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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

What to Expect From Your 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 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 mean you are able to work for a State Ambulance service as an Ambulance Officer/Paramedic. The minimum entry requirement for these types of jobs is a Bachelor in Paramedic Science degree and registration with the Paramedicine Board of Australia and AHPRA.

This Diploma could 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 Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree; and with the potential of receiving credit points off the degree, the Diploma is a great place to start.

Learning options to fit in with 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 independent study. 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 is 1 x 7 day workshop (to be completed after passing 10 subjects) and a 5 day clinical workshop to be completed after studying the in-depth subject about how to confirm physical health status.  There are currently training venues on the Gold Coast, Victoria , NSW and WA.

It’s here at the clinical workshops 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 2 blocks of 80 hours of clinical placement (work experience) which can be completed with local event medic contractors, hospitals and medical suppliers.

You’ll need to have an unrestricted Driver’s Licence plus Police Clearance and a Working with Children check when you have qualified.

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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;

    • 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

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.