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a First Aid related information source for major changes in the industry

National Changes to the Units of Competency

The folllowing units have been made redundant this year;
HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Rescicitation
HLTAID002 Provide Basic Life Support
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting
HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations
HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid

As First Aid Trained stays current with industry changes, we are now offering the new units to our clients.

Click link below for information on the New Units.

These new course are delivered and assessed on behalf of
Allens Training Pty. Ltd. RTO 90909 by First Aid Trained

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An Ambulance costs HOW MUCH ?

After the confusion of working out WHO pays for an ambulance, there is also the question of HOW MUCH the ambulance is going to cost.  Well, that depends on which state you are in and if you are travelling through...

AMBULANCE FEES (Western Australia)

Sourced from ABC article:

Patient Transfer

~ $500

Emergency Call Out

~ $1000


Entitled to free service!

How Other States Compared

Vic: Membership fee to Ambulance Victoria, Free cover for pensioners, low-income earners.
NSW: Call-out charge plus a per-kilometre charge, Government subsidises 49 per cent of fee.
SA: Membership fee to SA Ambulance, Call-out fees up to $976, plus kilometre fee of $5.60.
NT: Call-out fee and a per-kilometre fee.
ACT : Set call-out fees up to $959, Free ambulance cover for pensioners.
Qld: Fees covered by State Government.
Tas: Fees covered by State Government.

It is not surprising with so many variables that people don’t know if they should ring or not, and so often the ambulance is not called.  

If it is an emergency SEND for help!
Yes, we would like to see changes in the health system in Australia where ambulance services are simplified. However as a first aider, our focus must be the casualty and getting them the help they need. If they are refusing help, it may be they just don’t know if they are covered and it is an added concern.

Debt Collector vs Good Samaritan

This week's news report out of Victoria has highlighted concerns many people have in regards to who pays for the ambulance. Every State in Australia has different arrangements – some are private and some are public services. 

Unfortunately confusion and concern over costs are often why an ambulance is not called in an emergency.

Sourced from ABC article:

Ambulance Victoria did release the following statement:

"A passer-by who calls triple zero for an ambulance will never be required to pay an invoice."

That does not mean that sometimes invoices are sent out. 

As a first aider, if it is an emergency, SEND for help.

You should never be required to pay and if you are sent the bill by mistake, give the customer service team of the ambulance service in your state a call. 

The casualty is the priority.

In regards to your personal details, Ambulance Victoria (and I am sure all other services will be reviewing their systems as well) are ensuring that any callers personal details will NOT be released to third parties or used for billing purposes.


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