2021 Enrolment closing date


Are you interested in a career as a medical response worker or volunteer who provides initial care to patients?

This course is ideal for students considering a career in health care and para-medicine and covers Occupational First Aid, Occupational Health & Safety, workplace communication and culture, clinical studies and scene management. This course has a very practical and hands on approach.

Our Program

HLT31215 Certificate III in Basic Health Care is available to Manea Senior College students in a formal partnership with St John Ambulance WA, and provides a pathway for those students who are interested in careers that involve first aid and medical response. Students work directly with St John WA trainers who provide aspiring clinical response workers or volunteers with the essential knowledge and skills to provide basic health care to patients in a pre-hospital environment.

Students who wish to pursue this course must be committed to completing the course objectives, be prepared to work independently in an adult environment and possess a passion for patient health care. The program requires attendance 2 days per week over Terms 1-3. As part of your studies in this course participants are expected to complete work prior to attending classes, as well as completing workbooks and other assigned tasks outside of class time.

Opportunities for students

Content in this course includes:

  • The human body and body systems                                          
  • Maintaining a healthy body                                                   
  • Primary and Secondary assessment of patients                         
  • Communicating with medical teams
  • Patient safety
  • Assessing vital signs: temperature, pupil size, pulse, respiration, blood pressure
  • Paediatric vital signs     
  • Work in teams and with others, identifying risks and making decisions in high pressure environments
  • Conflict resolution and people management       
  • Scene and environmental safety
  • Mentoring and coaching and working with more experienced people
  • Problem solving in teams
  • Working with an ambulance

Program Outline

Module 01.        HLTSS00027    Occupational First Aid Skill Set 2019 V2.2
Module 02.        HLTINF001       Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures V2.2
Module 03.        HLTWHS001     Participate in workplace health and safety V2.2
Module 04.        HLTWHS002     Follow safe work practices for direct client care V2.2
Module 05.        CHCDIV001      Work with diverse people V2.2
Module 06.        CHCCOM005    Communicate and work in health or community services V2.2
Module 07.        BSBMED301     Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately V2.2
Module 08.        HLTAAP001      Recognise healthy body systems V2.2
Module 09.        HLTAAP002      Confirm physical health status V2.2
Module 10.        HLTAMB001     Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient V2.2                      
Module 11.        HLTAMB011     Manage a routine non-emergency scene V2.2
Module 12.        Resources and Observation Checklists 2019 V2.2

Entry requirements/Prerequisite

Participants must be able to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues both in writing and orally and possess a passion for patient health care.

Assessment Methods

Assessment in this course is through a combination of theory assessment and practical assessment, including written assessment, logbooks, observation of simulated and practical activities. You will be required to demonstrate CPR on a manikin on the floor and other practical activities related to the functions of ambulance officer.


Training Pathways

  • This qualification can lead into  Certificate IV training in health care fields such as:
  • HLT41115 Certificate IV in Health Care (paramedical pathway) – Click here to view this course 
  • 52831WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies (nursing pathway)


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