Bachelor in Paramedic Science?
What you need to know
We get a lot of questions about how to become a paramedic and why a degree is required. A Bachelor in Paramedic Science is essential if your goal is to work for the State Ambulance Service.
The degree can also be called Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) as in the case of Charles Stuart University.
The Australian Paramedical College does not offer the Bachelor degree. What we do offer is a alternative pathway to a university degree for those who did not have the opportunity to do so earlier on in their lives.
Are you ready to take on a degree?
The idea of going to university can be overwhelming for some, yet an absolute necessity when your goal is to work as a State Ambulance Paramedic and be employed by a State government.
We’re offering you the opportunity to take part in a quiz to help you make the right choices in achieving your higher educational goals. This is a great way to learn more about yourself and discover what to do next.University Readiness Quiz - Get Started
Completing a Bachelor degree online
The Bachelor in Paramedic Science degree is offered by many universities in Australia by way of an on-campus program or by distance learning. No matter where you live, studying for a degree in Paramedic Science is attainable.
Degree course structure
A typical Bachelor in Paramedic Science degree, can be made up of 24 courses – divided up into 6 terms, and generally takes 3 years to complete.
Within each term there are a number of courses/subjects to complete.
Total cost of the Bachelor degree (2016) is around $58,000+(*subject to change), It’s possible to defer paying for the degree by using a HECS-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
Figures quoted may not be correct at the time of publishing. The Australian Paramedical College strongly suggests you carry additional research to verify these amounts as every university has its own fee structure.
What if university is not an option at the moment?
If university is out of your reach at present, there are options. We believe that becoming a paramedic should not be exclusive, so no matter what your current educational level, we offer a flexible learning alternative that fits in with your lifestyle and circumstances.
Take a look at the 4 Step Paramedic Pathway Program we offer our students. This comprehensive program focuses on, Time, Learning, Collaboration and Support. Combining these 4 elements into an easy-to-follow program has allowed hundreds of students to complete paramedical studies and go on to university or pursue a career in the private sector (mining, oil & gas, industrial, construction etc)
If university is not an option for you at this stage, there are alternatives. The following courses provide an entry pathway into a university degree.
The Diploma of Paramedical Science is proving to be the most popular way to get into university if you have a high OP/ATAR, you never finished year 12 or you are still looking at the university pathway.University Readiness Quiz - Take The Challenge
Universities in Australia offering a Bachelor in Paramedic Science
If you’d like a handy list of the universities for future reference, download the list here (PDF).
Australian Catholic University
New South Wales
Charles Stuart University
University of Western Sydney
Central Queensland University
Central Queensland University
Queensland University of Technology
University of Queensland
James Cook University
University of Southern Queensland
University of Sunshine Coast
University of Tasmania (TAS, NSW)
Edith Cowan University