Paramedicine, Bachelor | Online (optional) | Charles Sturt University | Bathurst, Australia
36 months
32800 AUD/year
9137 AUD/year
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Are you passionate about helping people in their time of need? Do you thrive under pressure? If so, the Paramedicine program from Charles Sturt University could be for you. As a first-line responder in the most critical of circumstances, you'll experience a dynamic and highly rewarding career that makes a profound difference to people's lives.  


This Paramedicine program from Charles Sturt University is one of the few dedicated paramedicine degrees in New South Wales carrying full accreditation with the Council of Ambulance Authorities. It can take you from outback Australia to the heart of London, and many places in between. 

Our Bachelor of Paramedicine prepares you to work in emergency ambulance and out-of-hospital healthcare environments in regional, remote and urban settings. Charles Sturt University was Australia's first provider of a paramedicine degree and has a proud history of producing high-quality paramedicine graduates with excellent employment outcomes. You'll learn from academics who are international leaders, bringing diverse overseas experiences to the curriculum, while also maintaining close ties with the largest ambulance service in Australia, NSW Ambulance. 

Not only will you benefit from learning in our simulation facilities and equipment on campus at Bathurst or Port Macquarie; you'll also undertake supported work placements, enabling you to learn directly from practising paramedics in real-life emergency care settings. International study opportunities also provide unique insights, skills and experiences that will ultimately enhance your competitiveness in the workforce.

This course focuses on delivering community-based paramedicine, including integration with health providers in urban, rural and remote communities. Become a qualified paramedic who can care for critically ill patients and engage and care for obstetric, geriatric, paediatric and special needs patients. Your skill set will encompass advanced trauma and cardiac life support, stroke management and airway management including endotracheal intubation, laryngeal mask airways and cricothyroidotomy.

Already employed as a paramedic or medic in the Army, Navy or Air Force? Our credit arrangements allow you to study online and complete your degree sooner. If you receive a credit average in the first and second years, you may be eligible to study the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours). The Honours program trains you in a range of research techniques and lets you pursue an in-depth project in an area of interest under the guidance of an experienced supervisor.

Career opportunities

Most of our graduates are working as paramedics within a year of graduation, in both advanced and developing countries. And as paramedicine moves toward professional registration under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a degree with Charles Sturt University will ensure you start your career with the best possible qualifications.

  • Paramedicine is a growing global career and your qualifications will enable you to work as a paramedic in emergency, ambulance and out-of-hospital healthcare environments around the world.
  • Employment opportunities include private and event paramedic services, mining and natural resources sector emergency services, defence forces and international paramedic and emergency response services. You may also progress to management or training roles.
  • New South Wales Ambulance (NSWA) is a diverse organisation, employing more than 4000 people. NSWA is unique in that it offers frontline staff the opportunity to specialise in diverse areas, such as special operations, aeromedical services, snow operations, rapid response, and counter disaster. A career with NSWA offers a range of employment opportunities for advancement and ongoing development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pharmacology for Paramedics
  • Science Communication and Methodology
  • Human Bioscience
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology  
  • Integrating Paramedic Medical Science 
  • Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
  • Non-Emergency Clinical Placement
  • Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care
  • Clinical Simulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


256 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 036176A (Bathurst, Port Macquarie) 

  • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 70 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent, OR
  • A completed AQF Certificate IV or higher level qualification, OR
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies, OR
  • Paramedics employed with an ambulance service provider, OR
  • Full-time medics with the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) who have completed the Basic Medical Assistance course and have 2 years post-qualification experience, OR
  • Licensed or Registered Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) in Canada with a minimum of 12 months’ full time or part time experience currently practicing or eligible to practice in Canada.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32800 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9137 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9137 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Canada or UK: $18,320 
  • Domestic students: Commonwealth supported place

Living costs for Bathurst

1260 - 2250 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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