HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care – 106018J

HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care



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.


HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care course is a 52 weeks program delivered in a structured classroom environment which includes the ACFE purpose built workshop and computer laboratory.

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.

The program will be delivered – Blended (Face to Face + Online) + Workshop Training.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g. project(s), presentation etc.

You will find the hands-on practical simulation training interesting and beneficial, so that you are able to perform tasks efficiently and effectively in an actual workplace which will build your confidence and competence.

2021 2022
11/10/21 3/10/22
2021 2022
11/10/21 3/10/22
Melbourne Campus
Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney Campus
Level 1, 37 George Street,
Parramatta NSW 2150

This qualification requires the successful completion of 17 units of competency: 9 Core units and 8 Electives.
Core units – 9
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status Core
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 – 8
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
HLTENN037 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in the health or community services
HLTENN039 Apply principles of wound management
HLTENN036 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
A range of the following assessment methods will be used to assess the students:

  • Written questions or Oral Questioning
  • Practical demonstration/ Observation
  • Presentations
  • Projects/ Reports/ Portfolios
  • International Students: $19,500 (Includes Materials & Administration Fee)
* Fees are subject to changes
  • 18 years or older upon application
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enrol for this qualification
  • For international students, ACFE accepts following proof of a level of English proficiency:
  • IELTS Overall 6.5 band (no band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) 79-93 with no band less than 19
  • TOEFL Paper 570 (with a min. TWE 4.5)
  • PTE Academic 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50
Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Diploma of Emergency Health Care can lead to further study within Paramedical Studies including the Bachelor of Paramedical Practice.

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

Course Fees

$19,500 AUD (includes materials & Administration Fee)



Mode of Study

(Face to Face + Online) + Workshop Training


52 weeks



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