Transitioning from a career in the army to becoming a paramedic is a simple process.
Due to the nature of online study and the way our courses are delivered, you can start studying right away and obtain the required qualifications to move into the paramedical industry as soon as you are discharged from the army.
A lot of our students enrol and begin their study while still in the army or on tour. We have students who are still on barracks and serving in Afghanistan.
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.