The HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport is a popular qualification required to work in the health care industry, where your role is driving patients to and from medical facilities and their place of residence
Working in patient transport means you’re doing something different every day. You could be assisting a patient who has collapsed at a sporting event and requires off-site medial attention; then you’re back on-road taking patients to a waiting aircraft, where they will be flown to a location where more advanced clinical care is waiting.
This is the appeal of the rapidly-expanding patient transport sector. Every day is different from the next. You get to meet new and interesting people, have amazing conversations, travel to and from different locations; and enjoy a varied working day to keep you interested, stimulated and motivated.
Practical experience transporting real patients is not included in this course. However, you will be driving an ambulance during the 5-day clinical workshop; as well as transporting fellow students who will role-play being your patient. The driving scenarios help you become skilled at loading and unloading patients in and out of the ambulance – in a safe manner. This is one of the most important parts of the job. The security, safety and comfort of your patient(s) is your number one priority.
To get as much experience under your belt as possible, we recommend doing voluntary work to build your confidence. This is the perfect way to meet companies and organisations who provide patient transport services.
Doing so can help grow your network of employers and dramatically improve your chances of securing work when you complete the course. There are many organisations responsible for coordinating and providing basic First Aid officers through to patient transport activities.
The 5-day face-to-face workshop means you get to learn from industry experts and trainers. You’ll also meet other students, work in teams and take part in practical demonstrations and scenarios. You’ll have access to skills stations where you’ll learn how to use and dispose of needles safely and carry out basic patient care. You will have your questions answered by clinically trained and experienced instructors/trainers who are available to take your calls and answer any questions you may have.
One of the biggest decisions on whether this course is a good investment is to find a job at the end of it.
We all want to create a better life for ourselves, find a great job and be happy in in what we do. Although no one can guarantee you a job, the patient transport industry is on-the-move. Private patient transport companies such as NPT in Victoria, are expanding their services to NSW and Western Australia; as well as developing new opportunities in Queensland. No matter where you live in Australia, if you love the idea of driving every day, meeting new people and making a difference – patient transport is a good option.
With this in mind, we have added links to real Patient Transport and Ambulance Attendant jobs that have been previously advertised on the online jobs website SEEK.com.au. Some of these jobs may be older, however, they do show the requirements of the job as well as how much you can earn.
Your enrolment into this qualification will be with Industry Pathways (RTO:32513). All enrolment information and issuance of certificates will be issued under Industry Pathways trading name, Australian Paramedical College.
Click here to apply to study the Certificate III. Apply to study the HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patent Transport.
Even though there are limited entry requirements, you’re expected to be able to read and write English, as well as being confident using computers and conducting researching online.