Paramedicine courses in Australia & NZ

Get a dual-country qualification to start a career in prehospital healthcare today!

Become a medic in Australia or NZ

Are you interested in getting qualified so you can work as a healthcare professional in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ)?

By choosing Australian Paramedical College (APC), you can enjoy the flexibility of studying paramedicine online and starting a meaningful career without being limited by borders. As the only paramedical education provider offering a dual-country recognised qualification, APC is thrilled to create even greater opportunities for our enthusiastic cohort based in both countries. 

We are proud to collaborate with Hato Hone St John as our Clinical Placement Partner to provide our students and graduates the chance to gain a quality education, hands-on experience and genuine job prospects as part of their APC experience.

No border barriers

APC courses are online so you can enjoy flexibility while studying no matter where you’re based. Most of our students still work while studying too!

Get a dual-country recognised qualification

University & job pathways in Australia & NZ

Work as a medic in Australia or NZ

Get hands-on experience

Get a sneak peek of our students putting what they’ve learnt online into practice! 

Students based in NZ can complete their Clinical Workshop at APC’s state-of-the-art training campus in Australia’s sunny Gold Coast, or one of our campuses in New South Wales, Victoria or Western Australia depending on their preference. 

Our dual-country course

APC offers a dual-recognised qualification which is self-paced and delivered via a blended learning model.

Students in both Australia and New Zealand can study the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care as a pathway to paid employment in pre-hospital healthcare.*

Gain the skills to deliver pre-hospital care in a range of roles, or put you on the pathway to becoming a paramedic.

  • 24 months (may reduce depending on study load).
  • Online, with in-person intensive Clinical Workshops and Clinical Placements.
  • Pathway to university to become a paramedic or be qualified to enter the workforce as a medic.

*Please note that entry requirements to study include the right to travel to Australia, holding a full driver’s license and a minimum age requirement of 18 years, alongside current enrolment requirements for Australian students.

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How does it work?

Australia & NZ career pathways

There are various job pathways available to qualified APC graduates.

Whether you’re interested in becoming an Event Medic and working for Medical Edge Australia at world-class sporting events or becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and working for Hato Hone St John (NZ), APC can help you get there.

We pride ourselves on setting students up for success from the beginning of their study journey and continuing to support them to secure real job outcomes

To understand what living and working in Australia or NZ could be like for you, click the links provided.

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Our Australian & NZ industry partners

We are proudly partnered with 15+ established organisations across Australia and NZ to create real Clinical Placement and employment opportunities for our students.  

APC empowers students with the responsibility of Clinical Placement, allowing them to choose where they conduct it. As an organisation, we have forged these strong positive Industry Partnerships to assist students in the sourcing of their placement, should they be looking for guidance.

*Hato Hone St John operates as a Clinical Placement Partner to give APC students quality hands-on experience as part of completing their course.

Australia & NZ university pathways

If you’re wishing to become a Paramedic, studying the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care is an excellent place to start. This pathway allows you to build up your practical skills and medical knowledge, not to mention qualify you, so you’re able to get a job in healthcare before applying for university! 

There are various Australian universities that accept VET Entry and have RPL available. If you’re based in New Zealand, you can advance your studies to become a Paramedic by applying for Auckland University of Technology (AUT) too!


What our students say

Jessica Forbes | Aspiring Paramedic

Meet Jessica, one of our amazing students who always wanted to do something in emergency services to help people.

As someone who wishes to go to university to become a paramedic when she can afford to, Jessica has enjoyed the flexibility of studying online while working full-time. 

It’s a really good option, it fits into your schedule and how you want to study“, she shared of her APC experience.


Ready to apply?

If you’re ready to take the next step towards a rewarding career in healthcare, speak to one of our friendly Course Advisors to help you get started.

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