Students gain a strong foundation in clinical and paramedic sciences. They examine the contemporary role of paramedics as both professionals in the community and as an integral part of the greater medical, allied health and emergency services. Students develop clinical knowledge, skills and practice through both simulation and ambulance service placements. Paramedic practice is studied across the paramedic and allied health disciplines of pre-hospital emergency care and primary health care practice. Clinical practicums are conducted with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) and other health agencies. For more information, visit Bachelor of Paramedicine at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.
This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.
Prior to undertaking any clinical practicum, students must obtain a Blue Card, Apply First Aid (Senior) certificate, current Mental Health First Aid certificate, provide evidence of hepatitis B immunisation or failure to seroconvert, and undergo a criminal history check. In addition to these requirements, before undertaking clinical placements with the QAS, students must undergo a health and medical assessment and health-related fitness assessment. Clinical placement information is available on the QAS website. Students may be required to undertake some clinical placements outside the region or in a rural area. Students are also required to purchase the student paramedic uniform and personal equipment. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an Academic IELTS score of at least 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all other subtests, obtained within two years prior to the commencement of the program.
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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
Ambulance paramedic, pre-hospital emergency carer, disaster and emergency worker, aeromedic, rescue and retrieval worker, remote and rural health carer, clinical educator.
Paramedics Australasia; Student Paramedics Australasia; Australia and New Zealand College of Paramedics.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time