FAQ- What is a Patient Transport Officer?

Patient transport is a service provided for patients whose condition is non-life threatening but cannot transport themselves to and from their home to a medical facility for appointments or treatment. In most cases, because the patient is not suffering from acute illness, clinical monitoring or assistance is all that is required of a Patient Transport Officer (PTO).

It is appealing to those who love a career helping people but don’t want the intensity of “lights and sirens” emergency work.

Be sure to check out the HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport course page.

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About the Australian Paramedical College

The Australian Paramedical College is the largest pre-hospital health care training provider in Australia.

We offer three courses in the health scope:

Our nationally recognised paramedical training programs provide a flexible and affordable pathway to employment in the private sector, or as a stepping stone to university. We offer everyone the opportunity to become a Paramedic/Medic, regardless of their educational background. We believe you should still pursue your goals even if your school or college grades are not where they should be.

We live in an era where anything is possible when you put your mind to it. With advances in technology and learning methodologies, there is no reason why you can not follow your dreams and become a person who can save lives and contribute to the well-being of the community.


What is your career journey?

To discover how you can become a fully qualified Ambulance Paramedic or Basic/Advanced Life Support Medic, complete a personalised paramedical career development plan.