WA Paramedical Students

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

Welcome to APC, North Lake

Australian Paramedical College (APC) students put their online learning into practice at WA’s largest emergency response training facility, shared with WHS and Fire & Safety Australia (FSA). The training site is located in North Lake, comprising of classrooms, practical areas, ample parking, and over 6,000 square meters of space.

We are partnered with FSA and St John WA, further deepening our reach across the state which ultimately provides increased learning and employment opportunities for not only students, but the wider regional community in WA as well.

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.

In WA, you’re in the perfect place to explore a career in the mines as a Medical Emergency Services Officer (MESO) or Industrial Medic with these roles in high demand with the resources industry continuing to boom across the state.* 

*Source: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), 2023.

80% APC alumni

Work in healthcare, or are advancing their healthcare studies*

*APC Alumni Survey (2023)



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

*Jora (October, 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 WA student, please note Edith Cowan University (ECU) accepts VET Entry and have RPL available so when the time comes to applying for university, be sure to check 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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Our Industry Partners

We are proudly partnered with local organisations Fire & Safety Australia (FSA) and St John WA. 

These important partnerships mean we can provide students with remarkable hands-on experience while they study, and real career outcomes as APC graduates.

FSA is excited to partner with APC and work together on being industry in the provision of medical and response training!” – Steve McLeod, CEO, Fire & Safety Australia

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Michelle Giles | Receptionist to Mines Medic

Meet Michelle, a graduate of APC’s HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care and HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care.

Feeling unfulfilled in her previous job, Michelle was excited by the prospect of rescue paramedicine. Studying at APC has given her a chance to get started on this career pathway, now working as an Emergency Services Officer (ESO) in WA and being closer to her dream career.

APC stood out because it was self-paced and having that online ability with the phone consults with the trainers was just perfect.”


Hear from a local student

Jarrod Neal | Kalgoorlie 

Meet Jarrod, one of our impressive APC graduates who studied the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care

Since graduating, Jarrod has been working as a Rescue Paramedic all over Australia which involves rope rescue, RCR, and clinical treatment of the mine site workers. Prior to that, he was an Emergency Services Officer (ESO) and Ambulance Community Officer and has even travelled to Ghana and Egypt to help set up medical clinics.

It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had“, he shared about his 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!