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International Paramedic CollegeExcellentInternational Paramedic College4.9 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.

The healthcare industry in expected to grow by over 15 percent over the next five years, and Paramedicine skills are in high demand.

Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025.




Paramedics Predicted job growth to 2025


Health and Welfare Support Workers Projected increase by 2025


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HLT51020 — Diploma of Emergency Health Care

This qualification replaces the HLT51015 Diploma of Paramedical Science, commonly known as a paramedic diploma.

No intake date or ATAR required Self Paced enrol anytime

Now $6000 — Limited to the first 40 students with a payment plan

Save $6000 to $8000 over what other providers charge for this course.  You can use that saving to cover your travel and accommodation for the 4-day practical in Ballina Northern NSW and bank the savings while you enjoy a break in your everyday routine.


Who should study this course paramedicine diploma course? Online and practical.

This qualification was formerly known as a paramedic diploma called the Diploma of Paramedical Science and 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 various roles within the health care and patient transport system around Australia. Developed in consultation with industry to meet a growing demand for discipline specialists from the vocational sector, and can provide a pathway for qualified paramedics to pursue a bachelor of Paramedic Science at University.

The Diploma of Emergency Health Care does not meet the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) standards for national registration as a paramedic within state-based ambulance services. To achieve this, you must enrol in a university and complete a three-year degree, a requirement consistent across all Australian providers. If you are looking to go into a state-based ambulance service straight away, then the university pathway would probably be best for you.

Maybe the degree option is not for you at this stage. If you’re considering a career in paramedicine and pre-hospital care but are hesitant to commit to a university degree for any reason just yet, this diploma offers an ideal introduction and employment opportunities in the private pre-hospital care sector. It’s particularly well-suited for mature students contemplating a career change and wanting to explore the field before making a full commitment.

Holders of this diploma often pursue opportunities in the private sector, including roles such as:

Medical Emergency Services Officer (MESO, ESO, Medic, or EMT) within the mining sector.

Various positions in civil construction and major infrastructure projects.

Non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) services or as an ambulance attendant.

Event medical services, providing support at major local events across Australia, including music festivals, car races, sports events, and other large gatherings.

The offshore sector, particularly in the mining and gas industries. FIFO

Offshore and shipping and yachting on large vessels

This qualification opens various vocational paths where a full degree is not required, but where practical skills and foundational knowledge are highly valued.

The one constant in emergency medicine is change

“Learning to be a medic at this level is not about learning how to use a specific piece of equipment. Equipment constantly changes and evolves, even between worksites. It is learning to apply a skill set or a template over the job and work your way through the routine you have learnt. It sounds funny, but learning to be a medic is learning a series of routines because all jobs have the common elements that need to be dealt with. If you get frustrated by change, then this is not a career for you, as evidence-based practice and new equipment drives changes in emergency medicine. We will develop a base of knowledge for you by completing the 17 units, then show you a systematic approach to patient management that incorporates a change mentality.”Craig Nolan.

Payment Plan 50% off Diploma of Emergency Care

Now $6000 Limited to the first 40 students with a payment plan

Complete your Diploma of Emergency Care with our 1-year instalment payment of fortnightly payments of $231 for 26 fortnights

Total $6006 plus a non-refundable payment plan initial registration charge paid when you register here initial registration charge below to secure one of these limited 40 placements with International Paramedic College Pty Ltd

We have redesigned this program and written it with a fresh, current approach to Australian-Based emergency pre-hospital care.

Save $6000 to $8000 over what other providers charge for this course.  You can use that saving to cover your travel and accommodation for the 4-day practical in Ballina Northern NSW and bank the savings.

We offer a set fortnightly instalment payment plan over 1 year. Registration in that payment plan can be paid below to secure the limited places available at our special pricing for a limited time. The registration fee is not refundable

“The Fine Print”

Limited to the first 40 registrations students only. If you can register below, it means places are still available. Must be over 18 years of age to use a payment plan.

Option 1: Upfront registration for the payment plan registration and payment plan agreement available of $231 fortnightly over 1 year by automatic card deduction. The total payable is $6006 by fortnightly instalments.

Option 2: Upfront registration for the payment plan registration $750 initial deposit on your card and that will reduce the monthly fortnightly repayments on the payment plan agreement to $202 fortnightly over 1 year by automatic card deduction. The total payable is $6002 by Initial deposit of $750 and fortnightly instalments. This reduces your fortnighly commitment.

17 Units of study to complete online prior to your practical attendace 2 to 4 practical courses each. Each quater or 6 months depending on demand. No minimum numbers at practicals or sudden cancellations. When we set the date we run the prctical course regardless of numbers. Thats our garantee

160 hours of supervised practice where you live. We have lists of available options in the student portal 

4 days practical on location in Northern NSW only. (No other locations are available with this special pricing). You are saving a significant amount on your course fees, so you can come to us. (Airport in Ballina with several cheap flights a day) and use the course savings to have a break from your current life and learn how to apply skills like a paramedic does.

Fixed recommended learning pathway over 1 Year, but you can complete over 2 years if you require the extra time. Self Paced Learning — work at a time​​ that suits you. No admission deadlines or intakes.

Real paramedic intensive care paramedic educators with significant clinical experience with NSW Ambulance Service.

Our program was designed and written by me, Craig Nolan, an Australian Intensive Care Paramedics, and is not a generic curriculum. It has a total focus on Paramedic Care and treatment. Using Australian paramedic textbooks as learning materials.

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Practical Skills Training

The HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care includes160hrs of clinical placement which we can help for you organise where you live with a local medical service, or you may already have options to organise yourself at your workplace. International Paramedic College Australia can run practical workshops located in the capital cities and selected regional locations around Australia.

Substantial discounts are offered on our diploma course when you can come to us for your 4-day practical workshop in Ballina NSW. It is just near Byron Bay, and we have an Airport with several direct flights every day. The savings in course fees allow you to come to us and still save money. The Practical Course duration is shortened by attendance at practical webinars and zoom sessions designed to have you primed for your practical work. (we used to call them Paramedic Primers in Ambulance Service NSW)

Why a 4 Day Face-to-Face Practical

We run our practical courses over a shorter time frame because we do a paramedical course primer before your attendance. We used to do this in Ambulance NSW to prepare trainees to “Hit the ground running” when they attend the practical courses. It was called a paramedic primer in those days. We also use a small group team format.

Learning to use various pieces of equipment is not difficult. Equipment continually changes, so learning when to use certain equipment is more important. (I have lost track of how many variations in leg splints and monitors etc I have seen over 40 years). The kit constantly changes, learning how to interpret it is what is essential. You can read more about our philosophy of paramedic training here.

We give you a lot of pre course work to complete on protocols procedures and pharmacology (different drugs that medics may administer) so you know them before you arrive at “face to face” training. We run a series of online webinars and live Q&A sessions with experienced clinical paramedics free of change before your attendance at practical training. Paramedical training is about learning a series of routines, like a template you can layer over any situation to provide you with a systematic approach to any patient management situation. Once you learn this approach, it is simple to apply it in any emergency call.

Our live interactive webinars cover the important aspects of developing the routines and equipment in your skills manual textbook

Skills Stations/Equipment

Patient Assessment

Trauma Cases

Medical Cases

Environmental Cases

Pharmacology relevant to your scope of practice

Clinical placement follows your practical training and allows students to receive hands-on training, skill development, practice and interact with instructors and peers in person. Overall, this program offers a well-rounded approach to paramedical, pre-hospital training, combining both a strong theoretical and practical components.

We have some overseas arrangements that may be suitable for placements for you as well. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must also complete at least 160 hours of workplace attendance as detailed in the assessment requirements.

Paramedic course textbookLearning Materials Text Books

Learning material are generally provided for many of these first responder, pre-hospital care, paramedical training units.

The following textbooks are required for higher learning units

"Clinical Skills for Paramedic Practice" & "Paramedic Principles and Practice"

. Please contact us for advice before enrolment or purchasing texts.

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.

Core Units and your clinical pathway

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.

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTOUT010 Communicate in complex situations to support health

HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely

HLTOUT009 Manage the scene of a major incident

PUAEME008 Provide Pain Management (Green Whistle training)

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis (Mental Health First Aid

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

HLTOUT001 Implement safe access and egress ( practical/theory components)

HLTOUT008 Manage a scene (practical and theory components)

HLTOUT005 Assess and deliver standard clinical care large clinical unit (practical and theory components)

Should you wish to add any additional units from our standard clinical pathway, you’ll have the opportunity during your practical training. Additional units will incur modest fees but provide a specialised focus on transport and occupational first aid, renewing and refreshing your qualifications. After completing your practical workshop, attend your 160-hour clinical placement. You’re responsible for organising this placement, allowing flexibility to tailor the experience to your learning needs.

You have 18 months to complete the Diploma, which should be ample time. Should you require an extension, don’t hesitate to ask.

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

Blended Learning

Self Paced – Enrol anytime and work at a time​​ that suits you


Course Fees


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HLT21020 Certificate II in Medical Service First Response $750 Fixed Price RPL

HLT31220 – Certificate III in Basic Health Care $995 Fixed Price RPL

HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care (First responder EMT Medic) $3495 Fixed Price RPL

HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care (Paramedical Training) $3995 Fixed Price RPL

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