RTO # 40833

Diploma of Emergency Healthcare

Diploma of Emergency Health Care

Course Code: HLT51020

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


This qualification reflects pre-hospital and out-of-hospital workers who 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 advanced life-support skills.

This qualification applies to various health care, event medical and patient transport system roles.

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 $12,950.00

Sections Fee:

$1,245.00 per section

Initial Payment:


Monthly Fee:

$1,000.00 per month

Initial Payment:


Sections Fee:

$1,245.00 per section


  • 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 have the ability to undertake a work placement in a clinical setting.
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.


ALL EMS Education & Training courses are available 24/7, with commencement available anytime.


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.

  • Minimum Score of 90% for each lesson to pass it.
  • The Lesson will be locked for 3 minutes after Failing before you can re-attempt the lesson.
  • If you fail to pass a Lesson 3 times, you get the whole course progress wiped, and you must start from the beginning!
  • Students can review their lessons even after completion (but their grades are not affected).


This qualification requires that the learner complete at least 160 hours of work placement under clinical supervision.


Students must complete all units in this course to receive a HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency 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 160 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


After completing the HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care, students may progress to higher education programs in the paramedicine field at the university level.


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

The HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care requires completing the following 17 Units (including nine core and eight electives) – which equals 11 Sections of the mapped study materials.

Core units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTOUT001 Implement safe access and egress

HLTOUT005 Assess and deliver standard clinical care

HLTOUT010 Communicate in complex situations to support health

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

CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

HLTOUT006 Transport emergency patients

HLTOUT007 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions

HLTOUT008 Manage a scene

CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice


** 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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Section 1: Preperatory

  • Chapter 1 EMS Systems
  • Chapter 2 Workforce Safety and Wellness
  • Chapter 3 Public Health
  • Chapter 4 Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Chapter 5 Communications
  • Chapter 6 Documentation
  • Chapter 7 Medical Terminology
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Section 2: The Human Body and Human Systems

  • Chapter 8 Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chapter 9 Pathophysiology
  • Chapter 10 Life Span Development
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Section 3: Patient Assessment

  • Chapter 11 Patient Assessment
  • Chapter 12 Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making
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Section 4: Pharmacology

  • Chapter 13 Principles of Pharmacology
  • Chapter 14 Medication Administration
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Section 5: Airway Management

  • Chapter 15 Airway Management
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Section 6: Medical

  • Chapter 16 Respiratory Emergencies
  • Chapter 17 Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Chapter 18 Neurologic Emergencies
  • Chapter 19 Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
  • Chapter 20 Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Emergencies
  • Chapter 21 Genitourinary and Renal Emergencies
  • Chapter 22 Gynecologic Emergencies
  • Chapter 23 Endocrine Emergencies
  • Chapter 24 Hematologic Emergencies
  • Chapter 25 Immunologic Emergencies
  • Chapter 26 Infectious Diseases
  • Chapter 27 Toxicology
  • Chapter 28 Psychiatric Emergencies
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Section 7: Trauma

  • Chapter 29 Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury
  • Chapter 30 Bleeding
  • Chapter 31 Soft-Tissue Trauma
  • Chapter 32 Burns
  • Chapter 33 Face and Neck Trauma
  • Chapter 34 Head and Spine Trauma
  • Chapter 35 Chest Trauma
  • Chapter 36 Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma
  • Chapter 37 Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Chapter 38 Environmental Emergencies
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Section 8: Shock and Resuscitation

  • Chapter 39 Responding to the Field Code
  • Chapter 40 Management and Resuscitation of the Critical Patient
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Section 9: Special Patient Populations

  • Chapter 41 Obstetrics
  • Chapter 42 Neonatal Care
  • Chapter 43 Pediatric Emergencies
  • Chapter 44 Geriatric Emergencies
  • Chapter 45 Patients With Special Challenges
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Section 10: Operations

  • Chapter 46 Transport Operations
  • Chapter 47 Incident Management and Mass-Casualty Incidents
  • Chapter 48 Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
  • Chapter 49 Hazardous Materials
  • Chapter 50 Terrorism Response
  • Chapter 51 Disaster Response
  • Chapter 52 Crime Scene Awareness
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Section 11: Career Development

  • Chapter 53 Career Development


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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Textbooks and Course Materials

The HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care requires completing the following 17 Units (including nine core and eight electives) – which equals 11 Sections of the mapped study materials.

EMSET supplies through the course library a copy of the textbook, the text for each chapter (which includes skills and exercises to be completed), Chapter Lectures, and Chapter PowerPoints.

These support the EMS M3X course delivery system for the Diploma.