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Ambulance and Paramedic IRC

The Ambulance and Paramedical Science qualifications were last endorsed in December 2015 and are included in the HLT Health Training Package.

Industry Overview

Businesses within the sector include private and public organisations, from small to medium. In 2012–13, Australian ambulance services had a salaried workforce of 15,220 full-time equivalent (FTE) personnel and a volunteer workforce of 7,456 FTE personnel.

The sector is commonly broken into Ambulance Communications and Ambulance Clinical. Workers in this sector provide the following services:

  • First-aid services
  • On-site pre-hospital care
  • Intensive paramedic care services
  • The domestic and international retrieval of patients.

  • Occupations

    Occupations in this sector include:

    • ambulance officer
    • ambulance paramedic
    • patient transport officer
    • dispatcher
    • medical assistant
    • ambulance call-taker.

    Qualifications

    The VET qualifications that cater to this sector are:

    HLT21020 - Certificate II in Medical Service First Response
    HLT31020 - Certificate III in Ambulance Communications (Call-taking)
    HLT31220 - Certificate III in Basic Health Care
    HLT31120 - Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport
    HLT41020- Certificate IV in Ambulance Communications (Dispatch)
    HLT41120 - Certificate IV in Health Care
    HLT51020 - Diploma of Emergency Health Care.

    Links to view and download the content for each of these qualifications may be found in our Training Packages section.

    Ambulance and Paramedic IRC Industry Skills Forecasts

    CLICK HERE to download the 2017 Ambulance and Paramedic IRC Industry Skills Forecast.

    CLICK HERE to download the 2018 Ambulance and Paramedic IRC Industry Skills Forecast.

    CLICK HERE to download the 2019 Ambulance and Paramedic IRC Industry Skills Forecast.