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.
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, including advanced life support.
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.
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, patient transport and a raft of other primary response opportunities.
This blended model program, while academically demanding, will provide eligible students the opportunity to gain the Certificate IV in Health Care (HLT41120). This will allow students to begin working as an Emergency Medical Technician once they have completed key components of the course.
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):
12 month (full time)
24 months (part time)
Part-Time/Hybrid course, which combines online and in-person instruction in an extended and blended format
To gain entry into the Diploma of Emergency Health Care (HLT51020) 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 Diploma Course 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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Enrolment into the Diploma of Emergency Health Care Course can be full time or part time. There are 17 units of competency, which includes both core units and elective units. Students should aim to complete the qualification course within 12 – 24 months of commencement (full time study 12 months/part time study, approximately 18 – 24 months).
When enrolling into the Diploma of Emergency Health Care students will undertake a pre admissions process, including a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. This process will assist the Student Enrolment Advisor to determine the suitability of the student to undertake a Diploma course. It will also enable Absolute Medical Response to determine if the student is eligible for VET Student Loans.
The steps for enrolment and further information about our admissions process and VET Student Loans eligibility can be found in the Student Admissions Policy and Procedure Document and the Student Eligibility document.
While student applications into the Diploma of Emergency Health Care will be open all year round, acceptance and enrolment into the Diploma Course will occur MONTHLY throughout the calendar year.
Recognition of Prior Learning or RPL is used to determine if you are eligible for advanced standing within the Diploma of Emergency Health Care (HLT51020), 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 during the enrolment process and there will be a cost involved for the process. Once you have commenced the course the RPL option WILL NOT be available.
To gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge within each unit refer to training.gov.au
For further information in regards to Absolute Medical Response Policy and Procedures around RPL, please contact our office on 02 9608 0222 or email the Student Enrolment Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guaranteed 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 intrahospital 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.
Clinical Placement Abroad
In conjunction with our partners, Challenges Abroad, AMR students, now have the opportunity to undertake a portion of their clinical placement in developing countries, where the health care system is completely different to what you are used to at home. On a clinical placement like this you will get the opportunity to see the challenges local communities face, with low resource health care environments, staff shortages, underfunding, the scarcity of basic equipment and practices that are being implemented that are very different from what you are learning.
You will see just how big the difference is between healthcare systems around the world and come across conditions that you have never seen before!
On placement you will:
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Ask these important questions when deciding what college has the right course for you!
1) Are Student Loans available? YES, AMR College can offer students several types of student loans to assist with the payment of their course.
2) Is Clinical Placement Included in the cost of the course? YES, clinical placement hours are included in the cost of all AMR’s courses. You do not have to pay any extra to complete your placement hours.
3) What additional qualifications will I receive? When completing the Diploma Course with AMR College you will also receive your Mental Health First Aid Certificate and your Certificate IV in Health Care.
4) Are there job opportunities available? YES, whilst completing your Diploma with AMR College you will be eligible to apply for a position as a L1 EMT/ESO upon receiving your Cert IV in Health Care.
This will enable you to work and earn while you finish your Diploma studies.
5) Are the practical components flexible? YES, AMR’s practical workshops are able to be customised to assist with balancing your personal/work life.
Through the Government VET Student Loans Scheme, students will have the opportunity to apply for a Student Loan* when enrolling into the Diploma of Emergency Health Care HLT51020. The VET Student Loans program assists eligible students enrolled in approved higher level vocational education and training (VET) courses to pay their tuition fees.
If you are not eligible or do not wish to apply for a VET Student Loan, you will be considered a full-fee paying student and will be eligible for Absolute Medical Response Payment Plan option, that will allow you to make instalments to pay the course cost while you are studying.
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.
Throughout the diploma, I have had the opportunity to understand and develop my academic skills in paramedicine. These include regular modules, readings, OSCE, scenarios and written examinations. The diploma provided at Paramedical Services is like no other. When reflecting on the diploma’s structure and educators, it is evident to me that the knowledge I have learnt within the diploma will enhance my development as a paramedic in the coming future. The combination of in-class learning and placements provided have allowed me to strengthen my patient care and understanding of the prehospital environment.
The ongoing training throughout this diploma is to be commended, after the first and second workshops there was always a clinical practice session coming up where you can practice your skills and receive constructive feedback from the trainers that day. This was essential to this course, practical skills being such a huge part in passing our assessments. I learnt so much on these training days which allowed me to become more confident in my skills and my scenarios overall.
Looking in the learning perspective, I think there's no other place that would prepare all of us so well to continue and decide our future as registered paramedics. We get the chance of being exposed to so many different situations and patients. We have the advantage of experiencing what pre hospital setting will look like. And the demand for continue learning, theory contents and skills such as OSCE's, certainly prepared us to present our best version on our final exams and also be ready to explore the outside world.
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