The Sir Basil Osborne award was established in the late 1970’s by the “Institute of Ambulance Officers”.
The Institute identified a need to recognise the efforts of their peers, especially those who were working through the rigors of the newly introduced “Certificate of applied Science (Ambulance Officer)” the predecessor of today’s Degree course.
The Award seeks to encourage our Student Paramedics in their search for excellence in the tradition espoused by one of its founders, Sir Basil Osborne.
The selection of the award is made in a collaborative manner between Ambulance Tasmania’s CPEU and the executive of Paramedics Australasia – Tasmanian Chapter.
The Award is made by Paramedics Australasia and is presented at the Graduation Ceremony for Student Paramedics.
- The person the College is looking for in making this award may not necessarily be the most academic student in the course, but perhaps the most improved student who demonstrates during the course that they are professional in their approach to their role as an Paramedic Practitioner and strives at all times to be the best that they can be.
- The selection committee in making its nomination also consider:
- The candidate projects a professional image of a Paramedic to the public at all times.
- Implements his or her skills without dissent while achieving a high standard of patient care.
- A person who is interested in improvement for self, and to the service as a whole.
- A person who embraces and puts into practice the principles contained in the “Code of Conduct” for Paramedics Australasia.
- A person who could be described as a “Quiet Achiever”
- Achieved most within capabilities