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Paramedicine (Bachelor of Science - Health Sciences) - BSc(Curtin) - MJRU-PARMD Health Sciences
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus, off-campus and mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Be on the front line of providing pre-hospital care. 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.

The paramedicine major starts in your second year and core units include applied paramedic bioscience, behavioural science for nursing, paramedic professional practice, paramedicine clinical practice, practice of public health and the paramedicine capstone.

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 with a degree (majoring in paramedicine) and on successful completion of a final transitional period with St John will become a St John Ambulance paramedic.

This program is not available to international onshore students studying on student visas.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


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

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses


Desirable WACE courses

One science course at level 3A/3B from the following: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biological Science, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology

Other requirements

Please note that 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 at least three years' life experience after finishing school. More information can be found at

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.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

Council of Ambulance Authorities’ Paramedic Programmes Accreditation Scheme. The program will be able to apply for full accreditation in 2016.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Ambulance Officer

This course can help you become a Paramedic.

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.