Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions

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Unit Information about the HLTAMB014 training material in this resource


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to load, unload and drive vehicles safely to transport non-emergency patients to and from a facility or service. It includes using communication equipment and checking vehicles and equipment in order to restock and remedy faults.

This unit applies to pre-hospital/out-of-hospital health care workers.

Unit mapping information

No equivalent unit

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

None specified.

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

Not applicable

Assessment conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations cannot be provided in the workplace.

The requirement in the performance evidence for checking the safety of transport vehicle and safely transporting 3 non-emergency patients under operational conditions must have been demonstrated using simulation before being demonstrated in the workplace and with members of the public.

The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, resources and equipment as per local governing body including:
    • transport vehicle (emergency or non-emergency)
    • stretcher
    • communication protocols, devices and equipment used in emergency vehicles
    • access to real people for who the candidate provides transport

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/ AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.