Emergency Health Care Careers Opportunities

The Diploma of Emergency Health Care is a nationally recognised qualification that is endorsed and recognised in every state of Australia. There are multiple Emergency Health Care career opportunities upon completion of this qualification.

Graduates of this Diploma will possess the skills required to work in the pre-hospital health care industry in the private sector.

The health care industry is one of the fastest growing in Australia. The private sector of pre-hospital medicine is rapidly evolving to meet the demands of the community as well as reduce the load on the hospitals.

Upon completion of the Diploma of Emergency Health Care, there are a number of career opportunities, and you will be qualified to work in a variety of different roles, such as:

Event Medic.

An Event Medic provides an advanced level of first aid and life support to patrons of medium and large events. When people gather in large crowds, it’s imperative to have on-site medical assistance near by to deal with any life-threatening emergencies. Events that enlist Event Medics include sporting events, festivals, conferences, marathons and much more! You can learn more about event medics here.

Emergency Services Officer (ESO).

Become a medic on mine sites and offer medical assistance to workers in both routine and emergency scenarios. This role requires skills in pre-hospital medicine, WHS, rescue operations and more. This role may require further qualifications in Mine Rescue. You can learn more about ESOs here.

Industrial/Construction Medic.

Be the ‘go-to’ medical assistance on-site of large industrial or construction sites. Both minor and major injuries are common on construction sites, despite the best safety processes. Large construction sites that have many workers, power tools, trucks and other dangerous activities will often hire Emergency Health Care workers to remain on-site and render medical assistance as required.

Adventure and Expedition Medic.

Once the threat of COVID-19 reduces, the world will begin to open up again for recreational travel. People will be making up for lost time and go to places on their bucket list that they’ve always dreamed of going to. Advanced level hikes and expeditions will often have an emergency medical crew travel with them to remote locations, just in case!

Oil and Gas offshore medic.

High-paying salaries attract many people to live and work off-shore in oil and gas rigs. Their locations mean they are unable to access emergency trauma care in hospitals, so there are WHS requirements to have Emergency Health Care workers on-site. This role may require additional training.

Patient Transport Officer (PTO).

Transport non-emergency patients to and from the hospital in an ambulance, as a PTO. For example, aged care or injured patients who do not have the ability to transport themselves will be required to attend medical appointments. These patients are non-emergency but do require medical monitoring under the observation of a trained health care worker.


There are many Emergency Health Care career opportunities out there for you, be sure to do your research to discover which job suits you the best.


Study pre-hospital emergency health care qualifications online at APC; with the aid of clinical workshops as well as online and phone support from trainers and educators. Enjoy unlimited access to a student success team who are always ready to help and assist. Although paramedical courses can be studied online; APC fosters a vibrant and passionate community that encourages students to engage and help one another.

Choose from three pre-hospital emergency health care qualifications.

HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care

HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care

HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport

Career Development Plan - Become a Paramedic/medic - Diploma of Emergency Health Care

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