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Course Outline
HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science

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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 private sector). This complete training package has been developed by the Australian government to provide you with a Nationally Recognised qualification which will allow ;

  1. Entry into the rapidly developing private sector as a Basic Life Support Medic
  2. An entry pathway into university to study a Bachelor of Paramedic Science (required to become an Ambulance Paramedic);

Depending on where you want o take your career, the Diploma of Paramedical Science is the essential first step. At least you can begin to get a basic understanding of what the course is about and how relevant it is to the demand of the role.

This qualification comprises 17 units of competency; and each topic focuses on learning clinical and paramedical practice foundation skills to prepare you for the exciting world of pre-hospital emergency medical response.

Course Overview

The diploma curriculum is designed to give you the flexibility to learn at your own pace and build your knowledge by accessing a rich library of learning materials through a purpose-built online platform. The learning format is easy to follow; with plenty of help and support if you need it. If you decided the diploma something you would like to learn more about, let’s start by looking at how your training timeline looks. Once enroled at the college, you work through the first 10 subjects (units of competency). This could take approx 8-12 months depending on how much time you spend on your studies. Each subject has its own set of learner guides and materials; including assessments which can be completed on or offline. Even though this is an online course, as a student, you have the option to download and print the learning resources.
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Clinical Workshops

Once you’ve completed the required learning and have passed the assessments, it’s time to go to your first clinical workshop, where you get to put into practice the theory you have learned over the last few months. There are 2 workshops to be completed when studying the diploma. Clinical Workshop 1 is held over 7 days at locations in QLD, NSW. W.A. and VIC. After completing Clinical Workshop 1, it’s time to complete your clinical placement, working with emergency medical response companies out in the field. Think of this as work experience, where you will be given the opportunity to work in patient transport, be a trainee event medic or a first responder at a large sporting event, outdoor gathering etc; all the while being carefully supervised by your mentor. With all that study behind you, a workshop completed and clinical experience out in the field, it’s time to settle back into study. One of the most comprehensive and hands-on subjects – HLTAMB008 – Assess and Deliver Standard Clinical Care, covers the advanced clinical skill sets required to be successful in your job. Allow up to 3 months of study to thoroughly prepare for this intensive yet inspiring hands-on, 7-day workshop 2. (2-3 months)

Clinical Workshop 2

Clinical Workshop 2 means you’ll again attend the clinical campus, take part in a variety of simulated real-life medical emergency scenarios and experience first-hand how to use specialised equipment, drive an ambulance, load and unload patients, complete the final practical assessments and so much more. You’ll be working with fellow students, in teams, collaborating with one another and learning the importance of communication and teamwork. After completing workshop 2, it’s back out into the community to complete your final 80 hours of clinical experience. The remaining 5 subjects of the course can be completed in your own time online (3-6 months) **Note: There is a 2 year window to complete the full qualification.
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Diploma course units

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

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