Become a paramedic with St johns ambulance NT

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Become a paramedic with St johns ambulance NT

St Johns Ambulance NT is a self-funding charitable organisation active in the Northern Territory, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

St Johns provides:

  • First aid training
  • First aid kits
  • First aid services at community and public events, and assistance during national disaster relief, through volunteers
  • A range of community care services for the aged, the infirm, the immobile and lonely
  • Ambulance services the Northern Territory

We have been active in NT for over 50 years, and internationally are part of a wider organisation with a long and honourable history.

Contact details

To become a paramedic with St johns ambulance NT visit their website:

Getting to know St Johns Ambulance NT

  1. Newsroom
  2. Newsletter
  3. Media


Becoming a Volunteer with St John can be the first step towards a career with St John. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and give something back to your local community.

Know more about St Johns Ambulance NT volunteers by visiting the volunteer’s page.


The St John NT Ambulance Services currently employs professionals for the following position:

  • Ambulance
  • Training
  • Administration and Professional Careers

Before you apply

Before you apply to become a paramedic with St johns ambulance NT, make sure that you have read the information below: 

General requirements

To be considered for employment as a Qualified Paramedic, you must:

  • Hold a current authority to practice as a
  • Paramedic from a recognised State or Territory Ambulance service.
  • Possess (or be willing to obtain) a NT ‘C’ Class Drivers Licence and have a good driving record
  • Provide current police clearances, i.e. criminal, traffic infringements, traffic convictions (three separate documents). These may be obtained from your local police station.
  • Hold a valid Working With Children clearance (Ochre card).
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess initiative, confidence and have a commitment to learn.
  • Have a genuine desire to care for people in need
  • Have general computer literacy.
  • Be a permanent Australian resident, or be willing to undergo the immigration process. New Zealand candidates will need to provide a copy of their current passport, showing expiry
  • Provide evidence of current scope of practice Services Operations Manager or Services Clinical Governance, Education or Development unit.

Candidates must give an undertaking that they will:

  • Be prepared to accept a posting of up to two years at a regional location.
  • Work according to the terms and conditions as prescribed by St John NT
  • Paid officers are currently located in the following locations; Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Tennant Creek.
  • Should you be interested in working at a regional location for a longer period, you may apply to do so once you have successfully completed your initial two year posting

Application process

  1. Forward a current resume to Human Resources along with a copy of your current Authority to Practice with a recognised State or Territory ambulance service. You are also required to submit copies of:
  • ‘C’ class drivers license
  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • National Criminal Police Clearance &
  • Working With Children clearance
  • Relevant ambulance qualifications and academic transcripts
  • Proof of residency if not born in Australia
  1. Please note that it is vital that the application be thoroughly completed to the best of your knowledge. You must meet the pre-requisites for your application to be considered (refer essential prerequisites). Applications should be on A4 pages, stapled, please do not bind.
  1. Once suitable vacancies arise, you may be contacted for further information and to attend an interview.
  1. . Candidates that are shortlisted must undertake psychometric testing, and a Medical and Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), at which time reference checks will be conducted. The FCE is a test of a candidate’s capacity to undertake work postures and work activities. Candidates will be asked to undertake a range of activities including stooping, reaching, squatting, lifting, performing transfers (floor and bench height), carrying, and simulated stair carrying with a load. The Medical and FCE takes about two hours to complete and is done by an external provider, Jobfit Australia Pty.
  1. Following completion of step 4, candidates will be contacted and advised whether they have been successful in their application. Candidates may be offered employment or placed in a recruitment pool for future employment.

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. Qualified Paramedic Information Pack
  2. Graduate Paramedic Internship Program
*Thanks to St Johns Ambualnce NT for the information provided on this page and ABC for the photo.

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