HLT51020 - Diploma of Emergency Health Care Training Course - Paramedicine Online
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HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care.

Learn the latest emergency health care skills – and save lives.

This diploma will give you a head start in your career.

This new and updated version HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care qualification (formerly known as the HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science), is the training package you need if your career choice is to provide patient assessment, health care and transport services in an out-of-hospital setting. Just as a Paramedic works outside of a hospital, the same applies to graduates of this diploma who will qualify as an Advanced Life Support Medic.

As an Advanced Life Support Medic, your skills and responsibilities are favoured by employers who operate within the private sector. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Life Support Medic, Paramedic Assistant, First Responder, Flight Care Medic are some of the titles you can be known by.

To successfully achieve this Emergency Health Care qualification, there is a requirement to complete at minimum, 160 hours of clinical workplace experience and attend 2 clinical workshops (NSW, VIC, QLD or WA locations).

Training outcomes – be confident and well-prepared to save lives.

The HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care training package delivers the skills required to effectively manage life-threatening patient situations. As a student, you will learn the fundamentals and gain advanced knowledge of clinical practice to understand the importance of drugs and how to administer them correctly to your patient.

The HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care is Nationally Recognised, meaning, no matter where you live in Australia, you can travel interstate and be assured your credentials are valid and recognised.

The course is a blended model program which allows you to continue to work and study during your free time. Graduates of the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care use the qualification to work in a variety of roles within the private sector. Past students have used this qualification to find work overseas with the London Ambulance Service, and also used the diploma as a pathway to university to study the Bachelor of Paramedic Science.

There are 17 units of competency to complete in this qualification.

The majority of the theory is completed online. Clinical Workshops (2 x 7-day) are held at training campuses on the Gold Coast (Burleigh, which is close to the NSW border), New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia (Perth). 160 hours of clinical placement is also a requirement to achieve competency.

**Note: Students are requested to source their own placement. We alert companies and students of available placement opportunities. However it is up to the student to follow up and apply for placement. 

Maximum allowed completion time 24 months. Students are able to complete this in less time (if desired). Average course duration is 18-24 months.

Careers for diploma-qualified graduates.

Study this diploma and you’ll have your choice of careers such as;

  • Private sector medic/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in hospitality, sports and recreation, industrial, maritime, transport, events and concerts
  • Medical Emergency Services Officer (ESO)
  • Remote area medic/First responder
  • Adventure & expedition medic
  • Event medic/First responder/Basic life support
  • University pathways to become an ambulance paramedic

What you’ll be studying

Order of study
Unit Code and Description
1 BSBMED301 – Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
2 HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
3 HLTAAP002 – Confirm Physical Health Status
4 HLTOUT010 – Communicate in complex situations to support health care
5 HLTOUT007 – Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
6 HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
7 HLTOUT008 – Manage a scene
8 HLTOUT004 – Assess and deliver basic clinical care
9 HLTOUT001 – Implement safe access and egress
10 CHCCCS020 – Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
7-day Clinical Workshop
40 hours Clinical Placement
11 HLTOUT005 – Assess and deliver standard clinical care
HLTOUT009 – Manage the scene of a major incident
7-day Clinical Workshop
120 hours Clinical Placement
13 CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice

 BSBFLM303 – Contribute to effective workplace relationships  

15 CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
16 CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
17 HLTWHS006 – Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Learn in-demand industry skills.

Choosing to study the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care means you’ll be learning the latest, in-demand skills, procedures and processes being used by on-road Paramedics and emergency health care clinicians.

Clinical skills development.

An important and essential part of your training focuses on clinical skills development. This is the hands-on part of your learning; where your fast reactions and clinical reasoning makes the difference to your patient’s outcome.

The following list is what you will be qualified to perform.

  • Make initial incident and perform out-of-hospital patient assessment.
  • Check the physical health status of the patient.
  • Obtain information about physical health status.
  • Implement out-of-hospital patient care procedures.
  • Monitor patient care and modify according to patient needs.
  • Identify variations from normal physical health status.
  • Plan out-of-hospital patient care.
  • Handover your patient to a healthcare professional, facility or service.

Clinical skills development lies at the core of this training. During the course of your working day as a medical emergency health care professional, you’ll be called upon to make snap decisions and be confident you made the right choice.

This training thoroughly prepares you for what lies ahead in the unpredictable and exciting world of out-of-hospital emergency response.


To apply:

  • Age: Be at least 16 years of age (parental consent required if under 18)
  • Education: At least year-10 high-school or equivalent
  • Residency: Be an AUS/NZ citizen, AUS PR, or hold an approved temporary visa
  • Driver’s license: Hold a current driver’s license (at least Ls in QLD, otherwise at least Ps)
  • Technology: Have regular access to a computer and internet, and be comfortable with online study and assessments

Pre-intake checks:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Short quiz to check basic English and math skills, and help us better support you through your course (unless already holding equivalent or higher qualification)
  • Health: Medical declaration to ensure  you are fit to study

Clinical placement, prior to the time of placement:

  • Evidence of National Police clearance
  • Working with Children’s check (blue card)


Your enrolment into this qualification will be with Industry Pathways (RTO:32513). All enrolment information and issuance of certificates will be issued under Industry Pathways trading name, Australian Paramedical College.