About the Australian Paramedical College
The Australian Paramedical College (APC) employs clinical educators and instructors whom provide the clinical teaching and support for students throughout their course.
Our staff possess years of experience in the paramedical and broader emergency medical services field; and hold both the paramedical and education qualifications, necessary to facilitate the training.
The Australian Paramedical College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No:32513), with three paramedical training qualifications on scope.
- HLT51015- Diploma of Paramedical Science
- HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care
- HLT31115 – Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport
The College has been successful in assisting graduates pursue their career in the private sector as well as providing pathways to university to study a Bachelor of Paramedic Science. (credits awarded).
APC is proud to be associated with the following universities who have accepted our graduates into their degree program;
- Central Queensland University (CQU)
- Edith Cowan University (ECU)
- Charles Sturt University (CSU)
- University of Tasmania (UTAS)
- Victoria University (VU)
Our London Ambulance Service Pathway
To assist graduates who do not wish to work as a registered Paramedic in Australia, APC, together with the London Ambulance Service are creating job opportunities in London. Graduates with an APC HLT51015- Diploma of Paramedical Science are being offered contracts and are actively working in London today.
Clinical Instructor of Paramedical Science
Meet Kristy, who is one of the Clinical Instructors at the Australian Paramedical College (APC).[Student Comment] “she’s an AMAZING tutor! Have really enjoyed every moment we got to spend with Kristy. Super knowledgeable and great at what she does”
Kristy joined APC in 2017 after previously working for the medical team at the Commonwealth Games, which were held on the Queensland Gold Coast.
Having achieved some major milestones in her career to date, teaching in a rescue and first aid capacity for 20 years, primarily through State Emergency Services (SES); Kirsty’s biggest sense of achievement is to see her students develop, start their careers and be really successful.
That’s what Kirsty loves about her job of being a professional prehospital emergency health care educator in Australia.
Discover how to become a Paramedic or a Medic by choosing the appropriate educational pathways offered by APC.
Clinical Instructor of Paramedical Science
Meet Jens, who is originally from South Africa, Jens has enjoyed an active career to date and was heavily involved with team building and adventure companies, as well as in surf and sea emergency rescue.
From there, Jens served with a helicopter rescue service as a crew member and rescue swimmer where he quickly developed and honed his sea rescue skills. He did this by getting involved in national sea rescue, where he would perform rescues out at sea.
Back in his home country, Jens would also teach first aid in local communities, some of whom had never even understood the basic principles. This was very important work for Jens, because he saw first-hand how his students actually saved the lives of their fellow community members.
The biggest thrill for Jens, as a trainer and clinical educator at the College is when he is actively training students in the classroom. He can sense how they feel about clinical education, because Jens has also been in their shoes.
It’s is easy for him to relate and make everyone feel at ease.
This creates the perfect learning environment because every student is different – yet Jens has a unique way of connecting with each and every one of them.
SAM WILLIS – Hon. Snr. Lecturer in Paramedic Sciences
Sam is the Hon. Snr. Lecturer for Paramedic Science at the Australian Paramedical College.
Sam is a career paramedic academic with an enthusiasm for paramedicine, passion for teaching and approachability plays a critical role in inspiring students and ensuring their success.
Sam started his career as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher in his hometown in England and then worked for 10 years with the one of the world’s busiest ambulance services – London Ambulance Service, as a paramedic and field clinical educator prior to being appointed as an academic at Oxford Brooks University.
In addition to his professional and vocational qualifications, Sam has completed a Bachelor of Paramedic Science (with Honours) and a Master of Arts in Education. With a focus and passion for teaching the next generation of paramedics and emergency medical service professionals.
Since coming to Australia, Sam has taken on several paramedic lecturer and lead academic appointments, including Charles Sturt, Victoria University, University of Tasmania and University of Southern Queensland.
Sam is also an active researcher with a publication record and is currently undertaking a PhD research programme. Sam is also a co-author of the Wiley-Blackwell textbook, Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice: A Systems Approach, which is utilised internationally in paramedic and emergency medical services education and practice space.
Find out more about Sam Willis via his professional profile on LinkedIn.
TOM ROGERS – Clinical Instructor of Paramedical Science
Tom is a Paramedic Clinical Instructor and has joined the Australian Paramedical College after a successful 20 year career in the aviation industry as a commercial pilot, specialising in pilot flight training and flight testing.
Tom after deciding to make a career change, studied paramedicine at the Australian Paramedical College, graduating with the Advanced Diploma of Paramedic Science. Tom now practices within the private event medical, emergency response sector at large, high risk events and is also operationally engaged with Surf Life Saving Queensland.
Tom holds paramedical and education qualifications and through his broad experiences, has developed a passion for vocational clinical education and patient safety governance, including the specialised areas of human factors and crew resource management.
MICK JONES – Paramedic & Clinical Instructor of Paramedical Science
Mick is a casual Clinical Instructor with the Australian Paramedical College. After retiring from a distinguished career as a Detective in the Police Force, Mick turned his focus to paramedicine and after completing his paramedic training, has gained broad experience as an Advanced Care Paramedic, Clinical Instructor, Rescue Paramedic and an Operations and Training Coordinator, working across the ambulance and multidisciplinary private sector paramedic, industrial health and rescue disciplines.
As a truly, multidisciplinary clinical professional, Mick professionally practiced in various public ambulance and private sector clinical and rescue roles across metro, regional and remote areas. Through his experiences, Mick has developed and honed his professional and clinical knowledge, skills and judgement in practice. These are key professional ingredients required in applying clinical, education support and mentorship for students of the College.
Mick holds professional and vocational qualifications in paramedicine, industrial health and OHS, mines rescue, security, policing and vocational education.