Getting started with a new career in Paramedicine after the mines has never been easier. Our courses are structured in such a way that you can start your career in the paramedic industry as soon as you leave the mines.
Due to the nature of online study and the way our courses are delivered, you can start studying immediately – right from your donga! – and have the necessary qualifications to move into the paramedical industry within 4-6 months.
Our mining students tell us often that studying vocationally, and on site has multiple benefits. The time spent on site goes quicker while studying vocationally because they have a clear purpose and goal in mind. Instead of sitting around after work throwing back a few drinks, they are in their dongas plugging away on something that motivates and inspires them. Their swing seems a lot more bearable and the days go faster.
With the amount of R&R, you can really buckle down and get a lot of the study done. The Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance) can be completed in a few short months, in your own time and at your own pace.
The Certificate IV in Health Care is the best place to start and given your experience and previous study you should get RPL credits for some of the units. You can study anywhere! At home, work, or even your favorite cafe and fit your study around your lifestyle.
Upon completion of the Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance) you can start working in the industry. Studying in your own time and at your own pace means you can hold this qualification in as little as 4-6 months and step into roles such as:
If further study interests you, you can move into the Diploma of Paramedic Science. The diploma is an intermediate level course and will provide you with the skills necessary to step into higher level paramedic roles, such as:
Study in your own time and at your own pace. Starting with the Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance) through to the Advanced Diploma of Paramedic Science and then using RPL credits to finish with the Bachelor. The benefits of studying this way are:
Once you have completed the Diploma, the natural progression is the Advanced Diploma of Paramedic Science. It is an advanced level course and will provide you with the necessary skills to manage life-threatening situations as well as expertly diagnose and treat a patient. You will be able to step into high level paramedic roles, such as:
You may want to explore the option of further study and obtain the Bachelor of Paramedic Science (Specialised) through one of our partners.
We recommend that you undertake voluntary work experience in the field during your studies. There are many organisations who are accountable for providing staff for various events from basic First Aid to Intensive Care Paramedics.
Another common practice is to gain experience while working as an event medic (concerts, festivals, fairs, etc) in your city as this will give you a taste of the job while providing hands-on experience required to move you further in your career. It’s also an amazing opportunity to start making contacts within the industry who can help you get experience during your journey.
All courses are delivered online and include face-to-face practical workshops in either Sydney, Melbourne or the sunny Gold Coast.
The workshops are where the fun begins as you access to the ambulance vehicles, defibrillator equipment among other cool things.
We are more than happy to give you a hand finding accommodation options to make your stay at the Gold Coast smooth and seamless.
Please see specific course pages for details on practical workshops.
You wanted some feedback, I’d seriously give it a 10/ 10, everything went well. I didn’t mind it being just you and me in the meeting as I got more attention to where I was up to in the course which was great. I also didn’t mind just sitting and listening.
I learned a lot in the two weeks. I was pleasantly surprised, before I came up I was starting to wonder if I was cut out for this type of job, but this reaffirmed that this is what I want to do.I have learned that I can come into a situation quite calm and communicate well with patients and my partner. I learn a lot better in a practical situation so it was a good way for me to see what I am capable of learning.
Brendan has a great teaching style. He changes his style to teach each student how they need to be taught. It’s great and helps everyone get the most out of the 2 weeks.
I enjoyed your course and gained a lot out if it and will be able to deliver a much higher standard of care as a result.