Starting a new course can be overwhelming at the best of times, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve studied! We’re here to tell you first that you likely have plenty of skills that are transferrable into a healthcare profession already under your belt, such as;
From having the flexibility to choose your own schedule and reliable support available to help you along the way, we have all your study needs covered.
Two of the main reasons Australian’s look to change careers is because they want to do something more fulfilling or pursue their passion.* This sentiment aligns with what we’re all about at APC, that is to help change lives and give people the confidence to go after their career goals no matter their life stage.
If you’ve been thinking about changing it up, you’re not alone!
*Sources: Seek.com; Australian Bureau of Statistics, APC student survey (2023)
*APC Student Survey (2023)
At APC we are passionate about curating career pathways for all our students, no matter their age or experience. Our Mature Age Entry Scheme supports this initiative where eligible students over 25 years can apply for direct entry with no ATAR requirement.
Why study with us?
After 30 years of teaching, Tamara wanted a change and dreamed of working in emergency health care.
“I’d been toying with the idea of becoming a paramedic for 10 years. When I found out I could study online, I just went for it!”
As a mature aged student, she was focused and determined, finishing her Diploma well under the time allocated. Tamara now works in the industry as an Emergency Medical Technician and Patient Transport Officer in Sydney.
Whether you’re looking to upskill, change careers or simply try something new, everyone has different goals for studying emergency and non-emergency healthcare. That means it’s important to find out which course is best for you depending on what you’re looking to achieve.
Our nationally recognised courses are designed so you can study online, no matter where you’re based in Australia:
We are proud to have a dedicated team of Course Advisors who are there to help you navigate your study journey from day one!
From answering any questions you have about the enrolment process to covering how studying with us actually works, they will support you so you feel comfortable in making the exciting decision to start your new chapter.
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After more than 20 years as a Customs Broker, Benjamin knew he needed a career change.
Ben wasn’t sure he’d have the time to place aside for full-time work and university so decided to look into APC’s courses. Now a graduate, he believes that APC’s Diploma gave him a great grounding in healthcare and is ready to take his career to the next step at university.
“I think the course was really well set out, easy to follow. The online study was good with the theory then doing the workshops and taking it out into the real world, it really came together nicely so I’m certainly glad I took that step”, Ben shared.
At APC we are passionate about offering education and continued learning to people of all ages!
We have plenty of people who have enrolled as mature-age students and enjoy studying at APC at a later stage in their life.
There are many skills mature age career changers possess which can be leveraged when transitioning into a new role in the healthcare industry!
Check out the following capabilities you can use as a medic/ paramedic which you’ll likely resonate with already.
Transferrable Skills: Mature Age Career Changers
At APC we understand students have other important commitments such as full-time jobs that they need to focus on whilst studying too. This is why our courses are designed to be flexible, so you can study at your own pace when it suits you!
Many of our students work while studying, especially those who are looking to change careers.
No! Many of our students do not have any formal qualifications when they enroll at APC.
Regardless of your experience, you’re able to start a career in the emergency health care sector. This is where we come in – to help you get qualified!
Depending on which course you choose, there are different career pathways available to you once you’ve graduated.
From becoming a Patient Transport Officer to an Event Medic, or even starting your journey to becoming a Registered Paramedic, there are different job possibilities depending on your career aspirations.
Learn more about career pathways here.
If you’re interested in applying for Direct Entry with Australian Paramedical College, please fill out the below form to get started today.