Integrity, accountability, respect, professionalism and teamwork – these attributes embody the practice of Paramedicine

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Bachelor of Paramedicine

Fast track paramedicine degree

Graduate in two years with the only fast track paramedicine degree in Australia

Real learning from practicing professionals

Take advantage of our connections with ambulance services offering a real-world learning context​

Gain diverse perspectives

Learn alongside students from a range of industry backgrounds, such as military medics

Your first step to becoming a qualified paramedic

Throughout your degree, you'll have the chance to learn skills in small groups, and then apply what you learn to professional experience placements within ambulance services. You’ll be taught by qualified paramedics, both on our staff, and through our connections with the local healthcare sector.

We offer a low student/teacher ratio during your clinical practical experiences, which provides you with individual attention and support throughout your studies and helps you graduate with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to be a practicing paramedic.

If you enter our degree without a background in Paramedicine, you'll study full-time on either our Sydney or Hobart campus.

Please see the course page for more information on application dates for 2024.

Further study options

Many of our graduates return to further study after gaining experience as a practicing paramedic, when they are ready to progress their career to the next level.

Those working in the healthcare industry never stop learning. Paramedics are no exception.

Our postgraduate courses are designed to develop your skills and knowledge in clinical reasoning, decision-making, and practice, for the management and provision of advanced, effective and comprehensive health care.

Visit Paramedicine Postgraduate to find out more.

The new Advanced Practice courses have been co-designed with major health providers to develop critical leadership capacity needs of health professionals from all disciplines.

There are a range of specialisations available, with the following highly relevant to practicing paramedics and designed to develop your professional capabilities:

  • Dementia
  • Organisational Performance
  • Workplace Psychology
  • Governance
  • Healthcare Education
  • Health Service Improvement

Visit Advanced Practice to find out more.

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

Visit the course page

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Paramedicine unlocks the potential to work in complex, dynamic and austere environments. On graduation, you will possess the expertise and values to have a positive impact on the quality of life for their community and will be equipped to work both nationally and internationally.

As a graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to assess and manage a broad range of clinical presentations in an out-of-hospital setting. You’ll understand the importance of informed clinical reasoning, in situations often complicated by unpredictable environments.

You could find work as a paramedic in organisations such as:

  • State-based ambulance service around Australia or New Zealand
  • International ambulance services
  • Industry emergency response units
  • Non-emergency transport
  • Australian Defence Forces
  • Community-based emergency health settings
  • Emergency and primary health settings

The healthcare industry in expected to grow by over 15 percent over the next five years, and Paramedicine skills are in high demand. Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025.^



Predicted job growth to 2025


Health and Welfare
Support Workers

Projected increase by 2025


Percentage of
full time employees

Share of the market

^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

How do you train to be a paramedic?

Student story

Tegan Groom, Rozelle Campus, Sydney

"I like the fact that it's outside, it's active and it's different every day. It's different every job. You have no idea what's going to happen until that job drops down – it's really exciting."