Become an Ambulance Transport Attendant
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 non-acute 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.
The Diploma of Emergency Health Care is the next step to take after you have already completed the HLT31120 Certificate III Non-Emergency Patient Transport and have been working in the industry.
We are confident in the delivery of our training. On successful completion of the Diploma and application to firstname.lastname@example.org, graduates will be guaranteed an initial telephone interview for vacant Ambulance Transport Attendant positions in the Non-Emergency Patient Transport division at St John.
So far we have employed 51 graduates of our courses into our Non-Emergency Patient Transport division.
Want to know more about the St John Diploma of Emergency Health Care course? Watch our on-demand webinar!
The webinar is hosted by James Ray, Clinical Instructor for the Diploma of Emergency Health Care course at St John Ambulance Victoria.
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There are 17 units in HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care, listed below. Students will be required to attend our training facility at:
-St John Ambulance (Victoria), 1/8 Redwood Drive, Notting Hill, 3168
|Unit Code and Name|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people +|
|CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically|
|HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status +|
|HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures +|
|HLTOUT001 Implement safe access and egress +|
|HLTOUT005 Assess and deliver standard clinical care|
|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 +|
|HLTOUT007 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions +|
|HLTOUT006 Transport emergency patients|
|HLTOUT008 Manage a scene|
|HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems +|
|HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely +|
|HLTAID0015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy * +|
|PUAEME005 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
There are no pre-requisites for HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care. However, St John’s delivery model requires participants of this program to:
Upon completion of the above requirement participants will be able to apply to enrol in HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care.
This may also require participants to update their first aid units if they are not current and/or require the new first aid units.
To commence in this course, you are required to have:
Course fees can be paid through 5 direct payments or via Zip.
Course fees are $8,695
Payment must be paid in full prior to undertaking observer shifts.
Payment is for units that aren’t part of the HLT31120 Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport. HLT31120 Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport should be completed prior to undertaking the HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care with St John.
This course is eligible for Zip payments. Click to find out more.
Note this course is not eligible for government funded/subsided places.
As an Ambulance Transport Attendant, you can expect your day to day work to include:
If you believe you may have some or all of the knowledge and skills covered in the units of competency, you may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.
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.
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.