Become an Ambulance Transport Attendant
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Patient transport is our business. With Trainers working in the industry, we know what it takes to train Ambulance Transport Attendants to the highest standard, producing high quality, job ready graduates.
This qualification starts you on the pathway for a role as an Ambulance Transport Attendant, providing non-emergency transport and care for patients who have a low or medium acuity or chronic illness or disability and require transportation. You will gain the skills to provide clinical assessment and pre-hospital interventions to patients in need, including providing advanced skills in life support.
We are confident in the delivery of our training. On successful completion of the Diploma and application to email@example.com, graduates will be guaranteed an initial telephone interview for vacant positions in the Non-Emergency Patient Transport division at St John.
So far we have employed 90 graduates of our courses into our Non-Emergency Patient Transport division.
Watch how St John Patient Transport Officer, Harry, is furthering his career by training to become an Ambulance Transport Attendant
St John Diploma students are eligible to receive free work placement.
Want to know more about the St John Diploma of Emergency Health Care course? Watch our on-demand webinar!
Join Trainer Andrew Mills as he explains more about what the Diploma of Emergency Health Care is, why you should do this course, career pathways, the St John Diploma of Emergency Health Care difference, as well as enrolment requirements and commonly asked questions.
The Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program (Skills Checkpoint) is an initiative help older Australians through career advice and guidance and investment in training to adopt a life-long approach to skills development to stay employed longer.
The Skills Checkpoint eligibility criteria includes that you must be:
If your Career Plan identifies that you would benefit from further training, you will be eligible to access the Incentive. The Incentive provides up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) towards the cost of either accredited or non-accredited training.
There are 17 units in HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care, listed below. Students will be required to attend our training facility.
|Unit Code and Name|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people +|
|HLTOUT010 Communicate in complex situations to support health care +|
|HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care +|
|HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment +|
|BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately +|
|HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status +|
|HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control +|
|HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems +|
|HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely +|
|HLTOUT006 Transport emergency patients +|
|HLTOUT007 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions +|
|HLTOUT001 Implement safe access and egress +|
|CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically|
|HLTOUT005 Assess and deliver standard clinical care|
|HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy**|
|HLTOUT008 Manage a scene|
|PUAEME008 Provide pain management|
* In order to undertake HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy participants are required to undertake HLTAID011 Provide first aid unit as a pre-requisite. HLTAID011 is completed as part of the Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport which is a separate course with its own fees and charges.
+These units are completed as part of the HLT31120 Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport
Upon successful completion of the first 12 units (plus the prerequisite HLTAID011), you will be qualified to start working as a Patient Transport Officer
Contact us to find out more about course fees.
To commence in this course, you are required to have:
If you are over 40, you may be eligible for the Skills Checkpoint program. This training incentive can cover up to $2200 of your course fees. Check your eligibility.
A successful outcome for this diploma will be determined by a range of different assessment methods including written assessment, 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.
All the Assessment Task Workbooks will be provided by your trainer in Microsoft Word or PDF. You will need to complete your answers in the workbook and email to your trainer. Your trainer will provide you feedback in your workbook. In the Assessment Task Workbook, each assessment task provides explicit instructions on how to complete the task.
As an Ambulance Transport Attendant, you can expect your day to day work to include:
Graduates of the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care can use this qualification to secure employment in the private sector, or in some cases work overseas. This diploma is also a proven pathway to university to study a paramedicine degree, which is the new standard to become a registered Ambulance Paramedic.