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HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science

 An exciting and fulfilling career as a medic/paramedic awaits you.

Highlights of this training

  • Become a qualified first responder medic in 18-24 months
  • Study from the convenience of your own home or favourite coffee shop
  • Nationally accredited training package HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science
  • No prerequisites – join the course at any time, no matter what your experience
  • Flexible payment options to help spread the cost of your learning
  • Use the Diploma to get an offer from a university to study your Paramedicine degree

The quick guide to the Diploma of Paramedical Science

If you’re just starting out and thinking of a career as a medical first responder, or you’re end goal is to become a registered Ambulance Paramedic – read this overview first.

Learn more about what you will study, in this easy-to-read Diploma of Paramedical Science overview.

What to Expect From This Paramedical Training

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 for a patient. You will gain the skills and knowledge of which equipment to use, what drugs to administer as well as the effective procedures to save a life. This course is not just a first-aid course with a little extra thrown in at the end. The qualifications are Nationally Recognised and authorise the use of life-saving procedures, drug administration and clinical decision-making.

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 medic in industries such as mining, oil & gas, offshore rigs, sports events and public gatherings, maritime and a whole lot more.
NOTE: the Diploma does NOT allow you to work as a State (registered) Ambulance Officer/Paramedic. The minimum entry requirement for this is a Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree and registration with the Paramedicine Board of Australia and AHPRA.

This diploma could get you into university

If you didn’t do so well at school and feel you’re mature enough and ready to dive head first into paramedical study, this Diploma of Paramedical Science will teach you everything you need to begin your rewarding career saving lives as a paramedic/medic. The knowledge gained from the diploma will assist you to transition into the Bachelor of Paramedic Science; and with the potential of receiving credit points off the degree, we know you’ll see the diploma as a great place to start.

Learning options to fit your current lifestyle

This is an online course for the most part, although there are 2 sets of clinical workshops to attend after about 8-10 months of study. Studying this diploma means you don’t have to go a physical location every day. There’s no travel times, sitting on crowded public transport, less exposure to health issues, no more stressful traffic problems, parking fees and time away from your family and friends. Online study is the friendly,  flexible learning option and you can complete the courses in 18-24 months; less if you have more time on your hands.

This design of the 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 attending the action-packed clinical workshops.  This is where you get to put into practice the theory you’ve learned.

It’s here at the clinical workshops you will meet your fellow students and together you’ll work through many challenging and equally exciting real-world  emergency medical scenarios. You’ll get to use al lot of the equipment a real Paramedic will use, including stretchers, stair chairs, traction splints, bandages, airway management, how to work with children and older people. Then there’s the real life-saving and diagnostic equipment to get familiar with, such as ECG machines, defibrillators, oxygen tanks and of course you will be administering drugs and learning how to correctly use IV’s and handle patients in a nurturing manner. There is also a requirement to complete 2 blocks of 80 hours of clinical placement (work experience) which can be completed with local event medic contractors, hospitals and medical suppliers.

There are 2 x 7 day clinical workshops (to be completed after you have passed essential units leading up to the workshops). There are currently training venues situated on the Queensland Gold Coast, Victoria , NSW and WA.

You’ll need to have a Driver’s Licence plus Police Clearance and a Working with Children check once you have qualified. If you are only on your P plates, then it’s possible to attend the clinical workshops as you will be driving an ambulance under the watchful eye of your instructor.

What’s in the HLT51015-Diploma of Paramedic Science curriculum?

This qualification comprehensively covers how to manage all kinds of life-threatening situations that you face on a daily basis 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, but not limited to;

  • Advanced drug therapy protocols
  • IV Cannulation
  • Advanced airway management
  • Advanced ECG monitoring
  • Defibrillation
  • Identifying and controlling Workplace Health and Safety Risks
  • Communicating in complex or difficult situations
  • Designing and producing business documents
  • Follow procedures in life threatening situations
  • Working within a relevant legal and ethical framework

For full course details CLICK HERE to chat with one of the team

Overview of diploma units

Each unit focuses on a specific area of knowledge required to do the job. The sequence of learning paramedical concepts, traditionally follows a lineal path, where each topic studied builds on the knowledge of the previous topic. This layering of knowledge can often be confusing as students try to figure out why they are learning it and how applicable it is to them in their job.

The list below, provides the first steps to understand how the diploma is constructed. Each unit has a code and name, followed by a brief introduction to the unit, finishing with a list of tasks associated with the unit. Think of a unit as a collection of tasks. Each task contains activities. Collectively, tasks and activities are instructions to follow to achieve a successful outcome.

BSBMED301 – Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions in the workplace. To carry out routine tasks and communicate in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.

  • Respond appropriately to instructions which contain medical terminology
  • Carry out routine tasks
  • Use appropriate medical terminology in oral and written communication


HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

  • Follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control
  • Identify infection hazards and assess risks
  • Follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards

HLTAAP002 – Confirm Physical Health Status
Skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

This unit applies to individuals working directly with clients and who assist in the provision of health care services. Some disciplines may be subject to state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.

  • Obtain information about physical health status
  • Check physical health status
  • Identify variations from normal physical health status


HLTWHS002 – Follow Safe Work Practices for Direct Client Care

Skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Follow safe work practices for manual handling
  • Follow safe work practices for infection control
  • Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
  • Reflect on own safe work practices


HLTAMB012 – Communicate in Complex Situations to Support Health Care

Skills and knowledge required to effectively communicate with patients, colleagues and health providers in complex situations using verbal and non-verbal interactions. It requires workers to address these significant challenges in the context of providing a health care service.

  • Communicate with patients and/or colleagues
  • Use effective communication techniques
  • Convey and receive information using available modes of communication
  • Promote a positive public profile

HLTAMB014 – Transport Non-Emergency Patients under Operational Conditions
Skills and knowledge required to load and unload patients, drive vehicles safely to transport non-emergency patients to and from a facility or service. It includes using communication equipment and checking vehicles and equipment in order to restock and remedy faults.

  • Prepare and check vehicle and equipment
  • Ensure faults in vehicle and equipment are remedied
  • Convey and receive information using necessary modes of communication
  • Load, unload and secure non-emergency patient and other specific personnel for transportation
  • Drive vehicle

HLTAMB007 – Assess and Deliver Basic Clinical Care
Knowledge and skills required to conduct clinical assessment of your patient and deliver basic clinical care in a pre-hospital/out-of-hospital environment.

  • Make initial incident and patient assessment
  • Plan basic pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient care
  • Implement basic patient care procedures
  • Monitor basic patient care and modify as required
  • Handover patient to a healthcare facility

HLTWHS002 – Follow Safe Work Practices for Direct Client Care
Skills and knowledge required for to participate in safe work practices to ensure your own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of yourself as well as the people being supported and other community members.

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Follow safe work practices for manual handling
  • Follow safe work practices for infection control
  • Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
  • Reflect on own safe work practices

HLTAMB011 – Manage a routine non-emergency scene
Skills and knowledge required to manage routine non-emergency situations that are not anticipated to be life-threatening and to ensure safety at the scene.

  • Attend non-emergency scene
  • Take appropriate measures to ensure safety at the scene


HLTAMB013 – Contribute to Managing the Scene of an Emergency

Skills and knowledge to manage procedures, provide security and communicate with other services involved with patient care at the scene of an emergency. This may involve coordinating with other emergency services personnel.

  • Assess the environment to identify real and potential hazards
  • Communicate with those involved in the incident
  • Control hazards
  • Establish relationships and lines of communication with other services and network
  • Evaluate the emergency scene environment


CHCCCS020 – Respond Effectively to Behaviours of Concern

Skills and knowledge required to respond effectively to behaviours of concern of people. Skills are associated with handling difficult incidents rather than managing ongoing behaviour difficulties.

  • Identify behaviour and plan response
  • Apply response
  • Report and review incidents


HLTAMB008 – Assess and Deliver Standard Clinical Care
Skills and knowledge required to conduct clinical assessments and deliver standard patient care in the pre-hospital/out-of-hospital environment.

Applies to pre-hospital/out-of-hospital health care workers to provide advanced life support, prioritise clinical care, implement time-critical health care procedures and therapies, and monitor patients based on patient needs and in accordance with established clinical practice guidelines.

  • Perform pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient assessment
  • Identify variations in physical health status
  • Plan pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient care
  • Implement pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient care procedures
  • Monitor and evaluate pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient care
  • Hand over patient requiring pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient care to receiving facility


CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and Improve Own Professional Practice

Skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.

  • Reflect on own practice
  • Enhance own practice
  • Facilitate ongoing professional development

BSBMGT401 – Show Leadership in the Workplace
Skills and knowledge required to lead teams and individuals by modelling high standards of conduct to reflect the organisation’s standards and values.

Applies to individuals who are making the transition from being a team member to taking responsibility for the work and performance of others and providing the first level of leadership within the organisation. These managers have a strong influence on the work culture, values and ethics of the teams they supervise.

  • Model high standards of management performance and behaviour
  • Enhance organisation’s image
  • Make informed decisions

CHCLEG001 – Work legally and Ethically
Skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

  • Identify and respond to legal requirements
  • Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
  • Contribute to workplace improvements

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
Skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups

HLTWHS006 – Manage Personal Stressors in the Work Environment
Skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress. Applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular, work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.

  • Develop strategies to manage personal stress
  • Implement stress management strategies
  • Evaluate stress reducing strategies

Entry Requirements For This Course

A reasonable level of English, math and comprehension is required.

NOTE: Because of the stringent assessment and workplace requirements of this course – INTERNATIONAL applications are not being accepted – sorry.