Paramedical qualification upgrades for current clinicians

The changing face of emergency health care/paramedical services in Australia.

Across Australia, the out-of-hospital clinical practice environment for medical emergency first-responders, sporting first aiders, lifeguards, patient transport officers, medics, emergency services officers, fire fighters and paramedics is continuously changing. With the rise in concerns caused by the global health crisis, the demand for trained medical professionals is greater than ever. Looking to the future, we can only assume there will be a continuing trend for governments to increase the number of workers to prepare for the next wave of human health issues. Now is the perfect opportunity to begin thinking about a career in emergency health care.

Maintaining standards of health care.

Professional bench-marking of qualification levels, employer role requirements for compliance, and both legislative standards and public expectation are driving today’s focus on ensuring patient safety and quality standards of care are delivered. Whether that be on the side of the road (out-of-hospital emergency health care response), sports and events where mass gatherings present challenges in maintaining attendee care or in remote central Australia, where medical care can be limited.
Knowledge currency and new techniques for patient assessment, treatment and ongoing management is driven by evidence-based research and advances in medicine and out-of-hospital paramedical practice. This also applies to people working in the private sector whose job it is to provide medical care and rapid response, emergency services in the capacity of Basic/Advanced Life Support medic, First Responder and Paramedic Assistant – to name a few.

Currency of credentials.

To remain a high standard of relevancy and care, clinicians must maintain their knowledge skills; and what better way to achieve this is to be provided with a professional pathway to upgrade, which is aligned to a flexible system of learning by qualified and credentialed clinical educators and instructors.

Have you considered upgrading your clinical and or first aid qualifications?

The Australian Paramedic College has an upgrade pathway for the following clinical qualification levels:

  • First Aid Certificate -> HLT21015 – Certificate II in Medical Emergency First Response
  • Certificate II in Medical Emergency First Response -> HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care (formerly HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care)
  • HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care -> HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care (formerly HLT51015 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care)

Undertake the following self assessment

  • What is your current level of qualification or certificate?
  • When was the qualification(s) or certificate(s) issued?
  • Is currency of knowledge and qualification an important requirement for your current job or my volunteering or parental role?
  • Do you want to gain a higher level of qualification, knowledge and skill level for your job or my volunteering or parental role and or for attaining career advancement?
  • What are the next steps you are considering in taking to achieve this?

Let us help you discover how to create a future plan to secure a rewarding and fulfilling career in pre-hospital emergency health care.

Study out-of-hospital emergency health care qualifications online at APC and enjoy clinical workshops as well as unlimited online and phone support from trainers and educators. Students have unlimited access to a student success team who are always ready to help and encourage you along the way. Although paramedical courses can be studied online; Australian Paramedical College has a vibrant and passionate community which encourages students to engage and help one another throughout their training.

Choose from these out-of-hospital emergency health care qualifications.

HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Become an Advanced Life Support Medic, Paramedic Assistant in the private sector – or use this nationally recognised qualification to get into university to study a Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree. Most universities reward diploma-qualified applicants with credits towards completion of the degree.
HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care
Study this qualification to begin your career in emergency health care by becoming a Basic Life Support medic in the private sector. Work as an event medic, first responder in your local community. Upgrade your emergency response skills into the Diploma of Emergency Health Care at any time.
HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport
Patient transport jobs are on the rise. This is the easiest pathway int patient care in the out-of-hospital environment. Complete the course online in under 12 months. Attend a 3 day clinical workshop and ambulance driver training to thoroughly prepare you for this rewarding and varied career; where no day is the same.
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