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Summary
Bachelor of Paramedicine (BPSC)

OP/Rank
15/68

Study Mode
  • On-campus

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Ipswich

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

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USQ’s Bachelor of Paramedicine will provide you with specific skills that are unique to being a paramedic, and you will be trained in the areas of assessment, analysis, decision making and working in difficult situations.

From first year and throughout your degree, you will complete 18 weeks of clinical placements with Queensland Ambulance Service and in other healthcare settings - to gain ‘hands-on experience’.

As a paramedic student you will have the chance to improve your skills in our simulated ambulance and emergency training labs.

Our Bachelor of Paramedicine has been designed by the leading medical and paramedic staff who understand the real-world of pre-hospital emergency care.

Professional accreditation

USQ's Bachelor of Paramedicine is accredited by the Paramedicine Board of Australia and listed as an approved degree with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

A paramedicine degree enables graduates to be employed in multiple areas such as: with the ambulance, intensive care paramedic, emergency and disaster management, flight rescue services or community education. Graduates of the Bachelor of Paramedicine will be able to apply for entry-level Ambulance Paramedic positions with Australasian ambulance services.

Note: The Bachelor of Paramedicine consists of 24 compulsory courses (24 units) studied over three years. Students are required to complete a total of 676 hours of practical placements that consists of four practical placements that must be satisfactorily completed.

Clinical experience

In addition to the course structure outlined below, you will also need to complete clinical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of clinical/professional practice within this program.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses (incl. 676 hours of practical placements)  24
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9527
Domestic full fee paying AUD 22000

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

15/68
OP/Rank
This is the 2019 adjusted OP / Rank for this program.

The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 18/61. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.

Entry Requirements

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). It is also recommended that you have studied one of either Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Note: All students will be required to purchase a uniform, have a current valid Blue Card, current senior first aid certificate and provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B.
Clinical placements are mandatory within the Bachelor of Paramedicine and for placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) will be required to:

  • QAS medical Assessment (Fit Slip)
  • Hepatitis B immunisation
  • Criminal History Clearance Report
  • University Student Clinical Placement Induction.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

*Further admission information

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.

Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.


How to apply

  • Please apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre).
    You will need to note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
Ipswich 936152

Closing dates

  • Applications for Semester 1, 2020 close on Friday 6 December, 2019. Top up round of applications close Thursday 6 February 2020, where places are not filled in the previous round.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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