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B-PARAMED

Paramedicine

Bachelor degree

Gain the knowledge and skills to be a paramedic, and work in an essential and rewarding healthcare profession.

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Minimum ATAR 75
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Paramedicine)
  • Duration

    Duration

    3 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    600
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    115619J
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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2025

Semester 1

On campus

2026

Semester 1

On campus

Course outline
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Outline

Outline

Paramedics are vital members of all communities – from small towns to large cities – providing lifesaving and essential healthcare to others. Increasingly, paramedics are serving in diverse healthcare settings including in primary care, rural health and industrial health services. Graduates are therefore in demand across Australia, and are also highly regarded in the UK, US and other countries.

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to work as a paramedic in Australia and internationally. Whether you are new to paramedicine or your want to further your current career in emergency services or healthcare, this course is for you.

Throughout the course you’ll be taught by experienced paramedics with expertise in emergency ambulance settings, tactical operations, rescue services, rural/remote practice and industrial contexts. You’ll gain the fundamental skills of out-of-hospital emergency care, including evidence-based clinical best practice, emergency and crisis management, and effective communication.

To acquire your practical skills efficiently, you’ll utilise simulation laboratories and engage in high-fidelity simulation exercises. In addition, you'll complete work-integrated learning through clinical placements and simulation exercises with ambulance, emergency and healthcare services. You may also be able to participate in further optional training and agency placements.

Note that as this course is subject to quota, applications may be competitive.

Before starting your course, you must obtain competency in manual handling and first aid. Find out more about health fieldwork requirements.

What jobs can the Paramedicine course lead to?

Careers

  • Rescue paramedic
  • Flight paramedic
  • Primary-care paramedic
  • Urgent-care paramedic
  • Industrial / mine-site paramedic
  • Community paramedic
  • Ambulance paramedic
  • Transport paramedic
  • Emergency management
  • Allied-health research

Industries

  • State and private ambulance services
  • Community health services
  • Aged care
  • Healthcare and medicine
  • Mining and resources

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate accountable, safe, effective and innovative paramedic practice incorporating research evidence and related professional competences.
  • use reflective, evidence based and problem solving approaches to the provision of paramedicine practice.
  • access, critically evaluate and utilise health care information in the assessment and management of prehospital patients and groups.
  • communicate effectively with clients, families, communities and other health professionals in the pre-hospital and primary health contexts.
  • use technologies that assist the paramedic to provide quality patient care within a changing health care environment.
  • be an independent, self-directed learner who constructively reflects upon the health, social and educational experiences gained through experience and further education and research.
  • incorporate regional, national, and global trends and innovations in health care into paramedic practice.
  • incorporate social, economic and cultural differences in the provision of culturally appropriate and sensitive care to clients in a pre-hospital or primary health setting.
  • demonstrate ethical practice in accordance with legislation, professional capabilities for registered paramedics and professional codes of conduct.

Why study Paramedicine

Sought-after graduates

Curtin graduates are rated the best graduate-employees in Australia for employer satisfaction, in the Government's latest survey. (QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey)

Industry engagement

Curtin collaborates with a range of industry stakeholders to provide expert speakers and work-integrated learning in Paramedicine.

Work-integrated learning

We provide substantial clinical placement hours in diverse settings, to prepare you for the varied roles that paramedics fulfil.

Professional recognition

This new program of study is not yet accredited by the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee or approved by the Paramedicine Board of Australia. Curtin University will undergo an accreditation assessment for this program in 2025.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 75

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 75

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Human Biology ATAR and Integrated Science ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7

Speaking

7

Reading

7

Listening

7

Overall band score

7

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Ranking and Selection Process

Entry to this course is competitive, with limited places available.

Please note:

  • Applicants will be ranked and selected based on published entry requirements and entire academic record.
  • Applicants must provide all required documents and be assessed as eligible to be included in the ranking for an offer.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements and course specific prerequisites, does not guarantee selection.
  • In the event the course reaches capacity the University reserves the right not to proceed with subsequent offer rounds.

 

 

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Manual Handling and Provide First Aid Certification is required before the commencement of the course and then updated every year. You will need to keep these requirements current during your course. You are responsible for the cost of these. More information on this can be found on the Health Sciences website. Mandatory requirements for professional experience placements (PEP) include but are not limited to health and legal screening. Screening costs are the student's responsibility and it is expected that the student will maintain currency of these for the duration of the course. More health and legal screening information can be found on the Health Sciences website. Students must be available for block weeks and rotational shifts in healthcare facilities and community health settings during/outside the teaching semester. While on PEP, students require a Personal Electronic Device with mobile data to complete the assessment tool. In addition to satisfying Curtin University's minimum English standard requirements, all applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency as specified in the Paramedicine Board of Australia’s English language skills registration standard. https://www.paramedicineboard.gov.au/Professional-standards/Registration-standards/English-language-skills.aspx#. Refer to English language requirements for health science courses for detailed information on how to meet English proficiency for this course. You must complete the declaration form for English primary language competency.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 75

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 75

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Human Biology ATAR and Integrated Science ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7

Speaking

7

Reading

7

Listening

7

Overall band score

7

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Ranking and Selection Process

Entry to this course is competitive, with limited places available.

Please note:

  • Applicants will be ranked and selected based on published entry requirements and entire academic record.
  • Applicants must provide all required documents and be assessed as eligible to be included in the ranking for an offer.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements and course specific prerequisites, does not guarantee selection.
  • In the event the course reaches capacity the University reserves the right not to proceed with subsequent offer rounds.

 

 

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Manual Handling and Provide First Aid Certification is required before the commencement of the course and then updated every year. You will need to keep these requirements current during your course. You are responsible for the cost of these. More information on this can be found on the Health Sciences website. Mandatory requirements for professional experience placements (PEP) include but are not limited to health and legal screening. Screening costs are the student's responsibility and it is expected that the student will maintain currency of these for the duration of the course. More health and legal screening information can be found on the Health Sciences website. Students must be available for block weeks and rotational shifts in healthcare facilities and community health settings during/outside the teaching semester. While on PEP, students require a Personal Electronic Device with mobile data to complete the assessment tool. In addition to satisfying Curtin University's minimum English standard requirements, all applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency as specified in the Paramedicine Board of Australia’s English language skills registration standard. https://www.paramedicineboard.gov.au/Professional-standards/Registration-standards/English-language-skills.aspx#. Refer to English language requirements for health science courses for detailed information on how to meet English proficiency for this course. You must complete the declaration form for English primary language competency.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 75

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 75

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Human Biology ATAR and Integrated Science ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7

Speaking

7

Reading

7

Listening

7

Overall band score

7

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Ranking and Selection Process

Entry to this course is competitive, with limited places available.

Please note:

  • Applicants will be ranked and selected based on published entry requirements and entire academic record.
  • Applicants must provide all required documents and be assessed as eligible to be included in the ranking for an offer.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements and course specific prerequisites, does not guarantee selection.
  • In the event the course reaches capacity the University reserves the right not to proceed with subsequent offer rounds.

 

 

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Manual Handling and Provide First Aid Certification is required before the commencement of the course and then updated every year. You will need to keep these requirements current during your course. You are responsible for the cost of these. More information on this can be found on the Health Sciences website. Mandatory requirements for professional experience placements (PEP) include but are not limited to health and legal screening. Screening costs are the student's responsibility and it is expected that the student will maintain currency of these for the duration of the course. More health and legal screening information can be found on the Health Sciences website. Students must be available for block weeks and rotational shifts in healthcare facilities and community health settings during/outside the teaching semester. While on PEP, students require a Personal Electronic Device with mobile data to complete the assessment tool. In addition to satisfying Curtin University's minimum English standard requirements, all applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency as specified in the Paramedicine Board of Australia’s English language skills registration standard. https://www.paramedicineboard.gov.au/Professional-standards/Registration-standards/English-language-skills.aspx#. Refer to English language requirements for health science courses for detailed information on how to meet English proficiency for this course. You must complete the declaration form for English primary language competency.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  1.  Completed at least 100 credit points in a health-related course
  2. A Course Weighted Average (CWA) of 65% or higher
  3. An academic status of 'Good Standing'

UniReady:

  1. A course weighted average (CWA) of 70% or higher
  2. Final grade of 75% or higher in BIOL0001 Introduction to Health Sciences

Higher education course switcher criteria

Switching into this course from another higher education course provider is only available in Semester one. 

A minimum ATAR/ Selection Rank of 75 is required

Note: Selection Ranks are assessed based on your tertiary studies

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 75

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 75

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Human Biology ATAR and Integrated Science ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7

Speaking

7

Reading

7

Listening

7

Overall band score

7

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Ranking and Selection Process

Entry to this course is competitive, with limited places available.

Please note:

  • Applicants will be ranked and selected based on published entry requirements and entire academic record.
  • Applicants must provide all required documents and be assessed as eligible to be included in the ranking for an offer.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements and course specific prerequisites, does not guarantee selection.
  • In the event the course reaches capacity the University reserves the right not to proceed with subsequent offer rounds.

 

 

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Manual Handling and Provide First Aid Certification is required before the commencement of the course and then updated every year. You will need to keep these requirements current during your course. You are responsible for the cost of these. More information on this can be found on the Health Sciences website. Mandatory requirements for professional experience placements (PEP) include but are not limited to health and legal screening. Screening costs are the student's responsibility and it is expected that the student will maintain currency of these for the duration of the course. More health and legal screening information can be found on the Health Sciences website. Students must be available for block weeks and rotational shifts in healthcare facilities and community health settings during/outside the teaching semester. While on PEP, students require a Personal Electronic Device with mobile data to complete the assessment tool. In addition to satisfying Curtin University's minimum English standard requirements, all applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency as specified in the Paramedicine Board of Australia’s English language skills registration standard. https://www.paramedicineboard.gov.au/Professional-standards/Registration-standards/English-language-skills.aspx#. Refer to English language requirements for health science courses for detailed information on how to meet English proficiency for this course. You must complete the declaration form for English primary language competency.

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2025

Semester 1
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus

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  • Curtin course code: B-PARAMED
  • CRICOS code: 115619J
  • Last updated on: 15 June 2024

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