Certificate IV in Cardiac Technology

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


Subjects

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

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTCA401C Perform electrocardiography (ECG)

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

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

add topic HLTCA404C Perform basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a cardiac testing environment

add topic HLTFA301C Apply first aid

add topic HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

add topic 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.

add topic 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:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic 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.

add topic BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBINM301A Organise workplace information

add topic BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

add topic BSBMKG413A Promote products and services

add topic BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

add topic BSBWOR404B Develop work priorities

add topic HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

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