FAQ – Are Australian Paramedical College qualifications recognised by Queensland Ambulance?
All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and equip graduates with industry skills that allow them to work as a Medic in the private sector. The HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care is the highest level qualification achievable in the Vocational Education Sector.
To work for any state ambulance service as a registered Paramedic (not just in Queensland), you’ll need a Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree (or equivalent). If you don’t have the right grades for direct entry into university, you can use the Diploma to gain entry into university, which is why many of our students are studying with us!
Options to get into university:
1. Apply direct to university or by way of an admissions service
2. Complete the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care then apply to university, using your skills and experience in lieu of a high ATAR.
You can complete the APC Diploma online, work in the private sector to gain clinical experience and confidence. Depending on which university you choose, you could gain valuable credits towards the degree, meaning you won’t have to repeat some subjects. Of course, we do encourage you to conduct your own research, because not all universities offering the Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree are the same.
About the Australian Paramedical College
The Australian Paramedical College is the largest pre-hospital health care training provider in Australia.
We offer three courses in the health scope:
- HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport
- HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care
- HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Our nationally recognised paramedical training programs provide a flexible and affordable pathway to employment in the private sector, or as a stepping stone to university. We offer everyone the opportunity to become a Paramedic/Medic, regardless of their educational background. We believe you should still pursue your goals even if your school or college grades are not where they should be.
We live in an era where anything is possible when you put your mind to it. With advances in technology and learning methodologies, there is no reason why you can not follow your dreams and become a person who can save lives and contribute to the well-being of the community. Apply to study at the College.