Industry Pathways - APC Ambulance

HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport.

Become a Patient Transport Officer

Formerly know as HLT31115 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide non-emergency transport and care for patients who have non-acute or chronic illness or disability and require transport.

Workers in this patient transport role provide appropriate patient assessment and follow procedures for safe removal of a patient for transport for pre-arranged or booked transport service. Time of response is not given high priority in comparison to emergency transport.

Demand for non-emergency patient transport officer is increasing throughout Australia. Ambulance services struggle to keep up with the demands of on-road Paramedic availability and the logistical needs of the community. Private patient transport companies are increasingly becoming integral to the success of health care operations. This presents an opportunity to become part of this growing job sector.

Why Patient Transport training?

  • The population of Australia is increasing rapidly and demand is outstripping supply.
  • An aging population means more strain on government health care and patient transport systems.
  • The impact of Coronavirus has impacted the health care system significantly – more staff are required
  • Inefficient use of ambulances as ‘UBER’ services has created significant delays in emergency response times.
  • Critically ill patient’s lives are put at risk because paramedics are being diverted to patient transport operations.
  • State and Federal governments have a duty of care to provide a responsive and efficient medical transportation system.
  • Government health service managers need to find new solutions.

Who is this course for?

  • Enjoy working with others and like to socialise.
  • Are great communicators and possess a caring and empathetic attitude.
  • Have the confidence and experience to deliver care to others who need it the most.
  • Enjoy the freedom and challenge of new experiences and locations every day.
  • Love driving and pride themselves on being safe and responsible.
  • Are looking for an entry-level pathway into the rapidly expanding health care sector.

About this training

Study duration: 6-12 months

Study mode: Online with Clinical Workshops in NSW, VIC, QLD and WA.

Clinical Placement: not required

Units of Competency studies in this patient transport training course.

13 units must be completed:

  • 11 core units
  • 2 elective units
1 BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
2 HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
3 HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
4 HLTOUT010 Communicate in complex situations to support health care
5 HLTOUT007 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
6 HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
7 HLTAID011 Provide first aid
8 HLTOUT001 Implement safe access and egress
9 HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid
10 HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely
11 HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy
5-day Clinical Intensive Workshop
12 CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
13 HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

For the complete course outline, call us today on (07) 5520 2522 for more information.

Application Process

Industry Pathways is a leading provider of nationally recognised Paramedical training and is a Registered Training Organisation: (NPN:32513)