Become a paramedic with QAS

Become a paramedic with QAS

To help you research how to become a paramedic with QAS, we have put together a shortened version of their requirements as a quick reference. QAS is an integral part of the primary health care sector in Queensland, providing patient transport services and emergency pre-hospital services. QAS provides timely and quality ambulance services which meet the needs of the community. They achieve this by:

  • providing pre-hospital ambulance response services
  • emergency and routine pre-hospital patient care and transport services
  • co-ordination of aero medical services
  • inter-facility ambulance transport
  • planning and coordination of multi-casualty incidents and disasters; and
  • casualty room services.

The Queensland Ambulance Service is organised into fifteen geographical Local Ambulance Service Networks (LASNs):

  • Torres and Cape
  • Cairns and Hinterland
  • Townsville
  • Mackay
  • North West
  • Central West
  • Central Queensland
  • Wide Bay
  • South West
  • Darling Downs
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Metro North (Brisbane)
  • Metro South (Brisbane)
  • West Moreton
  • Gold Coast


Become a paramedic with QAS get in touch with them:
Address: Emergency Services Complex, Kedron Park Rd, Kedron QLD 4031
Phone: 13 74 68


  • Emergency response to patients with sudden illness and injury
  • pre-hospital patient care
  • specialised transport services
  • stand-by at special events
  • coordination of aero-medical services
  • inter-hospital transfers
  • planning for and coordination of multi-casualty events and disasters
  • first aid training
  • community education including first aid training and injury prevention
  • commercial activities, such as industry contracts
  • training and education of ambulance professionals.

QAS Volunteers

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) has more than 1600 volunteers providing support to our service in a variety of operational and community roles. The QAS places great importance on the value of their volunteers and their connection to the community.  Volunteers exemplify the important and enduring partnership that exists between the QAS and the Queensland community.

QAS recognises volunteers bring with them a range of skills, knowledge and abilities; not to mention the time, effort and energy they put into supporting the ambulance service and helping to build community resilience in Queensland. Whether you’re looking for a hands-on volunteering role or prefer to volunteer ‘behind the scenes’ to support your ambulance service and the community, QAS could have an opportunity for you. To find out more about volunteering for the Queensland Ambulance Service, visit the website.


The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) recruits Graduate Paramedics from those who possess a degree-level qualification in the field of Paramedic Health Science from an Australian or New Zealand tertiary institution. Undergraduate programs that meet the accreditation standards of the Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA) are accepted by QAS as meeting the qualification requirements for employment as an entry level Paramedic.

Become a QAS paramedic

Stay up to date for any paramedic openings by visiting the QAS Paramedic Page or contact the recruitment team at: [email protected]

Qualified Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) applicants must be able to provide evidence of the following mandatory requirements as part of the application process:

  • minimum Diploma of Applied Science (Ambulance)/Paramedical Science
  • minimum 3 years’ experience as a Paramedic in a pre-hospital care, emergency environment
  • the right to work in Australia
  • a current, unrestricted C class manual driver licence (provisional or open only.) Please note learners and automatic licences are not accepted.

Qualified Critical Care Paramedics (CCP) applicants must be able to provide evidence of the following mandatory requirements as part of the application process:

  • Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Paramedical Practice or equivalent, or an Australian Ambulance service jurisdiction in-service qualification
  • minimum 5 years’ experience as a paramedic in the pre-hospital care, emergency environment with a minimum of 2 years full time as a qualified CCP or equivalent
  • competency in Critical Care procedures, demonstrated abilities as a clinical mentor and the ability to support and maintain a high level of clinical governance
  • a current, unrestricted C class manual driver licence (provisional or open only.) Please note learners and automatic licences are not accepted.

Become a Medical Dispatcher

Work in the QAS control room and coordinate a range of emergency response operations. For a complete list of requirements, and application process, please visit the: Application Information Kit

Become a Patient Transport Officer

Stay up to date for any paramedic openings by visiting the Patient Transport Officers or contact the recruitment team at: [email protected]

Important Links

  1. Local Ambulance Service Networks and Stations
  2. Emergency Medical Dispatcher Recruitment
  3. Recognition of Current Ambulance Practice
  4. Face Sheets
  5. Publications

Clinical Practice Manual (used as a reference for all QAS medical staff)

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) aims to provide high standards of emergency treatment, patient care and transport for the sick and injured. The CPM reflects contemporary standards of clinical practice and includes systematically developed statements based on the best available evidence.

The Clinical Practice Manual (CPM) is divided into 7 sections:

  1. Introduction (PDF, 5.15MB)
  2. Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)
  3. Clinical Practice Procedures (CPPs)
  4. Drug Therapy Protocols (DTPs)
  5. Clinical trials
  6. Glossary (PDF, 952KB)
  7. References (PDF, 1.22MB)

Become a paramedic with QAS

  1. Media Releases
  2. Follow them on Facebook
  3. Follow them on Twitter
  4. For general queries

The Australian Paramedical College has provided the pathway for many of our Queensland students to prepare for a solid career in the pre-hospital emergency health care sector. The Australian Paramedical College offers a Certificate IV in Health Care and a Diploma of Emergency Health Care.

Training and the subsequent qualification of the Diploma of Paramedical Science is the perfect choice when deciding either beginning a career in the private sector, or continuing on to university. Which ever way you want to take your career, we provide a flexible, convenient and affordable pathway to learning in your own environment.

* Thanks to the Queensland Ambulance Service for the information provided on this page.

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