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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 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 streams include applied paramedic bioscience, behavioural science, paramedic professional practice and paramedicine clinical practice.

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

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

Mature age entry

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Desirable WACE courses

At least one ATAR science course from the following list: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology

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

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 for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 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

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

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.