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HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care

The entry-level pre-hospital emergency care training course

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If you’ve ever wanted to work as a Medic First Responder or wondered where to start your training to become a State Ambulance Paramedic, this qualification is well worth looking into.

The Certificate IV qualification means you can apply for 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 recognised. Enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing your skills and qualification will open up new opportunities where you are capable of administering emergency medical care as a Basic Life Support Medic.

Although this is a Certificate IV level qualification, it is still highly regarded and comes complete with the knowledge and skill to save lives. There is an upgrade available to the HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science which builds on the Certificate IV skill set and opens up mew career opportunities.

Your future is in our hands

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The Australian Paramedical College is the largest pre-hospital emergency health care training provider in Australia. Our students come from every State in Australia because they have online access to the learning materials they need to complete their training. Although our reach and popularity is growing, we never lose sight of the fact that every student receives personalised attention.

As part of the complete training and study package, we will also provide information on where to find paramedic jobs, 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.

More engaged learning

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

Simplifying online learning is designed to seamlessly fit into your current lifestyle, so you don’t have to disrupt your existing routine to get started. We’ve proved this formula works because hundreds of ordinary people have successfully completed their studies 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 each and every student, instilling confidence whilst improving their learning abilities, along the way building the confidence to apply theory into practical application.

Our clinical education team have experience and skills that 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 companies 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.

Requirements before you can commence 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) are covered within the scope of the HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care course.

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.

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Help, support and motivation

What makes the Australian Paramedical College different from other training providers is the unlimited support you receive from your clinical assessors and in-house student success team. Our energetic and highly skilled support team are based on the Gold Coast and are ready to take your calls and questions whenever you need it.

We will also put you in touch with other students on our private paramedic Facebook group.  Having access to others who share the same ideals, values and goals as you is the perfect way to grow your confidence and network.

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

Australian Paramedical College Student Training Clinical Workshops

  • 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

You are smart enough

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. Application to study and interview records reviewed by selection panel.
  2. 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]
  3. Student acceptance
  4. Confirmation of enrolment

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

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