Non-Emergency Patient Transport

Entry-level health care training for a rapidly growing sector.

Non-emergency Patient Transport Training

Patient Transport Jobs are on the rise!. Non-emergency patient transport between home, hospitals and other medical facilities is an essential service for those who are medically unsuitable for community, public or private transport. This is a vital part of patient care services by all State health authorities, so no matter where you live, job opportunities are on the increase.

Working in a diverse industry, you will enjoy a challenging and stimulating activity where every day in the community brings something new.

With demand for these types of services increasing rapidly right across Australia, now is the perfect opportunity for those who enjoy driving as well as assisting those who are physically unable to transport themselves.

Employment opportunities

The health care sector is under pressure to provide cost-effective solutions to non-emergency patient transport needs. Non-emergency Patient Transport (NEPT) companies heavily advertise for suitably qualified personnel.

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Jobs you can apply for

  • See a list of Patient Transport jobs on our website.
  • Non-emergency patient transport officer
  • Patient Transport Officer (PTO)
    A PTO Officer provides non-emergency transport and care of low risk patients who require transport for non-acute, chronic illness or suffer from a disability.
  • Ambulance community or volunteer officer
  • Private hospital orderly & patient transport officer
  • Nursing Homes Non-Emergency Client Transport Driver
  • Ambulance Transport Attendant (ATA)
    An ATA provides non-emergency client care and transport services for low to medium acuity patients

Course details

HLT31115 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport.

There are 13 units to complete in this Nationally Accredited qualification. You will also need a full drivers licence.

There is a practical assessment to attend over a period of 5 days.[/one_third]

Additional career options

As NEPT provides an important service for patients who require transport to or from a health facility, the demand for operators is increasing.

This course provides a stepping stone to the qualifications of a Basic Life Support Medic (Certificate IV in Health Care) or Advanced Life Support Paramedic (Diploma of Paramedical Science).