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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Recruitment

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) recognises the valuable contribution of diverse groups of people to the Queensland community. The QAS respects and values the contribution of people of different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

The QAS engages applicants from multicultural communities to increase our cultural diversity and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that better reflects the communities we serve.  The QAS commitments and strategies towards multicultural awareness align with and support the Queensland Government’s Multicultural Policy Statement and Action plan.

Our organisation is committed to growing its culturally and linguistically diverse capability to:

  • enhance the quality of culturally appropriate services provided to multicultural people and communities
  • develop and maintain relationships with multicultural communities and organisations
  • focus this program to target people from multicultural communities with a strong interest in public care who have the support of their community.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Paramedic Program

The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Paramedic Program focus areas include:

  • providing access and equity in education for people from non-English speaking or culturally diverse backgrounds aspiring to work in the space of pre-hospital ambulance response
  • targeting people from multicultural communities with a strong interest in health care who have the support of their community
  • developing individuals to achieve their full potential
  • fostering the principle of inclusiveness within every day practice.   

The QAS CALD Paramedic Program provides a structured and supportive educational pathway with the added benefits of full-time employment within the pre-hospital emergency response sector. The CALD Program offers on-the-job expert mentoring and additional learning support.

The QAS CALD education pathway has been tailored to accommodate various learning needs and capabilities. It provides a stepped program with several accreditation milestones available along the way. The QAS has partnered with the Central Queensland University to deliver a unique learning and employment opportunity. The program has been designed to equip participants

ith the theoretical knowledge and skills required to provide clinical assessment and care in the emergency pre-hospital environment.  

The QAS recruits periodically for the CALD Paramedic Program. You may submit an expression of interest to be considered for future recruitment opportunities that may arise.

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Last updated 17 January 2018

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