Bachelor of Paramedicine
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane

Course outline

This course develops professional paramedics who are emotionally intelligent and motivated to improve communities. Students will learn how to deliver compassionate primary, urgent and/or emergency health care in challenging and dynamic environments and gain critical thinking and problem-solving skills that enable them to cope in high-pressure environments. Students will undertake five clinical practice units in a variety of healthcare situations. In addition, innovative simulation activities provide a rounded and robust learning experience to prepare for real-world clinical and professional challenges. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Paramedicine at ACU

Fee notes

Average first year fee. Indicative only; subject to passage of legislation.

Other requirements

Students must undertake a medical and physical capacity test prior to commencing clinical placement with an Australian ambulance service. This is an ambulance service mandatory requirement. Before students can begin professional experience for this course, students should review the mandatory State or Territory legal and industry policy requirements. An overview of these requirements can be found at https://www.acu.edu.au/WILsearch. Students undertake five clinical practice units in a variety of healthcare settings. Innovative simulation activities also prepare for real-world challenges. Students must meet the inherent requirements – essential components of this course (capabilities, knowledge and skills) – to achieve the course learning outcomes. For more information see https://www.acu.edu.au/study-at-acu/how-to-apply/inherent-requirements.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for ACU and for this course, refer to ACU’s website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

98.75

83.20

74.25

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

91.85

83.85

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.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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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

International students

All students

Number of students

24

<5*

10

40

0

N/P#

0

84

Percentage of all students

28.6%

<5*

11.9%

47.6%

0.0%

N/P#

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

Paramedic with an Australian ambulance service and in some international ambulance or health organisations. Graduates are also eligible for postgraduate training to become intensive/critical care paramedics.

Course Code
115461
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$8263 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Brisbane