CSU's Bachelor of Paramedicine is the only dedicated paramedicine degree in New South Wales carrying full accreditation with the Council of Ambulance Authorities and can take you from outback Australia to the heart of London, or many places in between.
Reputation for excellence, with alliances across the globe
CSU 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.
Outstanding facilities on and off campus
Not only will you benefit from CSU's simulation facilities and equipment on campus at Bathurst or Port Macquarie; you will 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.
Develop the skills you need to succeed
This course provides a strong focus on delivering community-based paramedicine, including integration with health providers in urban, rural and remote communities. Beyond the clinical skills of being a paramedic, you will also develop strategies for personal resilience to maintain your resilience in the industry.
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 grow to encompass advanced trauma and cardiac life support, stroke management and airway management including endotracheal intubation, laryngeal mask airways and cricothyroidotomy.
CSU's Bachelor of Paramedicine prepares you to work in emergency ambulance and out-of-hospital healthcare environments in regional, remote and urban settings.
Clinical placements in appropriate healthcare settings are undertaken as part of this course. Internal students are placed with an ambulance servic...
Clinical placements in appropriate healthcare settings are undertaken as part of this course. Internal students are placed with an ambulance service or other appropriate site or experiential learning service for a total of 570 hours during the course.
A qualified paramedic with greater than two years of on-road experience may not be required to do work placements. The credit package they receive includes credit for half the work placements. They need to apply to the course director for a further credit arrangement.
A medic with an unknown or ambiguous background (non-qualified or not industry standardised) is required to do work placement, which is at least 240 hours. This placement is always in an emergency setting and is usually organised by our workplace team for NSW ambulance service.
Full-time students spend up to four hours each week practising their clinical skills in a simulated paramedic environment. To make sure you are experienced in using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include practice teaching laboratories containing the latest equipment needed for treating patients in the pre-hospital care environment.