FAQ – Do I have to complete an exam or assessment?

Each course is made up of units of competency – which are simply the topics you will be studying. Each unit has its own assessment, and in some cases, there may be several assessments in one unit – especially when studying the more advanced topics.

The way the learning process is structured, you will be allocated a sequence of units to complete. Commence a unit by reading through the assessment. If there is more than one assessment, read through the assessment at the top of the list first.

The assessment is broken up into sections, with each section covering a different topic, with questions ranging from single sentence answers, to multi-choice, short and long answer format.

Each section has ‘hints’ as to where the answers to the questions can be located. Typically, a chapter in the reading material may be referenced, or you are required to read one or many articles and subject matter publications relating to the question.

As you work through each unit in the course, the assessment is completed and submitted for marking by your assigned trainer.

Your pathway to becoming a paramedic

Australian Paramedical College is the largest pre-hospital emergency health care training provider in Australia. As part of your training at the College, we will provide you with up-to-date information on where to find emergency healthcare jobs online, who you should be targeting, and why.

Download the course overviews (Certificate IV in Health Care and Diploma of Emergency Health Care) on this page.

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