Bachelor of Paramedicine

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

Bachelor of Paramedicine is a health science degree with a pre-service training component. The overall goal of the degree is to produce paramedic science graduates who can provide competent, efficient and compassionate clinical care at a basic entry level in the paramedic profession. Clinical placements operate on a year-round basis. Paramedic Science students will be required to attend clinical placements on a rotation basis, including outside of semester hours, to maintain a public service and provide continuity of clinical care.

Structure

  • 288 credit points
  • 4 units of Core College studies
  • 20 units of Core Paramedic studies and
  • Optional: 2 units of Specialist Paramedic units in third year.

Subjects

  • Paramedicine

Standard entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. International: Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics OR Completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6 with no band less than 6.0 TAFE/VET: Completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum of 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma). Inherent requirements must be met. Mature Age: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course. Applicants should provide an overview and verifiable documentation of their entire educational history. Applicants must complete and submit a Personal Statement. Applicants must include details of their interest in the course and any relevant work experience. Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the pre-hospital profession and the role of the paramedic in their Personal Statement and their application. Inherent requirements must be met.

Recognition

Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA). Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of Paramedics Australia.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
St Albans International: $93,600
  • ATAR: 77.15
No

Further information

All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Paramedicine degree will be required to undergo an annual National Police Check, a Working with Children Check (valid for 5 years), a medical check and a physical capacity test. Additionally, they must have vaccination documentation and a serology report that satisfies industry requirements before commencing placements in the clinical practice units of study. Annual police checks via Fit2Work and Working with children checks need to be completed prior to census date of Semester 1 of each year throughout the program. Prospective and continuing students should be aware that not passing relevant police checks and a Working with Children check may restrict access to placements necessary for graduation. inherent requirements must also be met. Applicants who do not meet the normal admission requirements in categories described above and possess appropriate qualifications, work or life experiences will be considered for admission.

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