Certificate IV Health Care


About the Certificate IV Health Care course

The Absolute Medical Response “Certificate IV in Health Care” is an entry level paramedic qualification which provides students with the first step to becoming a career Paramedic. The Certificate IV Health Care program introduces students to basic life support skills needed to work in the pre-hospital emergency environment as Basic Life Support (BLS) Emergency Medical Technician.
The Certificate IV in Health Care qualification is accredited with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and covers work involving delivery of limited direct client care in an emergency response context. The qualification focuses on work in the ambulance industry undertaken by volunteers or workers who provide a basic emergency response and transport role in areas such as mines rescue, fire and rescue services, patient transport officers and industrial paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

The Absolute Medical Response Certificate IV in Health Care course provides students with the necessary skills and competencies to identify, assess and treat the clinical signs and symptoms of injured or ill patients. Students will be taught advance assessment techniques and gains skills in treatment, extrication and transportation. Absolute Medical Response provides a robust training methodology that blends, distant learning, didactic and practical sessions over 250 hours of intense study. The course covers such subjects as anatomy and physiology, CPR, Advanced Resuscitation, Pharmacology, Infection Control policies and procedures, Manage routine scene and promote public safety and Transport emergency and non-emergency patients.

Please Note

As of the 23rd of December 2020, the National Regulator, ASQA, superseded this qualification nationally and an updated version has been released, titled HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care.

The current Certificate IV Course, HLT41115 is now in a teach out period for 24 months and will be officially superseded on the 22nd December 2022.

For those students that are currently enrolled or enrolling into the Certificate IV in Health Care and who will not have their studies completed by this date, you will be automatically transferred over to the new course code.

Please be aware that this transition may entail additional gap training in the form of theory questions/practical scenarios and this will be outlined to you in full as the transition date gets closer. For more information contact us via email or phone on 1300 808 322 or at training@amr-aus.com.au

Entry requirements

  • Current First Aid Certificate (if you do not have a current first aid certificate we can assist you with enrolling into a first aid course)
  • Current and Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Reasonable level of physical fitness
  • Current Working with Children’s Check is Desirable
  • Proficiency in English and possess a sound level of literacy and numeracy

Course duration

The Certificate IV in Health Care course is a mixed learning course by distant learning for pre and post assignments, face to face didactic sessions and practical scenario based learning. Students must complete this course within 1 – 2 years of commencement. Face to face sessions running throughout the year.

Guaranteed on the Job Training program

Absolute Medical Response guarantees to provide students with a dedicated work experience placement program. This placement program consists of ride along with our Work Injury Response Service (WIRS), non-emergency transport and special events and sporting fixtures and access to ongoing mentoring and senior paramedic support. 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.

Course Dates

Course enquiry and enrolment into the Certificate IV Health Care (HLT41115) can be made via our online enquiry form or by contacting the Student Liaison Officer at Absolute Medical Response on 1300 808 322. 

Enrollment into the Certificate IV in Health Care is open all year round.