Qualification details

HLT42107 - Certificate IV in Cardiac Technology (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT42102 - Certificate IV in Cardiac Technology 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT42112 - Certificate IV in Cardiac TechnologyUpdated in V5 Updated core unit HLTFA311A Apply first aid Updated core WHS units 06/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCUS301A - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers N/A
BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationshipsContribute to effective workplace relationships N/A
BSBINM301A - Organise workplace informationOrganise workplace information N/A
BSBINN301A - Promote innovation in a team environmentPromote innovation in a team environment N/A
BSBMKG413A - Promote products and servicesPromote products and services N/A
BSBWOR301A - Organise personal work priorities and developmentOrganise personal work priorities and development N/A
BSBWOR402A - Promote team effectivenessPromote team effectiveness N/A
BSBWOR404B - Develop work prioritiesDevelop work priorities N/A
HLTAP401B - Confirm physical health statusConfirm physical health status N/A
HLTCA401C - Perform electrocardiography (ECG)Perform electrocardiography (ECG) N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0601 Medical Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Health Technical Support 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Cardiac Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0601 Medical Studies 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification covers workers who undertake a range of cardiac physiological measurements, including electrocardiography, holter monitoring, and exercise stress testing.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Cardiac technician
  • Cardiac technologist

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules


14 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

  • 9 core units
  • 5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A elective which is required for work in cardiac technology
  • Group B 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 or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing

Core units 

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status 

HLTCA401C Perform electrocardiography  (ECG )

HLTCA402C Perform holter monitoring  (Note pre-requ: HLTCA401C)

HLTCA403C Perform stress testing  (Note pre-requ: HLTCA401C)

HLTCA404C Perform basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a cardiac testing environment 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health 

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

Group A electives  - required for work in cardiac technology 

The following unit or a unit with equivalent competency outcomes is required to work in cardiac technology.

HLTCOM408C Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively 

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 B 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:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

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

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of electives is intended to facilitate selection. Electives may be selected from one or more groups and employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.

BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers 

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships 

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information 

BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment 

BSBMKG413A Promote products and services 

BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development 

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness 

BSBWOR404B Develop work priorities 

HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes 

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