How to become a Paramedic/medic in Australia
Paramedical study has never been more accessible and affordable. If you’re passionate about studying and you’d decided this is the career you want, then you’re ready to take the next steps. Training to become a Paramedic is not for everyone, this is why here at Paramedicine Online, we take the time to explain which courses you can do, the type of study required and the jobs you can do at the end of it. Gaining essential qualifications doesn’t just mean you’ll be setting yourself up for a job – we’ll show you how to develop your career, to allow you to be constantly engaged with continual learning to hone your life-saving skills and become a truly remarkable person.
There are two study pathways to become a Paramedic
- By applying directly to university and studying a Bachelor of Paramedic Science, or
- By studying a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), then going to university to complete the degree.
If you complete your training at this level:
- You can start working in the private sector within 12-18 months, or even as you study
- You can complete about 90% of your training online
- You can use the HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science to apply to study a degree at university.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is an educational training system designed to prepare you for the workplace, or to improve your knowledge and skills if you are already working.
Benefits of completing a this course first:
- Learn from home via a purpose-built online learning platform.
- Take your time with study. Be flexible in where and when you study.
- Very low cost of entry compared to university fees.
- Spread the cost of your course by choosing from different payment plans.
- Less risk to you financially if you decide this type of course is not for you.
- Choose how you study online; using a tablet, laptop, desktop or smart phone. There’s plenty of free apps to help you learn fast.
- Options to download the full course materials and print it out for a more casual approach to learning.
- No previous academic qualifications and no pre-requisites needed (although you do need an acceptable level of literacy, numeracy and language skills)
- Become a private sector First Responder/Basic Life Support Medic in 12-14 months with the HLT41115-Certificate IV in Health Care, 18-24 months for HLT51015-Diploma of Paramedical Science which builds on the skills learned in the Certificate IV.
- Study the Diploma of Paramedical Science and apply to university to study the Bachelor of Paramedic Science to become a registered Ambulance Paramedic.
- Gain credits towards the degree for the work you’ve already put in. Many students have benefited by receiving approximately 30% credits towards the degree. Meaning they have less to study and there could be some savings on university study fees too. Every university is different, so it really does pay to do your own research.
Prehospital emergency health care is one of Australia’s fastest growing industries. Now is a great time to make some enquiries and see if this is something you’d really enjoy