Bachelor of Paramedicine - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Paramedicine

Paramedics are often the first contacts for a patient and provide emergency health care and transport.

Study location QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013431
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 88.00 Rank - 88
USC program code
Semester 1
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
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Paramedics are often the first contacts for a patient and provide emergency health care and transport.

This program will provide you with a strong foundation in clinical sciences and paramedicine. You’ll explore all areas of paramedic practice including human pathophysiology, behavioural health, pharmacology, clinical leadership, and legal and ethical practice.

Our program is delivered by experienced paramedics and other professionals 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 will complete clinical placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service (number of weeks is dependent on availability, previously 15 weeks). You will be required to undertake some of your clinical placements outside the Sunshine Coast region or in a rural area within Queensland.

On graduation you will be eligible to apply to AHPRA for registration as a Registered Paramedic and will be eligible to apply for employment with an emergency ambulance jurisdiction, private industry or seek registration and employment overseas. You’ll also be eligible to apply for professional membership with the Australasian College of Paramedicine.

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.

For more information about clinical placements and mandatory requirements, go to Paramedic Science - Clinical Practicums.

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 up to $600. 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.


During your study you are eligible for student membership of the Australasian College of Paramedicine.

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