How to become an Event Medic

Event Medics play a pivotal role in providing reassurance and care to members of the public at small-and large-scale events, including concerts, festivals and large sporting events. Find out more about this varied and rewarding role.

What is an Event Medic?

Event Medics are medics who attend a range of events, and are on-hand to provide medical assistance to members of the public, participants and staff of these events.

Providing much more than simply first aid, Event Medics are licensed to administer a broad spectrum of medications in the field, and are trained to manage a whole host of medical scenarios – from basic first aid to complex clinical interventions.

They often manage many medical conditions on-site, which reduces the number of people that have to be transported to hospital for medical attention.

Their role also helps reassure event spectators and participants just by being on-site; knowing that if necessary, there are qualified professionals on-hand to administer medical care and save lives.

What events can an Event Medic work at?

Event Medics are regularly employed to work at a range of public events and settings where there may be significant crowds in attendance, including:

  • Sporting events, including obstacle courses and fun runs
  • Concerts, dance and music festivals
  • Exhibitions, conferences
  • Parades
  • Agricultural Shows
  • Government initiatives
  • Commemorative services
  • Community fairs and festivals
  • Motorsports and racing
  • Horse jumping/racing
  • Charity events
  • Filming movies and TV shows
  • School fetes, fairs and sports carnivals

Typical job duties of an Event Medic

The duties of an Event Medic will vary depending on the event that is taking place, and the number of people attending. Anything can happen and you must be prepared to treat a wide range of injuries and illnesses.

Duties you may be required to undertake could include:

  • Treating heat exhaustion or fatigue
  • Managing anaphylaxis
  • Treating and dressing blisters
  • Providing life support following cardiac arrest
  • Delivering children
  • Assessing, managing and treating major trauma

What it’s really like to be an Event Medic

Australian Paramedical College students completed their Clinical Placement as Event Medics at the Gold Coast Turf Club for Melbourne Cup day 2020. Find out what the day involved.

How to become an Event Medic

Australian Paramedical College can give you the foundational knowledge and practical skills you need to become an adaptable Event Medic. We offer a range of flexible, online courses to help you succeed in the emergency care industry.

To be considered for employment as an Event Medic, you’ll need to hold at least a HLT41020 – Certificate IV in Health Care. However, the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care could give you a competitive advantage when applying for Event Medic roles.

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