This course covers the requirements for a medical first response worker or volunteer who provides initial care to patients. Typically these people provide basic first aid and emergency responses in the pre-hospital/out-of hospital environment.
It is suitable for those wanting to work, or already working as an emergency first responder.
Knowledge and Skills developed
- Infection Control
- Medical Terminology
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Advanced First Aid Practices
- Advanced Resuscitation Including Oxygen Delivery and Advanced Airways
- Working with other people and diverse groups
- Work Health and Safety Requirements
- Pain Management
Units of Competency
(9 Units - 4 Core and 5 Electives)
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
PUAEME005 Provide pain management
The Australian Resusitation Council advises that you should update your first aid every 3 year to maintain currency, they also advise that the CPR and advanced resuscitation components of this course be updated every 12 months.
Students who successfully complete both the theoretical and practical assessment components of this nationally recognised training will be awarded the qualification:
- HLT21015 - Certificate II in Medical Service First Response
This course is delivered by Mixed Mode and requires the following:>
- Completion of self paced online learning which takes approximately 6-12 Weeks (time taken varies depending on student committment)
- Completion of a 2 day face to face practical assessment session at our Melbourne (Bentleigh East) facilty
- Special Requirements - Note you will be required to complete several scenarios which include performing CPR for an extended period on the floor. This is a physical activity and you must be able to lift and carry oxygen equipment weighing at least 10kg. If you are unable to kneel on the floor for at least two minutes at a time and complete the CPR component you will not be able to complete this course. Please ensure you wear comfortable clothing appropriate for these activities.
A learner undertaking this course will require a specific skill level in Language, Literacy and Numeracy.
The course has been assessed as requiring the following Australian Core Skills Framework levels:
- Learning - Level 4
- Reading - Level 3
- Writing - Level 3
- Oral Communication - Level 3
- Numeracy - Level 3
For further information regarding these levels click here or discuss the requirements to complete the course please contact our LLN officer via our contact page or via telephone on (03) 9017 5590.
Note: - You will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numaracy assessment prior to be enrolment acceptance
Please call our office on (03) 9017 5590 to enrol.