A patient transport officer or PTO is responsible for providing transport for patients to and from medical facilities. They are in charge of maintaining and operating patient transport vehicles and providing excellent customer service to patients.
The interactions that a patient has with their patient transport officer can make a huge difference in their medical care experience, putting them at ease and ensuring they feel cared for.
Becoming a PTO could be a rewarding career path if you have a positive, outgoing personality, enjoy driving and connecting with a range of people from different generations, cultures and backgrounds.
Patient Transport Officers (PTOs) in Australia can earn around $51,000 – $62,000 per year.
Meet Australian Paramedical College student, Lydia, who is studying to be a PTO while she’s still at school.
Australian Paramedical College can help you gain the fundamental skills needed to start a rewarding career in Non-Emergency Patient Transport (NEPT).
A Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport will allow you to become a Patient Transport Officer (PTO) as soon as you graduate.
To perform more advanced patient care as a Ambulance Transport Attendant (ATA), sometimes called an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), the Certificate IV in Health Care is required, but the Diploma of Emergency Health Care could give you an edge when applying for roles in the industry.Learn More