CQUniversity Australia

Diploma of Paramedical Science - HLT51015

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00219C

This qualification reflects the role of pre-hospital and out-of-hospital workers employed by State/Territory ambulance authorities, the Australian Defence Force and the private sector 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 including paramedic and emergency medical technician.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 licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 17 units: 9 core
  • 8 elective


  • Transport emergency patients
  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment
  • Participate in assessment validation
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Conduct work within a compliance framework
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Work with diverse people
  • Communicate in complex situations to support health care
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Work effectively with others
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Manage and coordinate resources for emergency operations
  • Implement safe access and egress in an emergency
  • Manage a routine non-emergency scene
  • Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient
  • Contribute to managing the scene of an emergency
  • Provide clinical mentoring in the work environment
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Assess competence
  • Plan assessment activities and processes
  • Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Assess and deliver standard clinical care
  • Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
CQUniversity Rockhampton City No

Further information

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.

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