Paramedical Course Student Interview Kacey Middleton

Paramedical Course Student Interview – Kacey Middleton

An interview with APC student Kacey Middleton

Meet our student Kacey who is from Geraldton in Western Australia, which is about 4 hours north of Perth. Kacey is passionate about outdoor adventure and sports as well as being focused on her volunteering work with St John Ambulance since 2013.

“One particular job with an elderly lady, she had no one, she was quite lonely and us being there, she had someone to talk to. We made her a cup of tea and just a smile on her face. That kind of directed me and determined me to be a paramedic.”

Preparing for a career in prehospital emergency health care has seen Kacey get to know people really well. She tells us about one time when she chatted with an elderly patient and felt the gratitude and appreciation just because Kacey cared.

This was the driving force behind Kacey deciding to take study for a nationally recognised prehospital emergency health care qualification on her way to becoming a registered Australian Paramedic.

“I graduated year 12 in 2009, so I haven’t touched a bit of paper since.”

Studying the HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science was the first stage of her career development. Kacey is also preparing to complete her Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree, which is a prerequisite to becoming a Paramedic in Australia.

Interestingly enough, Kacey has not studied since 2009 yet she found that doing the Diploma has helped her with time management, study skills which has allowed her to ease back into study and learn new skills.

“I think the biggest challenge is studying from home. I get distracted quite easily, the beach being right there.”

One of the biggest challenges for Kacey and other students, is to study from home because of so many distractions, yet her resolute attitude and determined focus on the end goal, will get her where she wants to be.

Kacey echoes the APC company values of allowing students to embrace online study, to collaborate with one another, be adaptable and embrace the innovative learning environment offered by the college.

“I definitely encourage to apply and study with APC. The help I get online and when I ring has been awesome; and the learning materials and modules have been really informative and great.”


Study pre-hospital emergency health care qualifications online with the aid of clinical workshops as well as online and phone support from trainers and educators. Enjoy the unlimited access to a student success team who are always ready to help and assist. Although these courses can be studied online; APC fosters a vibrant and passionate community that encourages students to engage and help one another.

Choose from three prehospital emergency health care qualifications.

HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport
HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care
HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care

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.