Paramedic Pathway Training

Outcomes of Paramedical Pathway Courses?

Paramedical pathway training provides you with life support skills for work in pre-hospital emergency care as a Basic/Advanced Life Support medic (BLSM/ALSM). Working in this capacity means you can also be referred to as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), First Responder. The most common entry point for those looking to work as a medic is the HLT41120 – Certificate IV Health Care.

Completion of this course, delivers a Nationally Recognised qualification and opens up new opportunities in the private emergency heath care sector. Additionally, graduates can be employed as a medic at events and outdoor concerts etc. The HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care is a comprehensive training package and will equip graduates with a solid foundation of pre-hospital emergency health care, and a stepping stone into a more challenging career in the pre-hospital emergency health care sector.

The HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care is not sufficient to allow you to apply for jobs as an Ambulance Paramedic with a State Ambulance Service. These positions require a Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree

What’s Involved?

The various stages of pre-hospital emergency healthcare training can be broken up into 3 categories:

  1. Theory & Assessment
  2. Practical & Scenarios
  3. Practical Experience

Each category follows a similar pattern of learning and assessment.

At APC, the training is broken up into manageable sections, creating a simple and effective learning process.

Enhanced Training Development

The enhancements made to the delivery of our online training systems has revolutionised the way this training is delivered. Students now have access to a more flexible online learning platform, making studying more convenient by removing the need to attend a physical classroom.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Accreditation

The HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care (and every qualification APC delivers) is a VET (Vocational Education Training) accredited course that has been assessed by *ASQA (Australian Quality Standards Framework) as meeting the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the **Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Accreditation is a formal confirmation that the training and subsequent course material:

  • is nationally recognised
  • meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
  • provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
  • meets national quality assurance requirements
  • is aligned appropriately to the AQF where it leads to a qualification

* Vocational Education and Training (VET) is that part of tertiary education and training which provides accredited training in job related and technical skills. It covers a large number of careers and industries like medical, health, trades, retail, office work, hospitality and technology.

** The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met.

*** The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system. It incorporates the quality assured qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework.

Course Duration

On average the HLT41120 – Certificate IV Health Care can be completed in 12-18 months, whereas the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care (supersedes the HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science), can take between 18-24 months to complete (part-time).