Course Type:
Accredited Course; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
On Campus, Combination
6 months
Starting Date:
26/04/2022 and 03/10/2022
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Course Overview

If you enjoy helping people in need of support, then a Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport will help you achieve those goals as you provide transport and care for patients with illnesses and disabilities.

You’ll learn the safest methods of transport for patients to take them to their appointments and recreational activities by providing a necessary service to people in need; all while securing a stable, ever-changing career for yourself.

Not only that, you’ll learn to assess your patients and follow procedures to safely remove patients from their residences and place them into transport. And unlike emergency transport, there is no severe time restraints on moving these patients.

Taught on-campus for six months, classes are condensed into three days a week, meaning you’ll be able to work and learn at the same time, while putting your new skills into action and gaining hands-on experience almost immediately – sounds pretty exciting to us!

And when you finish this course, there are so many patients transport options available to you. You could even find yourself working at exciting organisations like the Royal Flying Doctors, Ambulance Victoria, local hospitals and private companies outsourcing non-emergency patient transport.

But what if you want to take your study even further and learn more specialised skills? Well, you can! You’ll be eligible to study a Diploma of Nursing, or a Diploma of Paramedical Science.

Both these courses will enhance your employment opportunities while helping you achieve your career goals, and we’ll work with you every step of the way to make that happen.

So, if you’re looking for a rewarding career where you make a huge difference in the lives of people who need that little bit of extra support, then a Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport is the perfect course for you, and TAFE Gippsland if the perfect place to make it happen.

Please note, students will need a Victorian Drivers Licence – Full Licence, a Working with Children's Check and a Police Check before undertaking this course.

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.


Monday and Wednesday 9am -3pm face to face
Thursdays - mixed - flexible online days/face to face 9am -3pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport.

Career Opportunities

Learners undertaking this course are able to seek employment as  non emergency patient transport workers for organisations such as Royal Flying Doctors, Ambulance Victoria, local hospitals and private companies outsourcing non emergency patient transport.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

The Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport requires students to complete physical and academically demanding tasks, in order to be successful with the Certificate coursework and practical placement, students are required to perform and demonstrate a number of skills in a safe manner to those within their care, themselves, other students and staff.

By understanding the task required within the course work and practical placement students can make an informed decision whether the program is suitable prior to enrolment.

Click here to read the Inherent Requirements for this course


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Participants will need access to a computer and an internet connection


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAMB011 Manage a routine non-emergency scene
HLTAMB014 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
HLTAMB001 Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services


Short answer questions, practical experience, practical demonstration in simulated work conditions, problem solving, scenario's, documents, reports.