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.|
04/10/2021: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport.
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
- HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
- HLT51015 Diploma of Paramedical Science
Mandatory entry requirements
- Victorian Drivers Licence – Full Licence.
- Working with Children's check
- Police check
- Current flu vaccination.
Recommended entry requirements
- Industry List of Immunisations as outline health.vic.gov
- NEPT has particular staff safety risks due to the nature of the work which involves lifting and manoeuvring patients. Do you have any prior conditions/workplace restrictions which would prevent you from undertaking manual handling including but not limited to: lifting equipment >5 kgs, kneeling to complete CPR >5 mins, bending, reaching, standing/sitting >30 mins, other manual handling tasks?” if so, this will effect your ability to complete the course and gain employment.
Limitations to entry
- Candidates must hold a full drivers licence
Participants will need access to a computer and an internet connection
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|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.