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What will I learn?

As a first-line responder in the most critical of circumstances, you'll experience a dynamic and highly rewarding career that makes a profound difference to people's lives.

This course is one of the few dedicated paramedicine degrees in New South Wales carrying full accreditation with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Paramedicine Board of Australia. It can take you from outback Australia to the heart of London, and many places in between.

Course highlights

Our Bachelor of Paramedicine prepares you to work in emergency ambulance and out-of-hospital healthcare environments in regional, remote and urban settings.

A rich history, and industry alliances

Charles Sturt University was Australia's first provider of a paramedicine degree and has a proud history of producing high-quality paramedicine graduates with excellent employment outcomes. You'll learn from academics who are international leaders, bringing diverse overseas experiences to the curriculum, while also maintaining close ties with the largest ambulance service in Australia, NSW Ambulance.

Outstanding facilities

Not only will you benefit from learning in our simulation facilities and equipment on campus at Bathurst or Port Macquarie; you'll also undertake supported work placements, enabling you to learn directly from practising paramedics in real-life emergency care settings. International study opportunities also provide unique insights, skills and experiences that will ultimately enhance your competitiveness in the workforce.

Develop the skills you need

This course focuses on delivering community-based paramedicine, including integration with health providers in urban, rural and remote communities. Become a qualified paramedic who can care for critically ill patients and engage and care for obstetric, geriatric, paediatric and special needs patients. Your skill set will encompass advanced trauma and cardiac life support, stroke management and airway management including endotracheal intubation, laryngeal mask airways and cricothyroidotomy.

Online study options for eligible students

Already employed as a paramedic or medic in the Army, Navy or Air Force? Our credit arrangements allow you to study online and complete your degree sooner.

Honours

If you receive a credit average in the first and second years, you may be eligible to study the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours). The Honours program trains you in a range of research techniques and lets you pursue an in-depth project in an area of interest under the guidance of an experienced supervisor.

Career opportunities

Most of our graduates are working as paramedics within a year of graduation, in both advanced and developing countries. And as paramedicine moves toward professional registration under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a degree with Charles Sturt University will ensure you start your career with the best possible qualifications.

Pursue roles in Australia or overseas

Work within a variety of industries and settings

Join NSW Ambulance or other ambulance services

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Health

CRICOS

036176A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,200.00 (16,97,497) per year
20% tuition fee scholarship

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

Start date

27 February 2023

Venue

Bathurst Campus

Panorama Avenue,

BATHURST,

New South Wales,

2795, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,200.00 (16,97,497) per year
20% tuition fee scholarship

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

Start date

27 February 2023

Venue

Port Macquarie Campus

7 Major Innes Road,

PORT MACQUARIE,

New South Wales,

2444, NORTH COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12 (or equivalent). Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall score of at least 6.0; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) internet based score of 60, Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 50; TOEFL PBT: 550; Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015: 169.

For international students

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 70 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate IV or higher level qualification.
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
Paramedics employed with an ambulance service provider.
OR
Full-time medics with the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) who have completed the Basic Medical Assistance course and have 2 years post-qualification experience.
OR
Licensed or Registered Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) in Canada with a minimum of 12 months’ full time or part time experience, currently practising or eligible to practice in Canada.
AND
English language requirements apply. An Academic IELTS of 7.0 with no score below a 6.5 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.

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

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