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MINISTER ANNOUNCES BOOST TO AMBULANCE NUMBERS

The Health and Ambulance Minister Steven Miles has announced funding that will see an increase in an extra 100 paramedics in place across Queensland.   Continue reading

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