Certificate IV in Health Care

Certificate IV in Health Care

Course Code
:
HLT41115
Department
:
Health & Community CoE
Study Area(s)
:
Health and Nursing
Campus
:
ESSENDON
Course Length
:
Full-time(6 months)

Start Date(s): October 2019 (to be advised)
End Date(s): To be advised
Days and Time: 2 days per week - Monday and Tuesdays 9.00am - 4.00pm (to be advised)

Course Overview

If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in patient transport, the Certificate IV in Healthcare (HLT41115) is the perfect course for you. Designed to impart the skills and knowledge to provide initial pre-hospital and out-of-hospital basic health care response and assessment to patients requiring urgent medical services, the course also includes 80 hours of work placement with Wilson Medic.

Our Industry partnerships with key players in the field ensure that you gain the hands on experience to succeed. 

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Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status90
HLTAMB001Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient50
HLTAMB007Assess and deliver basic clinical care100
HLTAMB011Manage a routine non-emergency scene50
HLTAMB012Communicate in complex situations to support health care70
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures25
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care25
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment25

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBMED301Interpret And Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately60
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services30
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically55
HLTAID007Provide advanced resuscitation14
HLTAMB002Implement safe access and egress in an emergency80
HLTAMB003Transport emergency patients50
HLTAMB014Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

There is a requirement of completing a minimum of 80 hours of workplace placement with our industry partner, Wilson Medic. The placement is typically full time for two weeks and may involve a variety of shifts and hours.

What will I study?

There are 16 units of competency that make up the Certificate IV in Health Care course, the core units are:

•             Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
•             Confirm physical health status (HLTAAP002)
•             Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient (HLTAMB001)
•             Assess and deliver basic clinical care (HLTAMB007)
•             Manage a routine non-emergency scene (HLTAMB011)
•             Communicate in complex situations to support health care (HLTAMB012)
•             Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)
•             Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
•             Manage personal stressors in the work environment (HLTWHS006)

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$2412.00
$482.4
$6110.4
Apprentice/Trainee
$
$
$

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$77.5

Average course
consumable fees*
$150

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)


 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
804 804 $3.00 $0.60 $7.60

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Essendon Campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Completion of this course may lead to employment as a patient transport officer.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

Upon completion of the course you will have skills in:

  • Communicating with patients, colleagues and health workers in routine and complex situations
  • Participating in safe work practices including infection prevention
  • Working respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Providing urgent clinical care in a pre-hospital environment
  • Safely removing individuals as part of pre-hospital emergency situations
  • Transporting individuals to and from health care facilities
  • Managing routine non-emergency situations

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Health Care (HLT41115). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course can lead to higher level studies with the Diploma of Paramedical Science (HLT50412). 

How do I apply?

To apply for the course, please use the online application option, or contact us on 13 82 33.

How will I be selected for this course?

You will be required to satisfy the below conditions in order to be enrolled in the course:

  • Must be aged 18 years or older
  • Hold a current full Drivers Licence
  • Must complete and hold the Provide First Aid certificate – dated within 3 years of course completion
  • A pre-training review interview and LLN assessment with ACSF Level 3 Literacy and Level 3 Numeracy