HLT51020 - Diploma of Emergency Health Care

Duration

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

Location
Online and Rockhampton
Next intakeMarch, 2024
Study modeMixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units17
Low-Fee course for eligible applicants.
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Overview

Are you after a fast-paced career that helps people when they need it the most? Then consider applying for the Diploma of Emergency Health Care. The course can assist you in gaining employment in the pre-hospital and out-of-hospital care industry in areas of patient assessment, healthcare, and transport services. Job roles might include an Ambulance Transport Attendant, Ambulance Community Officer or you could gain credits towards a Bachelor of Paramedic Science to lead to an exciting career as a Paramedic.

This program is delivered via mixed mode with online theory and practical workshops scheduled throughout to enhance learning and put theory into practice with workshops held at multiple campuses. The Diploma of Emergency Health Care reflects pre-hospital and out-of-hospital workers employed to provide patient assessment, healthcare and transport services.

You will gain the clinical skills and theoretical knowledge to provide clinical assessment and pre-hospital and out-of-hospital interventions to patients in an emergency, including providing advanced skills in life support.

To achieve this qualification, candidates must have completed at least 160 hours of Vocational Placement relevant to the qualification outcomes as detailed in the Assessment Requirements.



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Career Opportunities

A range of vocational roles exist including Ambulance Officer (AO), Ambulance Transport Attendant (VIC), Ambulance Community Officer (VIC), Patient Transport Officer, Industrial Medic and First Responder. Employers include state/territory based ambulance services and first aid providers. At course completion students can gain credits toward the Bachelor of Paramedic Science at CQUniversity to attain minimum requirements to be registered as a Paramedic. This course does not allow students to become AHPRA registered as a Paramedic.

Structure & Availability

Mixed Mode

Duration:

18 Months Full Time: This program is delivered via mixed mode. Theory is delivered online, but attendance at residential schools is compulsory.


To learn more about the course structure for this course, please visit the handbook.

Mixed Mode

IntakeLocations
March, 2024Mixed Mode, Rockhampton

Online with compulsory residential schools and vocational placement

IntakeLocations
March, 2024Online
Mixed Mode
Residential School 3 - Cohort 7
LocationRockhampton North
RoomROK 17/G.08
Start Date11/03/2024
End Date15/03/2024
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes

Residential School 3 - Cohort 7 (Students commencing March 2023)


Compulsory attendance details, residential school and placement information can be found in the CQUni Handbook under the 'More details' Section - https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/vet/courses/view/HLT51020


 

Residential School 2 - Cohort 8
LocationRockhampton North
RoomROK 17/G.08
Start Date18/03/2024
End Date20/03/2024
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes

Residential School 2 - Cohort 8 (Students commencing July 2023)


Compulsory attendance details, residential school and placement information can be found in the CQUni Handbook under the 'More details' Section - https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/vet/courses/view/HLT51020


 


 

Residential School 1 - Cohort 9
LocationRockhampton North
RoomROK 17/G.08
Start Date08/07/2024
End Date12/07/2024
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes

Residential School 1 - Cohort 9 (Students commencing March 2024)


Compulsory attendance details, residential school and placement information can be found in the CQUni Handbook under the 'More details' Section - https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/vet/courses/view/HLT51020


 

Residential School 3 - Cohort 8
LocationRockhampton North
RoomROK 17/G.08
Start Date26/08/2024
End Date29/08/2024
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes

Residential School 3 - Cohort 8 (Students commencing July 2023)


Compulsory attendance details, residential school and placement information can be found in the CQUni Handbook under the 'More details' Section - https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/vet/courses/view/HLT51020


 

Residential School 1 - Cohort 10
LocationRockhampton North
RoomROK 17/G.08
Start Date04/11/2024
End Date08/11/2024
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes

Residential School 1 - Cohort 10 (Students commencing July 2024)


Compulsory attendance details, residential school and placement information can be found in the CQUni Handbook under the 'More details' Section - https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/vet/courses/view/HLT51020


 

Residential School 2 - Cohort 9
LocationRockhampton North
RoomROK 17/G.08
Start Date25/11/2024
End Date29/11/2024
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes

Residential School 2 - Cohort 9 (Students commencing March 2024)


Compulsory attendance details, residential school and placement information can be found in the CQUni Handbook under the 'More details' Section - https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/vet/courses/view/HLT51020


 

A total of 160 hours are required to be completed for Vocational Placement in a pre-hospital / out of hospital context. These are usually identified by the student at a convenient location. The Vocational Placement activities will be negotiated between the Head of Course (VET) and the individual student to ensure suitability of placements. Vocational Placement opportunities may also be identified by the University. All costs in attending Vocational Placements are borne by the student. Note: Placements with State Ambulance services are not available to Diploma students.

Before commencing Vocational Placement, students must submit all CQU requirements to the Schools Work Integrated Learning Officers nine weeks prior to commencement of placement.

Immunisations:

- COVID-19 approved vaccination (If the provider or state requires this) Applicants should be aware that this may become a mandatory requirement, it is recommended applicants commence a COVID-19 vaccination for their future employment as health professionals.

 

- Hepatitis B

- Influenza vaccine

- Tuberculosis (TB) – Mantoux test or QuantiFERON Gold test (QLD Ambulance Service Placements Only)

- Varicella (chickenpox)

- Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis

- Measles, Mumps Rubella

- Working With Children Check (WWCC) in the state where placement is taking place

- National Police Check with Australian Federal Police (AFP)

- Current approved First Aid Certificate and updated CPR: HLTAID011 First Aid is valid for 3 years, but CPR requires updating every 12 months.

Requirements

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.


Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of commencing the course intake (March and July).

Students are required to complete the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at this qualification level.

Students are required to have sound reading and writing skills, as well as basic numeracy skills to complete workbooks, assignments, learning activities and assessment tasks.

Students will require access to a computer / tablet / smartphone with internet access, camera, microphone and speakers.

Students will be required to undertake vocational placements, which will involve third party reporting. Students are expected to hold a reasonable level of physical fitness in order to complete practical components of the course. A moderate amount of lifting patients, on placement or in simulation and physical skills practice is required for example; CPR.

This course is delivered via mixed mode, meaning students complete theory online but must attend compulsory residential workshops which will require travelling and accommodation to be arranged by the student at their cost if they reside outside of an area where residential schools are being held. 

 

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$13,226
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$5
RPL Fee for service per Unit$389

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86. The 2023 VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $16,788.

VET Student Loans can be used to pay for all or part of an eligible student’s Tuition Fees. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students studying diploma level and above qualifications to pay their tuition fees. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is paid. Please refer to VET Student Loan for details and eligibility.

This is a TAFE Priority Skills Fund course thanks to the Queensland Government. This funding is only eligible for Queensland residents. Eligibility and conditions apply.

At CQUniversity, we believe that studying should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer scholarships, bursaries and stipends.

Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.

How to apply

Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit usi.gov.au to create a USI or find an existing one.

Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation

So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. You will need to provide confirmation of identity with the following documentation: 

  • Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)

For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

To fast-track your application, make sure you provide a clear photo showing all the information and upload it with your application.

Step 3: Apply Online

Our easy-to-use online application system will guide you through the process of applying for a TAFE course. If you need help along the way, call us on 13 27 86.

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