Bachelor of Paramedicine
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This degree will prepare you to work as a paramedic in a range of settings. You’ll be prepared to work with individuals, groups and communities in and out of the hospital setting to achieve positive outcomes for patients. You’ll gain clinical decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking skills through simulated learning activities and clinical placements. You’ll also develop foundation knowledge in human body systems, general paramedic practice, management of a variety of conditions and situations including trauma, medical, mental health, maternity, and major incident management. Additionally, legal and ethical aspects of healthcare, future paramedic challenges and communication and interpersonal skills in paramedic practice are covered along with strong practical skills. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Paramedicine at GU.


If you are undertaking or considering alternate tertiary studies in order to apply to this program for the following intake, to maximise your rank you may need to complete a minimum of 1 year of full-time equivalent of study. For further information visit upgrading via university studies.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Health Sciences/B Paramedicine.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Other requirements

Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places.

*Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted.
Students are required to undertake supervised clinical practice placements. Before they enrol, students must meet all professional practice requirements including a criminal history check, first aid certificate and CPR certificates, immunisation and health record, manual drivers’ licence (desirable), Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) medical assessment, and Working with Children (Blue Card) check. For further information, visit Fit for Professional Practice on the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Fixed closing date

New applications lodged after 9 December 2022 may not be assessed in time for the January offer round. Applications for this program close on the 30 December 2022, so applicants may add this to their preferences until this date, however no guarantee is given that applications will be assessed in time for the January offer round. After 30 December 2022, no new applicants can apply, but existing applicants can reorder this preference. Late offers after the January offer round will only be made if places remain in the program.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander should visit First Peoples Health Pathway for information regarding First Peoples Selection and Admissions Guidelines for Griffith Health Programs. Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.

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

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




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

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

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
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Career opportunities

Graduates of this degree will be able to apply for employment as a graduate level paramedic within Australia (following registration) and a number of other countries. Other careers areas may also include the military, mining and other commercial paramedic opportunities.


Graduates will be eligible to become members of the Australasian College of Paramedicine and/or the Australasian College of Paramedic Practitioners.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$8500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

3 years Full time

Gold Coast