QLD Paramedical Students

Help make a difference across Queensland communities by choosing a career in prehospital healthcare.

Welcome to APC, Burleigh Heads

Located just minutes from the beach, Australian Paramedical College’s (APC) head campus can be found in the heart of Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast. When they’re not getting hands-on experience at our state-of-the-art training facility, our students enjoy grabbing a coffee with their fellow peers from one of the many cafes close by!

Did you know more than 20% of our graduates are Queenslanders?

That’s right! We are proud to be helping our Queensland community kickstart a career in healthcare while making a positive impact on people’s lives across the state.

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Behind the scenes at APC

Curious about what to expect at APC’s Queensland campus?

Watch this video to take a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities at APC’s head campus today!

Career Pathways

There are various job pathways available to qualified APC graduates.

You could become an Event Medic, Patient Transport Officer (PTO) or even Emergency Services Officer (ESO) with the healthcare industry in Queensland projecting to employ more than 30% of all new workers in the next few years.*

*The Courier Mail (September, 2023)

80% APC alumni

Work in healthcare, or are advancing their healthcare studies*

*APC Alumni Survey (2023)



Medic average salary in Queensland ranges up to $150K*

*Jora (September, 2023)

High Job Satisfaction (4+ Stars)*

*APC Student Survey (2023)

University Pathways

If you’re wishing to become a Paramedic, studying the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care first is a popular choice for many individuals.

This pathway allows you to build up your practical skills and medical knowledge, not to mention qualify you, so you’re able to get a job in healthcare before applying for university. The best part is your ATAR doesn’t matter!

As a Queenslander, CQUniversity (CQU) accepts VET Entry and have RPL available so when the time comes to applying for university, be sure to check if you’re eligible. You can learn more here or alternatively, feel free to check out some FAQs to help better understand your options.

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CQU recognises the diploma significantly more than anywhere else.”
– APC Graduate

Our Industry Partners

We are proudly partnered with Queensland based organisations EMT Medical Services, Sport & Event Medics and Salus Group.

These important partnerships mean we can provide our students with remarkable learning and career opportunities while they study, and as graduates.

Along the way, we have had an excellent relationship with APC offering students placement and many employment opportunities!” – Sean MacCrory, Managing Director, Sport & Event Medics

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Jarred Mobbs | Awarding winning graduate

Jarred is one of our incredible APC graduates who studied the Diploma and is a true inspiration.

His passion for helping people and dedicated to his studied led to a huge and well-deserved achievement where he was as Queensland Student of the Year 2023.

Jarred completed his Clinical Placement with EMT Medical Services gaining real-life experience while he studied and is now employed as an Emergency Services Offier (ESO) in the industry with plans to become a paramedic in the future. 


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Hear from a local student

Jessica Forbes | Sunshine Coast

Meet Jessica, one of our amazing students who studied the Diploma at APC.

As someone who wishes to go to university to further her studies when she can afford to, Jessica has enjoyed the flexibility of studying online while working full-time. 

It’s a really good option, especially if you want to go onto university… I picked the Diploma as a steppingstone“, she shared of her APC experience.


Ready to apply?

If you’re ready to take the next step towards a rewarding career in healthcare, speak to one of our friendly Course Advisors to help you get started.

Simply fill out the below form and we will be in touch soon!