Absolute Medical Response offers a stimulating learning environment where you will learn first hand the skills and knowledge needed to work within a pre-hospital care setting. The course will teach you how to deal with a variety of scenarios in Basic Life Support and Basic Trauma Life Support. You will learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human body and the aetiology of trauma and disease. The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to perform a prescribed range of functions and predetermined procedures common in the pre-hospital care setting.
It is divided into four phases: didactic (classroom), practical and clinical (in-house), field internship (assigned to a Absolute Medical Response active ambulance unit) and final theoretical and practical assessments.
This blended model program, while academically demanding, will allow students to begin working as an Emergency Medical Technician once they have completed the Certificate IV in Health Care. The clinical and field internship rotations will take place in Sydney NSW Australia and introduce the student to the Absolute Medical Response Work Injury Response Service (WIRS), sporting and special events, non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) and a raft of other primary response opportunities.
Students will also have the opportunity to gain the following first aid and mental health first aid certificates as part of their Certificate IV studies if they wish (additional cost required):
Generally 6 – 12 months
Maximum 2 years
Part-Time/Hybrid course, which combines online and in-person instruction in an extended and blended format
To gain entry into the Certificate IV in Health Care (HLT41120) course you must:
While reasonable adjustments can be made to certain aspects of this course, all students must demonstrate the required skills and knowledge to be considered competent for this qualification. Meaning that in several aspects of this course reasonable adjustment will not be possible and if the student is unable to demonstrate particular competencies they will not qualify.
Absolute Medical Response Cert IV in Health Care has several phases and has been designed as a mixed mode program with a combination of online, in class and hands on training to accommodate all learning styles.
Absolute Medical Response courses are delivered onsite at our training facilities in Prestons. For organisations that would like to undertake group training for their staff, offsite training at a suitable location of their choosing is also an option that can be discussed with the Training Manager.
Delivery of all courses run at Absolute Medical Response is by trainers and assessors who hold the appropriate qualifications and credentials required by our governing body ASQA. As well as being involved in training, all of our trainers are employed as medical staff and are actively working within the patient transport and pre hospital care environment on a regular basis.
While much of the course material is provided for you, students are required to have access to an electronic device, such as a computer/laptop/IPad, Microsoft Office, in particular Word and PDF, and internet access. Course fees do not include the above listed items and students will be required to provide these items themselves to ensure successful completion of the course. If students do not have access to the above listed items they should contact the Training Manager and alternate arrangements can be made. This course also suggests the purchase of a textbook, however it is only a recommendation and is up to the students as to whether they purchase or not. When participating in the ‘clinical placement’ training component of the course with Absolute Medical Response , students will be supplied with a uniform for the duration of their allocated shifts. In addition to the uniform, students are responsible for supplying their own black boots. Further information in regards to the on the job training can be found in the ‘On the Job Training Guidance Manual’.
Assessments will continue throughout all phases of the program. To accommodate all learning styles, a variety of methods will be utilised. These methods include:
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Recognition of Prior Learning or RPL is used to determine if you are eligible for advanced standing within the Certificate IV in Health Care (HLT41120), based on your previous experience and qualifications.
The RPL process is detailed and requires you to prove without question your competency across the units of competency. If you are not sure you can show competency then it is recommended you do not commence the RPL process.
You must apply for RPL before commencing Phase 1 of the course and there will be a cost involved for the process. To gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge within each unit refer to training.gov.au.
Guaranteed Student Clinical Placement Program
Absolute Medical Response guarantees to provide students with a dedicated work experience placement program.
This placement program consists of student placement with our
Students will gain a comprehensive understanding and experience related to the prehospital and intra-hospital transport services and have the opportunity to apply their learned skills in real life situations. Throughout the whole duration of their clinical placement students will have access to ongoing mentoring and senior paramedic support.
An initial deposit of $1000 is required to secure your position into the course. Once payment has been processed you will receive your login and access code to your dashboard which hosts your online self study theory booklets, manuals, journal articles and lectures. This constitutes the beginning of your course, if you choose to withdraw from the course at any stage after receiving access to your student dashboard you will not be eligible for a refund of your deposit.
For the remaining balance, three payment instalments of $1750 will be due at six (6) week intervals.
Upon enrolling into the course and paying your deposit, you will receive an invoice for the total amount, with the itemised three dates spread out at six week intervals. You will be expected to make payment on the stated due date.
The above course fees includes all of the outlined components listed below:
The above course costing DOES NOT include suggested textbooks. Upon enrolment into the course you will receive a textbook list outlining the textbooks that are recommended to purchase. While these are not compulsory, they will definitely assist you with your studies.
For my work placement I attended patient transport shifts, a field day and an SMS camp at camp breakaway. All of these experiences provided a variety of unique situations in regard to medical conditions, cultural diversity, socioeconomic status and most importantly a great learning environment. The learning environment was made possible by the people I worked with during the experiences. Whether they were volunteers, professional staff or other students, the welcoming and constructed nature of the experience provided great knowledge and learning.
The field day is an excellent experience which provides essential insights into the processes and procedures of many medical and trauma scenarios. The learning experience and gaining of knowledge that derives from the field day is mind-blowing. I can’t wait to have the time to attend more of these experiences. The guidance provided during the field day is priceless and in my opinion is an essential learning tool.
I had an amazing time on my placement. Being younger and from Newcastle I was nervous to travel to Sydney and complete my placement. When I arrived the trainers and all of the workers were lovely and welcoming. They were patient with me as I was getting the hang of things and ran me through the protocols and gave me tips on how I could improve and what I was doing right. Working face to face with patients showed me how much I would love to work in patient transport. Being able to provide correct care and comfort to patients as well as constantly learning new things about medical conditions, treatment and hospital care. My trainers let me be hands on with the stretchers and practice carrying out vital assessments on patients, handovers to nurses, online pt care reports and other documentation. I had lots of laughs with the teams I worked with and felt cared for and looked after. I enjoyed my wires shifts as I was able to get study in as well as have some practical training help from the others on shift. Overall, I loved my placement and am glad I chose to do it with AMR.
This has been an exceptional experience and something I never thought I would find myself doing, I came in with minimal experience other than basic first aid training.
Since commencing this course and shadowing a qualified medic while on shift I have found my abilities and confidence to tackle things I would have stepped away from previously. Having the confidence to take lead and not have to rely on the assistance of my shift partner as much as I first did is a feeling I can’t describe. I have learnt so much around wound care initial, and post response, as we provide follow up care also this has shown me multiple facets of wounds etc through the stages of healing. This type of experience is a huge benefit for my personal learnings and on going progression. The constant learning and progressions through my career is something I am looking forward to and will thrive to better myself as I go through this journey.
There has been many ups and many downs through the time, but one thing I have learnt from these downs is that although at the time I felt I wasn’t good enough or I had failed but these were teachings to make me stronger. I can say these have definitely done this and made me a stronger person and more confident in my abilities.
Enjoy your journey and grab every opportunity to move forward and better yourself!
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