18-24 Months. Study at your own pace.
Online, with in-person intensive Clinical Workshops and Clinical Placements.
Pathway to university to become a paramedic or straight into work as an Advanced Life Support Medic.
The HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care will give you the skills to deliver pre-hospital care in a range of roles, or put you on the pathway to becoming a paramedic.
The moments when patients require emergency care are often some of the most vulnerable they’ve ever experienced. This diploma will give you the skills to assess the situation, put the patient at ease and deliver exceptional care.
Whether you’ve worked in healthcare previously or are dreaming of moving into a rewarding career in emergency response, this online course will allow you to fit your studies around your schedule to reach your next career goal.
Learn online, at your own pace and gain hands-on clinical skills with 2x 7-day intensive workshops in NSW, VIC, QLD and W.A. and 160-hours of clinical placement in the field.
Study to your own schedule and choose how you learn: read, watch or listen.
Get hands-on skills with nationwide clinical workshops and real-world work placements.
Learn from experts instructors with decades of paramedical and emergency healthcare experience.
*You may apply and enrol holding your learner’s (L) licence however you will need to be on your P’s by Workshop 1 which is near the end of your course.
Clinical placement, prior to the time of placement:
Studying for a career in healthcare can be rewarding and engaging, but we also know it’s not always easy. Here at APC, you have a whole support team with you every step of the way.
The HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care is designed to ensure you learn the skills to deliver advanced life support, and to be ready for anything. Clinical skills learnt include:
During the diploma, you’ll complete two 7-day clinical workshops.
Our clinical workshops are one of the highlights of the emergency response course for our students. It’s your chance to put everything you’ve learnt into practice, and meet your trainers and fellow students in person.
Workshops can be taken at the Australian Paramedical College HQ in Queensland, or in dedicated training locations in NSW, WA, or VIC.
Clinical workshops are conducted in small groups and can include:
The HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care requires you to complete a total of 160 hours of clinical placement.
Clinical placement is classed as ‘supervised activities in a pre-hospital medical support role’.
Placements may be conducted within event medical services, private first response or security companies, sporting associations, non-emergency patient transport, State Emergency Service, GP surgeries or as a medic with a mining company.
Students are required to find and apply for their own clinical placements. However, our dedicated support team has many links within the industry and may be able to help students source placements if needed.
Learn more about clinical placements here.
Graduates of the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care will possess theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialised and/or skilled work and/or further learning.
Knowledge: technical and theoretical knowledge in a specific area (pre-hospital emergency health care).
Skills: a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:
Application of knowledge and skills: Graduates will be able to apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established parameters.