Course Description

Start your career as a non-emergency patient transport officer working with low-risk patients in a growing industry.

During this course you will learn how to provide non-emergency transport and care for patients who have non-acute or chronic illness or disability. You will gain the skills to provide appropriate patient assessment as well as follow procedures for safe removal of a patient for pre-arranged or booked transport service.

Learning from our expert staff through our award-winning blended learning model, you will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • communicating in a health or community services environment
  • recognising healthy body systems
  • procedures for routine safe removal of a patient
  • transporting non-emergency patients
  • infection prevention and control procedures
  • working with diverse people and safe work practices for client care

Upon completion of this course you will have the confidence and skills to seek employment in the health industry or continue onto further study.


0.5 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Health Services & Support undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 54.1% (national average 66.3%)
Improved skills: 75.2% (national average 83.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 69.7% (national average 80.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Victoria University (VU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Health Services & Support undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 75.9% (national average 70.8%)
Studying full time: 30.5% (national average 25.6%)
Median full time salary: $64,700 (national average $59,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Victoria University (VU) Code: HLT31115

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold a current and valid driver's licence (min. probationary).r>Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.