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HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care

This qualification supersedes and is not equivalent to HLT51015 Diploma of Paramedical Science.

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

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 160 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

17 units must be completed:

  • 9 core units
  • 8 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 4 units from the electives listed below,
  • up to 4 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


Work legally and ethically


Confirm physical health status


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Implement safe access and egress


Assess and deliver standard clinical care


Communicate in complex situations to support health


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


Respond effectively to behaviours of concern


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Provide clinical mentoring in the work environment


Transport emergency patients


Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions


Manage a scene


Manage the scene of a major incident


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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