Upskill your Canadian qualifications with a 1 year bridging course at QUT.

Learn about:

  • major incident management
  • community paramedicine
  • microbiology and infection control.

Why choose this course?

Complete your studies online or travel to Brisbane – either way, SAIT graduates received credit towards the practical elements of the degree allowing you to learn at your own pace.

Learn from experienced paramedics and allied health professionals to give you first-hand knowledge of the profession through case studies and personal experiences.

After completion, graduate from QUT with a Bachelor of Paramedic Science.

Real-world learning

Upskill your Canadian qualifications within an Australian context focusing on:

  • major incident management
  • community paramedicine
  • microbiology and infection control.

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What to expect

Paramedics provide rapid, emergency medical response and specialised transportation to the community. Each day a paramedic may respond to a number of call outs - not all of which will be emergencies. A paramedic’s work also consists of non-life threatening cases, transporting elderly patients and patients who have scheduled hospital treatments.

Careers and outcomes

Possible careers

  • Paramedic

Details and units


Course code
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
1 years full-time
2 years part-time

Minimum Academic entry requirements

This program is only available for applicants from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Canada who hold the following qualifications:

  • Emergency Medical Responder Certificate, Primary Care Paramedic Certificate and Advanced Care Paramedic Diploma with an overall grade average of 2 or higher (on a 4 point scale)



Minimum English language requirements

Completion of the Advanced Care Paramedic Diploma with an overall grade average of 2 or higher (on a 4 point scale) and  all prior schooling/studies in an approved English speaking country (Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales).


Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

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.


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

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

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Applying guide

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