State Education Group Update

12 September 2017 St John

HLT21112 Certificate II in Emergency Management Service First Response workbooks

The HLT21112 – Certificate II in Emergency Management Service First Response qualification can no longer be issued. If a member submits a HLT21112 – Certificate II in Emergency Management Service First Response workbook for the certificate to be issued, they will be contact and advised that they are required to complete additional work in order for the new qualification, HLT21015 – Certificate II in Medical Service First Response to be issued.

If divisions still have copies of the HLT21112 – Certificate II in Emergency Management Service First Response workbook they are advised to dispose of them. Members are able to complete the HLT21015 – Certificate II in Medical Service First Response via the Training Academy or through a trainer who is endorsed for the Safety and Communication module.

The requirements for the for the HLT21015 – Certificate II in Medical Service First Response qualification are outlined in the Training Academy section below.

Members who currently hold HLT21112 – Certificate II in Emergency Management Service First Response or HLT33112 – Certificate III in Basic Health Care they may be able to upgrade to HLT21015 – Certificate II in Medical Service First Response or HLT31215 – Certificate III in Basic Health Care via an RPL process. If a members would like to upgrade their current qualification to the new qualification need to contact Mark Hutchings regarding the RPL process.

Training Academy

Pre-requisites

To register to complete the Training Academy, each member must have:

  • Completed the St John Event Health Services New Member Induction Workbook
  • Hold a Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Register on DEMS for both weekends.

Structure of the Certificate II in Medical Service First Response program

Phase Requirement Location
Pre-work
  • Completion of St John Induction Book
At Division
Weekend 1 Attendance at training:

  • Complete Provide Advanced First Aid training
  • Complete Provide Advanced Resuscitation training
As per Registration on DEMS
Pre-work for Weekend 2
  • Complete a the Manage First Aid Resources, Communication and WHS Workbooks (these will be emailed to you)
  • Complete EHS Customer Service e-learning module (if not previously completed)
  • Complete St John Child and Vulnerable Persons awareness e-learning module (if not previously completed)
In own time with support from Division
Weekend 2 Attendance at training:

  • Complete Provide Pain Management training
  • Complete Safety and Communication Training
As per Registration on DEMS

 

If a member completed Provide Advanced First Aid and Provide Advanced Resuscitation last year, the member will only need to attend the second weekend, provided their Provide Advanced Resuscitation certificate is still current (issued within the previous 12 months from completing the second weekend). Likewise if a member still has a current Provide Pain Management, issued within the previous 12 months from completing the second weekend, they will only need to enrol into the Sunday of the second weekend.

If you have any questions about the Training Academy, please contact Mark Hutchings – mark.hutchings@stjohnnsw.com.au

2017 Reaccreditation

The 2017 Clinical Reaccreditation requirements see a marked departure from those of previous years. The EHS Executive has recognised that the training burden was untenable for many Divisions and members. In this years program the concept of clinical currency has been introduced. Clinical currency is about maintaining your skills and knowledge as a provider of first aid and event health services and will be used to maintain your clinical level in accordance with the clinical accreditation framework.

The clinical currency requirements for 2017 are the absolute minimum requirement for clinical members. Clinical members should be undertaking additional refresher training in clinical skills consistent with their clinical accreditation level to maintain their clinical skills. These can be refreshed at scheduled training sessions, whilst on duties or on an ad-hoc basis. It is well known that skills decline over time – we encourage all clinical members to ensure that they practice skills regularly.

Wherever possible in 2017 will use digital platforms or automation to reduce the administrative burden on members, Divisions and the Office. The introduction of accredited EHS Clinical Educators will also increase the number of available persons to assess clinical skills. The first EHS Clinical Educator course is scheduled for February.

The primary point of contact regarding the 2017 Clinical Reaccreditation Program is the Mr Mark Hutchings OStJ JP. He can be contacted on (m) 0409 250 028 or (e) mark.hutchings@stjohnnsw.com.au

Download this sheet which contains all of the necessary information and members can get started right away. I strongly recommend that any member who did not complete the requirements in 2017 prioritise completing the 2017 clinical reaccreditation program to avoid their clinical level changing.

Should a member wish to complete a challenge assessment please contact me on mark.hutchings@stjohnnsw.com.au for options.

Clinical Requirements for Members

For a member to become a St John First Responder

They must complete the Certificate II in Medical Services First Response certificate.

For a member to become a St John Advanced Responder

  1. Must have completed all requirements of a St John First Responder
  2. Apply to attend the Certificate III in Basic Health Care (Advanced Responder Accreditation Course) on DEMS

E-Learning Packages

Members may access these e-learning packages by registering on the Member’s Learning website, http://memberslearning.stjohn.org.au/

  1. Once registered onto the e-learning website, click on NSW.
  2. Click on the course you wish to complete.
  3. Enter your enrolment key for the course listed in the table below and begin learning.
Course Enrolment Key
EHS Customer Service Awareness Training smiles
Child and Vulnerable Persons’ Safety Awareness Training Course kidsafe

NOTE: the course material on the E-Learning platform is there to support members completing the Certificate II in Emergency Medical Service First Response workbook, it does NOT give the member the Cert II certificate.

St John Child and Vulnerable Persons’ Safety courses (Child Protection Course)

All Adult members MUST complete the St John Child and Vulnerable Persons’ awareness course. This course is now available online.

If is now a requirement that all Divisional Superintendent of Divisional OIC’s of Cadet Divisions or Combined Divisions MUST complete the National unit of Competency CHCPRT001: Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk copies of the required workbook to obtain the Statement of Attainment are obtained by contacting Mark Hutchings on mark.hutchings@one.stjohnnsw.com.au.

All adult members, once they have completed the awareness training MUST now undertake annual recertification training regarding ensuring safe environments for children and vulnerable people. This course is also online.

St John EHS Customer Service Training

All Adult members MUST complete the St John EHS Customer Service course. This could is now available online.

Once you’ve successfully completed your chosen course, you can print out your own certificate. A copy of the certificate can be emailed to hr@stjohnnsw.com.au, so your records at headquarters can be updated.

Upcoming Course

August

 26-27: Training Academy (10) – Second Weekend {Burwood}

September

9-10: Team Leadership {Burwood}

16-17: Training Academy (11) – First Weekend {Lismore}

16-17: Training Academy (12) – First Weekend {Wollongong}

23-24: Training Academy (13) – First Weekend {Queanbeyan}

23-24: Training Academy (14) – First Weekend {Burwood}

30-2 Oct: Advanced Responder Course {Blaxland}

October

30 Oct-2: Advanced Responder Course {Blaxland}

14-15: Training Academy (11) – Second Weekend {Lismore}

14-15: Training Academy (12) – Second Weekend {Wollongong}

21-22: Training Academy (15) – First Weekend {Bathurst}

21-22: Training Academy (16) – First Weekend {Newcastle}

28-29: Training Academy (13) – Second Weekend {Queanbeyan}

28-29: Training Academy (14) – Second Weekend {Burwood}

November

4-5: Training Academy (17) – First Weekend {Coffs Harbour}

4-5:  Training Academy (18) – First Weekend {Burwood}

18-19:  Officer Leadership {Burwood}

25-26: Training Academy (15) – Second Weekend {Bathurst}

25-26: Training Academy (16) – Second Weekend {Newcastle}

December

2-3: Team Leadership {Blaxland}

9-10: Training Academy (17) – Second Weekend {Tamworth}

9-10: Training Academy (18) – Second Weekend {Burwood}