Clinical Workshop 2

Preparing students for real-life emergency situations.

If you’re looking at completing the HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science (this has now been superseded by HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care), you may be aware that approximately 80% of the course can be completed online. Throughout the course you’ll have to attend two 7-day Clinical Workshops (NSW, VIC, QLD and WA locations); and complete 160 hours of Clinical Placement (supervised work experience).

Clinical Workshop 2 builds on the Basic Life Support (BLS) skills learned and honed in Workshop 1. Click here to learn about Clinical Workshop 1.

APC’s Clinical Workshop 2 is based on developing Advanced Life Support (ALS) Skills. The main focus of this workshop is to practice clinical activities in a supportive and nurturing environment while being guided and encouraged by our experienced trainers and facilitators. This immersive training environment assists students to practice real-life scenarios in a controlled environment.

Advanced Life Support (ALS) is a set of life-saving protocols and skills that extend way beyond Basic Life Support (BLS). ALS centres around urgent patient treatment such as cardiac arrest, stroke, myocardial infarction, trauma and other critical conditions.

The workshop is completed over 7 consecutive days and hosted from a Monday through to Sunday. Enjoy a mix of lectures, interactive workshops, skills station activities, ambulance operations, out-in-the-field scenarios (in all weathers) and of course plenty of time to collaborate and share your experiences with fellow students.

Clinical Workshop 2 Activities

 Primary Survey

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

Secondary Survey – Vital Signs

  • Double and triple airway manoeuvres
  • Oropharyngeal airway
  • Nasopharyngeal airway
  • Bag-valve mask ventilation
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Magill forceps
  • Laryngeal mask airway

Patient Extrication

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

Patient care

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

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

  • ECG acquisition – 4 lead
  • ECG acquisition – 12 lead

Needle Injections

  • Intravenous Cannulation
  • Drug administration
  • Intramuscular injections


Australian Paramedical College hosts Clinical Workshops in NSW, QLD, VIC and WA. Our main campus and head office is located on the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland. Many of our students prefer to travel to the Gold Coast campus because the facility is purpose-built and equipped with the latest pre-hospital equipment used by on-road Paramedics. and even has its own ambulance simulator (plus two training ambulances).

Learn the difference between Clinical Workshop 1 and Clinical Workshop 2.


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 (formerly HLT31115 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport)
HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care (formerly HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care)
HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care (formerly HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science)

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