Diploma of Paramedical Science


About the Diploma of Paramedical Science course

The Absolute Medical Response “Diploma of Paramedical Science” (HLT510150) is a nationally accredited qualification. Paramedics are considered the highest level of emergency medical technicians and respond to emergency dispatches and provide intermediate and advanced life support to the injured and ill while enroute to primary care centres or hospitals. Unlike basic EMTs, paramedics can administer intravenous medications and manage other complex emergency care procedures.

About the Diploma of Paramedical Science (HLT51015) course

Our Diploma of Paramedical Science (HLT51015) is presented via a Part-Time/Hybrid course, which combines online and in-person instruction in an extended and blended format.

The Diploma of Paramedical Science course is divided into three phases: didactic (classroom), practical and clinical (in-house) and field internship (assigned to a Absolute Medical Response active ambulance unit).

This blended model program, while academically demanding, will allow students to continue to work whilst achieving the Diploma of Paramedical Science (HLT51015). The clinical and field internship rotations will take place 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.

The Diploma Course will also incorporate the Nationally Recognised Qualification, Certificate IV in Health Care (HLT41115). This qualification will be issued to students at a specific time within the Diploma course once they have successfully completed certain components of the course. The benefit to receiving the Certificate IV in Health Care during the students Diploma Studies is that they will now be eligible to apply for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician with a variety of Private Organisations. Students can then continue on with the remainder of their studies whilst they are working within the out of hospital field.

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As of the 23rd of December 2020, the National Regulator, ASQA, superseded this qualification nationally and an updated version has been released, titled HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care.

The current Diploma of Paramedical Science, HLT51015 is now in a teach out period for 24 months and will be officially superseded on the 22nd December 2022.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 Diploma of Paramedical Science and who will not have their studies completed by this date, you will be automatically transferred over to the new course, Diploma of Emergency Health Care.

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 course can be completed via full time or part time study options. There are 17 units of competency which are required for this qualification, including 9 core units and 8 elective units. Students undertaking full time study will complete the course in 12 months, while students undertaking part time study should aim to complete the course within 18-24 months. An extension of an extra 12 months can be applied for during your studies by sending in a request to the Training and Education Manager.

Face to face block training sessions are compulsory and will be scheduled throughout the calendar year. Failure to attend a scheduled face to face block session will require you to attend the next available session and will inevitably extend your course duration.

Students undertaking on the job work placement with Absolute Medical Response will be able to indicate the shifts they would like to be rostered onto based on their time/day availability as Absolute Medical Response is a privately run organisation with shifts operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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.

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Course enquiry and enrolment into the Diploma of Paramedical Science (HLT51015) can be made via our online enquiry form or by contacting the Student Liaison Officer at Absolute Medical Response on 1300 808 322

Course Dates

Absolute Medical Response accepts applications from students for interest in enrolling into the HLT51015 Diploma of Paramedical Science, via submission of the application form and a phone interview, all year round. Upon successful application, students will proceed to the next stage where they will be required to complete an enrolment form, provide our Student Enrolment Advisor with relevant documents, certificates and qualifications for evidence and undertake an LLN Online Test that will determine suitability for enrolling into the course.

Successful progression through the application and enrolment stages will then allow students entry into the HLT51015 Diploma of Paramedical Science. The student will receive acceptance for entry into one of the start dates listed below:

Admission Dates 2022
Students will normally be placed into a class that is closest to their acceptance date, however if required they can recommend starting at a later date

  • 21st Feb 2022
  • 23rd May 2022
  • 18th July 2022
  • 14th Nov 2022