HLT31115 Certificate III Non-Emergency Patient Transport

Become a Non-emergency Patient Transport officer.

Certificate III Non-emergency Patient Transport

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The course was great, all of the trainers were really helpful, they come from a range of different backgrounds in the healthcare industry, so being able to draw on their knowledge was very beneficial. I’m really glad I made the choice to go through St John to complete my certificate III Non-Emergency Patient Transport and would definitely recommend the course to others.
Kristy Hesketh

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Patient transport is our business. Our Trainers work in the industry and know how to train Patient Transport Officers to the highest standard. That's why our training produces the best quality candidates.

The Qualification

This qualification reflects the role of workers such as non-emergency patient transport officers who provide non-emergency transport and care for patients who have a non-acute or chronic illness or disability and require transportation. Workers in this role provide appropriate patient assessment, follow procedures for safe removal of a patient for transport for pre-arranged or booked transport service and the time of response is not given high priority in comparison to emergency transport.

The Promise

We are confident in the delivery of our training. On successful completion of the course and application to careers@stjohnvic.com.au, graduates will be guaranteed an initial telephone interview for vacant Patient Transport Officer positions in the Non-Emergency Patient Transport division.

Watch Kristy’s journey from student to employment with St John

Upcoming Course Start Dates

  • 26 November 2020 - FULL - 170 Forster Road, Mount Waverley location
  • 28 January 2021 - FULL - 170 Forster Road, Mount Waverley location
  • 18 February 2021 - FULL - Unit 8, 16A Keilor Park Drive, Keilor East location
  • 11 March 2021 - NEW - 170 Forster Road, Mount Waverley location
  • 8 April 2021 - NEW - Unit 8, 16A Keilor Park Drive, Keilor East location
  • 27 April 2021 - NEW - 170 Forster Road, Mount Waverley location
  • 13 May 2021 - NEW - Unit 8, 16A Keilor Park Drive, Keilor East location
  • 31 May 2021 - NEW - 170 Forster Road, Mount Waverley location

Register for the NEPT Information Session

Want to know more about the St John NEPT course? Watch our on-demand webinar!

The webinar is hosted by Kim Nance, the Training Team lead for the NEPT course at St John Ambulance Victoria.

Join Kim as he provides insight into the NEPT course: why you should do it, career pathways, the St john NEPT course difference, as well as enrolment requirements and commonly asked questions.

Course Delivery

The course will be delivered in six blended modules of eLearning, face to face sessions, observation shifts and simulated training. Students will be required to attend one of our training facilities:

- St John Ambulance (Victoria), 170 Forster Road, Mount Waverley, VIC 3149

- St John Ambulance (Victoria), Unit 8, 16A Keilor Park Drive, Keilor East, VIC, 3033

The qualification is delivered on a full-time basis, based on this delivery model:

No Module Unit Code and Name
1 Provide first aid - HLTAID003 Provide first aid
2 Provide advanced first aid and advanced resuscitation - HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
- HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
3 Safety and Communication - HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention & control policies & procedures
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
- CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
4 Manage Stress - HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
5 Patient Assessment - HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
- BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
- HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
6 Patient Transport - HLTAMB014 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
- HLTAMB001 Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient

Course Requirements

You will complete the following units of competency to satisfy the requirements for this qualification:

Unit Name Type
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Core
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid Elective
HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation Elective
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention & control policies & procedures Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment Elective
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status Elective
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately Elective
HLTAMB014 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions Core
HLTAMB001 Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient Core  

 

This course consists of 3 weeks of face to face training, self-paced workbooks, practical driving components and participation in four simulated observer shifts with St John. Students are given six (6) months from course commencement date to complete the course.

Additional Requirements

To commence in this course, you are required to have:

  • Full Driver’s Licence (P/L plates not accepted).
  • Current working with children check
  • Current Police check
  • Students must have a laptop or tablet which is wi-fi enabled
  • Vaccination for Hepatitis B, Varicella, Pertussis, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, with serology report

Course Fees

Course fees are $3995

  • 1st Payment - Enrolment confirmation and deposit: $500.00 (non-refundable)
  • 2nd Payment – Before end week 1: $1,165.00
  • 3rd Payment – Before end week 5: $1,165.00
  • 4th Payment – Before end week 12: $1,165.00

Final Payment must be settled before students receive their certificate of completion.

 

GOVERNMENT FUNDED PLACES

Note this course is not eligible for government funded/subsided places.

 

Additional Information

Patient Transporter Job Duties generally include:

  • Transports patients by assisting patients in and out, ambulances, cars, and helicopters; lifting patients on and off beds; moving them to and from particular service and treatment areas, and operating rooms; using wheelchairs or moveable beds.
  • Comforts patients and their families by offering support and encouragement; being punctual and attentive to procedure schedules; demonstrating caring and cultural sensitivity.
  • Transports equipment and supplies by picking-up requisitioned orders; delivering them to assigned treatment areas and patient care areas.
  • Transports laboratory specimens by picking-up specimens and delivering them to specified laboratory.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with federal and state legal regulations and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirements.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Enhances health care organisation reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

 

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Credit transfer and Recognition of prior learning (RPL) are two ways your previous education, training or experience can contribute to a new qualification.

At St John Ambulance you can apply for credit so your previous learning or experience counts toward your St John Ambulance program

If you are ready to apply for credit transfer, download and complete this form and forward to nept.training@stjohnvic.com.au

 

Assessment Information

A successful outcome for this certificate will be determined by a range of different assessment methods including written assessment (questionnaire), observation of simulated and practical activities etc. You will be required to demonstrate CPR on a manikin on the floor.

Participants will also be required to undertake a wide range of manual handling tasks in preparation for future employment.

 

Skills and Qualifications

Patient Transporter Skills and Qualifications

Customer Service, Customer Focus, Bedside Manner, Physical Fitness, Verbal Communication, Listening, Documentation Skills, Decision Making, Patient Services, Health Care Administration, Health Promotion and Maintenance

I’ve always wanted to work at St John and wear the greens. Thankfully, after completing the course, I was given the opportunity to interview with St John and have since gained employment with them as a Non-Emergency Patient Transport Officer. I’m glad I took the step to complete the course with St John and am now doing a job whereby I am helping people every day.
James Harvie
St John Non-emergency Patient Transport officer

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