Bachelor of Paramedic Science - CG95
Study the Bachelor of Paramedic Science and equip yourself with health skills to enhance your employability within the growing and in-demand industry of paramedic services.
On Campus, Online
OP:12 SR:75 ATAR:74.2
OP:12 SR:75 ATAR:74.2
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville, Online
English (Units 3 & 4, C)
Senior English, Mathematical Methods, Biology, Chemistry, Science
The Bachelor of Paramedic Science at CQUniversity is designed to equip you with the skills to become a Paramedic. If you are already a practicing Paramedic and would like to gain a formal qualification this program may also be for you.
You will develop foundation knowledge in sciences, human body systems, study and research skills and paramedic practice.
In addition your training will focus on disease processes and emergency treatment, and include practical placements in paramedic care, enabling you to graduate work ready and highly sought after by employers.
Work placement within the industry allows you to put your learning into practice and work closely with paramedics to respond to real-life emergency situations.
The practice of paramedic services is increasing in specific business areas and the Bachelor of Paramedic Science meets the current demands of the industry, ensuring you become a skilled professional.
Choose to study on-campus or benefit from the flexibility of studying by online study.
|Core Units||23||Major Units||None|
|Term 1 - 2020||Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville|
|Term 1 - 2021||Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville|
|Term 1 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 1 - 2021||Available Online|
Courses at Cairns and Townsville are delivered by a combination of on-campus study, workshops, residential schools and online study.
You are required to complete 23 core units.
If you have not studied Chemistry you are advised to enrol in an introductory Chemistry unit at CQUniversity. The recommended course of study is CHEM40079.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Clinical Paramedic Practice 1||PMSC12002||Throughout the CG95 course, students are required to undertake a minimum of 15 weeks (600 hours) of compulsory off-campus clinical placements with a state or territory ambulance service. This unit requires the student to complete five weeks of clinical placement with Queensland Ambulance Service.|
|Clinical Paramedic Practice 2||PMSC13002||Throughout the CG95 course, students are required to undertake a minimum of 15 weeks (600 hours) of compulsory off-campus clinical placements with a state or territory ambulance service. This unit requires the student to complete four weeks of clinical placement with Queensland Ambulance Service.|
|Clinical Paramedic Practice 3||PMSC13004||Throughout the CG95 course, students are required to undertake a minimum of 15 weeks (600 hours) of compulsory off-campus clinical placements with a state or territory ambulance service. This unit requires the student to complete six weeks of clinical placement with Queensland Ambulance Service.|
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2019. There is an unadjusted score before any adjustment schemes or factors are applied and an adjusted score if these were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.
|Rank Threshold||OP 12 | SR 75 | ATAR 74.2|
|Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted||OP 12 | SR 75 | ATAR 74.2|
|Rank Cut-Off - adjusted||OP 12 | SR 75 | ATAR 74.2|
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2020.
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or the United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:
- a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
- bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or the United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 overall with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 7.0 for Speaking and Listening; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 600 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 5.0 (Paper Based Test), or 100 or better overall and a score of 25 or better in the Writing section (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 64 with no communication score less than 64; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between the final examination date and the date of commencement of the study and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
NOTE: Students are required to obtain a valid first-aid certificate with a current CPR certification prior to enrolment in unit PMSC11002.
Students will be required to procure and maintain a valid Working with Children Check (Blue Card) prior to undertaking Work-integrated Learning units.
Students will be required to undergo a mandatory Health Screening assessment and provide evidence of current mandatory vaccinations prior to undertaking Work-integrated Learning units.
English (4, SA), Maths B (4, SA), Chemistry, Biology, Science.
Students who have not studied chemistry are advised to enrol in an introductory chemistry unit at CQUniversity. The recommended unit of study is CHEM40079.
The Bachelor of Paramedic Science is your gateway to a role as a health professional in emergency medicine and retrieval. You may also find employment opportunities in private paramedic services supporting mines, industry and the resource sector.
This course is the ideal pathway if you choose to complete further study and specialise in areas such as:
- intensive care paramedic practice
- aviation and retrieval medicine
- occupational health and safety
- special operations
- clinical education.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|Fee Type||Student Contribution|
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 3.
Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying. Incidental fees are applicable for clinical placement forfeiture and clinical placement supplementation if this occurs.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.
|Queensland||TVL: 801719; ROK: 851711; CNS: 821719; ONL: 851715|
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Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via QTAC.
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You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:
- have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
- are applying for a change of course or readmission.