Becoming a Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria: Eligibility Requirements

There are some simple things you should consider before applying to become a paramedic with Ambulance Victoria.

(A) Do you meet the Eligibility Requirements of Becoming a Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria?

All applicants interested in becoming a paramedic with Ambulance Victoria Service need to be either permanent residents or citizens of Australia, or hold New Zealand citizenship. If you do not meet these criteria then you must hold a full-unrestricted work visa for Australia.

You must also hold a full Victorian driver’s licence at the minimal level of a probationary licence at P2 for one year.

Additional Skills Required to Becoming a Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria

The following skill set is highly desired to become a paramedic with Ambulance Victoria:

  • You should have a compassionate and empathetic disposition
  • It goes without saying your superior communications skills are second nature
  • You’ll naturally have a calm temperament and possess the ability to think clearly and act decisively under pressure
  • You will be comfortable functioning well in a team environment
  • You’ll be adaptable, resilient and self-reliant
  • You’ll have the innate ability to follow protocols and procedures effectively
  • You’re fit and healthy and promote a healthy mind as well as body

 Additional Assessments Required to Becoming a Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria

Keep in mind that there may be additional assessments that you will need to pass to become a paramedic with Ambulance Victoria. These may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Health, Fitness and Medical Assessments
  • Psychometric Testing
  • Formal Interview
  • Clinical Performance Tests
  • English Language Testing (if required)
  • Australian Criminal History and background check
  • Traffic Infringement Report (if required)
  • Working with children check


Now… it’s time to look at the next step: (B) Choosing Your Pathway to Becoming a Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria.

Speak to a Paramedic Training Advisor Today

In the meantime, you may want to speak with a Paramedic Training Advisor from the Australian Paramedical College on (07) 5520 2522.

They can answer your questions or discuss paramedic course options that will help you in your quest to become a Paramedic in Australia.

Or simply book an appointment and speak exclusively with one of the course coordinators.

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