This course is only available to Australian citizens or permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens


Guide to entry cut-offs



  • 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.
QTAC course code425592
QUT course code CS43
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2017 February

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
  • Paramedic

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Paramedics in the healthcare industry 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 transporting elderly patients and patients who have scheduled hospital treatments. Paramedics learn to deal with the emotional situations that accompany their work by understanding how to comfort people during stressful times.

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). You will also have opportunities to get involved with exciting, interactive learning activities that are unique to QUT. On campus you will develop specific skills in the Clinical Simulation Centre, a facility that replicates environments and situations that mirror workplace experiences.

The first year of this course focuses on foundation studies in the anatomy and physiology of the human body, and an introduction to pathology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and clinical practice. You will complete your first placement at the end of first year. During your second and third years, you will continue theoretical studies but with an increasing emphasis on clinical skills and transition to professional practice.

Career outcomes

Graduates have the knowledge, skills and competencies required to practise as an ambulance paramedic with the QAS, and national and international agencies.

Graduates can also complete further study for a career as an intensive care paramedic or for careers in health service management, public health, or emergency and disaster management.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities and graduates are eligible for membership with Paramedics Australasia and the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine.

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 will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

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

International student entry

This course is not available for entry to international students.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 6

Rank 89

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

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

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.


2017: CSP $8800 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

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

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

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments


How to apply for Bachelor of Paramedic Science

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (425592) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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