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HLT51015 - Diploma of Paramedical Science

Are you after a fast-paced career that helps people when they need it the most? Then consider applying for the Diploma of Paramedical Science. The Diploma of Paramedical Science can assist you in gaining employment in the pre-hospital industry. Job roles might include an Ambulance Transport Attendant, Ambulance 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

FULL COURSE COST

$12,800 (2021), $12,800 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

UNITS/CREDITS

17 units

JOB PROSPECTS

A range of vocational roles exist including Ambulance Transport Attendant (VIC), Ambulance Community Officer (VIC), Patient Transport Officer 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.Note: Victorian graduates looking to obtain employment as a Patient Transport Officer prior to completion of their Diploma may require 'HLTAMB014 Transport Non-Emergency Patients Under Operational Conditions' which is not currently offered in this course.

This program is delivered online with practical workshops scheduled throughout to enhance learning and put theory into practice with workshops held at multiple campuses. The Diploma of Paramedical Science reflects the role of pre-hospital and out-of-hospital workers similar to that employed by State/Territory ambulance authorities, the Australian Defence Force and the private sector to provide patient assessment, healthcare and transport services. You will gain clinical skills and theoretical knowledge to provide clinical assessment and pre-hospital interventions to patients, 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.

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.

Infection Control, Safety and Stress Management
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Clinical Care 1
HLTAMB008Assess and deliver standard clinical care
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Patient Movement
HLTAMB001Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient
HLTAMB002Implement safe access and egress in an emergency
Legal, Ethical and Cultural Care
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Clinical Care 2
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTAMB012Communicate in complex situations to support health care
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
Clinical Assessment and Multi-Agency Incidents
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTAMB013Contribute to managing the scene of an emergency

Mixed Mode Course Structure

2020 MarchAdelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton
2020 JulyAdelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton
2021 MarchAdelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton
2021 JulyAdelaide, Brisbane, 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 Diploma of Paramedical Science Qualification Coordinator 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.

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 (Optional)

- 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.

- Current approved First Aid Certificate and updated CPR: HLTAID003 First Aid is valid for 3 years, but CPR requires updating every 12 months.


Mixed Mode Course Structure

July Intake - Residential School 1
CampusAdelaide
RoomTBA
Start Date21/09/2020
End Date25/09/2020
Start TimeTo Be Advised
End TimeTo Be Advised
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

Students must attend three Residential Schools for this course:

Residential School 1 - run in 2020 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 2 - run in 2021 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 3  - run in 2021 and only offered in Rockhampton.  All students must attend Rockhampton for this residential school.  
July Intake - Residential School 2
CampusAdelaide
RoomTBA
Start Date15/03/2021
End Date19/03/2021
Start TimeTo Be Advised
End TimeTo Be Advised
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

Students must attend three Residential Schools for this course:

Residential School 1 - run in 2020 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 2 - run in 2021 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 3  - run in 2021 and only offered in Rockhampton.  All students must attend Rockhampton for this residential school.  
July Intake - Residential School 1
CampusBrisbane
RoomTBA
Start Date05/10/2020
End Date09/10/2020
Start TimeTo Be Advised
End TimeTo Be Advised
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

Students must attend three Residential Schools for this course:

Residential School 1 - run in 2020 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 2 - run in 2021 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 3  - run in 2021 and only offered in Rockhampton.  All students must attend Rockhampton for this residential school.  
July Intake - Residential School 2
CampusBrisbane
RoomTBA
Start Date22/03/2021
End Date26/03/2021
Start TimeTo Be Advised
End TimeTo Be Advised
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

Students must attend three Residential Schools for this course:

Residential School 1 - run in 2020 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 2 - run in 2021 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 3  - run in 2021 and only offered in Rockhampton.  All students must attend Rockhampton for this residential school.  
July Intake - Residential School 1
CampusMelbourne
Room6.05
Start Date19/10/2020
End Date23/10/2020
Start TimeTo Be Advised
End TimeTo Be Advised
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

Students must attend three Residential Schools for this course:

Residential School 1 - run in 2020 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 2 - run in 2021 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 3  - run in 2021 and only offered in Rockhampton.  All students must attend Rockhampton for this residential school.  
July Intake - Residential School 2
CampusMelbourne
RoomTBA
Start Date01/03/2021
End Date05/03/2021
Start TimeTo Be Advised
End TimeTo Be Advised
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

Students must attend three Residential Schools for this course:

Residential School 1 - run in 2020 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 2 - run in 2021 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 3  - run in 2021 and only offered in Rockhampton.  All students must attend Rockhampton for this residential school.  
July Intake - Residential School 1
CampusRockhampton North
RoomTBA
Start Date02/11/2020
End Date06/11/2020
Start TimeTo Be Advised
End TimeTo Be Advised
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

Students must attend three Residential Schools for this course:

Residential School 1 - run in 2020 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 2 - run in 2021 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 3  - run in 2021 and only offered in Rockhampton.  All students must attend Rockhampton for this residential school.  
July Intake - Residential School 2
CampusRockhampton North
RoomTBA
Start Date19/04/2021
End Date23/04/2021
Start TimeTo Be Advised
End TimeTo Be Advised
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

Students must attend three Residential Schools for this course:

Residential School 1 - run in 2020 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 2 - run in 2021 and offered at multiple campuses.  Students may choose which campus to attend from the available options.Residential School 3  - run in 2021 and only offered in Rockhampton.  All students must attend Rockhampton for this residential school.  

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

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.

A range of vocational roles exist including Ambulance Transport Attendant (VIC), Ambulance Community Officer (VIC), Patient Transport Officer 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.

Note: Victorian graduates looking to obtain employment as a Patient Transport Officer prior to completion of their Diploma may require 'HLTAMB014 Transport Non-Emergency Patients Under Operational Conditions' which is not currently offered in this course.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$12,800 (2020)
Subsidised full feeN/A
Subsidised concession feeN/A
Fee for service per unitN/A
Subsidised full fee per unitN/A
Subsidised concession fee per unitN/A
Fee for service$12,800 (2021)
Subsidised full feeN/A
Subsidised concession feeN/A
Fee for service per unitN/A
Subsidised full fee per unitN/A
Subsidised concession fee per unitN/A
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unitN/A
Overseas OnlineN/A
Domestic OnlineN/A

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