Become a Paramedic with Ambulance Service of New South Wales

Become a Paramedic with Ambulance Service of New South Wales

The Ambulance Service of New South Wales is committed to providing high quality clinical care and health related transport services to over 7.25 million people in NSW, distributed across an area of 801,600 square kilometres.

The average number of ambulance responses increased by 3.3 per cent over the past year. Factors contributing to increased activity include population growth, an ageing population and the associated increase in rates of illness.

They employ over 4,000 people, with 90 percent being operational staff involved in the front line delivery of services. This includes paramedics, patient transport officers and specialised areas such as intensive care and extended care paramedics, special operations, counter disaster, aeromedical and medical retrieval. The remaining 10 per cent of the workforce are corporate and support staff who assist in the delivery of services, including mechanical workshops, finance and payroll, human resources and administration.

Contact Details

To become a Paramedic with Ambulance Service of New South Wales get in touch with them and please visit the Ambulance Service of New South Wales website.

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Paramedic Positions

The NSW Ambulance Services currently employs professionals for the following position:

  • Paramedics (degree required)
  • Control centre staff
  • Indigenous positions
  • Flight nurses

Before you apply

Before you apply, make sure that you have read the basic criteria listed here.


  • Either hold Australian citizenship or permanent residency, or citizenship in New Zealand.
  • Hold, or be willing to gain, an Unrestricted Light Rigid (LR) Driver’s Licence as a condition of employment.
  • Provide evidence of Mandatory Vaccinations against the following diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, chickenpox and tuberculosis.
  • Be willing to relocate to any part of NSW as required by the job.
  • Have a good level of medical and physical fitness to pass our health assessment.

Application Process

Please note that applications are only accepted via eRecruit. You will be required to upload the following documents with your resume. Please note that you will be required to scan and combine all the documents into one file in order for you to upload:

Recognition of Current Competency form.

  • Copy of your driver’s licence.
  • Copy of your driving history from every state and country that you have lived and driven in for more than six months within the last 10 years (Roads and Maritime Services certified copy, not an online version).
  • Copy of Criminal Record Check from every country outside of Australia that you have lived in for more than six months with the last 10 years.
  • Copy of your qualifications – degree or Ambulance Diploma.
  • Copy of your birth certificate/passport.
  • Certificate of Service from your employing ambulance service, certifying each position you’ve held and for what period of time.
  • Copy of your current Certificate to Practice (To work as a Qualified Paramedic, you must hold a current Certificate to Practice (CTP) or be able to requalify for the CTP within three months).
  • Scope of Practice from your employing ambulance service, certifying each procedure and pharmacology you are authorised to use (ex-employees will be not be required to include this).
  • A brief resume outlining the functions and responsibilities of each job, including reasons for leaving.

Your application will pass through several stages during the recruitment/selection process. After each stage is completed, you will be advised if your application has been successful or not.

  1. Submit your application online complete addressing selection criteria. You will be sent a receipt email to confirm your application has been received.
  2. Your application will be reviewed and if your application meets the requirements, you will be contacted to provide relevant documentation to support your application for a qualified paramedic position.
  3. Your qualifications will be assessed in line with NSW Ambulance Education Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) guidelines (current casual employees will not be required to obtain RPL/RCC approval). If approved, you will be invited to attend a gap assessment and interview.
  4. The RPL committee will provide their recommendation for your training pathway and recruitment will advise you of the outcome of both the interview and RPL. (If you are recognised at P1 level, it is likely that you will be required to attend a 5-8 week induction at NSW Ambulance headquarters, as well as successfully complete a number of on-road supervised hours). This may not apply to ex-employees who may instead be required to undertake a return-to-work workshop for 1-3 days as well as a number of supervised on-road shifts. You will be advised of the recommended pathway prior to any additional steps in the recruitment process being completed.
  5. If your referees confirm your suitability for the role, you will be requested to obtain a Working with Children Check. NSW Ambulance will also request your consent to carry out a National Criminal Record Check.
  6. The final step is that you will be invited to attend a medical assessment (the assessment will cost applicants approximately $750).

Important application links

To aid you with your application process, below are some of the forms and details that you will require to successfully secure a position.

  1. Mandatory Vaccination Form
  2. Health assessment overview
  3. Recognition of Current Competency form
  4. Scope of Practice
  5. eRecuit Portal

Get involved

If you are interested in becoming involved in NSW Ambulance projects, please send your details to:

NSW Ambulance Marketing & Media
Community Relations Officer
Phone: (02) 9320 7374
Fax: (02) 9320 7804
Email: [email protected]

You can also, visit the ASNSW Volunteer’s 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.