Across Australia, the out-of-hospital clinical practice environment for medical emergency first-responders, sporting first aiders, lifeguards, patient transport officers, medics, emergency services officers, fire fighters and paramedics is continuously changing. With the rise in concerns caused by the global health crisis, the demand for trained medical professionals is greater than ever. Looking to the future, we can only assume there will be a continuing trend for governments to increase the number of workers to prepare for the next wave of human health issues. Now is the perfect opportunity to begin thinking about a career in emergency health care.
Professional bench-marking of qualification levels, employer role requirements for compliance, and both legislative standards and public expectation are driving today’s focus on ensuring patient safety and quality standards of care are delivered. Whether that be on the side of the road (out-of-hospital emergency health care response), sports and events where mass gatherings present challenges in maintaining attendee care or in remote central Australia, where medical care can be limited.
Knowledge currency and new techniques for patient assessment, treatment and ongoing management is driven by evidence-based research and advances in medicine and out-of-hospital paramedical practice. This also applies to people working in the private sector whose job it is to provide medical care and rapid response, emergency services in the capacity of Basic/Advanced Life Support medic, First Responder and Paramedic Assistant – to name a few.
To remain a high standard of relevancy and care, clinicians must maintain their knowledge skills; and what better way to achieve this is to be provided with a professional pathway to upgrade, which is aligned to a flexible system of learning by qualified and credentialed clinical educators and instructors.
The Australian Paramedic College has an upgrade pathway for the following clinical qualification levels:
Let us help you discover how to create a future plan to secure a rewarding and fulfilling career in pre-hospital emergency health care.
HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Become an Advanced Life Support Medic, Paramedic Assistant in the private sector – or use this nationally recognised qualification to get into university to study a Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree. Most universities reward diploma-qualified applicants with credits towards completion of the degree.
HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care
Study this qualification to begin your career in emergency health care by becoming a Basic Life Support medic in the private sector. Work as an event medic, first responder in your local community. Upgrade your emergency response skills into the Diploma of Emergency Health Care at any time.
HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport
Patient transport jobs are on the rise. This is the easiest pathway int patient care in the out-of-hospital environment. Complete the course online in under 12 months. Attend a 3 day clinical workshop and ambulance driver training to thoroughly prepare you for this rewarding and varied career; where no day is the same.