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HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care

The entry-level pre-hospital emergency care training course

If you’ve ever wanted to work as a Medic First Responder or Paramedic, this qualification is well worth looking into.

This qualification gives you access to emergency care health care jobs in the private sector. From here you can develop a successful and rewarding career as medic, Ambulance Officer, industrial medic in oil & gas, mining, construction, aviation and even the maritime sector.

You can also work in your local community as well as travel interstate where your qualifications are widely recognised. Enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing your skills and qualification will open up new opportunities to deliver emergency medical care to the level of Basic Life Support Medic.

Transition to other areas of health care

The Certificate IV in Health Care is made up of many of the same topics found in other health and community jobs, such as Aged Care and Disability. This is an important factor to consider because as we all know, life can be unpredictable so it’s good to have options.

One thing for certain, is the health care sector in Australia has many opportunities to develop a life-long career – you just have to understand how to gather the essential qualification to future-proof your career.

Your future is in our hands

We take what we The Australian Paramedical College is the largest pre-hospital emergency health care training provider in Australia. Our students are located in every corner of the country and they have access to all the learning materials they need to complete the training.

As part of your training, we will also provide you with information on where to find paramedic jobs online, which companies you should be targeting and why. We will deliver to you, a solid plan to develop your career well into the future because getting a job at the end of your training is a high priority.


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More engaged learning

We understand that finding out how to become a Paramedic may not be clear. So we created a flexible, learning environment by blending online study with unlimited support from clinical assessors and our in-house student success teams.

This simple method of online learning fits in with your current lifestyle, so you don’t have to change everything to get started. We’ve proved this works because hundreds of ordinary people have successfully completed their studies online and are now working in the pre-hospital emergency health care sector.

Paramedic Clinical Instructors & Educators

Our instructors are passionate about clinical education and have proven experience working across the ambulance and multi-disciplinary private sector, industrial health and rescue disciplines.

Their focus is applying clinical, education support and mentorship to every student, instilling confidence whilst improving their learning abilities, knowledge building and the confidence to apply what has been learned in theory into practical use.

Their experience and skills vary from Advanced Care Paramedic, Clinical Instructor, Rescue Paramedic and an Operations and Training Coordinator, to emergency services and rescue, remote rescue, international paramedic, major incident management and fire rescue.

At a higher education level, our team member have also held lead academic appointments, including Victoria University, University of Tasmania and University of Southern Queensland.

Collectively, our Paramedic Clinical Instructors & Educators hone their paramedic skills regularly by volunteering with private event medical services, the emergency response sector at large and high risk public events.

Clinical Skills Development

Upon completion of this course, you will possess high-level knowledge and life-saving skills of a Basic Life Support (BLS) medic. When the time comes to save a person’s life, you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to apply life-saving treatment.

Scope of Practice

  • taking vital signs, and offering basic life support
  • basic airway management
  • an introduction to 4 lead ECG monitoring and automatic defibrillation
  • intramuscular injections
  • oxygen therapies (including nebulised medications)
  • BLS resuscitation
  • basic drug management
  • principles of pharmacology

You will also develop the required skills for primary and secondary patient assessment; and use clinical reasoning to develop treatment plans for ill and injured patients.

Read the course overview here

Clinical Workshops

At the Australian Paramedical College you will be mentally and physically prepared for what lies ahead. To achieve this, your attendance at the 1 week clinical workshop is where you gain the confidence to operate equipment and test your critical thinking skills.

Clinical workshops are situated at our paramedic training campuses on the Gold Coast, in New South Wales and Victoria.

Whilst attending the training campus, your confidence soars as you naturally apply what you’ve learned along the way. We know from experience after completing the workshops and scenarios, you will definitely feel more determined than ever to achieve your goal to become a Paramedic or medic in the private sector.


Clinical placement

A requirement to complete this course is you must complete 80 hours of clinical placement activities (work experience). The Australian Paramedical College can assist with this, as we have existing relationships and agreements with paramedical service providers. These providers specialise in providing medics for large events and concerts to transporting non-acute patient to and from hospital, doctors surgeries and home.

Clinical placement does not occur until after a few months of study, so there’s plenty of time to arrange this.

Here are the requirements before you can start your clinical placement;

  • You must hold a current first aid certificate
  • You must have completed all modules of training leading up to our Clinical Workshop 1
  • You must have been deemed competent in every simulated workplace practical demonstration in Clinical Workshop 1.


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Scope of practice

Drug therapy protocols (DTP’s) covered within the scope of the HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care course includes: Adrenaline (S3), (Auto-Injector/Epi-Pen – Adult/Child), Aspirin (S2) (Oral), Glucagon (S3) (IM), Glucose Gel (US) (Oral), Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) (S3) (Sublingual), Ibuprofen (S2) (Oral), Methoxyflurane (S4) (INH), Paracetamol (S2) (Oral), Salbutamol (S3) (INH – Puffer & Spacer), Oxygen (US) (NAS, INH)

Course Details

This course is predominantly online and adopts a self-paced study model, although there are set time frames for completion. Consider 12-18 months an average time frame for completion, depending on the time you can allocate to your studies.

Australian Paramedical College intubation 12 lead ecg simulation

Help, support and encouragement

What makes the Australian Paramedical College different from other training providers is the unlimited support you receive from your clinical assessors and student success team.

We will also put you in touch with other students on our private paramedic Facebook group.  Having access to people who share the same ideals, values and goals as you really helps.

You will also receive:

  • Support from an in-house coach to help keep you motivated
  • Time management techniques to keep your study on track
  • Information about our Mental Health for Paramedics program
  • Study tips to get the most out of online learning
  • Self-care tips to maintain high-levels of course progression

Employment Opportunities


  • Basic Life Support Medic (BLS) – sometimes referred to as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Emergency Patient Transport Officer
  • Transport, aviation or maritime medic
  • Industrial medic (mining, construction, manufacturing, oil & gas)
  • Private company medic (Australia and international)
  • Australian defence force medic
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher (Call Centre)
  • Note: this qualification does not allow you to work a Paramedic for a State Ambulance Service. You need a Bachelor degree for this

We believe that becoming a paramedic should not be exclusive. Regardless of your current educational background, we encourage you to apply.

The HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care qualification has helped hundreds of people who thought they were not smart enough, gain the confidence they needed to step into a pre-hospital emergency medical response role.


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Complete your Certificate IV in Health Care application
  1. Self-book a phone interview with our selection team.
  2. Application to study and interview records reviewed by selection panel.
  3. If successful, a formal offer will be made to study at the College
    [should you be successful at the interview stage approval for minimal weekly payments can be endorsed]
  4. Student acceptance
  5. Confirmation of enrolment

View the core and elective units for the HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care qualification here

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