This qualification has been designed to offer a clear pathway from the Certificate II in Medical Service First Response to a university bachelor program. It 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, health care 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.

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 electives DNA Kingston Training has selected for HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care are approved for advanced standing to the ECU Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science) and are selected to enable a clear career pathway from the Certificate II in Medical Service First Response and Certificate IV in Health Care.

Suggested occupational titles may include:
  • Paramedic
  • Ambulance Paramedic

Total number of units of competency = 17

Core – 9 units
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  • HLTINF006 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTOUT001 Implement safe access and egress
  • HLTOUT005 Assess and deliver standard clinical care
  • 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
Electives – 8 units*
  • BSBLDR301 Support effective workplace relationships
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid
  • HLTOUT008 Manage a scene
  • HLTOUT009 Manage the scene of a major incident
  • HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely

* Electives are subject to change due to industry requirements or delivery type.

We request successful completion of the HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care, and;
  • Unrestricted Drivers Licence for an Australian State or Territory
  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police clearance
  • Fit to carry out task required for this qualification
For International student entry requirements, please refer to the ‘International Students’ tab.

Rolling intakes (monthly)

Local Student Fees

Please contact our college.

Resource fees are charges for materials that are considered essential to a course or unit of study and which do not form part of the course fee. The resource fee covers materials purchased by DNA Kingston Training to be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as materials, workbooks and course specific uniforms.

Additional Items are items that are required to complete the course of study, but are retained by the student. This can include protective clothing, textbooks, and tools. Details of the additional items required for each course can be obtained from the College.

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services.

For International Student Fees, please refer to the International tab on this page.

CRICOS Course Code – 112690D

English requirements

International students are required to have a minimum of IELTS of 6.0 / PTE score of 52, or their equivalent.

DNA Kingston Training assists students with packaging English training if required.

International Student Fees

Tuition Fee: $28,900

Resource Fee: $3,495

Application Fee: $300 (non-refundable)

Total Course Fee: $32,695

Resource fees are charges for materials that are considered essential to a course or unit of study and which do not form part of the course fee. The resource fee covers materials purchased by DNA Kingston Training to be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as materials, workbooks and course specific uniforms.

Additional Items are items that are required to complete the course of study, but are retained by the student. This can include protective clothing, textbooks, and tools. Details of the additional items required for each course can be obtained from the College.

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services.

Course Duration

104 weeks.

Please contact the college for further information on all our courses for international students, or visit our International page.