This is an online course. Studying this course means you don’t have to attend a physical location every day to study. This means no travel times, stressful traffic problems, parking fees and time away from your family and friends. Online study is the perfect, flexible learning options over an average study period of between 18-24 months.
This design of the training course allows you to immerse yourself in paramedical study without having to completely change your lifestyle – so you can keep working and earn as you learn.
Face-to-face training for hands on clinical workshops
A big part of your learning comes from experiencing the clinical workshops. This is where you get to put into practice the theory you’ve learned. As the Diploma qualification is highly-regarded, there are 2 x 7 day workshops to be completed over the course of your training. There are training venues on the Gold Coast, QLD, Preston in Victoria and Parramatta in NSW.
It’s here you will meet other students and together work through many challenging and equally exciting real-world emergency medical scenarios. There is also a requirement to complete 160 hours of clinical placement (work experience) that can be completed with local event medic contractors, hospitals and medical suppliers to complete the qualification.
You’ll need to have an unrestricted Driver’s Licence plus Police Clearance and a Working with Children check.
This nationally accredited training course will allow you to develop a solid career within the Australian health care industry. Even though you may start out with the intention of working the in unpredictable field of paramedics, it’s not uncommon to move into other areas of health as time progresses. That’s the beauty of working in the health care sector. It’s an industry that is always growing and developing, providing opportunities to up-skill and gain additional qualifications to get the job you really enjoy. For the moment, here are some of the jobs you can do as a Diploma-qualified medic/paramedic.
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Face- to-face workshops and clinical placement
Whilst being a Paramedic can be so rewarding, it can also be challenging. To ensure you feel confident to apply all that you’ve learned in potentially life-threatening situations, you are required to complete 2 x 80 hours of clinical work experience before you graduate. The placements, usually fit in with your course curriculum, in between clinical workshops.
There are many health care medic/organisations who coordinate emergency services and health care staff for various events—from basic First Aid through to Intensive Care Paramedics. While clinical placement is not guaranteed by us, we will show you where to look as well as give you access to a paramedic student facebook group where medic personnel companies advertise their events and ask for students to volunteer or even be paid for their attendance.
How to get work straight away
If you have a current First Aid and CPR certificate you will find it easy to obtain voluntary work as a medic at festivals, concerts, sporting and other events.
Put what you have learned in to practice
The two separate practical workshops that are part of the HLT51015-Diploma of Paramedic Science give you the opportunity to cement what you’ve learned from the online material with an expert clinical educator at a specially designed campus. Workshops are a pivotal moment in your training because it is here where you will start to see first-hand the specialist equipment that is also used by ‘real paramedics’.
The very latest equipment is used to give you the tactile experience you need. This builds your confidence and develops a true understanding of what it’s like to be a the one who is in total control of a patient outcome. From the safe operation of high energy defibrillators to interpreting ECG print out and heart rhythms, you will be thoroughly tested.
State-of-the-art facilities ensure you are given every opportunity to practice your skills using high-tech mannequins (adult and child), as well as driving a real ambulance and being able to develop your confidence in a specially built ambulance inside the training areas.
Live scenario training
As well as some classroom lectures and demonstrations, you will actively participate in many scenarios designed to simulate what you can expect to experience in real life. This course prepares you for real-life..make no mistake about it.
Given the changing social landscape in Australia, the over use of drugs and the proliferation of cases of anxiety, depression and psychosis, you need to be fully prepared to safely deal with these mental health situations. This training course can also deliver (as a separate course) the nationally and internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid program which has been successful on so many levels.
The scenarios are very realistic, using the latest emergency response and ambulance equipment. There is also an ambulance simulator where you will be able to practice patient loading and unloading as part of your training.
Workshops across Australia
The clinical workshops are held in NSW, VIC and the Gold Coast (with plans to develop more locations right across Australia) and you can choose whichever location suits you.
This qualification comprehensively covers how to manage all kinds of life-threatening situations that you face daily in your line of work. Your training and learning outcomes have been based on the unpredictability of the job, where you will never know what is about to happen – every single day of your career.
Course curriculum includes;
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NOTE: Because of the stringent assessment and workplace requirements of this course – INTERNATIONAL application are not being accepted – sorry.