Once qualified, opportunities exist within State/Territory Ambulance authorities, non-emergency transport companies and private organisations who provide emergency and non-emergency patient care and transport services.
Our nationally accredited course is designed and delivered by Health Professionals who have extensive industry experience within various public and private organisations throughout Australia.
We deliver critical theoretical knowledge components, supported by comprehensive competency based practical skills and assessments. Our programs are continually reviewed to meet the changing needs of the industry and incorporate the latest developments in pre-hospital care, including alignment to current Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines and common ambulance practices.
Blended training methods provide a more streamlined approach for the active learner and also compliment those who are transitioning from one profession to another.
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To qualify for admission to the course, applicants are required to demonstrate that they:
- Are capable of successfully completing the course within the specified timeframes
- Hold a current full, unrestricted Australian State or Territory Drivers Licence
- Have successfully completed a Police Check (name only) and Working with Children Check (Volunteer Card) and
- Have no known physical restrictions which would impair their ability to fulfil the inherent requirements of the role
Please Note: the applicant is responsible for all costs incurred in providing the required information for entry into the course.
If you’re thinking about studying, we offer a Skills Recognition Pathway aimed at evaluating your options and entitlements to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfer (CT), National Recognition (NR) or Recognition of Current Competency (RCC).
You may be able to reduce the time it takes to get your qualification based on the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences.
All applicants need to complete a Pre-Training interview to discuss suitability to the Course and any RPL arrangements prior to acceptance of an Enrolment application.
Click here for Skills Recognition/Subject Exemption information when considering enrolment into this qualification course.
This qualification requires the student to attend 21 days of classroom based lectures which includes 2 workplace supervised shifts and 2 days of ambulance driver training.
Units generally involve a blend of theoretical and practical skill based elements. Click here for further details of required Classroom attendance dates.
13 units of competency are required to complete this qualification, including 8 core units and 5 elective units.
Communicate and work in health or community services
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Recognise healthy body systems
Provide first aid
Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
Work with diverse people
Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Provide advanced first aid
Provide advanced resuscitation
Work legally and ethically
Manage a routine non-emergency scene
On successful completion of this course you will be awarded the HLT31115 – Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport which is a nationally recognised qualification.
Students who do not complete all units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment for the partial completion of units within the Certificate.
Potential job roles in this qualification are:
- Non-emergency Patient Transport Officer
- Ambulance Community Officer
- Private sector Patient Transport Officer
Pathways provide ways into and connections between courses, starting at certificate level and right through to postgraduate study.
The Units of Competency achieved in this qualification may provide credit towards a range of other qualifications at Certificate III level and above, with many students continuing with their Patient Transport/Pre-Hospital Care knowledge and training and moving into more advanced areas of study as a natural progression.
After completing your Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport, you may be eligible to apply for particular higher education qualifications such as a Diploma of Paramedical Science or an Undergraduate degree of a Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic).
Refer to our Diploma of Paramedical Science page for more information on the course offered by First Intervention.
Our training is delivered by qualified health care professionals who excel in their fields of expertise, ensuring that we are providing you with the highest standards of knowledge and skills, supported by up-to-date and relevant industry practices and protocols.
Train with confidence – through our quality program that is both comprehensive and hands-on and focuses on developing your proficiency of skills and knowledge.