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International Paramedic CollegeExcellentInternational Paramedic College5.0 Based on 237 reviews fromSee all reviewsJulia MayoRamsayJulia MayoRamsay ★★★★★ Your name: JULIACompany/Organsiation: Marine Rescue Port DouglasCourse Location: OnlineRating: 4.5Review: This was a great Course and I learnt heaps from it. I needed to upgrade my First Aid skills as we will doing medivacs on the rescue vessels.I looked at a number of courses but being in far north Queensland there are not many courses available in my area. I originally was going to do the Certificate 2 in Health Care, but after talking to the staff at the College I found that I could do the Certificate 3 completely online. The price was also attractive, as it was considerably less than other Colleges. Many of the practical sessions are completed by video, which was good. The units are well written, very informative and easy to understand. I really enjoyed this course and learnt a great deal.Response from the ownerHi Julia. Glad you enjoyed the Cert III in Basic Health Care, and thanks for sharing your experience with others. Our paramedical units are written by us with a pure paramedic and prehospital care focus. I am really proud of them. Thanks for taking the time to say such nice things. I truly appreciate it. Craig Nolan Sophia BairdSophia Baird ★★★★★ I did my CPR and First Aid with Alan in Lismore, I enjoyed every second of the day. He created a fun environment that made learning the content easy and enjoyable.10-/10!Response from the ownerThanks, Sophia, Allan does a fantastic job. I am glad you enjoyed our first aid course in Lismore. I hope you never have to use the skills. Craig Nolan Taylor PocockTaylor Pocock ★★★★★ I completed a cert 3 in Basic healthcare online through these guys and I am very happy with how the units and course information was constructed. Even the feedback was constructive and easy to understand.Response from the ownerHi Taylor, Thanks for the feedback on our Cert III Basic Healthcare and pre-hospital care training. It is so nice to get a pat on the back. Michael Schwager Chiropractor MullumbimbyMichael Schwager Chiropractor Mullumbimby ★★★★★ The course that Al facilitated was concise, entertaining and engaging with loads of personal stories included. Highly recommended! I will be back! Many thanks Al and IPC.Layla HerthLayla Herth ★★★★★ Such a fabulous teacher and made it fun and extra informative. Would highly recommend this First Aid and CPR courseResponse from the ownerHi Layla, Glad you enjoyed our First aid/CPR course. As clinicians, we try to share that experience. Thanks for your kind words. Craig Nolan Jett KrohnJett Krohn ★★★★★ I am currently studying with IPC and the support I receive from Craig and his team is second to noneThe online training is well presented and easy to navigate. The learning is relevant to my industry. It helps being able to call the trainers and receive feedback and advice. I look forward to completing my study with IPC and will certainly use them again.Response from the ownerJett, You are going so well. Keep up the good work, and thanks for returning to the Cert IV with us. Craig Nolan Sophie HammondSophie Hammond ★★★★★ Al was an amazing instructor with plenty of knowledge and experience. I always choose to train with IPC over other organisations because they have a great training structure and skillful trainer/assessors. It was a great day of learning and abit of fun.Response from the ownerHi Sophie, we thank you for noticing our hard work, and look forward to your continued support. David CashDavid Cash ★★★★★ One of the best First Aid courses I have attended. Fast paced, highly informative and delivered with real passion.The Trainers knowledge and experience was very impressive and entertaining.Response from the ownerWe're thrilled to see you enjoyed the training, your kind words have been forwarded to your trainer. We appreciate you for taking the time for this review David. Meredith CorriganMeredith Corrigan ★★★★★ We had a community defib vandalised, rang the College and they had a replacement defib to us within a week. Absolutely fabulous.Response from the ownerOur Pleasure happy to help. Providing a service to keep the community safe is at our up most importance. Thank you for taking the time to give us such a kind review Meredith Samantha ElvaSamantha Elva ★★★★★ This training was engaging and had a really great break up of activities and theory. Also Al is an absolute legend! Highly recommend this training for everyone - such important skills for all of us to know.Samantha DoyleSamantha Doyle ★★★★★ This training was engaging and had a really great break up of activities and theory. Also Al is an absolute legend! Highly recommend this training for everyone - such important skills for all of us to know.Response from the ownerHi Samantha, thanks for the kind words about your first aid training in Byron Bay. I think Al is a legend too. We are so proud of him and so glad you got a lot from your training with us. I hope you don't need to use the skills. Thanks for the feedback. I have passed it on to Al John MilesJohn Miles ★★★★★ Conducted CPR/First Aid course today @ Ballina, to which I highly recommend! 🙂Georgie WhiteGeorgie White ★★★★★ enjoyable day, great teaher.Joshua SmithJoshua Smith ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you for your rating, we look forward to seeing you next year. Kristina FranksKristina Franks ★★★★★ Fantastic, informative course, highly recommend!Shelley McConaghyShelley McConaghy ★★★★★ I completed my first aid recertification yesterday including CPR at Mullumbimby. Our trainer Alan was really engaging, knowledgeable, and made it all feel very doable. Thank you Al!LMac DaddyLMac Daddy ★★★★★ This was my first time doing a First Aid and CPR course and our instructor Al was amazing. Very engaging and informative. He kept the course entertaining the whole way through and was very knowledgable as well, would thoroughly recommend to anyone.Response from the ownerHi there,We're happy to hear that your first experience in a First Aid course was great and hope to see you return with us next year. christian hanlonchristian hanlon ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHi Christian,We hope you enjoyed your training and that we see you next year.Thank you for your rating. Kim NobleKim Noble ★★★★★ Completed my first aid today , I highly recommend International Paramedic College, Al is a great trainer , very professional.Scullly AndersonScullly Anderson ★★★★★ Damian made the day informative, instructional and he created the right balance of feedback, participation and learning. It was good to arrive unsure and leave feeling less nervous and so much better equipped and informed. I recommend this training.Response from the ownerHi Louise,Happy to hear that you have enjoyed your First Aid course with usWe are lucky to have Damien on our team as he has a wealth of knowledge and his own unique style of delivering. Luke O'NeillLuke O'Neill ★★★★★ After recently completing my 2nd 1st Aid Certificate and CPR with International Paramedics College. I decide to use them as I found the college very professional, friendly and trainers very experienced and knowledgeable in there real life experiences in this field. I highly recommend anybody to choose them as your next course provider in CPR or 1st Aid certificate.Response from the ownerHi Luke Thanks for coming back to train with us here at International Paramedic College. We try hard to be authentic and real to give real people the confidence to help in an emergency Danielle PearsonDanielle Pearson ★★★★★ Al was amazing very engaging and had a lot of real life experiences to the courseResponse from the ownerAllan is amazing, He is a reptile expert as well as coming from an Intensive Care Paramedic background with Ambulance NSW. Thanks for your kind words Danielle adam Sweetmanadam Sweetman ★★★★★ Best CPR and first aid course I’ve done and I’ve had to do them for my job for the last 28 years.Great instructor, with an amazing wealth of knowledge.Response from the ownerGreat to hear you enjoyed your CPR training with us at International Paramedic College, We try really hard to help build confidence and we love those dummies that light up David ReeveDavid Reeve ★★★★★ Absolutely wonderful. Alan was an excellent teacher. The course was presented so well, it flowed beautifully. Would recommend it to anyone. So glad I have done it. Thankyou!Response from the ownerHi David,Pleased to see you have enjoyed your course, we will be sure to pass on your kind words to Allan. Look forward to seeing you again this year. Jackie HinrichsenJackie Hinrichsen ★★★★★ I attended the Ballina location. Al was fantastic! A very experienced paramedic who shared clear, practical advice. I learnt a lot in one day. I feel confident having done this course. Highly recommended.Response from the ownerHi Jacqueline,So glad you feel confident and have learnt a lotWe hope you never have to use your First Aid training skills. Sophia Richmond-MannoSophia Richmond-Manno ★★★★★ The most engaging first aid course I’ve ever completed, Al is an absolute legend and wealth of information, I highly recommend Al as a facilitator of this course for those looking to complete first aid and CPR in the Northern Rivers.MissChris5MissChris5 ★★★★★ Completed my 1st Aid today in Ballina with Al as our instructor. It was informative, enjoyable and Al made it interesting. I definitely learnt new things and found the course updated & current. Al's experience gave me confidence in his knowledge and expertise. Would highly recommend International Paramedic College for my work colleagues, friends and family.Response from the ownerHi Christine,Thank you for your kind words, Allan is a gem when it comes to teaching his knowledgeWe're also happy you got to learn a lot at your First Aid trainingHope you never have to use them skills. Hannah CalubHannah Calub ★★★★★ David was great and made the class super interesting and informative. Good vibes, everyone was incorporated and I love that he told stories and got everyone involved when asking questions.Response from the ownerHi Hannah, we're happy that we have David on our team,he has his own unique style when it comes to teaching.Great to see you enjoyed your First Aid course. Jacqui AbelJacqui Abel ★★★★★ Fabulous learning experience. 100% recommend.Response from the ownerHi Jacqui, Thank you for your positive feedback.We're happy that you enjoyed for First Aid training with us. Alan IrvineAlan Irvine ★★★★★ The course was great, Alan was very informative and kept the whole class interested, the props were clean and easy to useResponse from the ownerHi Alan, thank you for such kind words.Allan has such great teaching skills, we're glad you enjoyed your First Aid training. Edwina HodgesEdwina Hodges ★★★★★ I needed my First Aid Training for work.The Course was great.The Instructor was fantastic, he made the course interesting and fun.I learnt so much on the day.My certificate arrived in my email 2 days after attending the Course.I will be going back next year when I need to redo my CPR.Response from the ownerHi Edwinda, so happy to see that you enjoyed your Childcare First Aid course with usThank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you next year. Pete WhittakerPete Whittaker ★★★★★ I felt at ease throughout the day, and enjoyed the presentations and felt confident with the knowledge and experience gained.Response from the ownerHi Pete, Thanks for saying such kind words about your First Aid training in BallinaI'm glad we could teach you some really good skills, I hope you never have to use them. Brenda MantonBrenda Manton ★★★★★ i have done a few first aid courses now,. and i have to say that this was the best one i did yet. Craig was awesome he explained things that no other first aid teacher has. he was so humble and couldn't fault the course at all. i would definately recommend anyone to do their first aid with Craig. great course great man thanks Craig for a great day of learningResponse from the ownerHi Brenda Thanks for saying such lovely kind things. I really enjoyed the day and everyone was so lovely. When i came home i was telling my wife what a great day i had had and was all smiles. Thanks for making it special. Lizzy LocktonLizzy Lockton ★★★★★ I completed my first aid and cpr course with Al as the trainer in ballina.
The course material provided prior to the training day was informative and allowed me to prepare for the day.
The course was run professionally and effectively.
Al provided informative real life experience. He was efficient and effective in his training. Highly recommend this trainer and training provider.
Mitch HardmanMitch Hardman ★★★★★ Thank you to Alan for the quality of the training provided today in Ballina 🙂 very laid back and relaxed whilst providing all the information required to ensure we are all confident that we would be acting legally and ethically if we need to provide any first aid to persons now or into the future.Renee & Mitch HardmanRenee & Mitch Hardman ★★★★★ I completed my first aid qualification with Alan today at the Ballina training and I must admit I haven’t learnt so much in such a short time as I did today......excellent trainer who speaks in easy to understand terminology and ensures everyone is entertained along the way 🙂Response from the ownerHey Thanks for your kind words. It is so lovely to get such great feedback about what you have learned in first aid training. Allan is a great communicator and has all the real world experience to go with it. Thanks for taking the time, it means the world to us Lisa ZvirzdinasLisa Zvirzdinas ★★★★★ Thank you Alanfor our life saving lesson. Its given me the confidence to deal with emergency situations. I am so glad I did it. It was very informative, it is a great feeling that one can save a life. Again, many thanks.L Zvirzdinas Suffolk ParkResponse from the ownerHi Lisa Thanks for your kind words Alan has a great delivery style and a lot of experience to share in our Byron First aid Courses. Thanks for taking the time to learn with us. Susan RoachSusan Roach ★★★★★ I found the instructor thorough in his teaching, his manner to be confident and calm with the right amount of humour. His experience was evident. Much appreciated.Response from the ownerThanks Susan. It is nice to get a pat on the back for the first aid course in Ballina and I have let Allan know about your kind words. Allan has a wealth of experience to share Jysuis JyvisJysuis Jyvis ★★★★★ I really enjoy my day at first aid last Saturday and have already put in practice the following Monday at my workplace. I thought our trainer was not only knowledgeable but the course was hands-on. Great tips too! ThanksResponse from the ownerWow that's great to hear and i hope your work colleague is ok to. While we love teaching first aid and it helps your friend, I always think it helps the helper too when we feel like we are able to do something to help another. Great news and thanks for your kind words Neil SherriffNeil Sherriff ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThanks Neil, So glad you enjoyed your Childcare First aid course with us Abby GreenAbby Green ★★★★★ Thoroughly recommend this mob. The facilitator, Alan, not only was professional and highly informative but he made the day fun. Showed us funny videos and cracked jokes which made the mandatory work training refresher a pleasure to attend. If you are looking for real life skills with people who make you feel super comfortable then this is your crew. I look forward to next time. Thanks guys. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Response from the ownerThank you for such positive and honest feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the people enjoy and get a lot out of the training and the delivery. We pride ourselves on our trainers and the way we present our course content. Spread the good word and thankyou. settlepetal1settlepetal1 ★★★★★ I have done so many cpr and first aid courses over the years but this was, by far, my favourite. I attended a Ballina class and the teacher was really great - very engaging and funny and just made re-learning the content easy. Thanks for making this day go so quick and effortlessly.Response from the ownerHi and your name is such an important aspect of learning first aid, Ist rule is always calm yourself down and let the common sense come through so Settle Petal is probably a great way to think about it. Thanks for taking the time to give us a pat on the back. We appreciate that so much. eva priestleyeva priestley ★★★★★ This was a great course! It was comprehensive and time efficient and I left the course feeling safer, knowing that I am now more capable to handle an unexpected situation. Jay was our teacher and she was fantastic! She was very knowledgable, taught well and allowed us to have breaks throughout the day. Highly recommend.Response from the ownerHi Eva, thank you for your positive and comments about our course and the trainer. We look forward to seeing you in our classes again in 2021. Spread the good word. Annette HotkoAnnette Hotko ★★★★★ The training was great and the trainer made it easy to rememberResponse from the ownerHi Annette, thank you for your positive feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear that our students appreciate the effort and enthusiasm of our trainers and the learning material. Learning can be a great experience . cheryl matthewscheryl matthews ★★★★★ I thoroughly enjoyed the course and Lisa the course teacher made the course fun and easy to understand. Will definitely recommend this to othersResponse from the ownerHi Cheryl, thank you for your positive and thoughtful feedback. It is always great to receive such comments about our courses and trainers. Look forward to seeing you back next year. Annette BownAnnette Bown ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you for your thought full and positive feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear that student have enjoyed our training courses and have praise for the delivery and attention of the trainer. Renee FergusonRenee Ferguson ★★★★★ Excellent course for CPR and First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting. I was very impressed with the high quality of instruction, thorough and extensive course content delivered by instructors in a very professional, caring, sharing, eloquent and patient manner. I was looking for an excellent First Aid refresher course and the International Paramedic College in Lismore was a great choice for my First Aid training.Response from the ownerHi Renee, Thank you for your comments about your positive training experience and great delivery by our trainers. We look forward to seeing you back in one of our many courses. Loren RobinsonLoren Robinson ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing course, couldn’t recommend it more...the Instructors made me feel a lot more confident about the possibility of having to carry out my training in an actual situation+ even in COVID times we were able to use the manikins that show blood flow to the head with led lights which makes the entire experience a lot more rewarding as we could get a realistic feel for What it takes to successfully carry out cpr !! :))Response from the ownerThank you for your kind words and positive feedback. It is always appreciated when participants both enjoy and find the training rewarding. Rob FordhamRob Fordham ★★★★★ Thourough and excellently presented training. I found it simple and easy to understand.Response from the ownerHi Rob Thanks for your kind words. WE try to make first aid simple, because it really is and it encourages people to have a go if needed. I am so proud that you enjoyed your time with us . Thanks so much Kevin BowenKevin Bowen ★★★★★ Absolutely thorough and extremely helpful with a great teacher in Lisa, would recommend this to anyone I know, day went fast and it was a lot of fun. Well done 👍.Response from the ownerHi Kevin, Thank you very much for you positive comments and feedback on our course and trainer. Danielle GreensladeDanielle Greenslade ★★★★★ Recommend wholeheartedly. Great trainer with medical emergency background who provided helpful context to first aid protocols. She explained not just what to do but the why behind it.Response from the ownerThank you for your kind words about our First Aid training in Lismore. It is always pleasing to hear that you recommend our training. Jessica JonesJessica Jones ★★★★★ Such a great course. Easy,fun and informative learning. Having the option to read up and answer some of the questions online due to covid19 restrictions gave me confidence before I went into the classroom setting. Lisa is a fantastic teacher which helped put me at ease and ready to learn. If one of my loved ones,friends, or a stranger needed first aid, I am so happy to know I can be of use and assistance. Thank you Lisa and the International Paramedic CollegeResponse from the ownerJessica Thank for your kind words about your first aid training with International Paramedic College. We really appreciate you taking the time to give Lisa a pat on the back. She does a great job Thanks again Ellie WaterhouseEllie Waterhouse ★★★★★ What an incredible day. I have done this year upon year but I really felt like today I had a deeper understanding of the best way to administer first aid and CPR. The trainer was able to easily apply my knowledge and skills in a childcare setting too. I loved our teacher Fabricia, she was great.Response from the ownerThanks for your Kind words Ellie. We really appreciate people taking the time to share there experience in learning first aid with us. Childcare first aid is so important, kids are not smaller adults and i am so proud of Fabricia and her ability to make first aid easy to understand Deidre CoeDeidre Coe ★★★★★ As always the material and course were great, both Craig and Lisa did a fantastic job. Due to COVID we broke into smaller groups which was great and I commend you for being intuitive during COVID. Thanks again for a great course.Response from the ownerThanks Deidre We have made a few changes to the way we Deliver first aid training in our new COVID normal world. Glad to see you back again thanks so much Sibylle Tyler-GibsonSibylle Tyler-Gibson ★★★★★ Having passed a few First Aid/CPR courses, it‘s the first time I really feel confident assisting people in need of immediate emergency care. The Instructor explained everything very clearly at a good pace and I appreciated the practical exercises. Highly recommend it!Response from the ownerThanks for the kind words Sibylle. We really try to get you confident that you can have a go at First Aid. Its great to hear you feel that way. Jacquie TylerJacquie Tyler ★★★★★ I attended my CPR training in Mullumbimby on Saturday and I just would like to say a big Thankyou to the Trainer Lisa. She was very knowledgeable and friendly and made the overall experience great. I’ve attended many first aid training sessions in my life and this was definitely the best.Response from the ownerThanks for your kind words about our first aid training at Mullumbimby. Lisa is a great trainer and we are so proud of her sandra daveysandra davey ★★★★★ This was the most interesting First Aid course I have attended. There were multiple short videos, props, anecdotes, floor cards and projections. Very professionally delivered and being able to do the questionnaires online was very helpful.Response from the ownerGlad you enjoyed the online option for first aid training. I think it allows you to relax and get so much more out of the training. So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your kind words Kim NewtonKim Newton ★★★★★ Fab was great, super helpful and knew what she was doing. It was the best First Aid course I've ever done! ThanksResponse from the ownerHi Kim I am so happy to read your kind words about first aid training with us. Fab is a great trainer. We are so proud of her. Thanks Holly ParrymanHolly Parryman ★★★★★ I had Fabricia for my training in Byron Bay, she was fantastic, so engaging and informative. I highly recommend. I definitely feel more confident now in my abilities in helping someone in need of urgent medical assistance.Response from the ownerHi Holly Thanks for your kind words about first aid training with Fabricia at Byron Bay. She is great and feeling more confident is what it is all about. It is so nice to get great feedback, Thank you and we look forward to seeing you back for CPR training in the future Denielle McKinnonDenielle McKinnon ★★★★★ Thank you “Fabi”for a fantastic day of training - your knowledge and delivery of content is fantastic. Very clear message when trying to understand the foundations of CPR and First Aid. ThankyouAlesya DehlsenAlesya Dehlsen ★★★★★ I found the First Aid training very interesting, engaging and informative. Fabricia gave a lot of encouragement and made us aware how important it is to step out of your comfort zone and just do what you know in the emergency situation, that can save someone's life. I feel like I know a lot more about what to do and how to deal with a life threatening emergency. Thank you Fabricia, enjoyed the day learning the course, very well delivered.Emma WatersEmma Waters ★★★★★ This was the best First Aid training I’ve ever done - engaging, informative, lots of different learning styles were catered for and our facilitator Lisa was very passionate, energetic and experienced. I can’t recommend it highly enough.Yasmin KranzYasmin Kranz ★★★★★ Highly recommended! Everyone should do this course! Craig really makes learning fun and easy! I feel much more confident I could deal with an emergency!Sara Birch-HayesSara Birch-Hayes ★★★★★ what an amazing trainer you are Craig. my son and I learnt so much from you and your training style was so easy to understand.Thank you for your time today.Marlee NewbyMarlee Newby ★★★★★ I cannot reccomend to do this course enough. Craig was amazing at what he did and made sure all area's of worry were met. He opened my eyes up to alot of things and simplified it all. I would 100% reccomend to do this course as in a short period of 3hours it was amazing how much I learnt.
Thankyou very much!!
Esther HaroEsther Haro ★★★★★ I’ve done the First Aid training course 3 times. Today, I’ve had the best one. Thanks Serge, don’t retire! Will want to do it with you next time! 🙌🏽🙏🏼Lilly EgginsLilly Eggins ★★★★★ Amazing ways of teaching! Will come back for all my training!😁Josephine BellJosephine Bell ★★★★★ Very good First Aid presentation that is lively, entertaining and gets the points across in a way that is easy to understand and take away with you, instilling confidence. Caring support staff and friendly operation in general.Karen TregidgoKaren Tregidgo ★★★★★ Best First Aid and CPR Course ever, thanks Serge, very informative and entertaining.I highly recommend this training.Thankyou Serge, as a nurse of 35 years, I learnt heaps.Tash KilbyTash Kilby ★★★★★ I thoroughly enjoyed my day working with you through the first aid course.My family were in stitches that night when I relayed some of your stories! They especially liked the one where your mate had to 'eat out of his ear and wipe his bum out of his eye!' And if you want to know more about that story you will just have to do the first aid course with Serge, the master cookie to find out what happened! Thanks for your time. It was really worthwhile and I have a renewed confidence should I be faced with helping someone in need. Kind regards Natasha BallGrant SandersGrant Sanders ★★★★★ The trainer was very knowledgeable in his content and willing to explain to each member of the class. I highly recommend this training facilityVicki BarberVicki Barber ★★★★★ Great day today with Serge, this was my third first aid training course (with different providers) and by far and away the best. It was engaging, interesting, well paced and wonderfully delivered by Serge who's wealth of knowledge and experience is always evident. With a little humour in the mix it's an easy 10 from me. Thank you for an excellent day!Zane DeanZane Dean ★★★★★ High praise for Serge, he kept us entertained with stories from his two decades of experience as a regional paramedic while teaching us good effective ways to keep someone going until the professionals get there. I feel confident that I not only know what to do in an emergency to keep myself safe and the patient calm, but how to also help the paramedics take over when they arrive.Leigh CunninghamLeigh Cunningham ★★★★★ The best first aid training I have ever attended, and I have attended many.
Definitely the provider to choose if looking to do a first aid course.

HLT21020 Certificate II in Medical Service First Response



Enrol with us today & start your educational journey as a medic or first responder in emergency paramedical prehospital care


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Embarking on a career as a paramedic in Australia can be an exciting and rewarding journey. To start your paramedic education, the HLT21020 – Certificate II in Medical Service First Response serves as an excellent foundation. This qualification not only provides essential skills and knowledge but also acts as a “taster course” for individuals interested in pursuing a paramedic career. In this article, we will explore how the Certificate II integrates into the Australian vocational system, highlighting its role in creating educational pathways towards higher qualifications, such as the Diploma of Emergency Care. Read on to discover how this qualification can be your stepping stone to a successful paramedic career.

Paramedical Education

Before delving into the Certificate II in Medical Service First Response, it’s important to understand the significance of paramedical education in Australia. Paramedics are healthcare professionals trained to provide emergency medical care in various settings, including ambulance services, hospitals, and specialised industries. A comprehensive paramedic education equips individuals with the necessary skills to assess, treat, and manage medical emergencies.

HLT21020 – Certificate II in Medical Service First Response

The HLT21020 – Certificate II in Medical Service First Response serves as a valuable introductory course for aspiring paramedics. It provides foundational knowledge and practical skills that allow individuals to gain insight into the paramedic profession. This certificate offers a “taster” of the industry, allowing students to explore their interest and suitability for a career in emergency medical services.

The Certificate II curriculum typically covers topics such as basic anatomy and physiology, infection control, communication skills, and first aid techniques. Students learn how to respond to emergencies, provide basic life support, and effectively communicate with patients and other healthcare professionals. This qualification includes practical opportunities to develop more advanced patient skills to help students to practical in real-world settings.

Educational Pathways:

Upon completing the Certificate II in Medical Service First Response, students have the option to further their paramedic education by pursuing higher qualifications within the Australian vocational system. The Certificate II serves as a stepping stone towards more advanced levels of training, such as the Certificate III in Basic Health Care, the Certificate IV in Healthcare (ambulance EMT) or the Diploma of Emergency Care.

The Diploma of Emergency Care builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the Certificate II, providing a more comprehensive understanding of emergency medical care. It covers advanced topics such as pharmacology, advanced life support, trauma management, and medical assessments. This higher qualification qualifies individuals for more challenging roles within the paramedical profession and to seek out jobs in the private sector.

How to Become a Paramedic

Many people are starters, few are finishers. The “Path to Success” to become a qualified paramedic in Australia can be an expensive option through University. Aspiring individuals need to follow a clear educational pathway. Starting with the Certificate II in Medical Service First Response, students can progress to the Diploma of Emergency Care and beyond as a taster of whether this career is for them before committing to University study.

Here are the general steps to becoming a paramedic in Australia:

  1. Obtain the HLT21020 – Certificate II in Medical Service First Response to gain foundational knowledge and practical skills.
  2. Progress to the Diploma of Emergency Care or a similar higher qualification to further develop your expertise.
  3. Gain practical experience through clinical placements and internships, which are often included in paramedic programs.
  4. Go directly to a university and enrol in a degree in paramedic practice, if that path is more appropriate for your personal circumstances
  5. Consider obtaining additional certifications and training in areas such as advanced life support, trauma care, and specialised fields like paediatric, remote area paramedicine or mines rescue.
  6. Apply for registration with the appropriate regulatory body in your state or territory to practice as a paramedic when you have your degree.

The HLT21020 – Certificate II in Medical Service First Response serves as an ideal starting point for individuals interested in pursuing a paramedic career in Australia. It is designed for anyone that has an interest to further their knowledge of providing basic first aid and emergency responses in the pre-hospital/out of hospital environment. Possible occupational titles for this role may include, Community based First Responder, Workplace First Responder, Emergency Medical Responder, EMS First Responder and a Volunteer First Aider. The qualification offers entry level certification for all Emergency Response Team members and a stepping stone into the world of Paramedicine.

Paramedical Pathways

We have a fantastic promotional price on the Diploma of Emergency Health, formerly known as the paramedic diploma.

With us, you can jump straight into the Diploma of Emergency Care to train as a medic or follow a pathway approach as outlined below.

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Integration with Higher Qualifications: Pathways to a Diploma of Emergency Health Care

The HLT31220 — Certificate III in Basic Health Care serves as a foundational step towards higher qualifications within the Australian Vocational system. One such qualification is the HLT41120 - Certificate IV in Health Care, which builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the Certificate III.

The Certificate IV in Health Care delves deeper into topics such as advanced patient assessment, pharmacology, and clinical interventions. This qualification prepares individuals for more specialised roles within the healthcare system and provides a broader scope of practice.

By completing the Certificate III and progressing to the Certificate IV in Health Care, individuals create a seamless educational pathway that aligns with the paramedical field. This integration allows for the recognition of prior learning and facilitates a smoother transition to higher qualifications, such as the HLT51020 - Diploma of Emergency Health Care.

How to Become a Paramedic: Navigating the Educational Pathway

To become a qualified paramedic in Australia, individuals can follow a clear educational pathway that encompasses several key steps:

Step 1: Obtain the HLT31220 — Certificate III in Basic Health Care as a starting point to gain essential knowledge and skills.

Step 2: Progress to the HLT41120 — Certificate IV in Health Care to further develop your expertise in patient assessment and clinical interventions.

Step 3: Gain practical experience through clinical placements and internships, which are often integrated into the Cert IV paramedical programs.

Step 4: Consider obtaining additional certifications and training in specialised areas such as advanced life support, trauma care, or paediatric paramedicine.

Step 5: Complete the HLT51020 — Diploma of Emergency Health Care to further enhance your skills and

Step 6 Continue onto University confident that this is the career for you and prepared with advanced standing experience and confidence

Our paramedic pathway, and it costs you no more time

With us, you can jump straight into the Diploma of Emergency Care to train as a medic or

Try before you commit to one training provider, who may not be what you thought they were when you sign up for a Diploma with large upfront costs that you never get back.

Use the pathway as a taster program to see if returning to learning is for you.

Use the pathway as a taster program to see if a paramedical career is for you.

Get qualifications as you go along to work or transfer to other health related courses with common core units, e.g. Nursing or Aged Care

Do a course written by us and we are proud of it. An Australian Intensive Care Paramedic with significant and some would say “old school approach to paramedic education and real-world patient management skills. We are not a sales team, we are clinicians.

We use an Australian Paramedic Textbook as the core learning material. All assessment tasks are Paramedic-based not generic health industry content.

Use this as a VET in school's taster program. Our Cert II and Cert III can be completed 100% online. Cert IV and the Diploma require 3 day practical workshops and a pre-practical online primer session.

We are the real deal. A paramedical college run by paramedics with significant clinical and educational experience.

Our educators for these programs are leaders in this field nationally

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Start with the subjects in the Cert II medical first response

do 2 more units and to will be issued with the Cert III Basic health care

do 6 more units and get the Cert IV In healthcare

do I more unit and get the Diploma of emergency care

No more time and you have a pathway to the Diploma of Emergency Care

Note: With the pathway from Cert IV to Diploma that you will have two 4 Day practical sessions

HLT21020 – Certificate II in Medical Service First Response

This qualification supersedes and is not equivalent to HLT21015 Certificate II in Medical Service First Response

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.

Core Units and your clinical pathway 9 Units in total

Your course units will be delivered in the following sequence. We have developed this pathway to provide you with the best clinical outcome for your studies with us and this simplifies the pathway to higher qualifications.

All our units are written by us and have a paramedic/prehospital care focus

Note: Unit marked with* has a prerequisite HLTAID011 Provide First Aid.

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Simply do your first aid course locally and/or provide us with a copy of your current first aid certificate for a credit transfer.

PUAEME008 Provide Pain Management (Green Whistle training)*

* We added the Unit PUAEME008 Provide Pain Management as an elective here, as it provides better real-world workplace outcomes for students and teaches you about the methods and checks we use in administering drugs in pre-hospital care.  A green whistle training device will be required to complete the unit.

These units are common units in the paramedical and general health care sector training and education courses.

All our units are written by us and have a paramedic/prehospital care focus

Paramedical EMT First Responder Courses and Learning Pathway to Becoming a Paramedic

HLT21020 Certificate II in Medical Service First Response

HLT31220 Certificate III in Basic Health Care

HLT31120 Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport (NEPT)

HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care (First responder EMT Medic)

HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care (Paramedical Training)

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


Study Mode

100% Online learning

Must have a current first aid certificate prior to completion




Course Fees

$850 Upfront Payment

Payment plan of 4 payments available $850+ $100 registration fee

100% online completion available with a current first aid certificate

Local attendance not required to complete this course






The Assessment Process for Qualifications

We use a range of assessment methods to gather evidence of your knowledge and applied skills for this course. The assessment methods may include multiple choice questions, short written answers and, where noted, practical activities. On enrolment in, you will be provided with access to International Paramedic College’s course learning materials.

It is expected that you have read and understood the learning materials to develop your responses to the assessment tasks, and completed any assessment tasks as per the student instructions and with the learning materials for that module. The use of AI or software to generate answers to assessment takes is covered in our plagiarism and the use of AI policy available on our student information page or in the footer of our website.

Course Fees and Payment Plans

The use of payment plans is covered by the autopay agreement when you sign up for a plan. Payment plans are not available to students under 18 years of age. Certificates or Statements of Attainment will not be issued until course fees are paid in full.

Our refund policy and any terms and conditions are available in the footer of our website.

Unit or course pre-requisite or requirements

You will need access to the internet and certain basic computer skills to complete the online learning modules.

A driver's licence will be required for any transport units

The unit on pain management has a current first aid course as a prerequisite, and you will require a green whistle training device or old stock of the device to simulate administration of the drug. Full details are available here.

Students must have reasonable English language skills as all units are assessed in English

A current photo ID

Reasonable Adjustment – Learning difficulties

Enrolment in this training requires participants to provide details on any learning or physical difficulties which may impact on their training outcomes. This may include any language, literacy, or numeracy issues.

Students may also discuss any special needs with your assessor, who may be able to make any required, reasonable adjustment to the assessments to meet these needs. Please note the requirements under physical activity below.

Reasonable adjustment may include access to paper-based assessments due to technical or access issues to online assessment systems in a workplace. Additional time, fees, or charges may apply for this standard delivery option.

Please note, to be deemed competent in any unit requiring CPR or first aid you must be physically able to perform the following (these requirements cannot be changed):

Uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult manikin placed on the floor

Uninterrupted CPR infant manikin placed on a firm surface.

Additionally, childcare first aid students must perform uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult manikin placed on the floor

Please speak with us before enrolment assessment if you have any concerns.

Entry Requirements

While there are no prerequisites for this course, you will need to have sufficient English language skills to complete the competency-based CPR training.

Under 18

Participants under the age of 18 are required to provide a consent form completed by their legal guardian when they attend any practical training.

Requirements for Completion

You must complete 100% of this training and satisfactorily complete all the competency-based assessment tasks.

Unique Student Identifier Number (USI)

From 1 January 2015 anyone undertakes nationally recognised training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you have not yet applied for a USI, you will have to do so before attending training with us.

Click here to find your USI

If you require help in obtaining one, please contact the office. If you are unable or choose not to provide a USI, or have an exemption granted under the Student Identifiers Act 2014. Then your training outcome will not be recorded on your USI account and will not be available in future years as part of the authenticated USI transcript service. More information is available about USI numbers on our website here.

Student Services Information and Policies

Our student handbook, refunds, terms, and conditions and our policies on are available in the footer of this website. Students can access these at any time. Information for students is provided in the student handbook.

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