Paramedicine

Paramedics workingWhy study Paramedicine?

Save lives and help promote and protect people's health.

Learn to give emergency care and work with people to be active in their own health and develop healthy environments for everyone.

Our unique course will qualify you to become a paramedic and promote healthy lifestyles and decisions.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for positions in ambulance organisations in Australia and overseas.

Courses

Local students

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2018

Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours
Duration :
4 years full time only
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR*:
Albury-Wodonga n/a
Mildura n/a
Shepparton n/a
Bendigo n/a
Year
2018
About this course
The Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours is a four year course. The common first year can be attended in the regional campuses with the remaining three years held at the Bendigo campus. Students are scaffolded with the knowledge and the skills throughout the course. Our program is designed to empower learners to make informed decisions whilst inspiring mastery and has proven its benefit by producing highly employable, job ready clinicians. The course is committed to provide learners with an outstanding educational experience, to foster professional excellence, longevity and lifelong curiosity. Fundamental to this is establishing synergism between research and clinical practice. This promotes ongoing individual growth and career satisfaction.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Health And Human Development, any Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics or Psychology.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Health And Human Development, any Mathematics, Physical Education or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Students should allow approximately AUD$600 for a uniform, name badge and equipment. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; however LTU branded uniforms must be purchased from a university approved vendor; these items remain the student's personal property.

In addition, students must obtain a Police Certificate (Victorian Police Certificate or Fit2Work) - AUD$20.00 (annually) and a Working with Children Check (no cost). A First Aid 11 Certificate and/or CPR assessment may be required (AUD$160). The CPR component must be renewed annually. Please note this course is not conducted by La Trobe University. A schedule of mandatory immunisations are required, the costs of which may vary depending on previous immunisation history, approximately AUD$250 -AUD$500.

Clinical placements may incur accommodation and travel costs, and these will vary depending on the placement venue.

Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC or UAC to start in Semester 1, 2018.

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Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2018

Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours (095691D)

Duration :
4 years full time only
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
32 800
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton
Year
2018
About this course
The Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours is a four year course. The common first year can be attended in the regional campuses with the remaining three years held at the Bendigo campus. Students are scaffolded with the knowledge and the skills throughout the course. Our program is designed to empower learners to make informed decisions whilst inspiring mastery and has proven its benefit by producing highly employable, job ready clinicians. The course is committed to provide learners with an outstanding educational experience, to foster professional excellence, longevity and lifelong curiosity. Fundamental to this is establishing synergism between research and clinical practice. This promotes ongoing individual growth and career satisfaction.
English Language Requirements
UG & PG (incl HDR) Option 3 - Academic 7.0, no band less than 7.0
Academic entry requirements
Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 20 in two of biology, chemistry, health and human development, mathematics (any), physical education, physics or psychology.
Additional costs
Students should allow approximately AUD$600 for a uniform, name badge and equipment. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; however LTU branded uniforms must be purchased from a university approved vendor; these items remain the student's personal property.

In addition, students must obtain a Police Certificate (Victorian Police Certificate or Fit2Work) - AUD$20.00 (annually) and a Working with Children Check (no cost). A First Aid 11 Certificate and/or CPR assessment may be required (AUD$160). The CPR component must be renewed annually. Please note this course is not conducted by La Trobe University. A schedule of mandatory immunisations are required, the costs of which may vary depending on previous immunisation history, approximately AUD$250 -AUD$500.

Clinical placements may incur accommodation and travel costs, and these will vary depending on the placement venue.

Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

La Trobe University and Ambulance Victoria are using advanced simulations to give paramedic students a unique hands-on experience. Watch the crash course for paramedics video.

An essential component of the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice and Bachelor of Public Health Promotion course is the requirement for all students to undertake clinical placements with Ambulance Victoria. Read the Course and Industry Requirements (DOC 488KB)

Alternative pathways

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course or want to transfer from another university or course, see alternative pathways.

Paramedicine placements

Professional placements usually start in the second year of the program and allow you to put your theory into practice. Placements focus on work-based learning opportunities in hospitals, community settings and with Ambulance Victoria.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. View all the staff from the College of Science, Health and Engineering.

Paramedicine events:

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