As part of the development and training of new Emergency Health Care workers, Australian Paramedical College students undertake a blended learning experience, with the theoretical components of the course completed online, complemented by two 7-day Clinical Workshops. This hands-on training and development is pivotal in developing the clinical skills of all students.
The Australian Paramedical College holds practical workshops across major cities in Australia. Our main college campus is located on the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland, at our purpose-built, state-of-the-art training facility. We offer three courses in pre-hospital healthcare, which are completed mostly online, and students from all over Australia descend on the Gold Coast to take their skills to the next level at the Clinical Workshops, which is the practical portion of the course.
The trainers at the Australian Paramedical College come from a range of professions in the pre-hospital healthcare industry, such as surf & ski rescue, construction medic, state ambulance services, St John Ambulance and more. Their wide range of experience allows our students to get an insight into the different career opportunities available. This real-life experience is simply invaluable when it comes to assisting students through practical training and assessment.
Clinical Workshops are designed around students learning Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills – depending on which level students are studying at. Some of the skills learned in the Clinical Workshop include; airway management, drug administration, primary survey, secondary survey, vital signs survey, patient extrication, trauma management and ECGs.
Collaborating with other workers in a team is an essential skill that is learned throughout these fast-paced workshops. Students learn to work with one another, solve complex and often unpredictable problems and follow procedures to ensure a successful outcome.
At the Australian Paramedical College, we pride ourselves on the support that we provide to our students over the course of their training. We offer holistic support, from career guidance to mental health first aid – and everything in between. The trainers are also available for ongoing phone consultations, if students are stuck on any of the online theory. We also have a full Student Support team who are available to motivate, support and assist students in any component of their studies.
Training to be a paramedic is a life-changing event. There may be times when the overwhelm of study coupled with maintaining a balance of home and work life can become challenging, we know this all too well. This is why the College believes in helping our students deal with these challenges every step of the way.
Our training courses don’t just teach the theory, they open up the way to build new friendships and reaffirm exactly why you chose to become a paramedic in the first place.
We are there to support you on your journey because we all need a shoulder to rely on to help us to get to where we want to be.
Not sure if becoming a paramedic or private sector medic is for you?
Our nationally recognised paramedical training programs provide a flexible and affordable pathway to employment in the private sector, or as a stepping stone to university. We offer everyone the opportunity to become a Paramedic/Medic, regardless of their educational background. We believe you should still pursue your goals even if your school or college grades are not where they should be.
We live in an era where anything is possible when you put your mind to it. With advances in technology and learning methodologies, there is no reason why you can not follow your dreams and become a person who can save lives and contribute to the well-being of the community. Apply to study at the College.
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