Certificate IV in Health Care - HLT41115

St John Ambulance (Western Australia) Ltd

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It reflects the role of workers 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. It applies to people working in a variety of roles including ambulance officers, patient transport officers, industrial medics and basic life support medics.


  • 16 units: 9 core
  • 7 elective


  • Transport emergency patients
  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment
  • Participate in assessment validation
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • 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
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Implement safe access and egress in an emergency
  • Manage a routine non-emergency scene
  • Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient
  • Contribute to assessment
  • Contribute to managing the scene of an emergency
  • Assess competence
  • Mentor in the workplace
  • Plan assessment activities and processes
  • Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Assess and deliver basic clinical care
  • Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • Work legally and ethically

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