Patient Transport / Pre-Hospital Care

In accordance with industry protocols, you will provide clinical assessment and pre-hospital and out-of-hospital interventions to patients in an emergency situation, including providing advanced skills in life support.

Once qualified, a range of 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 all 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 emergency/life support 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.

If you would like to be considered for a position in an upcoming course, please complete all sections of the Student Enrolment Form and email it to

Alternatively you can Contact Us directly – we are here to help.

Entry Requirements

All applicants will be required to complete a Pre-Training interview to discuss suitability for the Course and their respective Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) arrangements prior to acceptance of an Enrolment application.

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 valid Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport
  • Be currently employed as a Patient Transport Officer (or equivalent) in the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Industry

Please Note: the applicant is responsible for all costs incurred in providing the required information for entry into the course.

Course Delivery and Duration

Units generally involve a blend of theoretical and practical skill based elements.

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 achieve your qualification based on the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences.

This qualification is scheduled for delivery across a 6 – 12 month duration and requires the student to attend approximately 30 all day classroom based sessions and 25 – 30 days of workplace supervised shifts.

However each applicant’s circumstances will be different in terms of any RPL and/or Credit transfers which are approved, so this schedule will likely vary for each individual.

A schedule of these classroom sessions will be provided to each student once enrolment has been accepted and the RPL review process completed.

Course Requirements

17 units of competency are required to complete this qualification, including 9 core units and 8 elective units.

Core Units


Work with diverse people


Work legally and ethically


Confirm physical health status


Assess and deliver standard clinical care


Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient


Communicate in complex situations to support health


Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient


Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Elective Units


Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately


Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions


Transport emergency patients


Implement safe access and egress in an emergency


Respond effectively to behaviours of concern


Contribute to managing the scene of an emergency


Manage a routine non-emergency scene


Work effectively with others


On successful completion of this course you will be awarded the HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science 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.

Training Centres


Career Opportunities

Potential job roles in this qualification are:

  • Ambulance Paramedic
  • Ambulance Transport Attendant

Payment options

Flexible payment options are available. Contact us for further details.


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 Diploma level and above, with many students continuing with their pre-hospital/paramedic knowledge and training and moving into more advanced areas of study as a natural progression.

After completing your Diploma of Paramedical Science, you may also be eligible to apply for particular higher education qualifications such as an Undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic).

Further details on qualifications and job pathways are available from and

Our Trainers

Our training is delivered by qualified health care professionals who excel in their field of expertise, ensuring that we are providing you with the highest standards of knowledge and skills that is supported with 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.

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All units outlined here contribute to a Nationally Recognised Training Qualification which is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework.

General Enquiries

+61 3 9376 7900

+61 3 9376 4900

First Intervention Pty Ltd

25 Silicon Place, Tullamarine,

Victoria 3043 Australia

RTO ID: 20946