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Course Objectives

This qualification reflects the role of pre-hospital and out-of-hospital workers employed by State/Territory ambulance authorities, the Australian Defence Force and the private sector 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.


Admission Requirements

Please review the following admission requirements as it is needed by Industry for clinical placements:

Please note that fees required are additional to the course fees.

Applicants will be required to undertake an assessment of language, literacy and numeracy skills to ensure they have the required LLN skills to complete the course. 

    Course Information Sessions

    Information sessions are held on the enrolment day.

    There will also be a course orientation day held on February the 6th 2017 for students.


      Course Fees and Charges

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        Course Contact

        Student Service Centre 9919 4000

        If the Student Service Centre is unable to assist you with your enquiry, please email:

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          Course Quick Guide

          Delivery methods are a mixture of face to face, blended learning, self-directed, and clinical (workplace) experience.

          Assessment is through a variety of methods including product based methods, direct observation and third party evidence. .

          12 months. 2 days per week.


            Program Structure

            Core units:

            HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
            HLTAMB001 Follow procedures for routine safe removal of client
            HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
            HLTAMB012 Communicate in complex situations to support health
            CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
            HLTWHS006  Manage personal stressors in the work environment
            CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
            HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
            HLTAMB008 Assess and deliver standard clinical care

            Elective units:

            HLTAMB011 Manage a routine non-emergency scene
            BSBMED301 Interpret and imply medical terminology appropriately
            HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body system
            CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and health system
            CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
            HLTAMB003 Transport emergency patients
            HLTAMB002 Implement safe access and egress in an emergency
            HLTAMB013 Contribute to managing the scene of an emergency

            Pathway Opportunities

            HBPD Bachelor of Paramedicine with up to 4 units of credit;

            • HFB1113 Pre Hospital Ethical & Legal Issues  (T1 S1)
            • HFB1110 Professional Practice (Y1S1)
            • HFB1112 Paramedic Clinical Practice 1 (Y1S1)
            • HFB1213 Paramedic Clinical Practice 2 (Y1S2)

              Workplace Health & Safety

              Your health and wellbeing during your study with Victoria Polytechnic is of the highest importance to us.  It is important that you are aware of health and safety when you are attending workshops or practical labs at Victoria Polytechnic and in the workplace. Victoria Polytechnic requires students in this course to complete an course induction including Health and Safety and you are required to adhere to the Victoria University Health and Safety policy and procedures whilst on any Victoria University or Polytechnic campus.

              All Students will be required to abide by all WHS and Infection Control policies of the clinical placements attending and will sign the appropriate documentation and undertake training in the classroom before commencing placement.

              For more information click HERE.


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