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Formerly known as HLT51015 - Diploma of Paramedical Science

Quick Overview


Blended online, clinical placement and hands-on Clinical Intensive Workshops.


18-24 Months. Study when it suits you and your lifestyle.


Use this diploma to gain apply to university, or work in the private sector.


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

Choose from NSW, VIC, QLD and WA.

HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care

(Formerly known as HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science)

The HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care qualification is nationally recognised and allows you to work in the pre-hospital emergency health care industry. This diploma delivers essential skills required to effectively manage life-threatening patient situations.   A strong focus of this training is on gaining skills and knowledge of paramedical equipment, drug administration and proven procedures to save lives.

The course is a blended online and hands-on program, allowing you to manage your other lifestyle commitments around your studies.

Graduates of the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care use this qualification to secure employment in the private sector, or in some cases work overseas; and a pathway to most universities to study a paramedicine degree. This is the requirement to become a registered Ambulance Paramedic in Australia.


The HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care is a nationally recognised pre-hospital emergency health care qualification. 


If you missed out on a place at university, use this diploma as a pathway to get into university. Study to become an Ambulance Paramedic.


Australian Paramedical College graduates have used this qualification to secure employment overseas; working as frontline emergency health care responders.

Your ATAR Doesn’t Matter

This Australian Paramedical College Diploma of Emergency Health Care could get you into university even if you have a low ATAR.

If you’re concerned about not having the highest marks to go straight into university from school, you DO NOT have to worry.

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

Qualifications can be achieved by the effort you’re required to put in combined with APC support.

What are the benefits of completing the diploma then going to university?

  • Completing the diploma first means you will be qualified to begin working in the industry faster, because you can apply for medic work or the like whilst you complete your degree at university.
  • Imagine the advantages you’ll have by graduating from university with real industry experience?

Know Your Facts

Do your research and discover which course or career pathway is right for you at this time.

Studying the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care will allow you to work in the industry, create a pathway into university.

Note: Universities are very different from one another. It’s best to contact our admissions team before deciding to use this diploma as an entry pathway to university.

Careers opportunities.

The HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care can help you to get a job in the industry. Begin working sooner than you think. Studying at your own pace, means you control how fast you get yourself into the workforce.

The following careers are just a handful of examples. Do your own research and discover which job suits you the best.

Private Medic

Work with organisations and companies requiring on-site medical assistance. Attend outdoor and indoor events, construction/remote sites or in other business related activities.

Event Medic

Work at sporting events, clubs, markets, music/school festivals etc, assuring crowds that immediate medical care and support is close by.

Industrial Medic

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

Remote Medic

Provide remote emergency response at remote and isolated sites where timely emergency response it limited. Requires additional skills such as wilderness survival etc.


Emergency Services Officer (ESO)

Work on mine sites, remote drilling rigs and quarries. This is a multi-skilled role requiring additional qualifications and knowledge of training, WHS, high-risk operations, breathing apparatus etc.

Oil and Gas Medic On/Offshore

Gas and Oil Onshore/Offshore medics are popular roles due to experience and high-paying salaries. Additional skills required.

Adventure and Expedition

Provide medical care and support in remote and challenging locations around the world. Additional skills are required.

Want to learn more?

Below are more details about what the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care course involves. Find out about admission requirements, study options, course units, timelines, training, support and clinical skills learnt during the training.

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!