Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance)

This qualification covers workers employed by State Ambulance authorities to provide advanced emergency care and transport services. Occupational titles for this role include:

Intensive care paramedic

Mobile intensive care ambulance paramedic


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

9 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:

7 core units

2 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Other relevant electives listed below

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units

add topic HLTAMBAE504D Follow procedures for safe extrication of clients in life threatening situations (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAMBAS501B , add topic HLTAMBCR502C )

add topic HLTAMBAS604B Conduct advanced clinical assessment (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAMBAS501B , add topic HLTAMBCR401C , add topic HLTAMBCR502C )

add topic HLTAMBCR504C Provide clinical mentoring in the work environment

(Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAMBAS501B , add topic HLTAMBCR502C )

add topic HLTAMBCR603B Deliver intensive clinical care

(Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAMBAS501B , add topic HLTAMBCR502C )

add topic HLTAMBSC503B Contribute to managing the scene of an emergency

add topic HLTAMBT402C Transport emergency clients (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAMBT301B )

add topic HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

Elective units of competency may be selected in line with the Packaging Rules outlined above. The following groups of electives may address the needs of specific work environments.

Rescue work

add topic PUASAR001B Participate in a rescue operation (Note pre-requ: add topic PUAEME001B )

add topic PUASAR002B Undertake road accident rescue (Note pre-requ: add topic PUEME002C )

add topic PUASAR003B Undertake technical rescue (Note pre-requ: add topic PUASAR002B )

add topic PUASAR004B Undertake vertical rescue (Note pre-requ: add topic PUASAR001B )

add topic PUASAR005B Undertake confined space rescue (Note pre-requ: add topic PUASAR001B )

add topic PUASAR006B Undertake trench rescue (Note pre-requ: add topic PUASAR001B )

add topic PUASAR007B Undertake structural collapse rescue (Note pre-requ: add topic PUASAR001B )

add topic PUASAR008B Search as a member of a land search team (Note pre-requ: add topic PUAFIR201B )

add topic PUASAR009B Participate in an aquatic rescue operation (Note pre-requ: add topic PUAEME001B )

Training and assessment

add topic CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development

add topic TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment

add topic TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402B Assess competence

add topic TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction

add topic TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

Management and administration

add topic BSBINM301A Organise workplace information

add topic BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents

add topic BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic HLTAMBC403C Coordinate resources (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAMBC401D )

add topic HLTAMBMA601D Manage ambulance operations (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAMBAS501B , add topic HLTAMBCR502C , add topic HLTAMBC403C )

add topic HLTAMBMA602C Supervise on-road operations

(Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAMBSC401B , add topic HLTAMBC403C )

add topic HLTAMBSC502C Manage the scene of a special event

(Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAMBAS501B , add topic HLTAMBCR502C )

add topic HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment

Research and analysis

add topic BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

To gain entry into HLT60307 Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance) a candidate must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency from HLT50407 Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance):

HLTAMBAE501D Implement safe access and egress in an emergency

HLTAMBAS501B Conduct clinical assessment

(Note pre-requs: HLTAP401B , HLTAMBCR401C )

HLTAMBCR502C Deliver standard clinical care

(Note pre-requs: HLTAP401B , HLTAMBCR401C )

HLTAMBFC402C Communicate in complex or difficult situations

(Note pre-requ: HLTAMBFC301D )

HLTAMBPD401C Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTAMBSC401B Manage routine scene and promote public safety

HLTHIR402D Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry

HLTWHS456A Identify, assess and control WHS risk in own work


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries