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HLT31115 – Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport

Become a patient transport officer

This nationally accredited course in non-emergency patient transport is the entry-level course into the health care industry.


Find yourself in the fastest growing industry [Health Care] in Australia within 6-12 months with the flexible learning course that requires no pre-requisites.

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What to Expect

As the entry-level qualification into the health care industry, the HLT31115 – Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport will provide you with the knowledge required to begin work transporting patients to and from different locations.

While the Certificate III doesn’t provide the same level of knowledge as the HLT41115-Certificate IV in Health Care  or the HLT51015-Diploma of Paramedic Science, the HLT31115-Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transfer can be completed in around 6-12 months.

The course is delivered online with a 3 day practical workshop. We also recommend that you take the initiative to engage in voluntary work experience within the field before joining the workforce.

Upon completion of HLT31115-Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transfer, you will have the qualification required to enter the health care industry as a Patient Transport Officer (PTO).

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Patient Transport Officer Jobs

Links to real Patient Transport and Ambulance Attendant jobs that have been advertised on SEEK and other online jobs boards

Completing this nationally accredited course will allow you to confidently apply for these entry-level jobs within private sector health care:

  • Private Hospital Transport Officer
  • Patient Transport Officer (PTO)
  • Ambulance Attendant (may require the HLT51015-Diploma of Paramedic Science)
  • Ambulance Officer
  • Community Ambulance Volunteer

Click Here to view the current job opportunities for this qualification.

Hands On Experience?

Practical experience driving patients around is unfortunately not included in this short entry-level course. However,  we recommend that you undertake voluntary work experience during your studies to gain some hands-on experience. This is the perfect way to meet those companies and organisations who provide patient transport services.

Doing so can build your network and dramatically improve your chances of getting work quickly when you complete the course.

There are various organisations who are responsible for coordinating and providing staff for various events – from basic First Aid officers through to Intensive Care Paramedics. We can provide you with the contacts to organise this for yourself.

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What Does the Clinical Workshop Involve?

The 3 day face-to-face workshop included in the Certificate III course gives you the opportunity to learn directly from industry experts and qualified paramedics and connect with other students. You will have your questions answered by trained clinical instructors who are available to take your calls and answer any questions you may have as you progress through the training.

What You’ll Learn In This Course

The HLT31115 – Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transfer will ensure you develop the base skill set required to enter the health care industry.


The curriculum covers:

  • Professional practice
  • Communication in complex situations within health or community services
  • How to recognise healthy body systems
  • Providing first aid to patients
  • Following safe work practices
  • Managing personal stress
  • Infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Transportation of non-emergency patients under operational conditions
  • Working with diverse people

There Are No Entry Requirements For This Course