6-12 months. Study at your own pace.
Online, with in-person intensive Clinical Workshop.
Pathway to the Certificate IV or Diploma, or straight into work as a Patient Transport Officer (PTO).
The HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport will qualify you to become a patient transport officer (PTO) and is the ideal first step into a career in healthcare.
Patient transport is a service provided for patients whose condition is non-life threatening and who cannot transport themselves to and from their home to a medical facility. 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.
If you have a positive, outgoing personality, enjoy driving and connecting with a range of people from different generations, cultures and backgrounds, this could be an extremely rewarding career.
No experience is necessary to start this patient transport course, you’ll learn all the theory online and build your practical, hand-on skills in a 5-day clinical workshop.
Learn online, at your own pace and gain hands-on clinical skills with a 5-day intensive workshop.
Study to your own schedule and choose how you learn: read, watch or listen.
Get hands-on skills with nationwide clinical workshops and real-world work placements.
Learn from expert instructors with decades of paramedical experience.
*You may apply and enrol holding your learner’s (L) licence however you will need to be on your P’s by Workshop 1 which is near the end of your course.
Studying for a career in healthcare can be rewarding and engaging, but we also know it’s not always easy. Here at APC, you have a whole support team with you every step of the way.
During the patient transport course, you’ll complete a 5-day clinical workshop.
Our clinical workshops are one of the highlights of the course for our students. It’s your chance to put everything you’ve learnt into practice, and meet your trainers and fellow students in person.
Workshops can be taken at the Australian Paramedical College HQ in Queensland, or in dedicated training locations in NSW, WA, or VIC.
Clinical workshops are conducted in small groups and can include:
Graduates of the HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport (level 3) will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for work and/or further learning.
Knowledge: Graduates at this level will have factual, technical, procedural and some theoretical knowledge of a specific area of work and learning.
Skills: Graduates at this level will have a range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply a specialised range of methods, tools, materials and information to:
Application of knowledge and skills: Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known and stable contexts within established parameters.