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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, Revision 1  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/06/2009   
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    AMBULANCE OFFICERS AND PARAMEDICS provide emergency health care and transport for injured, sick, infirm and aged persons to medical facilities.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Registration or licensing is required.

    Tasks Include:

    • attending accidents, emergencies and requests for medical assistance
    • assessing health of patients, determining need for assistance, and assessing specialised needs and factors affecting patients' conditions
    • performing therapies and administering drugs according to protocol
    • resuscitating and defibrillating patients and operating life-support equipment
    • transporting accident victims to medical facilities
    • transporting sick and disabled persons to and from medical facilities for specialised treatment and rehabilitation
    • instructing community groups and essential service workers in first aid
    • attending public gatherings and sporting events where accidents and other health emergencies may occur
    • ensuring that ambulances are adequately maintained and stocked with medical supplies, and that equipment is in good working order
    • preparing written reports on the state of patients' injuries and treatment provided

      411111 Ambulance Officer
      411112 Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic (Aus) / Ambulance Paramedic (NZ)


    Alternative Title:
      Paramedic (Aus)

    Provides specialised transport services and emergency health care for injured, sick, infirm and aged persons. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 2


      Patient Transport Officer (Aus)


    Provides intensive pre-hospital health care to injured, sick, infirm and aged persons and emergency transport to medical facilities. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 2

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