Bachelor of Paramedicine
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Confidently provide healthcare in a community-based setting. Paramedics are often the first contacts for
people who require emergency primary healthcare. This program will provide you with a strong foundation in clinical sciences and paramedicine.

In this program you will explore all areas of paramedic practice including human pathophysiology, behavioural health, pharmacology, clinical leadership, and legal and ethical practice. You’ll learn from experienced paramedics and other professionals to provide you with clinical knowledge, skills and practice and gain hands-on experience through real-life simulations in our specialised paramedic labs and complete clinical placements. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to apply to AHPRA for registration as a Registered Paramedic and membership with the Australasian College of Paramedicine. For more information, visit Bachelor of Paramedicine at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.

Note

This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.

Other requirements

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.

Admissions Criteria

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.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Additional entry requirements

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.

Recommended study
English; Biology; at least one other science subject
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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

99.30

84.80

69.75

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

87.65

75.75

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, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Ambulance paramedic, pre-hospital emergency carer, disaster and emergency worker, aeromedic, rescue and retrieval worker, remote and rural health carer, clinical educator.

Membership

Paramedics Australasia; Student Paramedics Australasia; Australia and New Zealand College of Paramedics.

Course Code
013431
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Fee
CSP/$10188 (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
Sunshine Coast