Every day, there are medical emergencies occurring all throughout the country. You may have had the chance to see ambulances zooming in and out of neighbourhoods to attend to people in distress. Every ambulance is manned with qualified professional paramedics, some of whom possess a Bachelor of Paramedic Science (or similar). These professionals can literally save the day as well as the lives of the people they are providing medical aid to.
Since lives are at stake in this kind of public service, having proper training and qualifications can help ensure the safety of the public – that is why a bachelor degree is required. But, what about those people who don’t have the right grades for entry into university? Or maybe it’s been a long time since you’ve studied and are scared to dive right into a bachelors degree? The Diploma of Emergency Health Care is an excellent pathway into university!
What is the Diploma of Emergency Health Care?
The Diploma of Emergency Health Care allows you to become a private sector medic. This is a paramedic style role, but instead of working for the state ambulance service, responding to triple zero (000) calls, you work for a private company. Some examples are Event Medics (at sports events or music festivals for example), Emergency Services Officer ( a medic on a mine site), Construction Medic (medic on construction sites), Patient Transport Officer (non-emergency patient transport between medical facilities), and many more!
The Australian Paramedical College offers the Diploma of Emergency Health Care in a Blended Learning environment. This means you complete most of the course online and towards the end of the course there are face-to-face Clinical Workshops, where you are able to practice with all the modern paramedical equipment, like stretchers, training ambulances, AEDs and much more!
The course typically takes 18-24 months, depending on how much time you can put into your studies.
What you will Learn in the Diploma Emergency Health Care.
- BSBMED301 – Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
- HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
- HLTAAP002 – Confirm physical health status
- HLTOUT010 – Communicate in complex situations to support health care
- HLTOUT007 – Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
- HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- HLTOUT008 – Manage a scene
- HLTOUT004 – Assess and deliver basic clinical care
- HLTOUT001 – Implement safe access and egress
- CHCCCS020 – Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CLINICAL INTENSIVE WORKSHOP 1. 7 Days
CLINICAL PLACEMENT – 40 hours
- HLTOUT005 – Assess and deliver standard clinical care
- HLTOUT009 – Manage the scene of a major incident
CLINICAL INTENSIVE WORKSHOP 2. 7 Days
CLINICAL PLACEMENT – 120 hours
About the Australian Paramedical College
The Australian Paramedical College is the largest private pre-hospital health care training provider in Australia, we can help you to achieve your paramedical training and career goals.
We offer three courses in the emergency healthcare sector:
- HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport
- HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care
- HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Our nationally recognised paramedical training programs provide a flexible and affordable training pathway to employment in the private sector, or as a stepping stone to university to study a Bachelor of Paramedic Science. APC offers you the opportunity to become a Paramedic/Medic, regardless of your educational background. We believe you should still pursue your goals even if your school or college grades have previously prevented you from following a career path you know you’d be good at.
today, more than ever, anything is possible when you put your mind to it. With advances in online learning and teaching methodologies, it’s now easier than ever to fit study around your current lifestyle. A few of hours here and there each week is often all it takes to begin your studies. There’s no reason why you can not follow your dreams and become the person who saves lives and contributes to the well-being of their community. Apply to study at the college.