Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Course Code: HLT51020 | CRICOS Code: 106018J


Community Services

Delivery Mode

Blended and Workshop training


78 Weeks

Course Description

COURSE CODE : HLT51020 | CRICOS CODE : 106018Jnrt logo 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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification.


Blended (Face to Face + Online) + Workshop Training + In house Simulations


Melbourne Campus
Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney Campus
Level 1, 54 Parramatta Road,
Forest Lodge NSW 2037

Course Fee/Duration


Course Duration: 78 weeks
Course Fee: AUD $27,500 (includes Workshop training , Materials & Administration Fee)

Note: Fees are subject to changes


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.

Intake Dates


January, April, July, October

Entry Requirements


  • 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

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Units Of Competency


This qualification requires the successful completion of 17 units of competency: 9 Core units and 8 Electives.

Core Units – 9
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status Core
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTOUT001Implement safe access and egress
HLTOUT005Assess and deliver standard clinical care
HLTOUT010Communicate in complex situations to support health
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Elective Units – 8
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAID011Provide First Aid
BSBFLM303Contribute to effective workplace relationships
HLTENN037Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in the health or community services
HLTENN039Apply principles of wound management
HLTENN036Apply 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
Qualification Pathways


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

Note: While Signet may not offer all the qualifications indicated within the pathway, we identify relevant progression that may be attained. Check our website for your eligibility for the courses offered at Signet.

Career Pathways


Successfully completing this course may enable you to work as a:

  • 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

* Completion of an Signet qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome

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