At SA Ambulance Service all operational roles require a qualification. Some roles require you to hold this prior to commencing, others you will undertake the training when you commence.
This is always documented within the Role Description and there is usually additional information about the training on the job boards for that role. Additionally, if it is part of a major campaign, training information will be covered in the Frequently Asked Questions document.
Paramedics (including Intern Paramedics) must hold, as a minimum, a Degree in Paramedicine (or equivalent) and be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency/Paramedicine Board of Australia prior to commencement.
For operational roles such as Emergency Medical Dispatch Support Officers and Patient Transfer Officers you undertake a Certificate III or Certificate IV qualification once you commence with us. The specific qualifications are detailed on the job boards.
Training commences the day you start and will be conducted over a number of weeks. From there, you are mentored while you undertake on-the-job training. It is expected you complete this training within 6-12 months.
All training provided is paid for by SA Ambulance Service and you are given time off to attend scheduled training sessions.