Paramedic Jobs: Become a Combat Paramedic

If you’re looking for an exciting career in pre hospital emergency care, then joining the Army Reserves as a Combat Paramedic could be the perfect job for you.

As a a Combat Paramedic, you will provide pre-hospital emergency care, resuscitation, evacuation coordination and primary health care when necessary. This could be within an Army exercise  or a disaster relief operation overseas. There are no limitations.

What is the Army Reserves?

Adventure, challenge and opportunity. These are the three main mantras of the Australian Army Reserves. Army Reservists are everyday Aussies looking for an additional outlet for their skills. Typically they’re after exciting new ways to expand their knowledge and capabilities, whilst benefitting the broader community.

Entry Requirements for a Combat Paramedic

To hit the ground running as a Combat Paramedic, the Army asks that you posses a minimum of a Diploma of Paramedical Science or equivalent qualification and have evidence of appropriate experience (This could be your placement hours).

In addition to this you must be at least 17 years of age and an Australian Citizen (or hold Permanent Residency). Additional age, medical and fitness guidelines may also apply.combat paramedic

Location and Commitment

Once gaining entry as a reservist, you will be required to take a 35-day military training course in Wagga Wagga, NSW, plus a 2.5-day Combat Paramedic Course at a Unit level.

Upon completion, you will be expected to provide a minimum of 20 days service each year, which will most likely be at an Army unit close to where you live but may also involve interstate and overseas travel.

If you already have a job, the Army provides resources to help you approach your employer about your ambition to serve as a Reservist.

So, what are you waiting for? APPLY NOW!


Become a Combat Paramedic

If you’re the type of person that enjoys travel and working in a fast-paced and unpredictable environments then this career path might be just what you’re looking for. Combat Paramedics possess a very high skill level as well as the ability to deal with any situation thrown their way.

To get a job as a Combat Paramedic we recommend completing the  HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science. This qualification provides a flexible and affordable pathway to joining the Australian Defence Force. 

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For more information on how to get a start in the industry or to enquire about paramedic training please call (07) 5520 2522.

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.