Bachelor of Paramedic Science - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Accessibility links

Bachelor of Paramedic Science

Learn more about this degree at USC Open Day Online! 

Explore your study options 24/7.

Visit Open Day online now

Be there in an emergency.

Gain a strong foundation in clinical and paramedic sciences. You’ll explore all areas of paramedic practice including human pathophysiology, behavioural health, pharmacology, clinical leadership, and legal and ethical practice.

Study location QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013431
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 78.00 OP - - Rank - 78
USC program code
Semester 1 only
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Applications close
Applications for 2021 are now closed. Applications for 2022 will open in August.
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English; Biology; at least one other science subject
Other requirements
Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an IELTS score of at least 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each subtest. Refer to English language requirements
Total courses
Total units
Not available to international students on a Student visa.

Our program is delivered by experienced paramedics to provide you with clinical knowledge, skills and practice. Gain hands-on experience through real-life simulations in our specialised paramedic labs. From your first year, you’ll complete 12 weeks of clinical placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service and with an additional 2 weeks of clinical placement in other health care facilities  to give you the extra knowledge and experience to confidently start working on road. You may be required to undertake some of your clinical placements outside the region or in a rural area within Queensland.

Graduate ready to work as an Advanced Care Paramedic or go after opportunities to clinically advance to an Intensive Care or Critical Care Paramedic. Choose to work within aero medical, rescue and retrieval, remote and rural health care and clinical education. You’ll also be eligible to apply for membership of Paramedics Australasia and the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedics.

Post-admission requirements

To be eligible to commence clinical placement you must provide evidence of having met all mandatory requirements by the Friday of Week 13 of Semester 1. Failure to do so will prevent you from commencing Clinical Placement and will delay the completion of your studies.

Go to the Paramedic Science - Clinical Practicums page to find out more about Clinical Placements and mandatory requirements.

You will be required to purchase the student paramedic uniform which includes shirt, trousers, boots, belt, personal protective equipment and soft shell jacket before going on placement. The approximate cost of the full uniform set is $550. You will also be required to purchase other items of personal medical equipment such as a stethoscope and sphygmomanometer.

Career opportunities

Ambulance paramedic, pre-hospital emergency care, aeromedical, rescue and retrieval, remote and rural healthcare, clinical education.


Paramedics Australasia; Student Paramedics Australasia (SPA); Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedics

What will I study?

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and study sequence.

The study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this study sequence to guide enrolment.

Program structure

Total units:

Study sequence

Submit an enquiry

Questions? Ask us anything about studying this program. Alternatively, contact Student Central with any student-related enquiries.

Success! Thank you Something went wrong! {{responseMessage}}

Or chat now

Related news

USC Newsroom
Aiming high nets perfect grades for Uni Medallist
19 April

A USC student who set himself a target of achieving the highest possible results when he started a second degree after eight years of international travel and working in banking, has been rewarded with a University Medal.

Philanthropist Laurie Cowled, left, with 2018 graduate Sally Watson. Photo Reed Graduation Services
Laurie, 91, to continue inspiring women in science
8 September 2020

A retired Noosaville banker-turned-philanthropist is donating a six-figure endowment to extend her annual USC scholarship that encourages regional and rural women to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees.