Qualification details

HLT50407 - Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes HLT50402 - Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance) 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT50412 - Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance)Updated in V5. Updated core WHS units. Clarification in wording of entry requirements 06/May/2012

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Units of competency

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CHCCS427A - Facilitate adult learning and developmentFacilitate adult learning and developmentSupersededN/A
PUASAR008B - Search as a member of a land search teamSearch as a member of a land search teamSupersededN/A
HLTAMBFC402C - Communicate in complex or difficult situationsCommunicate in complex or difficult situationsSupersededN/A
HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleSupersededN/A
TAEASS301A - Contribute to assessmentContribute to assessmentSupersededN/A
PUASAR007B - Undertake structural collapse rescueUndertake structural collapse rescueSupersededN/A
PUASAR002B - Undertake road accident rescueUndertake road accident rescueSupersededN/A
HLTAMBAS501B - Conduct clinical assessmentConduct clinical assessmentSupersededN/A
HLTAMBC401C - Receive request for serviceReceive request for serviceSupersededN/A
BSBLED401A - Develop teams and individualsDevelop teams and individualsSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411111 Ambulance Officer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3491-11 Ambulance Officer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Ambulance Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Ambulance Officer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411111 Ambulance Officer 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3491-11 Ambulance Officer 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification covers workers employed by State Ambulance authorities and non-emergency transport companies to provide emergency and non-emergency client care and transport services.

Occupational titles for this role may include:

  • Ambulance officer
  • Ambulance paramedic
  • Ambulance transport attendant

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

To gain entry into this qualification, candidates must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency:

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships 

HLTAMBAE403C Follow procedures for routine safe removal of client 

HLTAMBCR401B Deliver basic clinical care  (Note pre-requ: HLTAP401B)

HLTAMBFC301C Communicate with clients and colleagues to support health care 

HLTAMBSC401B Manage routine scene and promote public safety 

HLTAMBT301B Transport non -emergency clients under operational conditions 

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status 

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules


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

  • 7 core units
  • 7 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 or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing

Core units 

HLTAMBAE501C Implement safe access and egress in an emergency 

HLTAMBAS501B Conduct clinical assessment  (Note pre-requs: HLTAP401B, HLTAMBCR401B)

HLTAMBCR502B Deliver standard clinical care  (Note pre-requs: HLTAP401B, HLTAMBCR401B)

HLTAMBFC402C Communicate in complex or difficult situations  (Note pre-requs: HLTAMBFC301C)

HLTAMBPD401C Manage personal stressors in the work environment 

HLTHIR402C Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry 

HLTOHS456B Identify , assess and control OHS risk in own work 

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:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

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.

Emergency work 

HLTAMBAE504C Follow procedures for safe extrication of clients in life threatening situations  (Note pre-requs: HLTAMBAS501B, HLTAMBCR502B)

HLTAMBSC503B Contribute to managing the scene of an emergency 

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

Rescue work 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Management and administration 

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information 

BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents 

BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 

CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 

HLTAMBC403C Coordinate resources  (Note pre-requ: HLTAMBC401C)

HLTAMBSC502C Manage the scene of a special event  (Note pre-requs: HLTAMBAS501B, HLTAMBCR502B)

HLTHIR501B Maintain an effective health work environment 

HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements 

Training and mentoring 

BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals 

CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development 

HLTAMBCR504C Provide clinical mentoring in the work environment  (Note pre-requs: HLTAMBAS501B, HLTAMBCR502B)

TAEASS301A Contribute to assessment 

TAEASS401A Plan assessment activities and processes 

TAEASS402A Assess competence 

TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction 

TAEDEL401A Plan , organise and deliver group -based learning