DEVELOPING YOUR REAL-WORLD SKILLS IN NON-EMERGENCY TRANSPORT
Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport HLT31120
Victoria University Polytechnic
Amanda, Student, Victoria University Polytechnic
The student experience here at VU has been absolutely amazing, especially coming in as a mature age student.
Sibel, Student, Victoria University Polytechnic
I actually love helping people and I've just really enjoyed being in this industry so much that I think, hey, I'm gonna do a degree.
Frank Stilo, Teacher, Victoria University Polytechnic
Come into paramedicine. It's a very, very stable industry. It's a job that you can have for the rest of your life.
GAIN SKILLS THAT ARE IN-DEMAND IN THE HEALTH INDUSTRY
The healthcare sector is Australia’s largest and fastest-growing industry, employing over 1.5 million people. Source: Labour Market Insights
This is one of the industries that keeps you sustained and you could have a lifelong career without interruption. There's more jobs than they have applicants to fill at this point in time. So now's the time to get into it.
PRACTISE YOUR SKILLS IN OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES
The facilities at Sunshine and Werribee have been great.
We've got an amazing simulation lab downstairs that we can come in, do our prac scenarios as if we're in the real world. Look at our mannequins. Look at our facility. What we get is amazing.
PRACTICAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE AND ON-THE-JOB CONFIDENCE
Through this course, we do 80 hours placement. This time around we were all offered Royal Flying Doctors and the experience was amazing. I enjoyed it so much that that's what made me decide to go ahead with diploma.
OUR PARTNERS INCLUDE AMBULANCE VICTORIA
Ambulance Victoria (AV) is co-located at out Sunshine Campus, and is the largest employer of our students studying:
Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transpot HLT31120
Diploma of Emergency Health Care HLT5020
Bachelor of Paramedicine
We're given the opportunity to go into the diploma and further our skills and even get a pathway into year two paramedicine.
KICKSTART YOUR CAREER IN THE HEALTH INDUSTRY
So the timeline in becoming a paramedic is we do Certificate III NonEmergency Transport. Then we go into the Diploma of Emergency Health Care. Then if you're good enough and apply yourself, you can go into a pathway into year two paramedicine, study that for two years, and then you're on your way to become a paramedic. So three years in total.
TIMELINE TO BECOMING A PARAMEDIC
YEAR 1 – NEPT (6 months), DIPLOMA (7 months)
YEAR 2 – BACHELOR
YEAR 3 – BACHELOR
Job Opportunities at each exit point / qualification:
Ambulance Assistant (First Aid Provider)
Ambulance Call Taker
Non-Emergency Patient Transport Assistant
Ambulance Transport Attendant (ATA)
Patient Transport Officer (PTO)
Ambulance Community Officer (ACO) with Ambulance Victoria (in rural areas)
Air Ambulance Paramedic
Ambulance Community Officer
DID YOU KNOW?
Only at VU are you able to ‘earn and learn’ at the same time. After completing the Certificate III, you can embark on a career as a non-emergency patient transport worker, or you can continue to upskill with a Diploma or Degree while balancing part-time work.
Doing this course has made me realise and opened up so many doors for me that now I have applied for diploma and I'm also hoping to get the pathway to go into bachelor, which will lead to paramedicine. So yeah, my end goal would be to be a paramedic.
Students are thinking to jump on board, even have an inkling to say, "A paramedic is what I wanna be," this is the best place to start.
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