Course Information – Diploma and certificate
Course Information – Diploma and certificate

Entry Requirements:

Entry Requirements:

Minimum Age

Minimum age entry requirement is 17 years.

Residency Requirements

Student holds one of the following:

  • Australian Citizenship/Permanent Residency
  • A valid visa for domestic study without study restrictions.

Driver’s License

Current and valid Driver’s Licence (an OPEN licence is preferable, however a reasonable adjustment throughout the assessment process is able to be undertaken for students with their “P” plates)

Physical Fitness

Reasonable level of physical fitness in order to participate in the practical training and assessment activities and clinical placements. In particular students will be required to do the following:

  • Conducting patient assessment while kneeling on the floor and performing CPR.
  • Lifting and transporting of equipment.
  • Lifting of patients on spinal boards and stretchers.
  • Transporting patients in and out of emergency vehicles and treating patients in the emergency vehicle that will require bending and stretching in limited spaces.


Current First Aid Certificate

Before Clinical Placements

Before Clinical Placements evidence of:

  • Current Working with Children’s check
  • National Police Clearance
  • Flu vaccination
  • COVID vaccination
  • Record of compliance with Immunisation requirements

Language Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Proficiency in English and possess a sound level of literacy and numeracy

Computer specification and requirement

To complete the course in a blended delivery format (online learning and classroom environment), student is required to have access to the following resources:

  • A functional laptop/computer (Windows or Mac) with currently supported version of Windows or Mac Operating System
  • Computer/laptop installed Microsoft office 2010 or above
  • In-built speaker & microphone or external headsets
  • Internet
  • Smart phone
  • Email address
  • Backup device (USB/External hard drive) and/or cloud storage
  • Any cables or chargers (when attending the sessions in a classroom environment)

Important Note for Clinical Workshop attendance: student is required to bring their own electronic device to the classroom as Heed Health Education does not provide electronic device.

Computer/Digital skills

A significant portion of the course is completed through online learning hence students are expected to have the following computer/digital skills:

  • File Management: create and manage computer files (Microsoft Office, PDF documents, audio, video files etc.) including how to find, download, copy, rename, recover, print, scan and organize your files.
  • Use of internet and email (including selecting and using web browsers, and using email).
  • Use of cloud storage solutions (For e.g. Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive).

Please note Heed Health Education staff are not able to provide technical support regarding system setting and essential computer management and maintenance tasks.

Textbook requirements

 Textbook purchase is required for some units from the nominated suppliers to complete a course with Heed Health Education. The total cost will vary depending on following factors: Average cost per textbook is $___. Textbook purchase information (discount codes if applicable, supplier detail etc.) is provided at the time of enrolment.

Dual Qualification code and name
  • HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care; and
  • HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care (formerly known as HLT51015 Diploma of Paramedical Science)
Course duration

30 months

Delivery method

Blended online with face-to-face Clinical Workshops and Clinical Placements

Employment pathway

Ambulance Officer, Ambulance Transport Attendant, Emergency Patient Transport Officer, Basic Life Support Medic, Emergency Services Officer, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic Assistant, Oil and Gas Medic On / Offshore, Defense Force / Private / Industrial / Remote / Event Medic

Academic pathway

Diploma/Undergrad/Postgrad degree in Para medicine / Paramedical Science, Nursing, Allied Healthcare



Assessment tasks include and are often a combination but are not limited to the following – written question and answers, case studies/role play, project completion, practical exercises/performance tasks, report writing, online tests/quiz, face-to-face clinical intensive workshop, on the job training (clinical placement).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have acquired the relevant skills and knowledge through work experience, employment and other life experience, then you may be eligible for RPL. All students where permissible have the opportunity to apply for RPL with Heed Health Education. Kindly get in touch with Heed Health Education Prior to enrolment to discuss your options.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Heed Health Education recognises Statement(s) of Attainment and qualifications issued by other Registered Training Organisations and offers Credit Transfers for the units completed. Kindly get in touch with Heed Education Prior to enrolment to discuss your options.


Following the successful completion of the program, Qualification Testamur and Record of Results will be issued in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) by Heed Education with provider number 45064

Heed Health Education

Heed Education Pty Ltd trading as Heed Health Education is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with provider number #45064 and offers nationally recognised training programs registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

To enquire about our training services contact us on
0422 964 333
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