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From your first year and throughout your degree, you will complete clinical placements with Queensland Ambulance Service to gain ‘hands-on experience’. You will receive theoretical and practical training in the areas of assessment, analysis, decision-making and working in difficult situations. As a paramedic student you will have the chance to improve your skills in our modern simulated laboratories that include two ambulances and emergency equipment used by paramedics world-wide.

UniSQ's Bachelor of Paramedicine is accredited by the Paramedicine Board of Australia and listed as an approved degree with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Explore UniSQ's Paramedicine degrees

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Aneka graduated with an OP5 in 2019 and placed UniSQ as her first preference, which automatically entitled her to the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, valued up to $20,000, giving Aneka the motivation she needed to succeed.
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What is the study of Paramedicine?
The study of Paramedicine involves acquiring knowledge and skills to work as a paramedic, a healthcare professional who responds to medical emergencies outside of a hospital setting. At UniSQ, the paramedics course sits within our Nursing and Allied Health study area and encompasses theoretical and practical training in areas such as assessment, analysis, decision-making, and handling difficult situations. You will be able to enhance your skills in modern simulated laboratories that are equipped with ambulances and emergency equipment used by paramedics globally. 
What will I learn when studying paramedicine courses at UniSQ?

Acquire extensive paramedicine skills by undertaking a paramedics degree at UniSQ. These skills include:

  • patient assessment
  • emergency medical procedures
  • triage
  • communication
  • teamwork
  • decision making
  • medical knowledge
  • infection control.
What kind of hands-on experience can I expect from the Paramedicine degree at UniSQ?
In the Paramedicine courses at UniSQ, you'll experience a dynamic hands-on education that readies you for a successful career in paramedicine. From your first year, you'll embark on clinical placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service, where you'll work alongside seasoned paramedics, respond to real emergencies, and refine your patient care skills. Simulated patient scenarios, including EMT training, offer a secure environment to practice assessments, decision-making, and treatments, bolstering your self-assurance. These experiences are further enriched in state-of-the-art simulated laboratories, which house two ambulances and are stocked with emergency equipment recognised by paramedics globally. 
Is the Bachelor of Paramedicine program accredited?
Yes, the Bachelor of Paramedicine is accredited by the Paramedicine Board of Australia and is listed as an approved paramedics degree with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
What ATAR do I need to study paramedicine?
The ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) required for studying paramedicine varies each year and depends on the specific degree you are interested in pursuing. To determine the exact ATAR requirements for ATAR for paramedicine, please refer to the entry requirements listed on the specific degree page you're interested in.
Are there opportunities to study paramedicine online?
While UniSQ offers a comprehensive on-campus paramedics training experience, there are options to study some paramedicine courses online for those who require more flexibility. Whether you prefer to study your degree part-time or full-time, we offer the flexibility to balance your education with other commitments. For further information on our modes of study, please view the study mode options for the specific degree you are interested in.
What are the career opportunities for graduates with a Paramedicine degree?

Graduating with a paramedic university degree from UniSQ can lead to a range of career options, including:

  • paramedic
  • emergency medical technician (MET)
  • flight paramedic
  • critical care transport paramedic
  • government and public health agencies
  • healthcare administration
  • research and development
  • hospital pathology laboratories.
Why study Paramedicine at UniSQ

Gain a strong start to your career as a paramedic with one of UniSQ's paramedicine degrees. 

  • Our simulated education practices involves creating accident scenes and providing opportunities for intervention, which allows you to become prepared for real emergency scenarios. The mobile simulation ambulance adds another layer to the quality learning experience at UniSQ.
  • You’ll learn from expert academics and develop skills in clinical decision-making, situational awareness, conflict resolution, communication, and leadership in a dynamic applied context. 
  • We are rated 5/5 stars for our skill development, student support and teaching quality within Health Services and Support (Good Universities Guide, 2024).

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