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CG95 - Bachelor of Paramedic Science

Overview

At a glance

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.

Study modes On-Campus, Distance
Rank OP: 12 SR: 74 ATAR: 72.75
Courses/units 24/144
Availability CairnsRockhamptonTownsvilleDistance Education 
Duration 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Recommended study Biology, Chemistry, English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA) and Science
Intake dates March
QTAC Code CNS: 821719; ROK: 851711; TSV: 801719; Distance: 851715
CRICOS 072522M

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from Term 1, 2017. Entry ranks are to be used as a guide only as they are subject to change each year.

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  • 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.
  • Courses at Cairns and Townsville are delivered by a combination of on-campus study, workshops, residential schools and distance education.


Career opportunities

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 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.

Professional recognition

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Paramedic Science you will be eligible to apply for membership with Paramedics Australasia (PA) and the Australian Registry of EMT (AREMT). This course is also fully accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA).

Details

Summary

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 distance education.

Why Study Health at CQUniversity

Our Health programs and courses have been developed to meet the ever-increasing needs of our communities both in Australia and internationally.

Broad range of options
Whether you are currently working in the industry seeking to advance your skills, or looking to kick start a new career in health, our broad and ever-growing range of health courses give you the choice to be what you want to be. Choose from the key areas of allied health, medical and exercise sciences, community and health services, and transport and safety sciences.

Study your way
A number of our health courses provide allow you to choose between on-campus or distance education, while some provide a mix of on-campus and online delivery methods. CQUniversity is an established provider of distance education and is able to offer a number courses in this mode that have not traditionally been available, such as nursing, medical science, exercise and sport sciences, accident forensics, paramedic science and more.

Up-to-date and industry relevant
Our courses are constantly being reviewed and updated in consultation with industry, accrediting bodies and other stakeholders to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date. In fact, our offerings are a response to industry demand for people with specialised industry expertise.

Work integrated learning
CQUniversity's health courses feature work integrated learning, or learning on the job. For some courses this may be referred to as clinical placement.

You may be required to complete unit undertakings in real-life workplaces, allowing you to put learning directly into practice. This hands-on, project-based learning is one reason CQUniversity graduates are in such high demand by employers.

Purpose-built facilities
Quality facilities ensure learning is delivered in context, taught in a similar setting to real-world situations including exceptional simulation environments. New facilities including state-of-the-art technology for fitness and body function testing offer exercise and sport sciences students sophisticated training. Nursing students have access to fully equipped labs replicating a real hospital ward, while medical imaging and medical sonography are taught from new purpose-built multi-million dollar labs. The new CQUniversity Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton also provides clinical learning experiences to students.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete 24 core units.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Paramedic Science course please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.

Work integrated Learning

You are required to undertake a minimum of 15 weeks (600 hours) of work placement in the health industry primarily with the Queensland Ambulance Service.

Residential Schools

Students studying via distance education will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units. At times there may be a requirement to complete residential schools in Cairns.  Click here to view Residential Schools for all units.

Entry requirements

OP: 12 , SR: 74 , ATAR: 72.75

OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

English Requirements

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or program you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (Apply WA).

Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:

Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.

  QLD NSW SA VIC WA Distance
Undergraduate Apply through QTAC Apply through UAC Apply through SATAC Apply through VTAC Apply through Apply WA Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC

For more information on applying for Bachelor of Paramedic Science, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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