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Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport: What Does it Teach?

What is a Certificate III in Non-Emergency Client Transport (HLT30212)?

The paramedic course known as a Certificate III in Non-Emergency Client Transport is a foundational course for anyone interested in becoming an Ambulance Transport Officer (ATO), Patient Transport Officer (PTO) or Patient Transfer Attendant (PTA).

Overall, the Certificate III in Non-Emergency Client Transport is designed to provide students with the basic paramedic training required to effectively transport and care for patients in non-urgent situations. In most cases the transport of the patient is pre-arranged or booked ahead of time. An example of this kind of transport is hospital-to-hospital transfer or transportation of an aged care resident to the hospital for a pre-arranged procedure.

Just because the nature of the transport is generally pre-arranged does not mean that emergency paramedic care may not be required. That is what the Certificate III in Non-Emergency Client Transport provides advanced first aid training as a core unit of the training involved.

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