Paramedical Exam Certificates in Australia

In Australia, the nationally recognised paramedical exam certificates are numbered and are intended to provide a relatively common level of competency for paramedics, transport officers, first responders, ambulance attendants and intensive care ambulance paramedics. The effort to standardise training requirements has been ongoing in the country.

For many years, there were vast differences among the requirements for state and local governments, as well as private industries. Here, you can learn about the different paramedical exam certificates and the jobs they can help you qualify for.

Certificate II Exam

A Certificate II in emergency medical response is used to describe many levels of first aid training. It is used, for example, by private first aid companies, volunteer groups and in the workplace. The paramedical exam administered by colleges and universities around the country is a part of the Certificate III or IV designation. Certificate II is typically acquired through private or public agencies, not through a college or university.

Certificate III Patient Transport Assessment

Certificate III is the minimum certification required for non-emergency transport. This is the requirement to operate a private ambulance, for example, that transports chronically ill or disabled clients to appointments or scheduled medical procedures.

Certificate IV in Health Care Assessment

Certificate IV training is what is typically thought of as an emergency healthcare assessment, although with recent updates (2021), there are now new training packages available.

A HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care is a requirement to transport patients that may need emergency medical care.

Do you want to be a part of the emergency health care industry?

It’s now even easier and more appropriate to study pre-hospital emergency health care qualifications online with APC?

Online study is one of benefits for APC students, because it puts control of how, when and where they decide to study. With clinical workshops and online and phone support from trainers and educators, there’s always someone willing to help.

As a student of the college, you’ll enjoy unlimited access to a local student success team who are always ready to answer questions and have informal one-on-one chats. Although paramedical pathway courses can be studied online; APC fosters a vibrant and passionate online community which encourages students to help one another and learn as a team when the need arises.

Choose from these three pre-hospital emergency health care qualifications.

HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care

HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care

HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport

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