Hello [wp_eMember_first_name], welcome to the Australian Paramedical College.
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[wp_eMember_first_name], the Australian Paramedical College employs a team of paramedic trainers and assessors to assist you whilst progressing through your course.
Our trainers possess a wealth of knowledge and it is their task to will deliver world class clinical support and guidance. They will also help you to prepare well in advance for the practical course.
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At Diploma and Advanced Diploma level you must be working in the pre-hospital care industry and being supervised by a higher level paramedic in order to complete the practical requirements of this course.
The CPPPAM provides a snap shot of what knowledge and skills you should have for each/level or unit of training. (Find the CPPPAM in the “Essential Learning Material” link on the right sidebar menu)
You can get the ‘knowledge and skill sets’ signed off in the workplace and at your practical training sessions. If you have previous experience, you may include this (mention this to the trainer).
If you are having some of the knowledge and skills assessed in the workplace, you are required to provide the assessor with a copy of the appropriate protocols, procedures or pharmacology. Assessment should be firstly by simulation, then in actual workplace conditions. (please discuss this with your trainer)
It is often a critical aspect for evidence of competency with a particular skill that you demonstrate your consistency in applying the skills over time. The CPPPAM has several check boxes that can be initialed and dated by your supervisor each time you preform that skill.
Additional sheets may be added as required.
As a volunteer with the ambulance service you are called to an elderly patient with a head injury and a fractured hip, (neck of femur). This simple scenario could cover the following protocols, procedures or pharmacology’s depending on your level of training.
All the above skills and knowledge could be signed off if you treated the patient as per the Protocols Procedures and Pharmacology. Hand your supervisor a copy of the Protocols Procedures and Pharmacology, this will allow them to assess your performance against the standard. They can then initial the check boxes and sign at the end of the document.
If you have a comparable alternative system of skills and knowledge review in your workplace, please discuss this with your trainer to determine an acceptable equivalency.
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To get you started right away [wp_eMember_first_name], we have included additional learning material which you will find on the side menu bar to your right.
The College is constantly developing this new and improved online learning system to allow you the convenience to study and complete your assessments on computers, tablets and smartphones.
The learning materials and assessments are available in PDF format; and can be read on tablets and smartphones (depending on the APPS you have installed).
It is recommended to begin your studies you complete this unit.
This unit is mainly theory based; it is a pre-requisite unit to give you the underpinning knowledge of the human body, which will help you in your practical course.
We recommend you complete this unit assessment first as it allows you to have a basic foundation to build upon for further units. Once completed please post this unit back to the office so we can have this unit marked, prior to your attendance in the practical course.
This is the second unit we suggest you to work through.
This unit has a small theory requirement with the majority of the work being completed at your practical course. It outlines the requirements of your practical course and goes over important information to assist you with preparing for the face-to-face components.
Join the conversation on the Paramedical Students Forum Facebook Group; share and collaborate with others on your learning experiences.
Please add yourself to the group and use it for discussion purposes, interact with other students and create new friendships with others who are studying. You’ll find a diverse mix of students who are all at various levels of their study.
As this is a private group, we will authorise your access as quickly as we can.
This course will be delivered in association with our parent RTO, Industry Pathways (NPN: 32513)