FAQs - Paramedicine Online
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New Students

1. How do I become a paramedic?

 

In past years, the only road to becoming a paramedic in Australia was completing a 3-year undergraduate course at university and then applying for a graduate position at a state ambulance service. Many people still pursue this avenue.

 

Recently however, there has been a shift towards privatisation of many components of the health care industry—including patient transport, health care and paramedicine. This shift has made it more accessible to becoming a paramedic, offering a range of paramedic training options to suit your unique needs.

 

For those looking to become a paramedic, the Diploma of Paramedicine trains a graduate to become an Advanced Life Support Paramedic. This 12-month course allows you to be qualified and working within the world of paramedic science in a third of the time.
Click here for more information.

 

2. How do I enrol?

 

The first step is to apply via the application link. Then we can have a conversation to determine your goals and assess whether the college is the right fit for you.

 

After that, we help you get started with enrolment.

 

3. Is your college a university?

 

As an online private training college, we offer vocational training rather than a Bachelor of Paramedicine. These courses are designed to be studied online in your own time and get you into the workforce quickly, in entry-level and advanced life support roles, including as a qualified private sector paramedic.

 

All of our non emergency patient transport, health care and paramedic courses are nationally recognised and accredited.

4. Can I visit the campus and meet with someone to discuss the program?

 

Definitely. We welcome you to come and visit the College and answer any questions you may have prior to beginning your studies.

 

5. Do you accept international students?

 

We are open to international students and we can assist in providing you
with a visa form however we do not provide your visa, that process you
will need to take care of yourself.

 

6. What if I have prior training or related experience?

 

You can apply for Credit Transfer or Recognised Prior
Learning (RPL).

 

Credit Transfer is a simple process in which you declare
related courses that you have already completed.

 

The RPL process involves an assessment which evaluates your skills, life experiences, and knowledge related to a career in paramedicine. Both options save you precious time and money by allowing you to skip previously learned
material and courses.

 

7. What are the prices for your courses?

 

The cost for the Certificate IV in Health Care course, which enables you to
work in a variety of support roles, is $3,950.

 

The Diploma of Paramedicine, which qualifies you as a private sector paramedic, is $7,950. Both of these courses are available on flexible payment plans.

 

For more detailed pricing go to our compare all courses page.

8. Can I use the VET fee/government funding?

 

We don’t provide VET Fee or HECS as these schemes tend to cost students far more in the long term. However we created flexible payment plans to help you get your study started sooner.

 

The advantage of this is that the tuition cost a third of the price and you’re not
left with a nasty HECS or VET free debt at the end.

 

For more information on this go to the PAY AS YOU GO page.

 

9. Can high school students begin their training part time before finishing school?

 

Yes! It’s a great idea to start the training early and gain industry
experience while still in school. We offer paramedic courses that count for
university credit and can shorten the time needed for a Bachelor degree.

 

10. Which classes should I take to prepare for a career as a paramedic?

 

Our paramedic courses do not have any prerequisites but any classes that improve your decision-making process and communication skills will certainly come in handy.

Have a question that is not answered here? Please call us on 1300 658 659 or email:
support@paramedicineonline.com.au

Course Specific

11. What can I expect from the Certificate IV in Health Care course?

 

The course takes roughly 6-12 months and requires approx 10 hours of study per week. The majority is based online, there are 2 single week face-to-face blocks in either Sydney, Melbourne or the Gold Coast.

 

It’s an entry level paramedical course and provides you the skills you need to work in a wide range of support roles.

12. When are your practicals and intakes?

 

Our practicals begin at the start of every month and intakes vary depending upon how many students we have on at any one time. We like to ensure we maintain a student tutor ratio that allows the maximum amount of contact hours for each student.

 

We have practicals available in Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Coast.

Existing Students

13. How much do paramedics generally make?

 

It varies based on shifts, skill sets, and posting location. The average paramedic salary ranges from $60,000 to $90,000.

 

14. Do you help graduating students find jobs?

 

We are committed to a holistic approach to study and helping you move into your new career.

 

We don’t find students jobs however we have several partnerships with companies who frequently hire our graduates and we also have a resume service to help you stand out from the crowd.

15. Do you recommend any universities?

 

A degree is quickly becoming the standard minimum requirement to become a State Ambulance Officer and there are many great universities around the country who are providing this Degree.

 

Each university has different entry requirements and ways of delivering the course including distance learning, classroom, tutorials, lectures and practical variations.
Prior to deciding which university is best for you, you should consider your location and what your preferred learning method is and determine a suitable institution based on those factors.

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