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HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care

Become a Basic Life Support Medic and save lives.

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  • Basic Life Support Medic (BLS) – sometimes referred to as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Patient Transport Officer
  • Transport, aviation or maritime medic
  • Industrial medic (mining, construction, manufacturing, oil & gas)
  • Private company medic (Australia and international)
  • Australian defense force medic
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher (Call Centre)

This is a fully supported online course, with clinical workshops, extensive live scenario training, virtual lectures, live Q&A with tutors and students.

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HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care


Complete this course online 12-18 months

Reasons to study this course

Nationally Recognised Training

The HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care is the industry-recognised, prehospital emergency health care qualification and a stepping stone into the Diploma of Paramedical Science.

Prehospital Life Support and Ambulance Driving

Studying the Certificate IV sets the foundation for private sector employment. Basic life support techniques are also covered in this qualification.

Transition into Advanced Health Care

With the Cert IV under your belt, it’s time to advance your skills in pharmacology, airway management, ECG interpretation, leadership and management.

You can make a difference

If you’ve ever wanted to make a difference and just help people, the Certificate IV qualification is well worth looking into.

The HLT41115 – Certificate IV Health Care qualification means you can work in the emergency care health care private sector. With so many rewarding career opportunities as a medic, patient transport, industrial medic in oil & gas, mining, construction, aviation and even the maritime sector – it’s a perfect time to get started. This qualification also contains core units of competency which are transferable to other areas of health care, so no matter where your passion lies, studying this qualification will always be a sound investment.

Enjoy the convenience of working in your local community, as well as travelling interstate where your qualifications are recognised and accepted. The skills learned at this level means you can administer emergency medical care (and save lives) as a Patient Transport Officer, Basic Life Support Medic/Emergency Medical Technician or First Responder.

This Certificate IV in Health Care covers essential life support skills and develops your clinical knowledge of biology, anatomy, airway management, basic ECG and pharmacology.

Flexible Online Learning

Live Virtual Lectures

Live Q&A Sessions

Collaborative Learning

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Nationally Recognised Training – Study online – Work as you learn

Your future is in our hands

Australian Paramedical College delivers nationally recognised emergency health care training programs. Our popularity is growing, although we never lose sight of the fact that every student has our absolute attention at all times.

We continuously share job and possible career pathways with students and graduates. We will inform you of up-to-date industry opportunities as best we can; because getting a job at the end of your training is a high priority.

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About this course

Admissions requirements

  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Language Literacy Numeracy requirements will require a good level of English reading and writing ability
  • Parent consent if under 18 years of age
  • Computer literacy
  • Australian resident/citizen or approved temporary visa
  • Medical consent if a medical condition is applicable

Engaged Learning

Scope of Practice

  • taking vital signs, and offering basic life support
  • basic airway management
  • an introduction to 4 lead ECG monitoring and automatic defibrillation
  • intramuscular injections
  • oxygen therapies (including nebulised medications)
  • Basic Life Support resuscitation
  • basic drug management
  • principles of pharmacology

Quality Education

Paramedic Clinical Instructors & Educators

Our focus is to educate support and mentor our students, instilling the confidence to assess and apply life-saving procedures in real-life situations.

APC trainers and assessors are passionate about clinical education and have attained paramedic experience working in the ambulance and private sector.

Some of this experience extends to academic appointments, working in air rescue, crash and retrieval operations, working in the private sector as well as being registered Paramedics.

Read the course overview here

Clinical Workshops

Practical/Clinical Workshops

At Australian Paramedical College we prepare you to be mentally and physically prepared for life out in the field. To achieve this, attendance at the 7 day clinical workshop is where you gain the confidence to operate paramedical equipment as well as develop your critical thinking/problem solving skills.

Clinical workshops are situated at training campuses on the Gold Coast (Burleigh), New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia (Perth).

Whilst attending clinical workshops, your confidence soars as you naturally apply what you’ve studies in realistic role-playing scenarios and group activities. We know from experience after completing clinical workshops, you will leave with knowing you made the right career choice.

Clinical Placement

Studying is one thing, however, the real experience comes when you complete the minimum 80 hours of clinical placement. Placement may be conducted within the State Emergency Service, GP surgeries, event medical services, security companies, sporting associations and even as a medic with a mining company. APC can offer support to assist finding placement through appropriate host organisations.

You won’t need to complete clinical placement until you have completed your first 11 units and clinical workshop.

Clinical Skills

Upon completion of this course, you will possess high-level knowledge and life-saving skills of a Basic Life Support (BLS) medic, Emergency Medical technician. When the time comes, you will be ready to apply life-saving treatment and support to those you meet along the way.

AQF level 4

Australian Quality Framework summary

Graduates of the HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care will possess theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialised and/or skilled work and/or further learning.

Knowledge: Graduates at this level possess a broad factual, technical and theoretical knowledge of paramedical principles.

Skills: Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply a range of methods, tools, materials and information to:

Application of knowledge and skills: Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and limited responsibility in known or changing contexts and within established parameters.

Australian Quality Framework Level 4


Support and encouragement

What makes Australian Paramedical College different from other training providers is the unlimited support and encouragement you will receive from the clinical team of trainers and assessors and in-house student success team. Our energetic and highly-skilled team are based on the Gold Coast and are ready to answer your calls and questions whenever you need help.

What our students say about their APC experience;

“I couldn’t be happier with the college”

“I could not have imagined a more supportive team”

“I have learned more than I had ever hoped through the high level teaching”

“Incredible scenarios, practicing using real equipment”

“Without your guidance support and encouragement I wouldn’t have made it this far!”

“The trainers were amazing- all of them”

“Everyone I’ve dealt with at APC has been exceptional”

We will also connect you with other students via the private APC Facebook group. Everyone on the forum shares the same ideals, values and goals as you do. It’s the perfect way to grow your confidence, learn faster and build your network of connections.

You will also receive:

  • Time management techniques to keep your study on track
  • Study tips to get the most out of online learning, and
  • Self-care tips to maintain high-levels of course progression

Employment Opportunities

Australian Paramedical College Student Training Clinical Workshops

  • Basic Life Support Medic (BLS) – sometimes referred to as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Patient Transport Officer
  • Transport, aviation or maritime medic
  • Industrial medic (mining, construction, manufacturing, oil & gas)
  • Private company medic (Australia and international)
  • Australian defence force medic
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher (Call Centre), and
  • Note: this qualification does not allow you to work as a Paramedic with a State Ambulance Service. You need a Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree for this

Yes, You are Smart Enough

We believe that becoming a medic or Paramedic (degree required) should not be exclusive. Regardless of your educational achievements to date, we encourage you to apply.

The HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care qualification has helped hundreds of people who thought they were not smart enough, gain the confidence to step into a prehospital emergency medical response role.

Course Outline

View the units for the HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care qualification here

Australia-wide training locations, with low deposit and payment plan options available.

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Begin your application to study

  • Complete the application to study form.
  • Your application and interview results will be reviewed by a selection panel.
  • If successful, a formal offer will be made to study at the college
    [*should you be successful at the interview stage, approval for minimal weekly payments can be endorsed]
  • Student acceptance
  • Confirmation of enrolment

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