Calling all Victorian SPA members – scholarships available!

Fit For Duty Symposium

The Victoria Chapter is pleased to offer a number of full student scholarships to its up-coming Fit For Duty symposium on 27 November. To apply for one of these scholarships, all you need to do is email us explaining in 150 words or less why this event is important to you. Simply email Vic.CPD@paramedics.org before COB Friday 23 November for the opportunity to attend this event for free!

Want to be a volunteer at an Ambulance Victoria Scenario day?

The Victoria Chapter invites student members to apply for the opportunity to volunteer at an Ambulance Victoria Scenario Day at the Craigieburn Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) on 28 November. AV is seeking a limited number of student paramedics to act as observers and bystanders in a high-fidelity simulation event being facilitated for MICA and ALS paramedics. This event will be held at the VEMTC courtesy of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. This is a state-of-the-art facility and one rarely open to the public or other agencies. Check out the YouTube video to see just how remarkable these facilities are. In attendance at this event will be a number of paramedics, from ALS skillset to MICA flight paramedics and CSOs. This is a unique opportunity for you to observe the skills, discussions and debriefs that take place, providing you an important insight into AV’s clinical operations.

Please send expressions of interest to Alison.winnall@ambulance.vic.gov.au being sure to include the following information:

  • Your university and year level
  • Your university student number
  • Why you would like to participate (one paragraph).

    Confirmation is needed ASAP in order to submit numbers to VEMTC. You need to be organised for this event as it is at the discretion of MFB who they allow onto their site and if you do not comply with their safety standards or do not turn up to induction you may not be permitted to enter (e.g. if you are asked to bring PPE such as a helmet or hi-vis vest, you will not be able to enter if you do not have these items).

Date: Wednesday 28 November
Time: 9am to 3pm (TBC: volunteers will need to be flexible/available all day)
Location: VEMTC Hume Hwy Craigieburn
Dress: University paramedic uniform – extra safety requirements TBA.