Become a Non-emergency Patient Transport officer.
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.
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.
We are confident in the delivery of our training. On successful completion of the course and application to firstname.lastname@example.org, graduates will be guaranteed an initial telephone interview for vacant Patient Transport Officer positions in the Non-Emergency Patient Transport division.
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The course will be delivered in six blended modules of eLearning, face to face sessions, observation shifts and simulated training. Pre learning is involved in this course. Students will be required to attend one of our training facilities:
- St John Ambulance (Victoria), 1/8 Redwood Drive, Notting Hill, 3168
- St John Ambulance (Victoria), Unit 8, 16A Keilor Park Drive, Keilor East, VIC, 3033
- Geelong Football Umpires' League, Kardinia Park, Geelong, VIC, 3220
- St John Ambulance (Victoria), 3 Endeavour Way, Alfredton, VIC, 3350
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
You will complete the following units of competency to satisfy the requirements for this qualification:
|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.
To commence in this course, you are required to have:
To commence the observer shifts that take place after the face to face classes, you are required to have:
Please note that influenza vaccination must have been received within the last 12 months.
Course fees can be paid through 4 direct payments or via Zip.
Course fees are $3995 (GST inclusive)
Final Payment must be settled before students receive their certificate of completion.
This course is eligible for Zip payments. Click to find out more.
Note this course is not eligible for government funded/subsided places.
Patient Transporter Job Duties generally include:
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
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.
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