NSW Health Patient Transport Officers Training Dispute

The HSU has been in dispute with NSW Health regarding payment for mandatory training for Patient Transport Officers (PTO).

The HSU has been arguing that any training required under your Award should be paid for by NSW Health and in work time.

As part of this dispute, NSW Health have proposed an amendment to the Award definition of a PTO. The effect of this change is to remove the specific training requirements for PTOs and leaves the training requirements at the discretion of NSW Health. The amendment a makes it clear any training will be provided by NSW Health and in work time. The Ministry is saying that this will avoid any future disputes about who is responsible for training.

You can read the proposed changes here.

The HSU needs your feedback ASAP to either agree or oppose the Award change. Please fill out the survey at the following link by COB Wednesday 23 June:


If you have any questions, please contact Edmund Fry via email on [E-Mail not displayed].

If you know someone who isn’t an HSU member, encourage them to join at www.hsu.asn.au/join or call 1300 478 679. We are stronger together.