Victoria Paramedical Students

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

Welcome to APC, Keysborough

With nearly 30% of Australian Paramedical Students (APC) graduates being based in Victoria, we are proud to be part of the positive impact healthcare professionals have across the state.

By providing quality education to people at the very beginning of their healthcare journey, and in collaboration with established organisations such as Medical Edge Australia, St John Victoria and Crown Melbourne, we are able to ensure the next generation of healthcare workers have the right experience under their belt and are ready to enter the workforce upon graduating.

With years of experience in helping people successfully study paramedicine and creating real job outcomes, APC puts students on the right path towards a rewarding career from day one.


Behind the scenes at APC

Curious about what to expect at APC’s Clinical Workshop?

Watch this video to get a sneak peek of our students getting hands-on training and putting what they’ve learnt online into practice!

Career Pathways

There are various job pathways available to qualified APC graduates.

You could become a Patient Transport Officer (PTO), Emergency Services Officer (ESO) or start your journey towards becoming a Paramedic.  There’s never been a better time to explore a career in healthcare with these qualified positions being in particularly high demand in Victoria following the pandemic.*

*Source: The Age, 2021.

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

*Jora (October, 2023)

Millions invested to recruit 300+ paramedics in Victoria*

*The Age (September, 2021)

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 as 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 Victorian student, Victoria University accepts VET Entry and have RPL available so when the time comes to apply 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.



Victoria University logo

Our Industry Partners

We are proudly partnered with local organisations St John Ambulance Victoria, Medical Edge Australia and Crown Melbourne. 

These important partnerships mean we can provide students with remarkable hands-on experience while they study and real employment opportunities once qualified. As shared by Conah, APC Graduate “I loved the placement! Declan and his team are fantastic to work with!

We are excited to work together with APC, equipping the next generation of talented and in-demand healthcare workers.” – Declan Marley, Medical Services Manager, Crown Melbourne


Rhiannon Gallatly | Qualified PTO onto University

Meet Rhiannon, APC Graduate and now in her final semester at Victoria University studying a bachelors degree to become a paramedic.

APC was pivotal in starting Rhiannon’s healthcare journey as she completed her HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care before going on to get a job as a Patient Transport Officer (PTO) with St John Ambulance Victoria. Since then, Rhiannon has gone from strength to strength as she’s close to finishing her university degree too! “The Cert IV helped strengthen the application [for university]”, she shared.


Learn how to become a paramedic

Hear from a local student

Jessica Vojtek | Melbourne

Meet Jess, now working as an Advanced Medicthanks to APC! She first joined APC to study the HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care but soon realised how much she loved health care and decided to “level up”.

Going on to complete her Diploma of Paramedical Science (now called the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care), Jess rated her study experience with APC very highly, exclaiming “It was well beyond her expectations for an online course program!

My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner“, Jess shared.

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!