Rescue Paramedics and Paramedics (AU & NZ) for QLD Operation

Rescue Paramedics and Paramedics (AU & NZ) for QLD Operation

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.

Additional information

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.

What is an Emergency Services Officer (mining paramedic)
How to become an Emergency Services Officer in the resource sector

The sample items below are part of a qualification called the Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue. Go to to find out more about what’s contained in this mines rescue training package.

  • undertake road crash rescue – PUASAR024
  • undertake confined space rescue – PUASAR025
  • undertake vertical rescue – PUASAR032

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.

RIIRIS201D – Conduct Local Risk Control
Hazard ID, control and risk assessment and in a mining environment.
RIIERR302D – Respond to Local Emergencies and incidents
Prepare and respond to emergencies in a mine environment.
RIIGOV201D – Comply with Site Work Processes / Procedures
Access and apply site safety procedures, apply personal safety measures, maintain personal well-being, and complete relevant reports and forms.
RIIWHS201D – Work Safely and Follow WHS Policies and Procedures (Requires sign off )
Working safely and follow WHS policies and procedures, accessing and apply site safety procedures; applying personal safety measures and operational safety measures; maintaining personal well being for job; and identifying and reporting incidents.
RIIERR205D – Apply Initial Response First Aid
Assess the situation, apply basic first aid and complete incident reports.
RIICOM201D – Communicate in the Workplace

To be considered for Rescue Paramedic and Paramedic roles, you must hold the following skills/qualifications:

  • Sound administration, Microsoft Office, computer and database management skills (mandatory for all sites)
  • Must have applied for AHPRA registration – No Conditions (mandatory for all sites)
  • Bachelor of Paramedical Science (mandatory for all sites)
  • Up to date Tetanus and Hep A&B vaccination/immunisation (mandatory for all sites)
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) or ACLS (employee responsible to obtain at their own expense within 3 months of commencement) (mandatory for all sites)
  • Operate and maintain a 4WD and light vehicle certificate (mandatory for all sites)
  • QLD manual drivers’ licence (mandatory for all sites)
  • Coal Board Medical with mines rescue (mandatory for all sites)
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing certificate – HLTPAT005 (mandatory for all sites)

Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue inclusive of the following: (mandatory for some sites)

  • undertake road crash rescue – PUASAR024
  • undertake confined space rescue – PUASAR025
  • undertake vertical rescue – PUASAR032
  • operate breathing apparatus open circuit – PUAFIR207
  • render hazardous materials incidents safe and – PUAFIR306B
  • conduct fire team operations – RIIERR201E
  • Standard 11 – generic coal induction (to allow you to work on a mine site in Queensland) (mandatory for some sites)
  • Undertake Road Crash Rescue – PUASAR024 (mandatory for some sites)
  • Provide Advanced First Aid – HLTAID006 (mandatory for some sites)
  • Provide Advanced Resuscitation – HLTAID007 (mandatory for some sites)
  • Low Voltage Rescue – UETTDRRF06 (mandatory for some sites)
  • Medium Rigid licence (mandatory for some sites)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40116) (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.

  • New Zealand based candidates are encouraged to apply (candidates to manage their own transport/relocation to Australia)
  • All positions are FIFO from Brisbane
  • Rosters vary but feature 12-hour shifts

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.

Our Benefits;

  • Professional supportive team-work environment
  • Commitment to career development

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!

Choose from these qualifications:

HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport
HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care
HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care

Study online, (we have an app too) and go to clinical workshops to get that hands-on experience.

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What is your career journey?

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