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Are you ready for professional registration

Applications for Registration to the Paramedicine Board of Australia are open as of 3 September.  Current Paramedics have until December 2018 to complete their applications. Continue reading

One-off registration fee

As reported in previous member updates, following representations from United Voice, the QAS has agreed to cover the one-off registration fee for Paramedics in order to support their current workforce being ready for practice under Registration.At a recent State Consultative Committee meeting confirmation was provided by QAS that this will be a reimbursement to current employees and the detail of this will be provided as soon as the mechanism has been determined between QSS and QAS.

Annual increase to rates of pay

Annual increase to rates of pay and pay point progression As of 1 September the second increase of the Queensland Ambulance Service Certified Agreement 2017 is payable as an annual increase for all employees.  1 September is also the date for any movement between increments within a band of the classification based on –  Satisfactory work performance and conduct of at least 12 months’ duration (unless otherwise stated) at the current increment level that is certified by the relevant manager; and Maintenance and development of skills/Certificate of Practice. Continue reading

Professional indemnity insurance secured

Ambulance officers are on the front line in life-or-death situations every day of the week. It’s only right your commitment to essential work is recognised by the best possible support. By ambulance officers joining together as proud United Voice members, your union has been able to secure professional indemnity insurance of $20 million for each and every ambulance member. Continue reading