APC Students Speak – Too Old to Study Paramedics?

APC Students Speak – Too Old to Study Paramedics?


Here we talk with our mature students about their journey studying paramedics at a late age and what challenges they faced and overcame.


Is there an age barrier stopping you from pursuing qualifications which will bring you a better life? For some people, age is a barrier because they believe what they read in the media.

There’s no jobs for older Australians. Is that true too?

We say no. 

Our mature paramedical students tell us in their own words how they feel about studying for a better career.

Emergency health care jobs are on the rise and we need people who are caring and compassionate – people who truly want to make a difference in their community.

Too old to study paramedics?

Here’s what our students have to say:

Sarah: “There is a lot to absorb and there’s just been times where I’ve just gone, I don’t know how I’m going to remember all this. But the practical has been really helpful in just consolidating all that theory. And the more you go over it, the penny drops and you start to see the system in it. Yeah. And so it’ll … Still falling into place now.”

Mark: “I felt my age was a bit of a barrier because I seemed to be twice the average age of the course participants, but sometimes it feels like I have a bit of extra spidery senses.”

Ken: “We tend to procrastinate and worry about to, I think, worry too much about am I going to be this old guy there? Am I going to have a lot of youngsters literally having a go at me? No, they don’t. The actually very supportive.”

Donella: “I think you’re never too old to study. And yeah, I think I just got to a point, I just needed a little bit of something else in life.”

Ken: “I was amazed that, how much easier it was studying now as opposed to when I was a youngster. Cause really when you’re a youngster, you’re studying to a course a goal right and end point with now you’re studying more for the actual knowledge. So there’s a huge advantage in it.”

Mark: “I thought if I don’t do it, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. I just took the jump, took the plunge.”

With so many career options to choose from, now is the time to make that positive change in your life. No matter what your age, or how you feel about finding the time or the will to study – we can help you get there.


Ready to take some steps towards a fulfilling career in health care?

Let’s make it happen together!

Reach out to us on (07 5520 2522) or take our little quiz and get a free career development plan!

To see more Paramedical Student Reviews & Interviews visit our Student Speak Portal.


Choose from these qualifications:

HLT31115 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport
HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care
HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science

Study online, (we have an app too) and go to clinical workshops to get that hands-on experience.

Call us today: 07 5520 2522