Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance) is an entry level paramedic career qualification. At the Certificate IV level, you’ll learn basic life support skills needed to work in pre-hospital emergency care as BLS (Basic Life Support) Paramedic.
The HLT41012 qualification builds the necessary foundational skills required of pre-hospital care paramedics. If you want to enhance your skills through training, this certificate provides the necessary pre-requisites to advance up the clinical ladder to a Diploma in Paramedical Science (advanced life support).
This course is accredited with The Australian Skills Quality Authority ASQA and builds strong foundation skills and knowledge allowing you to treat patients effectively.
During this course you will gain the skills to diagnose patient symptoms, establish treatment and provide the necessary support until additional assistance is required. In such cases where additional support is not required, you will be responsible for transporting the patient to hospital.
To achieve this qualification it requires the completion of 19 units of competency.
This is a mixed learning course by correspondence, practical and online learning.
Suggested time frame to complete the course: 6-12 months
The HLT41012 – Certificate IV in Health Care course is divided into five study groups and one practical workshop (held over 2 weeks).
Each study groups is divided into 3 to 5 knowledge areas or units of competency.
[acc_item title=”Study Group 1: Communications (3 units )”]
|HLTAMBFC301D||Communicate with clients and colleagues to support health care|
|HLTHIR301C||Communicate and work effectively in health|
|HLTAMBFC402C||Communicate in complex or difficult situations|
[acc_item title=”Study Group 2: Scene Management (5 units)”]
|HLTAMBAE501D||Implement safe access and egress in an emergency|
|HLTAMBSC401B||Manage routine scene and promote public safety|
|HLTAMBSC503B||Contribute to managing the scene of an emergency|
|HLTAMBAE403D||Follow procedures for routine safe removal of client|
[acc_item title=”Study Group 3: Clinical (2 units)”]
|HLTAMBCR401C||Deliver basic clinical care|
|HLTAP401B||Confirm physical health status|
[acc_item title=”Practical Assessment”]The practical side of this course is held on the Gold Coast Queensland. During the practical, students will be assessed on applying their new found knowledge in a realistic environment.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”Study Group 4: Work Health & Safety (5 units)”]
|HLTWHS300A||Contribute to WHS processes|
|HLTAMBPD401C||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|HLTIN301C||Comply with infection control policies and procedures|
|HLTAMBT301B||Transport non-emergency clients under operational conditions|
|HLTAMBT402C||Transport emergency clients|
[acc_item title=”Study Group 5: Workplace & Culture (5 units)”]
|HLTHIR402D||Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry|
|BSBFLM303C||Contribute to effective workplace relationships|
|CHCCS400C||Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework|
|HLTHIR403C||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers|
|HLTHIR404D||Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people|
The Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance) has a practical component to it, which is held on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The College does everything it can to assist students make the practical component of the course stress-free, including being able to recommend affordable accommodation close to the training rooms.