Bachelor of Paramedic Science

Complete extensive placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service. Learn from experienced staff, use current industry equipment and undertake emergency training.
Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.

Guide to entry thresholds

OP
5
Selection
rank
92
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
Course starts
February
QTAC code
425592

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

 

Highlights

  • Gain extensive experience with Queensland Ambulance Service – first placement begins in first year.
  • Study anatomy and physiology of the human body, pathology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and clinical practice.
  • Participate in scenario-based training alongside other emergency service providers.
  • For health graduates: consider the Bachelor of Paramedic Science – Graduate Entry.

Highlights

  • Gain extensive experience with Queensland Ambulance Service – first placement begins in first year.
  • Study anatomy and physiology of the human body, pathology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and clinical practice.
  • Participate in scenario-based training alongside other emergency service providers.
  • For health graduates: consider the Bachelor of Paramedic Science – Graduate Entry.

Why choose this course?

This course was Queensland’s first degree in paramedic science and our established partnerships ensure you will complete extensive placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). Your first placement begins at the end of your first year of study. We offer placements in metropolitan and regional centres throughout Queensland, as well as opportunities to travel overseas and work on shift with paramedics in other ambulance services. In recent years our students have travelled to China, the United Kingdom, and Vanuatu.

QUT students develop leadership skills and learn how to manage critical situations under pressure with scenario-based training alongside other emergency service providers, including the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service and the Australian Army.

On campus, you will learn in facilities that feature life-sized ambulance simulators, human patient simulators, and multi-casualty sites that imitate a building collapse, car accident or explosion. You will develop an appreciation of anatomical variability, pathology and effective medical communication with the opportunity to work with cadaveric material.

What to expect

Paramedics provide rapid, emergency medical response and specialised transportation to the community. The role of a paramedic is varied, and each day a paramedic may respond to a number of call outs. Not all of these will be emergencies, as a paramedic’s work also consists of non-life threatening cases, transporting elderly patients and patients who have scheduled hospital treatments.

Double degrees

Expand your career opportunities even further by pairing this degree with one in nursing.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates may be employed as an ambulance paramedic with the QAS, and national and international agencies. They may complete further study for a career as a critical care paramedic or for careers in health service management, public health, or emergency and disaster management.

Professional recognition

This course is currently accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Paramedicine Board of Australia and for membership with Paramedics Australasia.

Possible careers

  • Paramedic

Details and units

Requirements

OP
5
Selection
rank
92

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
CS43
QTAC code
425592
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 3
Selection rank 96
OP 3
Selection rank 96
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 7
Selection rank 87
OP 5
Selection rank 92

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
5
Rank
92
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia, received an OP 1-5 or equivalent and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

International student entry

This course is not available for entry to international students.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

2021 fees

2021: $37,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

Browse all scholarships

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