This course prepares you as an ambulance paramedic when you graduate. Foundation studies in the anatomy and physiology of the human body and an introduction to health and disease concepts and statistical methods in health are followed by advanced units with an increasing emphasis on clinical skills through supervised practice with the Queensland Ambulance Service.
You complete placements in metro and regional areas of Queensland, or travel overseas and work on shift with paramedics in other services.
The QUT Offer Guarantee does not apply to this course.
For more course information, visit Bachelor of Paramedic Science – Graduate Entry at QUT.
A one-week orientation program, Transition to Paramedic Studies, is conducted in Orientation Week (the week before the start of semester) and is integral to the your understanding of the clinical component of paramedic practice. All students undertake a summer semester enrolment at the end of first year.
Selection ranks: You will be considered solely on the basis of selection ranks from your prior degree studies plus any postgraduate studies you may have undertaken. Other qualifications and experiences may be allocated selection ranks for entry to other QUT courses, but will not be considered for this course.
There are additional course requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. These requirements may have associated costs. Information is available from qut.edu.au/study.
A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution. Before undertaking clinical placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), you must undertake a health and fitness test, have a hepatitis B vaccination, and have a criminal history check.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.
Applicant must be 16; Prior study
You must have completed a degree (or equivalent) in a medical science or health science field in 2013 or more recently.
If you completed your degree earlier than 2013 you must provide evidence with your QTAC application of your graduate work experience and/or completed further studies in a medical science or health science gained in 2013 or more recently.
Completed graduate diplomas, masters and/or doctorates are the accepted equivalents with a minimum volume of learning of 1.00 year full-time (or equivalent).
Current Senior First Aid certificate
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
Ambulance paramedic with agencies such as the Queensland Ambulance Service and other clinical settings.
Paramedics Australasia; Australian & New Zealand College of Paramedicine.
2 years Full time