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HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care




Fifteen (15) Days*

course overview

This course is for those who provide initial pre-hospital and out-of-hospital basic health care to patients requiring urgent medical services.

The qualification applies to people working in a variety of roles within the health care system including industrial medics, volunteer ambulance officers and patient transport officers. To achieve this qualification, participants must complete at least 80 hours of workplace clinical practice providing direct patient care.

***Clinical placement hours available through Perth Medical Volunteers and the SDS Critical Transport Team.***

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
• 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:
• CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
• BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
• HLTAID011 Provide first aid
• HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid
• HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy
• HLTOUT006 Transport emergency patients
• HLTOUT007 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions

Complimentary unit inclusions:
• HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Participants must:
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Hold and provide an unrestricted valid Australian Drivers Licence for a standard automatic vehicle
• Present to the course with a Blood Alcohol Content no greater than 0.00
• 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 knowledge assessments. This must be completed prior to attending the classroom session. Time-frames to complete the online learning vary as it is self-paced and will be dependent on each individual learner, however, we estimate an approximate time-frame of 125 hours.

Classroom Session
The classroom component is delivered over fifteen (15) days and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical activities and assessment.
100% attendance is required for the classroom time due to the level of course content.

Self-Paced Post Course 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.

100% attendance is required for the classroom time due to the level of course content.


Units with pre-requisites have been included.


$4,750.00 (No GST applicable)

$1,500.00 – Initial payment required to access pre-course learning.
$250.00 – Payment required at commencement of Week 1.
$1,500.00 – Payment required at commencement of Week 2.
$1,500.00 – Payment required at commencement of Week 3.

Prices subject to change.


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.

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