Become a paramedic with ACT Ambulance Service

About the ACT Ambulance Services

Become a paramedic with ACT Ambulance Service and help provide emergency and non-emergency ambulance services to the ACT community.

In providing emergency ambulance services, the service includes at least one intensive care paramedic (ICP) on every emergency ambulance. This is the highest level of pre-hospital clinical care provided by any ambulance service in Australia. Non-emergency ambulance services are provided by ICP and Patient Transport Service resources. Patient Transport Service crews undertake routine ambulance transport of patients to, from and between hospitals and other medical facilities.

ACTAS also provides ICPs to, and conducts the day-to-day management of, the Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter. Snowy Hydro SouthCare is a joint initiative of the governments of New South Wales and the ACT, and provides aeromedical rescue and retrieval services to the ACT and south-eastern New South Wales.

Contact Details

To get in touch with the ACT Ambulance Services, please visit the ACT Ambulance Services website. 

Getting to know the ACT Ambulance Service

  1. FAQ
  2. Media Releases
  3. Newsletter
  4. Follow them on Facebook
  5. Follow them on Twitter

Become a paramedic with ACT Ambulance Service

The ACT Ambulance Services currently employs professionals for the following position, be sure to click the links to get to know what it takes to be a part of each department.

Application Process

Jobs with the ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) will be posted on the ACT Government job website. To ensure a successful application, you must follow the steps below.

Good applications make a positive impression and can lead to an interview. Don’t apply just for the sake of it. Select the right job and prepare a strong (and accurate) application highlighting your skills, experience and abilities, and how they meet the requirements of the job. Your application will be assessed on the basis of merit.

It is important to provide all the information specified in the application kit. This may include some or all of the following:

  • a cover letter advising which job you are applying for, and including a short summary of your skills and abilities
  • a cover sheet
  • a copy of your CV (or resume)
  • a statement addressing the selection criteria
  • Contact details for your referees.

You may be asked if you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, from a non-English speaking background or have a disability. It is not compulsory to provide this information. However, by doing so you will assist the APS in providing a fair and equitable selection process and monitoring our commitment to overcoming possible employment-related disadvantage.

Tips for a successful application and meaningful career

Make a decision

  • Find a job that interests you
  • Spend time researching the job – don’t dismiss it on face value
  • Read the selection criteria and duty statement to make sure it is the right job for you to apply for
  • Look at the agency website
  • Speak with the contact officer if you need further information

Go for it

  • Complete your application as required by the agency
  • Use the STAR model if you are having trouble answering the selection criteria
  • Prepare a quality application by drawing on your experiences, skills and abilities: select examples that best relate to the duties and level of the job

Back yourself at interview

  • Be prepared, have an understanding of what the agency does, read over your application and list practical examples against each selection criteria
  • Use specific examples to demonstrate your skills and qualities
  • Remember the interview is a discussion, not a test, and we want to talk to you because we are interested.

Important Links

Below are some of the important links that you will need to understand ACT Ambulance Service, obtain a successful career and general information about health and safety.

  1. Clinical Management Guidelines
  2. Emergency Medical Information
  3. Basic Life Support
  4. Emergency Management
* Thanks to ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) for the photo and information provided on this page.

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.