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Master of Paramedic Science (Critical Care Practice) - CM12

Benefit from an innovative and practical course that engages contemporary evidence to ensure you can provide astute critical care and clinical leadership in a range of operational environments, and adopt the skills, knowledge, clinical reasoning and leadership strategies to meet the role of a critical care paramedic.

The Master of Paramedic Science (Critical Care Practice) is an ideal course if you are a registered paramedic with a completed, relevant graduate diploma qualification seeking to deepen and broaden your knowledge in critical care paramedic practice. CQUni's Graduate Diploma of Paramedic Science (Critical Care Practice) provides an entry pathway into this course and four units of credit.  

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

7/48

DURATION

1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

The Master of Paramedic Science (Critical Care Practice) is an innovative and practical course, engaging contemporary evidence to ensure that you can provide astute critical care and clinical leadership in a range of operational environments.

The first two units will cover advanced diagnostics and skills involved in critical care practice featuring clinical skills laboratory and simulation scenarios and residential schools.

You will complete a further four units encompassing in-depth critical care trauma management, human performance optimisation in complex environments, retrieval medicine and transition to practice to optimise your performance in multiple critical care domains.

Your studies culminate in an evidence-based practice project to adopt and contribute to improved evidence-based practice in paramedicine.

Core Units 7 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 7 units.

UNIT INFORMATION
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.

CAREER FOCUSSED

CQUniversity’s postgraduate paramedic science courses provide you with professional growth opportunities to enhance your career.

GREATER CHOICES

Our choice of postgraduate courses are designed to advance your knowledge and skills to complement your career interests. Registered paramedics can study the Graduate Diploma of Paramedic Science (Critical Care Practice) (CC70) to work towards a role as a Critical Care Paramedic and develop your skills, knowledge and experience in this advanced-care space. Upon completion, you can pathway into the Master of Paramedic Science (Critical Care Practice) to gain advanced critical care and clinical leadership skills in a range of operational environments, and adopt the skills, knowledge, clinical reasoning and leadership strategies to meet the role of a critical care paramedic. 

Studying the Master of Paramedic Science (Primary Healthcare Paramedic) (CH87) has a strong focus on primary healthcare to provide essential services in the non-emergency, out-of-hospital, low acuity or primary healthcare settings. The course combines diagnostic skill development in ultrasounds at point of care and a research project.

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS

These courses are available to study online, giving you the flexibility to balance your work, personal and other commitments with your study. As part of your online experience, you will be required to attend residential schools. Residential schools are ideal on-campus learning opportunities that allow you to network with peers and your teaching team, and complete on-campus study requirements.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
Some units in this course will require compulsory attendance at residential schools.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate they meet the below criteria:

  • completed CC70 Graduate Diploma of Paramedic Science (Critical Care Practice) with CQUniversity; or an equivalent Graduate Diploma in the Paramedic Science discipline area; and
  • current registration as a paramedic with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); and
  • hold a minimum of 2 years of unsupervised clinical operational experience.

Experience must be provided in the form of either a letter of employment or an official statement of service. Letters of employment must be presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. Please ensure the letter contains your position title, a brief position description, and your length of service.

English Language Proficiency Requirement:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or 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 of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 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 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 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) ‐ Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) ‐ Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub‐score less than 46; 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 final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

There are no specific security requirements for entry into this course.

Health Requirements

There are no specific health requirements for entry into this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Graduate Diploma of Paramedic Science.

The Master of Paramedic Science (Critical Care Practice) supports graduates to operate in the increasingly complex environment faced by paramedics on a daily basis. This qualification provides a pathway for registered paramedics with Graduate Diploma of Paramedic Science qualifications who wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge in critical care paramedic practice.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$25,416.00

The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

  • Indicative fees for Graduate Certificate courses are based on studying four units in an academic year.
  • Indicative fees for Graduate Diploma and Master courses are based on studying eight units in an academic year. 

ABOUT FEES

Fee Category Full fee paying place
What is a Full Fee Paying Place As a full fee-paying student, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.
Fee Type Tuition Fees
What is my tuition fee?

Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit. Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit. You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

FEE-HELP and payment options

FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan. Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

You must meet specific eligibility requirements to be able to use FEE-HELP assistance. If you are not eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your tuition fees 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.

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, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for Western Australian residents or those who want to study in Western Australia.
  • Option 2: Ideal for all other states.

OPTION 1: WESTERN AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS AND THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO STUDY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA, APPLY VIA APPLYCQUNI

If you live in Western Australia or are planning to study in Western Australia, apply via our ApplyCQUni portal.

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OPTION 2: IDEAL IF YOU LIVE IN ANY OF THE STATES LISTED BELOW, APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY
If you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application directly to CQUniversity.
Apply direct