Paramedics workingWhy study paramedicine?

Paramedicine is a specialist career choice that requires employees to possess dedication, empathy, autonomy and precision.  It is an exciting time to enter this profession, with the standard of paramedical skills and knowledge growing exponentially to meet evolving health demands. This course enables qualified individuals to broaden their professional horizons and gain employment both nationally and internationally.

Career opportunities

Paramedic graduates are qualified to gain employment in ambulance services across Australia and overseas.

Your study experience

La Trobe University paramedicine employ a blended approach to learning, utilising critical thinking activities, problem based learning and appreciative enquiry, and a broad range of simulation techniques.  This video shows paramedicine students attending a simulated car crash.

View the Road Crash Scenario

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.