Bachelor of Paramedic Science

CQUniversity Australia

This course is designed for students interested in an exciting and rewarding career in emergency care. Students will develop foundation knowledge in sciences, human body systems, study and research skills, and paramedic practice. Additionally, training will focus on disease processes and emergency treatment, and include practical placements in paramedic care, ensuring graduates are work ready with skills highly sought after by employers in the paramedic services industry.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. English language requirements apply.


23 units (144 credit points).

Subjects you can Study:

Fundamentals of Chemistry; Human Body Systems 1; Study and Research Skills for Health Science; Foundations of Paramedic Science; Foundations of Biochemistry; Foundations of Paramedic Clinical Practice; plus more

Study Pathways:

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Paramedic Science, students may undertake postgraduate study including Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management, Graduate Diploma of Paramedic Science (Critical Care) and Master of Paramedic Science (Paramedic Practitioner).

Further information:

There are several recommended and compulsory residential schools for some units if students choose to study online. In addition, completion of 15 weeks (600 hours) of work placement with the Queensland Ambulance Service is also required. Recommended study: Biology; Chemistry; English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA) and Science. To find out more about CQUniversity's English language requirements visit


This course is also fully accredited with the Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA).

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CQUniversity Townsville No info No Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Rockhampton North No info No Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Rockhampton North No info No Part time 6 years
Online Study No info No Part time 6 years
Online Study No info No Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Cairns No info No Part time 6 years
CQUniversity Cairns No info No Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Townsville No info No Part time 6 years

CQUniversity Australia has the largest national footprint of any university in Australia, proudly offering a wide variety of TAFE and university qualifications with seamless pathways between short courses, certificates and diplomas, through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees to help you be what you want to be. 

We've been recognised year-on-year for our research quality and graduate employability, and are Australia's first and only Changemaker Campus accredited by global social innovation group Ashoka U. 

CQUniversity is committed to our belief that higher education should be for everyone. At CQUniversity, you have the opportunity to study courses online, on-campus or a combination of both. We are a leading distance education provider and one of the first Australian universities to offer flexible, mixed-mode study so you can study where and how it suits you. We also offer hyper-flexible online study options in select fields for accelerated learning that includes no fixed assessment deadlines or exams. 

Whether you want to stay close to home or move somewhere new, prefer the bustling city life or the relaxed pace of a regional location, we offer more than 20 study locations including campuses and study centres/hubs in Adelaide, Biloela, Brisbane, Broome, Bundaberg, Busselton, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville and Yeppoon. We also partner with multiple Regional University Centres in NSW, SA and WA — providing further access to quality education for those in remote communities.  

Choose from a wide variety of courses in areas including:

  • allied health 

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  • English study pathways 

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We also provide training for apprentices and trainees, and industry-specific short courses. 

We're rated as conducting world-class research in 22 different research categories, which includes the highest rating 'well above world standard' in mathematical sciences, applied mathematics, horticultural production, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, psychological and cognitive science and other psychology and cognitive sciences^. Our range of research higher degrees allow you to undertake research focused on a particular area of interest, and our research outcomes are both applied and have practical impacts on the communities we serve.  

We're proud to be recognised as one of Australia's most inclusive universitieswith some of the highest ratios of students from disadvantaged, mature age, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and first-in-family backgrounds. This inclusive approach and commitment to access and participation means the university defines itself by who it embraces, rather than who it excludes. 

Benefit by learning from our award-winning and experienced teaching professionals, as well as our focus on student services and support. Our student body is diverse and comes from both local and global communities. We are committed to providing specialist education and training support and a range of career-orientated services to ensure our graduates are successful. 

Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences such as field and laboratory work, project-based learning and work placements. 

Our commitment to providing up-to-date, real-world knowledge and skills has seen us awarded five-star ratings for undergraduate full-time employment and starting salary, placing us in the top 20 per cent of universities in Australia in this categories+. 

No matter whether you're just finishing school or thinking of taking up a new challenge, CQUniversity can help you be what you want to be.  

For more information, visit our website or submit an enquiry form.


 ^ State of Australian University Research 2018-19: ERA National Report. 

+ The Good Universities Guide 2020. 

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