Overview

Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport is taught using a blended learning framework of online and practical in-person classes. Upon completion, you can seek work at local hospitals or organisations such as Ambulance Victoria.

This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

  • Nationally recognised training
    Nationally recognised training
Interested in this course?

Find out more about this course and other Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses at one of our on-campus Try VET events. Get all the information you need to kickstart your career.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Patient transportation
  • Transport safety skills

Your career opportunities

  • Non-emergency patient transport

Location options

Admissions

  • Current Australian driver’s license (Probationary accepted). However, a full Victorian driver’s licence is required for a vocational outcome. Learners Permits will not be accepted.
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate literacy and numeracy competencies.

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of academic credits gained through formal study (i.e. units of competency) completed either at another institute or in another qualification. The total amount of credit will vary from individual to individual, based on the unit/s that have been successfully completed. 

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process of transferring the skills and knowledge that you have acquired over your lifetime (irrespective of how they were obtained) against the requirements of the unit.  

RPL is an assessment process that requires you to provide evidence that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the unit/s. The amount and types of evidence you will need to provide will depend on the unit requirements.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

Course structure

The Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport will be delivered using a blended learning framework (combination of online and face-to-face) utilising online tutorials and face-to-face practical classes for 10 weeks.

Students will be required to attend Swinburne’s Wantirna Campus, as well as Best Practice Training Centre at Vermont in Victoria.

To gain the Certificate III Non Emergency Patient Transport qualification, students must complete and be deemed competent in 11 core units and 2 elective units.

11
Core units
+
2
Elective units
=
Certificate
Indicative nominal course hours: 604
Course outline
Download this document as a quick outline of the course that can be printed and presented to your employer.

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
BSBMED301
Work with diverse people
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
CHCDIV001
Recognise healthy body systems
Core unit, 70.0 credit points
HLTAAP001
Provide First Aid
Core unit, 18.0 credit points
HLTAID011
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
Core unit, 35.0 credit points
HLTINF006
Implement safe access and egress
Core unit, 80.0 credit points
HLTOUT001
Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
Core unit, 45.0 credit points
HLTOUT007
Communicate in complex situations to support health care
Core unit, 70.0 credit points
HLTOUT010
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
HLTWHS002
Conduct manual tasks safely
Core unit, 30.0 credit points
HLTWHS005
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
HLTWHS006
Elective units
Provide Advanced First Aid
Elective unit, 30.0 credit points
HLTAID014
Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy
Elective unit, 16.0 credit points
HLTAID015

2024 fees

Full fee* ($AUD)

$4,900

Skills first government-subsidised place* ($AUD)

$1,050

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

Fees are estimates only

Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Skills first government-subsidised place

To qualify for a government-subsidised place, you must meet various eligibility criteria. The course you’ve applied for must also be offering government-subsidised places. Swinburne will determine your eligibility by conducting a full assessment of your eligibility during the course application process.

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your Swinburne fees in person, via credit card, BPAY, or at Australia Post. Check to see if loans and employer sponsored training are also available.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Concessions rates for vocational students

If you’re enrolling in a Certificate IV-level program or below, are eligible for a government-subsidised training place and hold a valid concession card, you may be eligible for a concession of 80 per cent off the published fee of your unit(s) tuition – which means you’ll only be charged 20 per cent of the published fee.

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 30 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Start dates
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April intake
Location
Wantirna
Last date to apply
10-April-2024
Start dates
15-April-2024
July intake
Location
Wantirna
Last date to apply
10-July-2024
Start dates
15-July-2024
October intake
Location
Wantirna
Last date to apply
02-October-2024
Start dates
07-October-2024
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Location
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April intake
Location
Wantirna
Start dates
15-April-2024
July intake
Location
Wantirna
Start dates
15-July-2024
October intake
Location
Wantirna
Start dates
07-October-2024
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