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Hayden Piercy

Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Paramedicine

"Being a paramedic means I have the opportunity to help someone every day, maybe even save a life."

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Paramedics play a vital role in our healthcare system. They respond to triple zero calls for medical assistance, provide crucial out of hospital care, and transport patients to medical facilities for further treatment.

ACU paramedicine degrees are aimed at developing proactive and adaptable graduates who are competent and ethical paramedics.

Why study paramedicine at ACU?

ACU offers paramedicine programs to entry-level students and practising paramedics. A suite of postgraduate paramedicine programs is also available.

Teaching at ACU occurs in a variety of settings including online, classroom, simulated learning environments; clinical placements in both ambulance services and hospital settings.

ACU is also committed to community engagement and offers undergraduate students the opportunity to experience health care delivery in a variety of international placements opportunities.

Course information

ACU offers a Bachelor of Paramedicine to entry level students as well as a degree for paramedics (with a non-degree qualification). In addition, an honours program is available for high-achieving students who have already completed the Bachelor of Paramedicine or equivalent degree.

The Bachelor of Paramedicine will teach you how to:

  • analyse situations using appropriate assessment techniques
  • examine patients and consider their particular needs
  • cope in a high-pressure environment.

Students will undertake a minimum of 360 hours of clinical practice throughout the course within an emergency or simulated emergency environment.

As a graduate, you will be qualified to work as a paramedic with an ambulance service in Australia and in some international ambulance or health organisations.

A suite of postgraduate paramedicine programs is also available. These are aimed at paramedics that are entering the workforce, or who are already in the workforce but do not hold formal postgraduate qualifications and who wish to refresh their skills and knowledge.

Graduates of these programs will gain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in the areas of paramedic care, community health, leadership, health administration, evolution of paramedic practice and clinical education.


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