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).
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 Intensive 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.
Maximum allowed completion time 24 months. Students are able to complete this in less time (if desired). Average course duration is 18-24 months.
Study this diploma and you’ll have your choice of careers such as;
|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 Intensive Workshop|
|40 hours Clinical Placement|
|11||HLTOUT005 – Assess and deliver standard clinical care|
||HLTOUT009 – Manage the scene of a major incident|
|7-day Clinical Intensive Workshop|
|120 hours Clinical Placement|
|13||CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
BSBLDR301 – Support effective workplace relationships
|15||CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically|
|16||CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people|
|17||HLTWHS006 – Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
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.
As you’re new to the industry and still looking for evidence that this training course is relevant, we’ve made it even easier to understand, by walking through a typical emergency call-out scenario, whereby each Unit of Competency you’ll study is mapped to the day-to-day activities you’ll complete.
Let’s imagine you’re a qualified diploma graduate and you’re working as a medic. You’ve just received a call to attend an emergency request for assistance.
Each of the topics you’ll study are comprised of tasks and activities. Each task describes what you’ll be expected to do to achieve competency in the unit. This will hopefully shoe you just how relevant this training is; and why you can feel confident choosing the diploma as an entry pathway to practice emergency medicine.
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.
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.