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What will I learn?


Saving lives. Helping the community. Supporting people in crisis. There are few jobs more important than a paramedic. And industry needs are evolving. Paramedics play a vital role in the healthcare system; they assess patients, provide emotional support and free up hospital resources with on-the-spot treatment.

La Trobe's Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Honours) gives you the knowledge and skills to launch a career in this challenging and rewarding field of health. You'll develop a strong foundation in biosciences and paramedic practice for trauma, cardiac and pediatric management.

Kickstart your career with first-hand paramedic experience. Build the experience and resilience to tackle this challenging career with work-based learning opportunities in hospitals, community settings and with Ambulance Victoria. You can also practice in the Paramedicine Practical Laboratory equipped with industry-standard medical equipment and an outdoor emergency simulation space. You'll graduate ready to apply your practical skills when you're needed most.

You'll learn:

Human biosciences

Learn the fundamentals of anatomy while exploring the nervous, endocrine and other major organ systems of the body.

Communication skills in healthcare

Gain an understanding of counselling and communication skills and how they're applied in a range of healthcare settings.

Trauma, cardiac and pediatric management

Discover the pathophysiology of specific trauma conditions and the assessment procedures you'll need to treat patients presenting with these issues.


Explore the key role drugs play in the treatment and prevention diseases, including drug classification, administration and basic pharmacokinetics.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.

Career Outcomes

Building knowledge and skills in paramedic practice opens the door to your future career as a:


Respond to medical emergencies and assess and attend to patients with life-threatening and non-life-threatening injuries.

Air ambulance paramedic

Respond to medical emergencies via aircraft and provide advanced treatments in challenging environments.

Industrial paramedic

Provide emergency response, injury prevention, health promotion and primary health care in a variety of industrial settings.

Community paramedic

Deliver emergency response support as well as additional health services, monitoring and education to communities, particularly in rural or remote areas.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours is accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA). Professional membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Science and Biosciences



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,400.00 (20,02,141) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February 2022

More details

Start date

Expected March 2022


Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,



3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require completion of equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 94 with 19 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 24 in Writing.

La Trobe College Australia ELICOS (LTCA): N/A

La Trobe College Australia Foundation Studies (LTCA): completion of Foundation studies with 80% in English (Academic Communication).

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 65 with no communicative skill score less than 58.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in any component.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

La Trobe University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Chisholm Institute

About La Trobe University

Research carried out at La Trobe University is ranked among the top 1.4% in the world and the institute offers world-class facilities.

  • Professional teaching environments and links to industries
  • One-to-one support for international students on any issue
  • Career Ready team help students prepare post-graduation life
  • Melbourne is ranked as the fifth best student city in 2017