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

Overview

Guide to entry cut-offs

Rank93

Note: Admission to course is based on prior study in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.

  • Complete your degree in two years instead of three, if you have a previous health science or medical science-related bachelor degree.
  • Participate in scenario-based training alongside other emergency service providers.
  • Extensive experience with Queensland Ambulance Service – first clinical practice begins in first year.
  • Graduates are eligible for membership with Paramedics Australasia and the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine.
QTAC course code425582
QUT course code CS43
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 2 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact HiQ:
Careers
  • Paramedic

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Details

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 non-life threatening cases, transporting elderly patients and patients who have scheduled hospital treatments.

Why choose this course?

This course offers a pathway for applicants with a bachelor degree. Students are awarded the equivalent of one year of advanced standing (credit) and complete the course in two years of full-time study.

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.

Career 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 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.

Note: Graduate entry students undertake a compulsory, comprehensive program during Orientation Week to ensure they are well prepared to complete studies in the final two years of the course.

International student entry

This course is not available for entry to international students.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs

Rank 93

Note: Admission to course is based on prior study in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.

Academic entry requirements

Prerequisite

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent) in medical science or a health science field in the past ten years.

If you have completed your degree more than ten years ago you must provide evidence of graduate work experience and/or further studies since course completion with your QTAC application to receive further consideration.

Completed graduate diplomas, masters and/or doctorates are the accepted equivalents.

Automatic advanced standing (credit)

If admitted to the graduate entry program you will automatically receive one year of advanced standing which will entitle you to complete the degree in two years (full time).

Assumed knowledge

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

Current Senior First Aid Certificate.

More about assumed knowledge

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.

 

2018: CSP $8900 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.

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:

View all scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Paramedic Science - Graduate Entry

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 (425582) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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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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