Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine - NN4


On Offer Yes
Award Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine
Accepting Applications Applications are no longer being accepted for 2015 intake.
Program Coordinator Nareeda Miller
Contact Hours (per week) Block mode
Classes Held

Higher Education students can expect the majority of classes to fall any time between 8:30 am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Commences February
Program Outline

The Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine aims to provide you with the appropriate knowledge, skills and values, to be effective in providing paramedical patient care. This patient care occurs in pre-hospital environments to those who are suffering a health crisis, whether this be traumatic, medical, surgical and/or psychological

Career Opportunities

The program will prepare graduates for entry into the paramedic discipline as beginning practitioners who are competent to practice in a variety of clinical settings.

Graduates will be eligible to apply for Graduate Entry Programs within Ambulance Victoria and Private Patient Transport Services. Graduates will also meet the requirements for employment with other pre-hospital and ambulance service employers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their employment options and locations of work with the relevant ambulance service.

Program Rules and Requirements

The program consists of eight (8) 15 credit point courses, two of which are clinical fieldwork courses. It is expected that each half year, two courses will be delivered in block mode, one via online and one in an ambulance service.

You will be provided with an introduction package prior to the commencement of the semester, this will outline the level of expected knowledge. The material will form the base of teachings during the year and may be examinable.

Duration (EFTSL) 1.0

Program Content

For further information regarding the Program Content for this program, please select the link below:

Program Structure:

Semester 1
Clinical paramedicine 1
Paramedic clinical diagnostics 1
Community, paramedic culture and practice 1
Paramedic internship 1

Semester 2
Clinical paramedicine 2
Paramedic clinical diagnostics 2
Community, paramedic culture and practice 2
Paramedic internship 2

Information Sessions
There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
Professional Recognition

The program is recognised by Ambulance Victoria. The program has full accreditation with the Australasian Council of Ambulance Authorities

The Ambulance Victoria website ( provides information about further education opportunities and career progression.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the program currently available to international students?
No. The availability to international students is currently under review.

Are there Commonwealth Supported Places available?
Yes, there are CSPs available in this program.

Do I need to register as a paramedic after graduating?

No. Paramedics currently do not operate under a registration system. Completion of the program enables graduates to apply for a Graduate Paramedic position with an Australian ambulance service.


School of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare (Ref 09662)

Contact Us

Tel: 5327 9000
Freecall: 1800 333 864

International Students This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
Additional Program Information

Your pathway to a career in Nursing (pdf, 602kb)

DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa.
FedUni Code NN4
Mid year entry No
Credit Points 120
Other Study Costs

Successful applicants need to be aware that they are responsible for the cost of their uniform for clinical placements, which will commence from early in Semester One.


1 year full-time

Location Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
Application Method The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to Apply page for further information.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for selection into the program, applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Nursing and have recent clinical experience. Postgraduate/specialist qualifications and/or experience in an Emergency Department or Critical Care would be advantageous.

Extra Requirements

All applicants must provide evidence of a comprehensive understanding of: Basic life support; Basic health assessment; Basic ECG interpretation; Basis use and theory of portable testing devices.

It is a requirement of the program that students undertake clinical placements with Ambulance Victoria, in both rural and metropolitan areas. It is a requirement of AV that all students must be both medically and physically fit for placement on their operational vehicles. Applicants are advised that comprehensive assessments by AV's approved health provider and a police record check must be undertaken prior to commencement of study, details of which will be sent out prior to commencement.

Successful applicants need to be available to attend clinical placements equalling 160 hours, or up to 16 shifts. These shifts will be organised by the Coordinator in consultation with AV, and may be anywhere in the rural/metropolitan region.

Non Year 12 - No evidence or certified documents. Documents collected by SO

Pathways/Alternate Entry

Graduates may be eligible to move into the Master of Nursing (Coursework), Master of Nursing (by Research) or other forms of Postgraduate Study.

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Indicative Fees Please visit to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
Program Majors AvailableGeneral
2015 - Sample Program Structure
This Sample Program Structure is not to be used for enrolment purposes. Refer to information provided by your school for your individual program structure.

The indicative fees are for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Not all Post Graduate Programs offer a Commonwealth Supported Place. Please refer to our Schedule of Fees page for more information regarding Indicative Program fees.

General Credit Points CSP Fee

Year N/A Semester 1

Year N/A Semester 2

Indicative Totals:



All courses listed in bold are core courses which must be undertaken as part of this program.
All courses listed in italics are electives - they are examples only, of some of the many courses available within the program.

Sample Program Structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen Program.
Please contact the FedUni for further information on available options.
Further Information Contact Us:
Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)

A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please Note: All VET programs and training are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.
National RTO Code: 4909.
Information correct as at 05/Jan/2015