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How do I become an Emergency Services Officer (ESO)?



How do I become an Emergency Services Officer?


So you want to become an Emergency Services Officer (ESO) medic in the mines, but maybe you aren’t quite sure where to start or what qualifications are required.

There is not a one size fits all qualification, as different mine sites will have different requirements for qualifications and experience levels.

The basic entry level qualifications are:

Certificate IV in Health Care

Certificate III in Mines Rescue

The industry is moving towards a preference in the Diploma of Paramedical Science qualification as it provides a much more in-depth knowledge of emergency prehospital medical care. The Diploma will equip you with all the knowledge to undertake patient assessments, health care and transport services.

In the video above, Nathan Siedel explains that the Australian Paramedical College Diploma “Is very relevant to the industry” as is helped him secure a role as ESO at Billabong Gold Mines.

Get Started today!

Does this career path interest you? Are you drawn to a career as a Medic or ESO?

Learn more below about two of our courses that will help to kick start your career in the mines.

HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care

HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science

Have any questions? Reach out to us on (07 5520 2522) or tell us a little about yourself by completing a career pathway plan!

To complete the plan and receive your personalised career pathway, all you need to do is answer a few questions about yourself. They’re easy questions to answer, such as how long have you thought about becoming a Paramedic, how much do you know about health care, which areas you’d like help with (learning, communications, computer skills etc).

The information you provide to us is always private and is never shared with another party. Read our privacy policy for more details.

Study online, (we have an app too) and go to clinical workshops to get that hands-on experience.

To see more Paramedical Student Reviews & Interviews visit our Student Speak Portal.