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HLT41120 - Certificate IV in Health Care

Formerly known as HLT41115 - Certificate IV in Health Care

Quick Overview


Blended Online, Clinical Placement and hands-on Clinical Intensive Workshops in most States.


12-18 Months. Flexibility in how and when you study.


Use this qualification to upgrade to HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care (formerly known as Diploma of Paramedical Science).


We offer flexible online study, making it easy to fit your learning time around your current lifestyle. No matter where you live in Australia, you can study to become an emergency response medic. We’ve also made attending clinical workshops even easier, with training locations in NSW, VIC, QLD and WA.

YES! You can study this qualification online.

Study online, attend 2x 7-day Clinical Intensive Workshops and placement. Select where you want to attend your workshops.

These are located in NSW, VIC, QLD, and WA.

HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care

(Formerly know as HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care)

The HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care is an entry-level qualification offering pathways to careers in the pre-hospital emergency health care sector (private sector). Enjoy the convenience of working in your local community, as well as working interstate where your qualifications are recognised and accepted. 

If you’ve ever wanted a career as an Emergency Medic/First Responder, this qualification will help get you started. Once completed, you will be qualified to provide basic pre-hospital and out-of-hospital emergency health care response, as well as assist patients who require urgent medical attention. 

Upon completion of this qualification, you will possess the skills of a Basic Life Support (BLS) medic. Even though the reference is to basic life support, you will be trained to use specialised equipment and deliver high-level patient care in a limited scope of practice. Use this qualification as a stepping-stone into the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care.



The HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care is an nationally recognised, pre-hospital emergency health care qualification that provides a stepping stone pathway into the Diploma of Emergency Health Care.


Studying the Certificate IV in Health Care sets the foundation to work in the private-sector. Basic life support techniques are covered in this qualification.


Advance your skills in pharmacology, airway management, ECG interpretation, leadership and management once you have completed the Certificate IV in Health Care.

Your ATAR Doesn’t Matter

Upgrade to an Australian Paramedical College Diploma to provide a pathway into university

If you’re worried about not having the highest marks to go straight into university from school. You DO NOT have to worry, Australian Paramedical College would like to show you that it is easier than you think to gain the qualification you need.

APC is an established private college providing nationally recognised emergency health care training and industry relevant qualifications.

These qualifications can be achieved without needing the best marks or highest ATAR, they are achieved by your effort and our support. They also can help you go straight into the workforce or as a pathway to university to gain a Bachelor of Paramedical Science.

What are the benefits to completing the Diploma then going to University?

  • You will be qualified to start working in the industry faster as you can apply for medic work or the like whilst you study at University to complete your degree.
  • Imagine graduating from University with real industry experience?

Know Your Facts

Before looking into the course, make sure to do your research about which course or career pathway is right for you. Studying this course will allow you to work in the industry, and it will also provide you with a pathway into studying the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care which will open you up to more job opportunities.

Certificate IV in Health Care Careers

So you want to work in the pre-hospital emergency health care industry? The HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care is a great starting point. You will be able to use this qualification to start working in the industry as a Basic Life Support Medic. Some of the careers available to you are listed below:

*These do not include every Certificate IV career available, this is simply a handful of examples. Please do your own research to discover which job would suit you and your lifestyle.


Works in a wide array of industries that require medical assistance on-hand. Generally working at sporting events, construction/remote sites or in other business-related jobs.

Basic Life Support Medic (BLS)

BLS medics provide care that first responders and health care workers deliver to anyone experiencing minor accidents, cardiac  arrest, obstructed airway and respiratory distress.

Patient Transport Officer (PTO)

Provide non-emergency transport to patients that are  not classed as an ’emergency’ case. This career is perfect for people who are great communicators and enjoy the freedom to be on road all day.

Maritime/Transport Medic

Traverse the oceans around the world as a Maritime Medic on board an oil tanker, container ship, cruise ship or even a large freighter. The perfect career if you seek travel and adventure.

Industrial Medic

Provide emergency response, primary health care, disease management, injury prevention, and health promotion, at industrial or construction sites. Additional skills required*.

Onshore and Offshore, Oil and Gas Medic

Gas and Oil Onshore/Offshore Medics are highly popular roles due to experience and salary. Additional skills required.

Private Company Medic

Similar to a medic but working primarily for a private company. This can be work on a company site or a private event hosted/sponsored by the company.

Emergency Medical Dispatcher (Call Centre)

Deals with emergency/non-emergency calls, they provide pre-arrival advice and care. They also manage and dispatch ambulances.

Want To Know More?


Below are more details about what the HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care involves, admission requirements, study options, course units, timelines, training, support available and clinical skills learnt during the course.

Additional Information

Admissions process

  1. Complete an online application form here (takes <2 mins!).
  2. Chat with a friendly Course Advisor to ensure our courses suit you and ask any questions.
  3. Receive an enrolment offer (you’re nearly there!).
  4. Pay a deposit to secure your enrolment.
  5. Complete final pre-enrolment checks.
You’re officially an APC student! Start studying to save lives!