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HLT51020 - Diploma of Emergency Health Care

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.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Mixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit

DURATION

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

AVAILABILITY

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Mixed Mode, Rockhampton

UNITS/CREDITS

17 units

JOB PROSPECTS

A range of vocational roles exist including 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.

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.

Mixed Mode Course Structure

Duration:

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

SAFETY, STRESS & PATIENT MOVEMENT
HLTOUT001Implement safe access and egress
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CLINICAL CARE 1
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTOUT005Assess and deliver standard clinical care
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCPRP005Engage with health professionals and the health system
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CLINICAL CARE 2
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
SCENE MANAGEMENT
HLTOUT008Manage a scene
HLTOUT010Communicate in complex situations to support health

Mixed Mode Course Structure

2021 JulyAdelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton
2022 MarchAdelaide, Melbourne, Rockhampton
2022 JulyAdelaide, Melbourne, Rockhampton

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:

- 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.

Mixed Mode Course Structure

Residential School 2 - Cohort 3
CampusAdelaide
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date13/09/2021
End Date17/09/2021
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Residential School 1 - Cohort 4
CampusAdelaide
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date20/09/2021
End Date24/09/2021
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Residential School 2 - Cohort 4
CampusAdelaide
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date15/03/2022
End Date19/03/2022
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Residential School 2 - Cohort 3
CampusBrisbane
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date27/09/2021
End Date01/10/2021
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Residential School 1 - Cohort 4
CampusBrisbane
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date05/10/2021
End Date09/10/2021
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Residential School 2 - Cohort 4
CampusBrisbane
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date21/03/2022
End Date25/03/2022
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Residential School 2 - Cohort 3
CampusMelbourne
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date11/10/2021
End Date15/10/2021
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Residential School 1 - Cohort 4
CampusMelbourne
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date18/10/2021
End Date22/10/2021
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Residential School 2 - Cohort 4
CampusMelbourne
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date28/02/2022
End Date04/03/2022
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Residential School 2 - Cohort 3
CampusRockhampton North
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date25/10/2021
End Date29/10/2021
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Residential School 1 - Cohort 4
CampusRockhampton North
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date01/11/2021
End Date05/11/2021
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Residential School 3 - Cohort 3
CampusRockhampton North
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date11/04/2022
End Date14/04/2022
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Residential School 2 - Cohort 4
CampusRockhampton North
RoomNo Room Provided
Start Date19/04/2022
End Date23/04/2022
Start Time9:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes

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. ALL students must attend a final Residential School in Rockhampton, regardless of enrolled location.

A range of vocational roles exist including 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.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$12,480.00 (2021)
Fee for service$12,480.00 (2022)

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 2021 VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $16,077.

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.

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