HLT21015 Certificate II in Medical Service First Response
The Ambulance Assist course consists of the following modules:
- Manual Tasks (HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely)
- DRiVE (HLTAMB014 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions and HLTAMB003 Transport emergency patients)
- Operational Safety
- Stress Management (HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment)
- Operational Preparedness
- Infection Prevention and Control (HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures)
- Clinical Skills 1 and 2 (HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation) **The highest level of learning provided
- Workplace Health and Safety (HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety)
- Working with Diverse People (CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people)
- Training Consolidation and ATP Book
Commitment: To complete each of the above topics requires a time commitment of 150 hours of self-paced learning and assessment and 250 hours of work placement in a supervised environment.
Courses are programmed at 10-12 weekly intervals, so you can jump into a course that suits your availability. You can take 3–12 months to complete the course.
Your learning materials will be provided to you in a combination of hard copy and online resources.
Once you have been approved as an operational ambulance volunteer recruit, you will be sent enrolment details to select your desired course dates.
Once this enrolment process is complete you will receive a Student Assessment folder and an iPad. The iPad allows you to access SAAS eLearning where you will complete the online components of the course. The iPad will also allow you to view your training session information through the VETtrak student portal, access your volunteer email account, and view important documents stored on the SA Ambulance Service intranet, SAASnet. The iPads include data through the Telstra network, so you can complete your online training and assessments from home, on station, or when on the move.
Prior to starting your course, you will be given an induction by your Regional Team Leader who will provide you detailed information on the expectations and responsibilities you have, as well as when various assessment items need to be completed.