12-18 months. Study at your own pace.
Online, with in-person intensive Clinical Workshops and Clinical Placement.
Pathway to the Diploma or straight into work as a Basic Life Support Medic.
The HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care is an entry-level qualification that is the first step to becoming a first responder or paramedic.
If you’re drawn to a rewarding career as a frontline first responder and want to gain a solid foundation of medical knowledge and practical skills while building your confidence, the HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care is the course for you.
You’ll get a fundamental understanding of medical terminology and practical experience of assessing and managing a scene, communicating with patients and delivering basic clinical care.
This Certificate IV is the perfect starting point for those that want to be frontline emergency workers. Graduates of the course are qualified to go straight into working as an Ambulance Transport Attendant or private medic, or can continue their studies with a Diploma of Emergency Health Care, or university degree to become a paramedic.
Learn online, at your own pace and gain hands-on clinical skills with a 7-day intensive workshop in NSW, VIC, QLD and W.A. and a 80-hour clinical placement in the field.
Study to your own schedule and choose how you learn: read, watch or listen.
Get hands-on skills with nationwide clinical workshops and real-world work placements.
Learn from expert instructors with decades of paramedical experience.
*You may apply and enrol holding your learner’s (L) licence however you will need to be on your P’s by Workshop 1 which is near the end of your course.
Clinical placement, prior to the time of placement:
Studying for a career in healthcare can be rewarding and engaging, but we also know it’s not always easy. Here at APC, you have a whole support team with you every step of the way.
The HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care has been designed to ensure you learn industry skills to deliver basic life support, and to be ready for anything. Clinical skills learnt include:
During the HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care training, you’ll complete a 7-day clinical workshop.
Our clinical workshops are one of the highlights of the course. It’s your chance to put everything you’ve learnt into practice, meet your trainers and fellow students alike.
Workshops can be taken at the Australian Paramedical College HQ on the Queensland Gold Coast, or at dedicated training locations in NSW, WA, or VIC.
Clinical workshops are conducted in small groups and can include:
The HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care requires you to complete 80 hours of clinical placement.
Clinical placement is classed as ‘supervised activities in a pre-hospital medical support environment’.
Placements may be conducted within the event medical services, private first response or security companies, sporting associations, hospitals, aged-care facilities, 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.
Graduates of the HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care will possess theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialised and/or skilled work and/or further learning.
Knowledge: Graduates at this level possess a broad factual, technical and theoretical knowledge of paramedical principles.
Skills: Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply a range of methods, tools, materials and information to:
Application of knowledge and skills: Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and limited responsibility in known or changing contexts and within established parameters.