Experience Australian Paramedical College

Join thousands of others and find out what it’s like to become an Australian Paramedical College student.

Studying with APC

With APC, the majority of your course is completed online, in your own time. You’ll gain all the fundamental knowledge you need, and when you’re ready, you’ll put everything you’ve learnt into practice in clinical workshops and industry placements (depending on which course you’re studying).

It might seem strange to think about learning to be a paramedic/medic by learning health online but it works – and there are a whole heap of benefits.

A study schedule that works for you

Learn at your own pace, around your everyday commitments.

Choose how you learn

Read, listen or watch your course content in your easy-to-use online portal.

Developed and delivered by experts

Learn from expert instructors with decades of paramedical experience.

Your Student Success Team

Whether studying online, at one of our workshops or out on placement, our dedicated Student Success Team is here to help you, every step of the way. There is even a Mental Health First Officer on-hand if you need them.

You can reach out to them for help with:

  • logging into your student portal
  • study motivation and tips
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • issues with your course
  • finding a placement and more

Your Trainers and Assessors

With decades of frontline experience between them, as rescue medics, industry medics or state ambulance paramedics, our passionate Trainers and Assessors are experts in frontline healthcare.

They lead all clinical workshops and are who you can reach out to if you have questions about the course material when you are studying online. If you need them, one-on-one sessions are available with them via phone or video call.

Your fellow students and alumni

An easy way to stay motivated and progress with your studies is by connecting with other students to share advice and ask questions. APC alumni are also a great source of knowledge when it comes to choosing a university or specialist career path.

  • Network with thousands of current students in the official APC student forum and form your own study groups.
  • Connect with alumni for advice about university or careers in the industry.

Clinical Workshops

Clinical workshops are your chance to learn the hands-on, practical skills you’ll need to use every day as a paramedic or medic. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet your Trainers and fellow students.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The number and length of workshops you’ll be required to attend will depend on the course you are studying.
  • Workshops are held at our HQ training facility in Queensland, as well as training venues across NSW, VIC and WA.
  • You’ll learn to use a range of real-world, on-road medical and patient transport equipment properly and practice how to handle emergency and non-emergency scenarios with your trainers and other students.

Clinical Placements

Once you’ve learned the theory and built up your practical skills, it’s time to get out into the real world for some on-the-job experience with an industry work placement.

Work placement is your chance to:

  • Interact with and treat real patients
  • Understand what the job involves day-to-day
  • Build your workplace confidence
  • Gain practical skills that will give you an advantage when you enter the job market
  • Make industry connections

Depending on the course you are taking, the hours of work placement that you need to complete will vary.

While it’s up to you to find your own placement, APC has partnerships with organisations across Australia, including St John VIC, and our Student Success Team can help you source the right placement for you.

Our Facility

Take a look inside our world-class training facility. Based in Burleigh Heads, Queensland, our facility is home to 3 fully equipped, used state Ambulances, all the latest paramedical equipment and medical emergency simulation facilities to give you the hands-on experience you need.

Our Trainers

Our dedicated, passionate team of Trainers and Assessors have decades of emergency health experience and will give you the practical knowledge and confidence to succeed.

Meet our trainers

What our students say

Chris Beath
Jessie Crawford
Nathan Seidel
Rachel Bell
Jason Borg
Carissa Bellato
Jarrod Neal
Wendy Donohue

Start your life-saving career now

Fill in a short application form and one of our Career Advisors will give you a call to discuss the course and your goals in more detail. They’ll also answer any questions you might have.