HLTOUT007 - Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions

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Unit code: HLTOUT007 | Study level: TAFE


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to load, unload and drive vehicles safely to transport vehicle occupants to and from a facility or service in non-emergency conditions. It includes using communication equipment and checking vehicles and equipment in order to restock and remedy faults.This unit applies to pre-hospital and out-of-hospital health care workers.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, incl the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
*evidence that the candidate has checked the safety of transport vehicle and safely transported three different non-emergency patients under operational conditions including:

  • loading and unloading
  • performing driving skills suited to the case being attended
  • assessing and analysing available driving routes using navigation aids and available resources
  • efficiently and safely driving patient transfer vehicles under different operational conditions for transport of non-emergency patients
  • adhering to applicable road traffic Acts and regulations

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

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