Course Outline – Certificate IV in Health Care
Course Outline – Certificate IV in Health Care

About this course

Heed Health Education offers Nationally Recognised HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care qualification is suitable for entry level role to provide initial pre-hospital and out-of-hospital basic health care response and assessment to patients requiring urgent medical services

This qualification applies to a variety of roles within the health care and patient transport system including Ambulance Officer, Basic Life Support Medic, Patient Transport Officer, Industrial Medic, Oil and Gas Medic On/Offshore, Defence Force/Private/Industrial/Remote/Event Medic.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate is required to complete at least 80 hours of Clinical Placement (Workplace Learning) as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of Units of Competency. 

Delivery Method

Certificate IV in Health Care qualification comprises of three phases as follows:

Phase 1: Self-paced Online Learning whereupon enrolment each student is provided electronic access to the Learning Management System (LMS) with a username and password to access learning resources including learner guide(s) and/or workbook(s) (where available), recorded lectures, link to live lectures/workshops and weekly support sessions, assessment information with submission links, supplementary information and readings, information on textbooks (where required) and any other relevant information required to complete the course. Through the LMS, the student accesses information for all the units of competency, submits the assessments tasks (except where a practical component is required to be completed in a Clinical Intensive Workshop and/or Clinical Placement as per the unit of competency), including evidence of Clinical Placement (e.g., completed logbooks), trainer and assessor feedback on the assessment submission and completion.

Phase 2: Face to Face Clinical Intensive Workshops incorporate live lectures, practical hands-on training, simulated emergency training scenarios, patient transportation, written and practical assessments as per the requirements of the units of competency. Clinical Intensive Workshop is structured in a manner that allows students an opportunity to apply the knowledge and theory gained into practice. Before attending the Clinical Workshop, students will be required to complete, submit and achieve a satisfactory result in some of the units of competency. This is to ensure students have a sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts when attending the Clinical Intensive Workshop.

Detailed information is provided to students upon enrolment through Heed Health Education’s LMS.

Phase 3: Clinical Placement will be required for hands-on supervised learning and practical experience in real-life emergency situations. Clinical Placements can begin as soon as the student has satisfactorily completed their Clinical Intensive Workshop with Heed Health Education. Clinical Placements continue throughout the duration of the course. A supervised Clinical Placement must be logged for each student for a minimum of 80 hours when completing HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care qualification.

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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).

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