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Ambulance in Schools

We are currently taking bookings for the secondary school program Get Linked for 2017. However, please note we are not taking bookings for Early Childhood Services or primary schools as we are focusing on a geographically targeted booking process. The Kids Zone and Paramedic For a Day movie below is suitable for early childhood and primary aged children. Also, we are excited to share that we are currently developing new online teacher resources for early childhood and primary levels.

Early Childhood Services and Primary Schools

Learn what paramedics do to help people in our community; some of the equipment used by paramedics; and how to call  Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.

Secondary School Students: Get Linked

The Get Linked Secondary School program is aligned to The Australian Curriculum, Health and Physical Education. Registered teachers deliver the program and engage students through stories, discussion, role play and practical learning experiences. To ensure access and equity to all Victorian school students, these programs are available free of charge.

Get Linked is a 50 minute program designed for all secondary students.

The program is set within the context of risk taking behaviours such as alcohol and drug use. It uses student-centred, interactive strategies to progress students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in recognising a medical emergency; calling Triple Zero (000); administering CPR; and raising awareness of bystander use of defibrillators.

Schools may be interested in accessing the online DEEC publication, Get Ready (Research Based Education Assessing Drugs and Youth) 2013 to develop a curriculum framework for Get Linked.

For optimum student learning. Get Linked is delivered to a maximum of 25 students per session.

Australian Curriculum Links:

Levels Seven and Eight:

Learning Area: Health and Physical Education
Strand: Personal, Social and Community Health
Sub strand: Being healthy, safe and active
Content description: Practise and apply strategies to seek help for themselves or others
Elaborations: Identifying characters in different texts that help the main character to stay safe and healthy and naming trusted people in their community who can keep them safe and healthy, and practising ways of asking for help in a range of different scenarios.

Levels Nine and Ten:

Learning Area: Health and Physical Education
Strand: Personal, Social and Community Health
Sub strand: Being healthy, safe and active
Content description: Plan, rehearse and evaluate options for managing situations where their own or others’ health and wellbeing and/or safety may be at risk, including first aid and CPR.
Elaborations: Planning and practising responses to emergencies where they may be required to administer first aid to a friend, including CPR.


Enquiries: community.education@ambulance.vic.gov.au or 1300 794 453