Combine paramedical courses

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Combine paramedical courses

One of the most important facts about enrolling in a series of training courses is you can greatly reduce the amount of units you have to study bu combining paramedical courses.
Here’s how it works.
If you decided to start at the Certificate III level, there are 15 units to work through, which would take you approximately 6-12 months.
Let’s say you have been working as a non-emergency patient transport officer and now you want to continue your studies and complete a Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance) course.
The Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance) has 19 units of study.
But here’s the best bit.
Some of the units in the Certificate III are also found in the Certificate IV qualification. This means, when enroling in the Certificate IV, you would not have to complete the same unit again under a process called credit transfer. In this case, there would be only 8 units to study to attain the Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance).
You save time and money by enrolling in multiple courses because of the overlapping units in each course.

Let’s walk through another example

Meet Mary, she has decided to enrol in the Certificate IV + Diploma + Advanced Diploma course and one day would like to go to university to get her Bachelor degree of Paramedic Science.

As we said earlier, the Certificate IV has 19 units, the Diploma 15 and Advanced Diploma has 9; totaling 33 units altogether.

By enroling in the three courses and completing each course in order (Cert IV > Diploma > Adv Diploma), Mary only has to study 27 units.

So you see, there are distinct advantages to combining courses because of the occurrence of the same unit in other courses. It makes total sense to do this.. wouldn’t you agree?


So let’s look at the pathway to becoming a paramedic, by stepping through 4 courses that set out a basic road map to follow. We can see from the information below that each course has a total number of units; and some courses have a pre-requisite that some units have already been completed before enroling.
If you decided to take each course separately there are a total of 57 units (not accounting for credit transfer). Combining all 4 courses means there are only 31 units to complete; a saving of 26 units. This represents a big saving in not only the time it takes to reach your dream of gaining the qualifications needed, it also saves you a lot of money.

1. Certificate III

  • Nationally accredited – YES
  • Number of units: 15
  • Pre-requisite : First Aid qualification
  • Duration: 6 – 12 months
  • Course delivery: distance and online

2. Certificate IV

  • Nationally accredited – YES
  • Number of units: 19
  • Pre-requisite : None
  • Duration: 6 – 12 months
  • Course delivery: distance and online

3. Diploma

  • Nationally accredited – YES
  • Number of units: 14
  • Pre-requisite : HLTAP401B (contained in Certificate IV)
  • Duration: 4 – 6 months
  • Course delivery: distance and online

4. Adv Diploma

  • Nationally accredited – YES
  • Number of units: 9
  • Pre-requisite : HLTAP401B (in Diploma) HLTAMBCR410C (in Certificate IV)
  • Duration: 4 – 6 months
  • Course delivery: distance and online

How course units relate to one another

We design our courses using recommendations set out by the VET system and adhere to strict training guidelines of The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Each of our courses have been certified by the Australian government.

$ave money by combining courses

Another big advantage of combining courses is you can save thousands of dollars on enrolment fees.
Download the Australian Paramedical College pricing guide, or call (07) 5520 2522 for further information – don’t delay; get started today!
Remembering of course that you should always be wary of choosing the cheapest course. Ask a lot of questions when shopping around for the best course that suits your requirements and budget.
Cert IV in Health Care pricing