Fully accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities, the Bachelor of Paramedic Science qualifies students as a paramedic. Students learn from experienced lecturers and build their capability in emergency treatment and paramedic care through exceptional learning experiences. These experiences include practical laboratory exercises, high-fidelity simulations, case-based learning, and enhanced work-integrated learning opportunities. Students complete three clinical placements, totalling a minimum of 600 hours of clinical experience. Students develop foundation knowledge in sciences, human body systems, study and research skills and paramedic practice. Study focuses on disease processes and emergency treatment, and includes practical placements in paramedic care, enabling students to graduate work ready and highly sought after by employers. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Paramedic Science.
Some units throughout this course may be delivered by a combination of on-campus study, workshops, residential schools and online study.
Throughout this course, students are required to undertake a minimum of 15 weeks (600 hours) of compulsory off-campus clinical placements with a state or territory ambulance service. Students will be required to meet security and health requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements.
The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a work-integrated-learning placement for this course. For full course requirements, visit courses at CQUniversity.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.
English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
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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
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.
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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
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Graduates can pursue a role as a health professional in emergency medicine and retrieval. They may also find employment opportunities in private paramedic services supporting mines, industry and the resource sector.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time