Become a Paramedic | Paramedic Pathways

So you want to become a paramedic?

Are you drawn to helping people? Become a paramedic!

Do you want a job where every day is different? Become a paramedic!

Do you want to be there for people in their most vulnerable moments? Become a paramedic!

To become a Paramedic in Australia with a State Ambulance Service, you are required to complete a bachelor’s degree. Upon completion of a Bachelor of Paramedical Science (or equivalent), you can obtain registration with AHPRA to become a Registered Paramedic.

“But I don’t have the right grades to get into University!”

Entry into a bachelor’s degree in paramedicine requires a high ATAR or ranking score. Many people do not have high enough scores, or simply do not have an ATAR. And for some, it’s just been a while since they’ve studied.

In which case, you may be required to first complete a bridging course, which will “bridge the gap” in your knowledge. Completion of a related course in the pre-hospital emergency health care industry will demonstrate your skills, knowledge and abilities, allowing for easier entry into university.

Pathways to becoming a paramedic.

Complete the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care with us at APC and use it as your pathway into university, to become a paramedic.

The Diploma of Emergency health care is a flexible, online learning course for the pre-hospital emergency health care sector. Because the course is fully supported by experienced trainers, and includes Clinical Intensive Workshops and Clinical Placement, you will graduate with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Using this diploma as your pathway to become a paramedic, you will enter into university well prepared to take on the intensity of studies.

Subject credits.

By using the Diploma as a pathway into university, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and be credited for some subjects in your degree.

Every university is different, and the number of credited subjects is up to the discretion of your chosen university, so it’s best to consult directly with them.

Here are what some of our graduates have said:

  • “ECU credit 7 subjects with the diploma.”
  • “I had my credit assessment finished and received 6 Subjects at Charles Sturt Uni.”
  • “CQU will give you 7 subjects credit”
  • “University of Tasmania Conversion program. 53C Bachelor of Paramedic Practice – 10 units after completing the diploma”.

You can also hear directly from Alan Hawke, APC graduate, who used his Diploma to gain entry into ECU. He looked around and found that ECU applied him the most credits:

* Note that Alan Hawke completed the HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science which has now been superseded by HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care

Set yourself up for a long and rewarding career!

By completing the Diploma of Emergency Health Car and using it as your pathways into university to become a paramedic, you are setting yourself up for success. You will have more theoretical knowledge, more experience through Clinical Placement, and will go into a rewarding career with a solid foundation of skills.

You will graduate from your learning journey with an understanding of human body systems, emergency response, non-technical skills and hands-on experience!

Study pre-hospital emergency health care qualifications online at APC; with the aid of clinical workshops as well as online and phone support from trainers and educators. Enjoy unlimited access to a student success team who are always ready to help and assist. Although paramedical pathway courses can be studied online; APC fosters a vibrant and passionate community that encourages students to engage and help one another.

Choose from three pre-hospital emergency health care qualifications.

HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care

HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care

HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport

What is your career journey?

To discover how you can become a fully qualified Ambulance Paramedic or Basic/Advanced Life Support Medic, complete a personalised paramedical career development plan.