How to study online – paramedical courses

Online courses give you an advantage

With the recent global health crisis, never before has so much interest been generated in learning online. For many people, the thought of isolating themselves means a time to reflect on their current situation, education and work opportunities.
Online study offers so many advantages, as well as some considerations. At APC, the training consists of around 90% online learning, with clinical workshops and placement (work experience).
APC courses are divided into three sections;

  • Theory (develop your theoretical knowledge of paramedical concepts)
  • Practical (attend clinical workshops and take part in emergency scenario’s)
  • Hands-on (supervised clinical placement in the community as a first responder)

As an example, our HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care qualification is one of the most popular because of the immense employment opportunities, as well as opening the doors to study a paramedicine degree at university.
The diploma is made up of 17 units. Typically, you’d study about 10 units before attending your first clinical workshop (7 days), where you get to apply the knowledge learned in a range of simulated emergency scenarios. Once completed (and you’ve passed the assessments), you’ll start clinical placement in the community; then get right back into online study. When you’ve completed another couple of units, it’s back into the clinical workshops, then out into the community again, then you’re back to online study to complete the remaining units.
Studying online means you receive the same standard of education you would when studying in the classroom. At APC, we offer complete flexibility as to how you study.

How are online courses delivered?

As an APC student, you’ll study via the the online learning portal. Inside the secure website, you’ll find a complete set of study materials, assessments and instructions on how to find your way round the different sections of the site. For some, the thought of online learning means you’re on your own and left to do everything alone – this is not the case with APC. At APC, learning online means you’ve got access to unlimited connections and countless conversations with trainers, student success teams and other students.

There’s literally everything you need at your fingertips, including live virtual lectures and classroom sessions and discussion boards. Take part in video chats with trainers and fellow students. APC even have their own App, to allow you to study on-the-go.  A private Facebook group is where the real learning takes place, where you’ll build your confidence, meet other students and discuss all things paramedical. Learning online also means you’ll connect with other students who live close to you. This is where you get to meet face-to-face and form study groups. One thing for sure – you’re never alone when studying to become a Paramedic/medic with APC.

No matter where you are or how much time you have, you’ll never miss an opportunity to keep learning and layering your knowledge.

Face-to-face clinical workshops

When you study online, especially an emergency health care course, you can show off your knowledge in a practical environment at one of our campuses. Although it’s ideal to complete all of the study online, there’s no substitute for hands-on learning because this is where you really get to feel what it’s like to be a life-saver.
Studying emergency health care with APC involves training that is delivered both online at  one of our campuses in QLD, NSW, VIC and WA. Clinical workshops can last for 3 – 14 days, depending on the course studied.

Benefits of online study

  • Study when it suits you the best. Fit study around your lifestyle.
  • Study and keep on working in your regular job. Yes, it means adjusting your free time, but it’s well worth the effort.
  • No need to catch the bus, train or drive for long periods of time – online study is so convenient.
  • You can study on a tablet, laptop, desktop and even a smartphone (iOS and Android).
  • No need to be stuck behind a desk when studying. It’s so easy to work through the course  by listening to audio learner guides, watching podcasts and take part in discussions and forums from the device you feel most comfortable using.
  • Study when it suits you the best. You might prefer the quiet time of early mornings, or late at night – or even out in the fresh air walking or just sitting in a park.
  • Our courses are unlike others, because there are flexible enrolment dates. When you’re ready to get started – there’s always someone to help figure it out with you
  • APC online courses are designed to be studied at your own pace, taking the stress out of weekly assignment deadlines.

Meeting your fellow students online

We designed our courses specifically to allow students to reach out and connect with one another. We’ve developed a huge online community and truly encourage everyone to interact, help, encourage and support one another. This is a big part of the APC learning community and we’re very proud of it.

As well as meeting other students, a Student Success Team are always at hand to help when you need it. Help and support is available via Facebook, Messenger, phone, email and a dedicated help desk support system. Every student has access to their trainers and can easily book a call to talk through any issues or challenges they have.

Lastly, and probably most importantly, is the help and support students receive from our alumni. Graduates of APC are always offering help and assistance to new learners, whether it be through one-on-one conversations, private group messaging or assisting with clinical placement at their place of work.

Follow our students as they chase their own dreams and goals to work as a Paramedic.

We ask the question “is online learning effective?” –  plus many, many more insights into the experiences of our students as they progress through their course.
This is what makes the Australian Paramedical College so unique. It’s a community where passionate people of all ages and backgrounds find their true purpose in life.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Do you want an amazing career in pre-hospital emergency health care?

Let’s make it happen together.