Clinical Scope of PracticeEmergency Medical ResponderEmergency Medical AssistantEvent Ambulance OfficerEmergency Medical TechnicianAmbulance Transport OfficerMedicAmbulance OfficerTransport MedicContract ParamedicAmbulance ParamedicExtended Care*
Primary Survey
Secondary & CNS Survey
Spinal Assessment
Pulse & Respirations
Pulse Oximetry
Blood Pressure
Electrocardiography (ECG)E1E1
Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)
Blood Glucose Monitor
Tympanic Thermometer
Pain Score
Rapid Antigen Testing
Lateral PositionSupervised
Oropharyngeal Airway (OPA)
Nasopharyngeal Airway (NPA)
Supraglottic Airway (SGA)
Endotracheal Intubation (ETT)
Rapid Sequence InductionZ3
Naso/Orogastric TubeZ3
Failed Intubation Drill
Direct Laryngoscopy
Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
Ventilation Emergencies (DOPES)
Bag Valve Mask VentilationSupervised
Oxygen Delivery
Chest Compressions
(Manual) Defibrillation*
Modified Valsalva ManoeuvreS
Transcutaneous PacingZ3
Pressure Immobilisation Technique (PIT)
Adrenaline Autoinjector 'Epipen'
Intramuscular (IM) Injection
Intranasal (IN) AtomiserE1
I.V. Giving SetsSE1
I.V. PumpsE1S
MDI and Space Chamber
Penthrox Inhaler
Peripheral IV AccessSS
Prehospital Blood Sample Collection
External Jugular AccessS
Intraosseous AccessS
Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT)Where trained/authorised
Eye washing and IrrigationE1
Finger ThoracostomyZ3
Fractures and Dislocations
Helmet Removal
Minor Wound Management
Needle ThoracentesisSE2
Pelvic Splints
QuikClot Combat GauzeE2Z2
Log Roll
C-Spine Collar
Vacuum MattressE1E1
Spinal Immobilisation
Steri StripsE1
Fernotrac Traction SplintWhere trained/authorised
Kendrick Traction DeviceE2Z2
Sager Traction SplintWhere trained/authorised
Traumatic Procedural AnalgesiaZ3
Shoulder DystociaS
Breech DeliveryS
Postpartum Haemorrhage
Relief of Aortocaval CompressionS


*Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) is authorised for all holders of Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) certificate or otherwise being coached by Communications Officer.

The skills conveyed as per Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) are not reflected in this Skills Matrix. Cadet First Aider’s (CFA) and Emergency Medical Responders (EMR)’s require the supervision of a senior volunteer (EMT) of all skills applied in clinical practice

Extended care refers to registered paramedics with an extended scope of practice as approved by SJWA (e.g. Clinical Support, Special Operations & Critical Care Paramedics)
SFollowing completion of formal training skill can be performed under supervision of higher skilled/level of officer
E1Authorised under extended scope of practice if required, trained and authorised (i.e. Industrial site specific, authorised volunteer centre, etc.).
E2Authorised under extended scope when acting as Clinical Support Paramedic if required, trained and authorised
E3Authorised for Paramedic Special Operations paramedics if required when on deployment, trained and authorised
Z1Authorised for Paramedic Special Operations roleZ2Authorised for Clinical Support Paramedic role
Z3Authorised for Critical Care Paramedic role
Acronym Title
Event Health Services
CFACadet First Aider
EAOEvent Ambulance Officer
MEDICEvent Medic
Patient Transport Services
ATOAmbulance Transport Officer
ATMAmbulance Transport Medic
Ambulance Service
EMREmergency Medical Responder
EMAEmergency Medical Assistant
EMTEmergency Medical Technician
SAOStudent Ambulance Officer
AO(G1)Ambulance Officer Grade 1 (Intermediate)
AO(G2)Ambulance Officer Grade 2 (Transition)
APAmbulance Paramedic
PSOParamedic Special Operations
CSPClinical Support Paramedic
CCPCritical Care Paramedic
Medical Services
MEDICIndustrial Medic
IPIndustrial Paramedic

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