Course Outline – Diploma and certificate
Course Outline – Diploma and certificate

About this dual course

Combined Diploma of Emergency Health Care and Certificate IV in Health Care qualifications

Heed Health Education has packaged two Nationally Recognised qualifications – HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care and HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care (formerly known as HLT51015 Diploma of Paramedical Science). Through these combined qualifications, you will be able to work in the role of pre-hospital and out-of-hospital workers to provide patient assessment, healthcare and patient transport services. With the completion of these two qualifications, participants will be able to possess clinical skills, theoretical knowledge and provide clinical assessment and pre-hospital and out-of-hospital interventions to patients in an emergency, including providing basic and advanced skills in life support. These qualifications apply to a variety of roles within the health care and patient transport system including 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, Defence Force / Private / Industrial / Remote / Event Medic. 

To achieve these qualifications, the candidate is required to complete a combined 160 hours of Clinical Placement (Workplace Learning) as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of Units of Competency.

Delivery Method

Dual qualifications – Certificate IV in Health Care and Diploma of Emergency 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 Placements (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 Workshops are structured in a manner that allows students an opportunity to apply the knowledge and theory gained into practice. Before attending the Clinical Workshops, 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 Workshops.

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

Phase 3: Clinical Placements 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 completed their first set of Clinical Intensive Workshops with Heed Health Education satisfactorily. Clinical Placements continue throughout the duration of the course. A supervised Clinical Placement must be logged for each student for a minimum of 160 hours when completing combined qualifications HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care and HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care.

Learn more about Clinical Placement by clicking here.

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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