Credit points


Minimum duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

All students must demonstrate English language proficiency either by providing a written declaration that English is their primary language or evidence that they have achieved the minimum English language test results as specified in the Paramedicine Board of Australia registration standards.

Applicants for Paramedicine should carefully review the details outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy to check how they must demonstrate their English Language Proficiency.

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



Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C)


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

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify the degree, a student must complete 240 cp consisting of:

  1. 160 cp from Paramedicine Units
  2. 110cp from Paramedicine Theory Units (Part A)
  3. 50 cp from Paramedicine Practice Units (Part B)
  4. 50 cp from Interdisciplinary Units (Part C)
  5. 20 cp from University Core Units (Part D)
  6. 10cp from Paramedicine Community Engagement Unit (Part E)

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete 110 credit points for ALL of the following:

  • PARA114Personal and Interpersonal Skills for Paramedicine10 CP
  • PARA115Fundamentals of Paramedicine Care10 CP
  • PARA126Paramedicine Theory: Primary Care10 CP
  • PARA214Paramedicine Principles: Pharmacotherapy and Toxicology10 CP
  • PARA216Paramedicine Theory: Medical 110 CP
  • PARA225Paramedicine Care: Mental Health and Vulnerable Populations10 CP
  • PARA226Paramedicine Theory: Medical 210 CP
  • PARA314Contemporary Challenges in Paramedicine10 CP
  • PARA316Paramedicine Theory: Lifespan Health10 CP
  • PARA325Paramedicine Care: High Acuity and Major Incidents10 CP
  • PARA329Transition to Paramedic Practice and Professionalism10 CP

Complete 50 credit points for ALL of the following:

  • PARA127Paramedicine in Practice: Primary Care10 CP
  • PARA217Paramedicine in Practice: Medical 110 CP
  • PARA227Paramedicine in Practice: Medical 210 CP
  • PARA317Paramedicine in Practice: Lifespan Health10 CP
  • PARA327Paramedicine in Practice: Complex Care10 CP

Complete 50 credit points for ALL of the following:

  • BIOL121Human Biological Science 110 CP
  • BIOL122Human Biological Science 210 CP
  • HLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10 CP
  • HLSC122Evidence for Practice10 CP
  • HLSC220Health Care Ethics10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10 CP
  • PHCC102Being Human10 CP
  • PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10 CP
  • UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10 CP
  • PHCC320The Just Society10 CP

Complete 10 credit points for ALL of the following:

  • PARA323Community Engagement and Paramedic Practice Innovations10 CP

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Interdisciplinary UnitsHLSC122Evidence for Practice10 cp
  • Interdisciplinary UnitsBIOL121Human Biological Science 1

    Campus Attendance

    10 cp
  • Paramedicine Theory UnitsPARA115Fundamentals of Paramedicine Care10 cp
  • Paramedicine Theory UnitsPARA114Personal and Interpersonal Skills for Paramedicine10 cp
  • Core Curriculum UnitsCore Curriculum Unit 1See the ACU Core Curriculum page for details 10 cp
  • Interdisciplinary UnitsBIOL122Human Biological Science 2

    (Pre: BIOL121)

    Campus Attendance

    10 cp
  • Paramedicine Theory UnitsPARA126Paramedicine Theory: Primary Care

    (Pre: PARA115)

    10 cp
  • Paramedicine Practice UnitsPARA127Paramedicine in Practice: Primary Care

    (Pre: PARA115)

    10 cp

All units are delivered in multi-mode unless otherwise indicated in the map.

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in the unit. 

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