RTO # 40833

Certificate IV in Health Care

Certificate IV in Health Care

Course Code: HLT41120

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Study 24/7 Anywhere Anytime.
Clinical Practice Training On The Job.
Gain Experience In Real-Life Emergencies.


The HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care is an entry-level qualification that is the first step on your pathway to becoming a first responder or paramedic.

This Certificate IV is the perfect starting point for those that want to be frontline emergency workers. Graduates of the course are qualified to go straight into working as an Ambulance Transport Attendant or private medic or can continue their studies with a Diploma of Emergency Health Care, or university degree to become a paramedic.

This qualification reflects workers who provide initial pre-hospital and out-of-hospital basic health care response and assessment to patients requiring urgent medical services. The provision of urgent clinical care includes providing basic life support.

The qualification applies to people working in a variety of roles within the health care system.To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of Units of Competency.

Course Fees

Students can buy the entire course or a section at a time (this allows flexibility in payments.

Initial Payment:


Full Course Fee:

AUD $6,300.00


  • Hold a CURRENT first aid certificate and VALID P1 drivers’ licence or higher
  • Have a reasonable level of physical fitness in order to participate. In particular you will be required to do the following:
    • Kneeling when performing CPR for extended periods and conducting patient assessments.
    • Lifting of patients on spine boards and stretchers and also lifting of equipment
    • Bending and stretching as you get in and out of awaked spaces especially when treating patients inside vehicles
  • Current Working with Children’s Check and Criminal History Check. This will enable you to be rostered on a variety of events for your on-the-job training
  • Must be 18 or older at the time of course commencement.
  • Some prospective students may be asked to undertake an LLN assessment or enrolment interview before acceptance
  • Must have completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent schooling or a Certificate IV or higher qualification with an Australian institution.
  • Must demonstrate English level of IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent, such as:
    • IBT 60
      PTE Academic 50
      CAE 169
      OET Pass
      General English Advanced
      MOI Certificate
      Certificate IV or higher qualification with an Australian institution.
  • Must have the ability to undertake a work placement in a clinical setting.


Assessments may include written questions, demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in-class activities, role play, presentation, work-based projects, research projects, and workplace observations/evidence.

Assessments and quizzes are conducted throughout the lessons, and a student must complete each lesson before moving on to the next lesson. There are a series of skills drills for some chapters and exercises within the chapter sections.


Students must complete all units in this course to receive a HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care certificate.

Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for their deemed competent units.

Students must complete two skills workbooks over 80 hours of Clinical Placement.


This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles:

  • Emergency Services Officer
  • Industrial Medic
  • Event Medic
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Ambulance Transport Attendant
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Private Patient Transport Officer
  • Emergency Patient Transport Officer
  • Emergency Medical Technician


EMS Education & Training recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. EMS Education & Training will accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements.

We can also grant you a Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course and the subject or unit you have completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

Contact EMS Education & Training before entry to the course, EMS Education & Training will discuss the process and options for RPL. Suitability is often determined by how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training.


A USI is needed for all students studying with EMS Education & Training. From 1 January 2015, the students must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) for undertaking Nationally Recognised Training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation.

The USI is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course completed. Please see the official USI website https://www.usi.gov.au.

Before enrolment, the student must create a USI (Unique Student Identifier).


Relevant resources are available at EMS Education & Training to ensure that the students settle in well, smoothly transit life in new places and achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses.

Our staff can assist you in how to seek help with local welfare and guidance services.


EMS Education & Training provides an orientation to assist students as an age and culturally-appropriate program.

Students will complete an onboarding and orientation session within the course.

Course Structure

16 units must be completed:

  • 9 core units
  • 7 elective units, consisting of:

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

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTOUT001 Implement safe access and egress

HLTOUT004 Assess and deliver basic clinical care

HLTOUT008 Manage a scene

HLTOUT010 Communicate in complex situations to support health care

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment


Elective units

BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

HLTHPS008 Provide clinical mentoring in the work environment

HLTOUT006 Transport emergency patients

HLTOUT007 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions

HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely


** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.

EMSET Course Mapping

EMS Education & Training has been operational since 1988 and has vast experience in pre-hospital education.

EMSET have mapped the above units of study to the best in industry methods for delivering this Diploma. (See below)

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HLT41120 Part 1

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HLT41120 Part 2

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HLT41120 Part 3

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HLT41120 Part 4