HLT21020 Certificate II in Medical Service First Response


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The Emergency Australia HLT21020 Certificate II in Medical Service First Response is an intensive practical course, enabling course graduates entry into a wide range of first responder roles.

There are currently no available openings for this course.

During the intensive practical session, learners are trained and assessed using the SIMMAN 3G.

This course has been designed by former military and emergency response personnel, to equip students with the clinical skills and knowledge, to perform first response roles in a range of sectors.

In order to prepare students for real-world emergencies, we have made this course hands-on and scenario-intensive.  As an Emergency Australia learner, you will be immersed in scenarios using high-fidelity manikins and skills stations to build your confidence and capability as a first responder.

Learners will have access to our online coursework and will be required to complete a number of knowledge-based assessments before attending the intensive practical. Refer to our course overview for details on pre-course commitments.

Course Dates

We are accepting applications into the course now with enrolment taking place from 25th August.

Our 5 day practical will be run at Wollongong between 23-27 October 2023. 

Course Overview

Please ensure that you read through the course overview as it contains more information on the course delivery.

We ask that you also read through our Policies and Procedures prior to applying so that you are aware of your rights, responsibilities and obligations. 

Other Information

Please note that enrolment into this course may impact upon your ability to access subsidised government funding opportunities or entitlements for future training opportunities. Completion of this course may also impact upon student contribution fees (if and where applicable). Each state and territory differs and we encourage you to take this into consideration and to look into prior to enrolling or commencing your course.

Units of Competency

During this course learners will complete 5 core units and 4 electives consisting of: 


CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

HLTAID011 Provide first aid

HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment


HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid

HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy*

* Note that in order to complete HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy, you must first achieve competency in HLTAID011 Provide first aid.


Blended 5 days face to face with online learning material.  


Total: $2500

Instalment 1: $1500 On enrolment

Instalment 2: $1000 Paid before course commencement. This amount will be sent via invoice.

Should you be granted Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer, you will not be required to complete all of the above units of competency. Refer to the course overview for more information on CT/RPL.