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 Emergency Health Care qualification as it provides a much more in-depth knowledge of emergency pre-hospital 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 it helped him secure a role as ESO at Billabong Gold Mines.
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About the Australian Paramedical College
The Australian Paramedical College is the largest pre-hospital health care training provider in Australia.
We offer three courses in the health scope:
- HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport
- HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care
- HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Our nationally recognised paramedical training programs provide a flexible and affordable pathway to employment in the private sector, or as a stepping stone to university. We offer everyone the opportunity to become a Paramedic/Medic, regardless of their educational background. We believe you should still pursue your goals even if your school or college grades are not where they should be.
We live in an era where anything is possible when you put your mind to it. With advances in technology and learning methodologies, there is no reason why you can not follow your dreams and become a person who can save lives and contribute to the well-being of the community. Apply to study at the College.