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HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science Course Outline

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The HLT51015-Diploma of Paramedical Science is the qualification you need to begin a career in pre-hospital emergency health care. This complete training package has been developed by the Australian government to provide students with a Nationally Recognised qualification to allow ;

  1. Entry into the rapidly developing private sector as a Medic/Paramedic.
  2. An entry pathway into university to study a Bachelor in Paramedic Science;

Depending on where you wish to take your career, the Diploma in Paramedical Science is the essential fist step.

This qualification is made up of 17 units of competency. Each topic focuses on learning the foundation skills to collectively prepare you for the exciting world of pre-hospital emergency medical response – where no two days are the same.


Course Overview

The course curriculum has been designed in such a way as to allow students the flexibility to gain the underpinning knowledge by accessing a full library of online learning materials through a purpose-built platform. The format is easy to follow with plenty of help and support if you need it.

As an overview, this is how your training timeline looks.

Once enroled, you work through the first 10 subjects, which could take approx 8-12 months. Each subject has its own set of learner guides, materials and assessments which are completed on or off-line. Even though this is an online course per say – students have the option to download, print the learning resources. For some students, paper-based materials are the perfect way to learn, whilst for others, the appeal of learning on an iPAD or laptop is what works best for them. (8-12 months)

Once the first 10 subjects have been successfully completed, it’s time to attend the first clinical workshop, where you get to put into practice, the theory you have learned over the last few months. Clinical Workshop 1 is held over 7 days at locations in QLD, NSW and VIC. (7 days)

After Clinical Workshop 1 is completed, it’s time to go out and complete your clinical placement, working alongside emergency medical response companies. Think of this as work experience, where you will partner with an organisation and be given the opportunity to work in patient transport, be a trainee event medic or a first responder at a large sporting event – all the while being carefully supervised by your mentor. The College assists students to find organisations in their respective location. (1-2 months)

Next, it’s time to study one of the most comprehensive and hands-on subjects – HLTAMB008 – Assess and Deliver Standard Clinical Care.  This subject covers the advanced clinical skill sets. Allow up to 3 months of study to thoroughly prepare for this intensive yet inspiring hands-on workshop. (2-3 months)

Clinical Workshop 2. Here you will again attend the clinical campus, take part in simulated real-life medical emergency scenarios, get to experience first-hand how to use specialised equipment, drive an ambulnce, load and unload patients, complete the final practical assessments and so much more.   (5 days)

After completing Workshop 2, it’s back out into the community to complete your final 80 hours of clinical experience. (1-2 months)

The remaining 5 subjects can be completed in your own time online  (3-6 months) **Note: There is a 2 year window to complete the full qualification.


1 BSBMED301 – Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately
2 HLTINF001 – Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures
3 HLTAAP002 – Confirm Physical Health Status
4 HLTAMB001 – Follow Procedures for Routine Safe Removal of Patient
5 HLTAMB012 – Communicate in Complex Situations to Support Health Care
6 HLTAMB014 – Transport Non-Emergency Patients Under Operational Conditions
7 HLTAMB007 – Assess and Deliver Basic Clinical Care
8 HLTWHS002 – Follow Safe Work Practices for Direct Client Care
9 HLTAMB011 – Manage a Routine Non-Emergency Scene
10 HLTAMB013 – Contribute to Managing the Scene of an Emergency
Clinical Workshop (1) = 7 Days + Clinical Placement (1) = 80 hours field work
11 HLTAMB008 – Assess and Deliver Standard Clinical Care
Clinical Workshop (2) = 5 Days  + Clinical Placement (2) = 80 hours field work
11 CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and Improve Own Professional Practice
14 BSBMGT401 – Show Leadership in the Workplace
15 CHCLEG001 – Work Legally and Ethically
16 CHCDIV001 – Work with Diverse People
17 HLTWHS006 – Manage Personal Stressors in the Work Environment

Study the HLT51015-Diploma of Paramedical Science –
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  1. Complete the application to study form.
  2. Your application to study and interview results reviewed by a selection panel.
  3. If successful, a formal offer will be made to study at the Australian Paramedical College
  4. Student acceptance
  5. Confirmation of enrolment

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