Cert II Emergency Medical Service First Response

HLT21112  | Cert II Emergency Medical Service First Response

Man practices first aid in a Senior First Aid Course

This qualification covers workers who provide first response care in line with Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. This involves provision of first aid care. Occupational titles may include:

  • Community based first responder
  • Volunteer first aider
  • Emergency medical responder
  • EMS first responder
  • Workplace first responder

Course details

Purpose: Participants will further build on advanced first aid skills and knowledge to enable them to provide emergency medical first response in a workplace or community setting

Course Format: Distance Eduaction independent study with some face to face learning

This course requires a combination of both home study and face to face hours.
Home study approximately 53 hours. Practical face to face approximately 18 hours.
This would equate to approximately 71 hours or the equivalent of 9 days of training. The times included in this document are minimum times. Home study hours may vary depending on experience of the student.

A summative assessment occurs at the end of the training and assesses a whole of course approach a measure of accountability or what has been learnt after the learning process has taken place e.g. formal test or final practical assessment

Formative assessments occurs during the course when content is being taught and learned and should continue throughout the period of learning and is not meant to assign competency

Qualification issued:
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the qualification:
HLT21112 Certificate II in Emergency Medical Service First Response

Students who successfully completed this qualification may be eligible for entry into further study such as:
Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance)

Certification: A4 display certificate plus a wallet card

Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for entry into this qualification however HLTFA311A Apply First Aid is required to be completed before HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid

Topics covered

Core units Home study(minimum) Face to face
HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health 6  
BSBWOR203A Work effectively with others 6  
HLTOHS200B Participate in OHS processes 6 1
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies & procedures 6 2
Assist with compliance with OHS and other relevant laws
5 2
HLTFA311A Apply First Aid 9 6
HLTFA412A Apply advanced first Aid (note this has a pre-requisite HLTFA311A)   7
HLTAMBFC301C Communicate with clients & colleagues to support health care 6  
CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 8  
HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context. 6 1
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Registration details

An Enrolment Form must be completed by the student accompanied by payment before they can be accepted into this certificate course. RPL is available. Please call for details.


Private lessons can be arranged. Please phone for details.