Become a Combat Paramedic – Weekly job round up

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This week for our ‘weekly job round up’ we will be focussing on one exciting job which we are confident many of our students would love: Army Reserve Combat Paramedic.

Become a Combat Paramedic with the Army Reserves

If you’re wanting some adventure and action in your work place are looking to expand your responsibilities and capabilities in a rewarding environment, becoming a Combat Paramedic with the Army Reserves (CBT PARAMED) could be the job for you.

As a Combat Paramedic with the Army Reserves you could be working as part of an interstate Army exercise, as a member of a disaster relief operation overseas or within a humanitarian or peace keeping mission. You will be working in conjunction with the Royal Australian Army Dental Corps (RAADC) and the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps (RAANC) and be responsible for ensuring the health and well-being of all Army personnel. You will also be called upon to work in a variety of operational and non-operational conditions.

By joining the Army Reserves and becoming a combat paramedic, you will be opening up so many doors for your future career, whatever that may be. Being a member of such a prestigious group that requires such dedication, regiment and skill is something that any employer loves to see in their employees.

What is the Army Reserves?

Life as an Army Reservist is very rewarding. The unique environment as a Combat Paramedic allows you to exercise and improve your skills and build your confidence in a variety of places. The Army Reserves  allows you to keep your everyday job and serve between 20 and 100 days a year. This could mean one evening each week and/or a number of weekends or extended periods away.  When you are deployed you will be working along side some of the most experienced combat paramedics in the world, so you will gain plenty of knowledge and experience to take back to your everyday job.

Apply to become a combat paramedic

The best thing about the Army Reserves is that there is no minimum prior service required.

The entry requirements to become a combat paramedic are:

  • 17 years of age and an Australian Citizen (or hold Permanent Residency). Additional age, medical and fitness guidelines may also apply.
  • You’ll need to have a minimum of a Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance) or equivalent qualification, plus evidence of appropriate experience.

More information

* Thanks to and the Army Reserves for the information, photos and video provided on this page.
* Disclaimer: These jobs are are not available year round. Please check the date of job post for relevancy.


About the Australian Paramedical College

The Australian Paramedical College is the largest private pre-hospital health care training provider in Australia, we can help you to achieve your paramedical training and career goals.

We offer three courses in the emergency healthcare sector:

Our nationally recognised paramedical training programs provide a flexible and affordable training pathway to employment in the private sector, or as a stepping stone to university to study a Bachelor of Paramedic Science. APC offers you the opportunity to become a Paramedic/Medic, regardless of your educational background. We believe you should still pursue your goals even if your school or college grades have previously prevented you from following a career path you know you’d be good at.

today, more than ever, anything is possible when you put your mind to it. With advances in online learning and teaching methodologies, it’s now easier than ever to fit study around your current lifestyle. A few of hours here and there each week is often all it takes to begin your studies. There’s no reason why you can not follow your dreams and become the person who saves lives and contributes to the well-being of their community. Apply to study at the college.

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