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AEC 50th Anniversary

04 Feb 2011

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This year Ambulance celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Ambulance Education Centre (AEC).
In 1961 the Ambulance Training School was established to standardise ambulance officer training. The first group of cadets didn't actually graduate until 1966 and they were based in the city of Sydney.

It wasn't until some time later in the 1970's that officers were trained for major rural locations and beyond.

The AEC is located at Rozelle and provides clinical training and education to all operational staff including paramedics, patient transport officers and control centre call takers. There are a number of regional training units at various locations throughout the state. Close to 500 staff graduate from the AEC each year and there are 70 teaching staff who facilitate the programs including on-road educators.

Applications for employment in an operational role is offered through vocational and tertiary avenues. For more information click here.

1966 First Class

Early Paramedics

1993 Coordination Centre