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.

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 5-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.

The HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care requires you to complete a total of 160 hours of clinical placement.

Clinical placement is classed as ‘supervised activities in a pre-hospital medical support role’.

Placements may be conducted within event medical services, private first response or security companies, sporting associations, non-emergency patient transport, State Emergency Service, GP surgeries or as a medic with a mining company.

Students are required to find and apply for their own clinical placements. However, our dedicated support team has many links within the industry and may be able to help students source placements if needed.

Learn more about clinical placements here.

Learn online, at your own pace and gain hands-on clinical skills with 2x 5-day intensive workshops in NSW, VIC, QLD and W.A. and 160-hours of clinical placement in the field.

Careers for diploma-qualified graduates.

Completing a course with Australian Paramedical College could open the doors to a whole range of rewarding careers in pre-hospital care. Explore some of your options here.

During the diploma, you’ll complete two 5-day clinical workshops.

Our clinical workshops are one of the highlights of the emergency response course for our students. It’s your chance to put everything you’ve learnt into practice, and meet your trainers and fellow students in person.

Workshops can be taken at the Australian Paramedical College HQ in Queensland, or in dedicated training locations in NSW, WA, or VIC.

Clinical workshops are conducted in small groups and can include:

  • Clinical practice environments
  • 3 fully equipped, used state Ambulances
  • An in-house, life-sized simulator ambulance
  • Scenario and medical emergency simulation facilities
  • The latest paramedical equipment
  • Dedicated rooms for self-directed medical learning
  • Fully-equipped lecture rooms

What you’ll be studying

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 in paramedicine and by emergency healthcare 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
  • Hold a current drivers licence (*You may apply and enrol holding your learner’s (L) licence, however, you will need a provisional licence (P) before attending workshop 1 (approx. 12 months into your course).
  • 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

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.

Paying for your course 

Choose to pay upfront in full or with a low deposit payment plan.
Chat to one of our friendly Course Advisors about course fees and payment options.