This course will give students the skills and qualifications to become a paramedic. The Bachelor of Paramedicine will teach students how to: analyse situations using appropriate assessment techniques; examine patients and consider their particular needs; cope in a high-pressure environment. As a graduate, students 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, students 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.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; NSW Assumed knowledge: Nil at year 12 level; QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Structure:

240 credit points. Bachelor of Paramedicine students will undertake extensive clinical practice throughout the course within an emergency or simulated emergency environment.

Subjects you can Study:

Paramedicine

Study Pathways:

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours). Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree in paramedicine, including the Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine, the Graduate Diploma in Paramedicine and the Master of Paramedicine. Graduates may also progress to other postgraduate coursework degrees within the Faculty of Health Sciences, such as the Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care.

Further information:

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.

Recognition:

ACU graduates of the Bachelor of Paramedicine and the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine are eligible for registration with AHPRA. AHPRA has a list of ACU's graduates from 2015 onwards. Paramedics who graduated prior to 2015 will need to demonstrate that they are using their paramedic knowledge and skills in their current work. Some aspects of nursing would contribute to this body of evidence. ACU's Bachelor of Paramedicine and Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine are both accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) 79.2 No Full time 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 79.2 No Full time 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 79.2 No Part time 6 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 79.2 No Full time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 79.2 No Part time 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) 79.2 No Part time 6 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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