While navigating a post-school plan can be daunting, Australian Paramedical College (APC) specialises in supporting school leavers. This means you can feel rest-assured knowing you or your loved one are in good hands as they transition into their next study chapter!
Check out some transferrable skills and attributes school leavers typically possess making them well-suited for a career in healthcare:
Did you know job growth for healthcare workers in Australia is predicted to increase by 8.4% over the next few years alone*?
You can get qualified as soon as you finish school to become a Patient Transport Officer, Emergency Medical Technician or even explore a Pathway to Paramedicine. Join an in-demand industry that makes up the largest employer across Australia.
*Sources: Seek.com; Australian Bureau of Statistics, APC student survey (July 2023)
*APC Student Survey (2023)
We are passionate about delivering quality education for our students that is also accessible and easy. This means providing direct entry for students aged 16-25 with no ATAR requirement.
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Not knowing what path she wanted to take following school, Florence dropped out of Year 11.
It wasn’t until she noticed that when ambulances passed by, she realised her interest was sparked and that’s what she wanted to do as a career. After coming across Australian Paramedical College, Florence applied and couldn’t be happier.
The next step for Florence is to further her studies to become a paramedic. “Go for it, it will be the best experience of your life!”
Whether you’ve just finished school or haven’t studied in a little while, 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 working with you to develop a personal Career Development Plan to answering any questions you have about our School Leaver Scheme, they will support you so you feel comfortable in taking the first steps towards enrolment.Discuss Your Entry Options
With sights set on becoming a State Ambulance Paramedic, Carissa began studying the Diploma with APC while still completing her secondary schooling.
Due to her dedication and commitment to her future at such a young age, Carissa was nominated for and won the “Vocational Student of the Year” in the 2021 NSW Training Awards for the Riverina/Murray Region.
“If you’re interested in paramedicine, definitely APC is such a great place to study because you’re not locking into a degree.”
That’s ok! When you choose to study with APC, your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) does not matter.
Whether you don’t have one at all, or received a low score, this won’t hold you back from starting a career in healthcare! APC supports individuals of all backgrounds and experience levels, so don’t worry if you never finished high school.
Learn more about why your ATAR doesn’t matter here.
Concerns about being smart enough to study are very common. We’re here to assure you’re not alone, and many of our students who have shared these worries have found the supportive learning environment of APC helped them overcome any initial doubts they had very quickly!
Through a combination of our incredible Trainers & Assessors, Student Success Team as well as Facebook forum where you can connect with other students – there’s a range of support at your fingertips as a student.
There are many skills that school leavers or under 25 year old’s possess which closely align to that of a medic/ paramedic.
Check out the following skills and attributes which you likely have in common and can enable you to become successful in the healthcare industry!
Transferrable Skills and Attributes:
APC is a great choice to get you started in the emergency health care sector. There are many career pathways you can take as an APC graduate that do not require you to go to university, which you can learn more about here.
The best part is we are partnered with a number of organisations across Australia which students can complete their Clinical Placement with. This means you can work alongside and learn from real healthcare professionals while studying which may even lead to a job afterwards!
To become a Registered Paramedic and work with a State Ambulance Service you will need to obtain a Bachelor’s degree from a university. However, one of the most popular pathways to become a Registered Paramedic is to complete a Diploma first.
What are the benefits to completing the Diploma first?
We encourage you to speak with one our Course Advisors who will be able to help answer any questions you might have and provide guidance on the best way forward for you!
If you’re interested in applying for Direct Entry with Australian Paramedical College, please fill out the below form to get started today.