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Our Certificate IV IN Health Care is designed to meet the needs of staff and volunteers who provide emergency response roles in the corporate, mining and industry sectors.

Students learn real skills through a unique combination of hands-on clinical workshops and placements with health professionals as well as self-paced e-learning material.

Note: Students undertaking this course need to have literacy skills equivalent to year ten English.

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Course Details


Course Duration

15 days of face-to-face training + 6-8 weeks self-paced e-Learning



  • 15 days of face-to-face training
  • 6-8 weeks self-paced e-Learning
  • Clinical placement (candidates must assist in treating at least 10 significant casualties)
  • Students that hold some of the units of competency of this course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer and may be exempt from participating in some of the face-to-face components of the course 



  • Working effectively in health care
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Pathogens and the chain of infection
  • Standard and extra precautions in infection control
  • Safe handling and disposal of clinical waste
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and equipment
  • Effective teamwork in a health care setting
  • Primary assessment of a casualty
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Use of a soft bag resuscitator
  • Administration of oxygen
  • Oxygen delivery systems
  • Maintenance of oxygen
  • Basic anatomy – body and musculoskeletal systems
  • Emotionally disturbed casualties
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Poisoning and the workplace
  • Assisting with casualty movement
  • Lifting and moving a casualty
  • Use of lifting and moving aids in pre-hospital health care
  • Triage
  • Bleeding (including amputations, aseptic techniques, dressing techniques
  • Fractures
  • Chest injuries (including blast injuries)
  • Crush injuries
  • Abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Hot and cold injuries
  • Bites and stings
  • Eye injuries
  • Medical conditions
  • Post incident management
  • Role of the workplace first aider
  • Workplace safety
  • Risk assessment and WHS legislation
  • Designing and managing a first aid room
  • First Aid treatment documentation
  • Planning a response to a major incident
  • Major incident debriefing
  • Rehydration therapy
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Advanced airway management
  • ECG interpretation
  • Wound management and skin closures


BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources

HLTAMBAE403D Follow procedures for routine safe removal of client

HLTAMBCR401C Deliver basic clinical care

HLTAMBFC301D Communicate with clients and colleagues to support health care

HLTAMBFC402C Communicate in complex or difficult situations

HLTAMBPD401C Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTAMBSC401B Manage routine scene and promote public safety

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTHIR402D Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and coworkers

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment

TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402B Assess competence

TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation



Training Materials Provided

Resources will be provided as required. 

Recommended recertification period

The First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice recommends that first aiders should attend training on a regular basis to refresh their first aid knowledge and skills and to confirm their competence to provide first aid.


Recommended Product/First Aid kits

  • Keyring face shield or face mask
  • Standard or Medium Workplace Kit
  • Automatic external defibrillator
  • Oxygen resuscitation pack
  • Adult silicon resuscitators
  • Spinal boards
  • Stretchers
  • First aid room equipment

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