HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care




Ten (10) Days*

course overview

This course is for those 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, participants must have completed at least 80 hours of work

learning outcomes

This qualification requires successful completion of 16 units of competency consisting of 9 core units and 7 elective units. The elective units have been selected based on industry requirements.
Core Units
• CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
• HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
• HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
• 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
• CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
• BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
• HLTAID011 Provide first aid
• HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid
• HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
• HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy
• HLTOUT006 Transport emergency patients
• HLTOUT007 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
• PUAEME004 Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury


Participants must:
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Students must perform uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an infant manikin and adult manikin on the floor and use of an AED and apply appropriate first aid procedures.
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

Self-Paced Pre-Course Learning
Participants will be required to undertake pre course learning and successfully complete a series of online assessments. This must be completed prior to attending the classroom session. Timeframes to complete the online learning vary as it is self-paced and will be dependent on each individual learner, however, we estimate an approximate timeframe of 4-8 hours per module.

Classroom Session
The classroom component is delivered over ten (10) days and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical activities and assessment.
Self-Paced Post Course Learning and Logbook
On completion of the classroom-based component, participants will be required to complete post course learning and assessment and undertake 80 clinical hours of direct patient care.

Work placement opportunities available through partners.


Units requiring pre-requisites have been included.


$5,200.00 (No GST applicable)
Minimum payment of $1,500.00 is applicable for self-funding students to secure your enrolment, with the remaining course fees required prior to completion.


Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion of all pre course, in class and post course learning and assessment and logbook showing 80 clinical hours of direct patient care participants will receive a nationally recognised qualification in:
• HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training.