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Undergraduate

Paramedicine

Bachelor of Science (Paramedicine) - BSc(Curtin) - B-PARAMED Health Sciences
Minimum ATAR 70 This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode Mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Do you want to be on the front line of pre-hospital care? Paramedics are emergency care specialists whose job requires them to perform under pressure working in the pre-hospital setting.

Whilst working towards your degree you will become a student ambulance officer and then an  ambulance officer. You will need an unrestricted driving licence to apply.

This course addresses the changing healthcare environment with an interprofessional health focus and specialised fieldwork experience. Your first year is interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students.

You will become a student ambulance officer with St John Ambulance (WA) during your second year of the degree, whilst continuing your study with Curtin University.

To complete the three-year program, you must meet all academic and on-road practical requirements and maintain employment with St John Ambulance (WA) as an ambulance officer. You will graduate as a degree-qualified paramedic.

Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Minimum ATAR This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

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English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Other requirements

Prior to enrolling in this major at Curtin University you will need to be successful in gaining a place as a St John Ambulance Pre-employment Student Ambulance Officer.

To be successful in the St John Ambulance Recruitment process you will need to meet academic, personal and physical requirements and have a full unrestricted driving licence. More information can be found at stjohnchangelives.com.au

No prior study in a particular subject is required. Applicants must meet the University’s standard entry requirements, which include English competency. A letter outlining your pre-selection into the Student Ambulance Officer program from St John Ambulance (WA) will need to be provided.

Fieldwork requirements

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

This program is provisionally accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities.

Why Paramedicine?

  • This course offers a collaborative clinical engagement with St John Ambulance Western Australia to help you become career-ready.
  • Paramedicine is a growing field of healthcare that focuses on the pre-hospital sector of healthcare delivery.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.