Clinical Workshop 1 – Student Insights


Clinical Workshop 1 Insights

Clinical Workshop 1 is a 7 day intensive workshop that is attended by our Certificate IV in Health Care students. It is also the first of two Clinical Workshops that our Diploma of Emergency Health Care students attend.

Clinical Workshop 1 is focused on Basic Life Support skills (BLS). This includes the systematic approaches of primary survey, secondary survey, vital signs and also trauma care. A simple overview of the workshop can be found below.


  • Double and triple airway manoeuvres
  • Oropharyngeal airway
  • Nasopharyngeal airway
  • Bag-valve mask ventilations

Drug administration

  • Intramuscular injections

Secondary Survey – Vital Signs

  • Heart rate
  • Temperature
  • Blood glucose
  • Chest auscultation
  • Blood pressure (palpation)
  • Blood pressure (auscultation)
  • Pupil check


  • Stretcher – stryker
  • Stairchair – stryker
  • Combicarrier
  • Full body vacuum splint


  • Soft collar
  • CT6 traction splint
  • Pelvic binder
  • Vacuum splints
  • Helmet removal


  • ECG acquisition – 4 lead

Diploma students will then go on to complete Clinical Workshop 2 which focuses on Advanced Life Support (ALS). Collaborating with other workers in a team is an essential skill that is learned throughout these fast-paced workshops. Students learn to work with one another, solve complex and often unpredictable problems and follow procedures to ensure a successful outcome.

In our Clinical Workshops, our students are assessed with simulations of real-life emergencies.  This type of immersive training helps our students practice doing what they would do on the job but in a controlled environment. Students are required to assess the scene, apply systematic processes, make decisions on clinical care and treatment for the patients.

These simulated exercises are part of the clinical workshops. View the pre-hospital emergency health care training qualifications we deliver:
HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport
HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care
HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care