Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Course Code: HLT51020 | CRICOS Code: 108757B



Delivery Mode



78 Weeks

Course Description

Course Code: HLT51020 | CRICOS Code: 108757B


This qualification reflects pre-hospital and out-of-hospital workers employed to provide patient assessment, healthcare and transport services. These workers possess clinical skills and theoretical knowledge and provide clinical assessment and pre-hospital and out-of-hospital interventions to patients in an emergency, including providing advanced skills in life support. This qualification applies to a variety of roles within the health care and patient transport system.

Course Duration/Fee
Course duration: 78 weeks
Course Fee : AUD 32,500 (Includes Materials/ Training & Enrolment fee)
Mode of Delivery

Blended (Face to Face + Online)

Intake Dates
2023 Intake Dates 2024 Intake Dates
30th January, 2023 29th January, 2024
06th March, 2023 04th March, 2024
24th April, 2023 22th April, 2024
29th May, 2023 27th May, 2024
17th July, 2023 15th July, 2024
21st August, 2023 19th August, 2024
09th October, 2023 07th October, 2024
13th November 2023 11th November 2024
Entry Requirement

The following are the admission requirements of Lead college:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of course commencement.
  • Some prospective students may be asked to undertake an LLN assessment or enrolment interview prior to acceptance.
  • Must have completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent level of schooling or a Certificate IV or higher qualification with an Australian institution.
  • Must demonstrate English level of IELTS 6.0 with no band less that 5.5 or equivalent, such as: IBT 60
    PTE Academic 50
    CAE 169
    OET Pass
    General English Advanced
    MOI Certificate
    Certificate IV or higher qualification with an Australian institution.
  • Must have the ability to undertake a work placement in a clinical setting.

Assessments may include written questions, demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in class activities, role play, presentation, work based project, research projects, and workplace observations/evidences.

Award Requirements

Students will need to successfully complete all units in this course to receive certificate of HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care. Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units they are deemed competent.

Career Pathway

This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles:

  • Emergency Services Officer
  • Industrial Medic
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Ambulance Transport Attendant
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Private Patient Transport Officer
  • Emergency Patient Transport Officer
  • Emergency Medical Technician
Essential Information

Lead College recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. Lead College will accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements. We can also grant you Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

During the entry process and interview stage Lead College will discuss with you the process and options for RPL. Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.


USI is needed for all students studying with Lead College. From 1 January 2015 for undertaking Nationally Recognised Training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation the students will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed. Please see the official USI website https://www.usi.gov.au. The student after enrolment is required to create USI (Unique Student Identifier) or allow Lead College to create an USI on their behalf.


Relevant resources are available at LEAD College to ensure that the students settle in well, smoothly transit life in new places and achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses. Our staff assists in how to seek help with local welfare and guidance services.


Orientation to assist students is provided by Lead College as an age and culturally appropriate program. Please refer Pre-enrolment Information Pack at www.leadcollege.edu.au Students will be permitted to attend classes only after they have attended and completed the orientation session for the enrolled courses.

Vocational Placement

This qualification requires that the learner complete a total of at least 160 hours of work placement under clinical supervision.

Pathway From Qualification
After completing HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care, students may progress to higher education programs in paramedicine field at university level.
Units Of Competency

The HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care requires completion of the following 17 Units (including 9 core and 8 electives).

Core units
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTOUT001Implement safe access and egress
HLTOUT005Assess and deliver standard clinical care
HLTOUT010Communicate in complex situations to support health
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Elective units
BSBFLM303Contribute to effective workplace relationships
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTOUT006Transport emergency patients
HLTOUT007Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
HLTOUT008Manage a scene
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice

** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.

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