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HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care

This qualification supersedes and is not equivalent to HLT41115 Certificate IV in Health Care.

We hope to be running this course shortly. The course is under development and we hope to start off in July 2022


Who should study this course?

This is and entry level qualification that for medics or EMT’s basic emergency services roles who provide initial pre-hospital and out-of-hospital basic health care response and assessment to patients requiring urgent medical services. The provision of urgent clinical care includes providing basic life support. The qualification applies to people working in a variety of pre-hospital care roles in miniing industry and event medical services.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of Units of Competency.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

This qualification reflects the role of first medical response workers or volunteers who provide initial care to patients. These people provide basic first aid and emergency responses in the pre-hospital or out-of-hospital environment.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Packaging Rules

16 units must be completed:

  • 9 core units
  • 7 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 4 units from the electives listed below,
  • up to 3 units from the electives listed below or from any other current endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be relevant to the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.


Core Units


Work with diverse people


Confirm physical health status


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Implement safe access and egress


Assess and deliver basic clinical care


Manage a scene


Communicate in complex situations to support health care


Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Manage personal stressors in the work environment




Contribute to effective workplace relationships


Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Work legally and ethically


Provide clinical mentoring in the work environment


Transport emergency patients


Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions


Conduct manual tasks safely

This unit is a common unit in the paramedical and general health care sector and forms part of the a range of health and community courses on offer

Paramedical Units

HLT21020 Certificate II in Medical Service First Response

HLT31220 Certificate III in Basic Health Care

HLT31120 Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport

HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care

HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care

Health & Administration Units

HLT37315  Certificate III in Health Administration

HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration

HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Nursing & Community Services Units

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

HLT51020 Diploma of Nursing

Pre Hospital Care and Health Care Jobs and Career Choices

Jobs and careers in the growing health sector are expanding and rapidly changing with advances in patient care and management. These units can be used across many roles in the health and community sector. Develop  a career plan and have research our units and qualifications to see what might fit with your plan. For assistance  Contact us


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