Bachelor of Paramedicine

Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.
ATAR/OP (2015):
  • Brisbane (12/74)
  • Melbourne (77.65)
  • North Sydney (n/a)
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This course will give you the skills and qualifications to become a paramedic.

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.

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. With further study, you can go on to become an:

  • ambulance service manager
  • clinical instructor
  • flight paramedic
  • intensive-care paramedic (ICP)
  • special operations team (SOT) rescue paramedic
  • specialist educator
  • team leader

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

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availablility

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • North Sydney (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

Deferment is available for two years. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information

Credit Points

240

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
  • Average first year fee: $7916 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are based on current rates. A student's annual fee may vary in accordance with their choice of major, specialisation and electives, where applicable. The University reviews fees annually.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

New South Wales
Assumed knowledge: Nil at year 12 level

Queensland
Prerequisites: English (4, SA)

Victoria
Prerequisites:
Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
Apply through UAC
Graduates will be eligible for employment as a paramedic with an emergency ambulance service in Australia and in some international ambulance or health organisations. With further study qualified paramedics can go on to become intensive-care paramedics (ICPs), team leaders, clinical instructors, ambulance service managers, specialist educators, flight paramedics or special operations team (SOT) rescue paramedics.

Students will undertake five clinical practice units (360 hours minimum) in acute health care settings, throughout the course.

Paramedicine programs are accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA). Programs accredited as such are given preference by state ambulance authorities when selecting applicants. Graduates are eligible for membership of Paramedics Australasia.

A variety of postgraduate studies in paramedicine will be available to graduates on completion of this undergraduate degree.

Graduates may also progress to postgraduate coursework degrees within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Immunisation
Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation prior to attending clinical placements at hospitals and other health agencies.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
Students must have a current CPR Certificate from an accredited source prior to undertaking clinical practice. A valid CPR certificate must be presented to the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in the respective state annually.

Blue Card (QLD only)
In Queensland, all students who work with children and young people as part of their studies will need to apply for a blue card from The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. Further information can be obtained from the Blue Card Services website.

Working with Children Check (Vic only)
All students who work with children and young people as part of their studies are required to apply for a Working with Children check. As children/young people may be cared for in all clinical settings, students are required to complete the requirements of the Working with Children check prior to their clinical experience.

Uniforms
Students are required to purchase and wear an ACU student midwife uniform during clinical components of the course. Details regarding uniform purchase will be made available from the clinical office of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in each state after enrolment.

Domestic Students

This course will give you the skills and qualifications to become a paramedic.

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.

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. With further study, you can go on to become an:

  • ambulance service manager
  • clinical instructor
  • flight paramedic
  • intensive-care paramedic (ICP)
  • special operations team (SOT) rescue paramedic
  • specialist educator
  • team leader

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

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Important Note on Fees

Graduates will be eligible for employment as a paramedic with an emergency ambulance service in Australia and in some international ambulance or health organisations. With further study qualified paramedics can go on to become intensive-care paramedics (ICPs), team leaders, clinical instructors, ambulance service managers, specialist educators, flight paramedics or special operations team (SOT) rescue paramedics.

Students will undertake five clinical practice units (360 hours minimum) in acute health care settings, throughout the course.

Paramedicine programs are accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA). Programs accredited as such are given preference by state ambulance authorities when selecting applicants. Graduates are eligible for membership of Paramedics Australasia.

A variety of postgraduate studies in paramedicine will be available to graduates on completion of this undergraduate degree.

Graduates may also progress to postgraduate coursework degrees within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Immunisation
Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation prior to attending clinical placements at hospitals and other health agencies.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
Students must have a current CPR Certificate from an accredited source prior to undertaking clinical practice. A valid CPR certificate must be presented to the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in the respective state annually.

Blue Card (QLD only)
In Queensland, all students who work with children and young people as part of their studies will need to apply for a blue card from The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. Further information can be obtained from the Blue Card Services website.

Working with Children Check (Vic only)
All students who work with children and young people as part of their studies are required to apply for a Working with Children check. As children/young people may be cared for in all clinical settings, students are required to complete the requirements of the Working with Children check prior to their clinical experience.

Uniforms
Students are required to purchase and wear an ACU student midwife uniform during clinical components of the course. Details regarding uniform purchase will be made available from the clinical office of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in each state after enrolment.