Although this role is for qualified and experienced Paramedics, it once gain serves as a blueprint and a guide to a diversified career as a rescue/paramedic.
As you would expect with this level of responsibility, there are mandatory requirements that must be met. If you only hold a Diploma of Emergency Health Care, then this role is out of reach for the moment. However, read through the list of requirements to get an idea of what is expected and which courses you need to do.
Part of your job as an Emergency Services Officer and Rescue/Paramedic, is also to train and educate workers on the site in Workplace Health and Safety. For this, you’ll be expected to have attained the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40116) qualification. This can be completed in the workplace and is mostly studied online, with workplace activities and assessments.
Working in a open-cut, surface mining environment means at this level, you’ll be expected to multi-skilled in many areas of competence; and this particular job really highlights the diversity of the role. You’ll be expected to drive a heavy rigid truck, be competent in 4 Wheel Driving, know how to use breathing apparatus, be skilled in CPR and first aid as well as hold qualifications in advanced clinical patient care. There may seem a lot of requirements for these roles, and that’s very true. However, the opportunities to work anywhere in the world are the appeal of the job. Not forgetting the big pay packets for working remotely.
We’ve collected a lot of information on how to become a Paramedic in the mines. If you’re new to the industry and thinking this would be an amazing career, then follow these guidelines.
The sample items below are part of a qualification called the Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue. Go to training.gov.au to find out more about what’s contained in this mines rescue training package.
This role means you will be working on Queensland mine sites and as such you need the Standard 11 – generic coal induction. Find out more about the Standard 11 mining induction courses here.
Standard 11 covers the essential risk management, safety, first aid and communication in the workplace. Average cost of the Standard 11 is approximately $660 and can be completed in 2 days face-to-face.
To be considered for Rescue Paramedic and Paramedic roles, you must hold the following skills/qualifications:
Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue inclusive of the following: (mandatory for some sites)
About the Registered Paramedics & Rescue Paramedics job.
CPA Group is seeking Registered Paramedics & Rescue Paramedics from Australia and New Zealand for our new and existing Queensland operations. The successful candidates will be self-motivated team players, preferably with knowledge of the mining industry and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the industry.
CPA Group have a number of contracts within the oil, gas and mining sectors to provide medical services of various levels. The casual and full-time positions provide our staff with the opportunity to gain experience across a variety of clinical settings, with different key clients and can lead to offshore placement for the right person.
Our sites offer diversity to ensure that staff maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills in areas such as occupational hygiene, injury management, health education, primary and emergency medicine and emergency response.
About CPA Group
CPA Group offers premium, specialist emergency rescue services to the mining, oil & gas and maritime industries. As pioneers in the integrated services model (fire/rescue, nurses, paramedics and security) we also have the credibility of a reputable RTO in-house.
We are positioned as a true specialist provider, looking for people who can add value, quality, passion and innovation to our journey.
If you are interested in starting your exciting journey, please ‘Apply for this role here on SEEK’
Corporate Protection Australia Group acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Want to build an amazing career into pre-hospital emergency health care and focus on working in the mining and resource sector as an Emergency Services Officer?
Call APC on (1300 377 741) or tell us a little about yourself by completing a paramedical career pathway plan!
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