4111 Ambulance Officers and Paramedics

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Ambulance Officers and Paramedics
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 700.20
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 498.60
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 635.90