Clinical Placement information
All students will need to complete supervised clinical placements with Ambulance Victoria and with other health agencies. Please note that travel will be involved, as all students must undertake placements in rural or regional areas with Ambulance Victoria. Students are responsible for travel, accommodation and living expenses.
Before undertaking placements students must:
- complete a National Police Records Check
- hold a valid Working with Children Check
- comply with the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Immunisation Policy. For further information please see Mandatory Compliance Policy.
Note: full immunisation compliance is required prior to completing the Medical & Fitness Assessment
- pass a medical and fitness assessment
- have the required specific placement uniform (Ambulance Victoria / other health agencies)
Failure to hold satisfactory checks or meet the immunisation / medical & fitness / uniform requirements may result in students being unable to complete their course.
Prospective students should also note that graduates need to have a full (unrestricted) driving licence to be employed by some ambulance services.
Medical & Fitness Assessment
Students must pass a prescribed medical and fitness assessment with an agency appointed by Ambulance Victoria. This is a prerequisite for participation in clinical placements with Ambulance Victoria. Students who receive an offer of a place in the course need to undertake this assessment early in Semester 1.
The health and fitness assessment process involves a review of medical history and physical fitness. You need to carefully consider your full medical history and ask questions early. A medical issue that you may otherwise assume is not an issue, may prevent you meeting the medical history test. Similarly the fitness test involves a thorough physical examination and includes a fitness test that may require you to undertake fitness preparation.
Further details regarding the medical and fitness test including costs will be provided at the enrolment session for this course.
Monash does not accept responsibility for students who enrol but cannot complete the course due to an inability to meet the medical and fitness tests imposed by Ambulance Victoria.
Details of the physical assessment can be downloaded from here: AV Physical Capacity Testing Protocols Pre Employment Candidate Pack
If you have any questions or concerns about your medical history or physical health and fitness, you must call Ambulance Victoria Medical Services Provider on telephone 1800 240 395 to obtain information and advice prior to accepting this offer.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor Paramedicine must purchase specified uniforms to be worn on placements and whilst participating in practical classes. All prices listed are subject to change from year to year and may vary depending on location of purchase.
A clinical uniform for placement with Ambulance Victoria consists of Cargo pants $135, Monash polo $60, Boots $160-220, Wet weather jacket $150, and Monash high visibility vest $50. A clinical uniform for placements with non-ambulance health agencies is also required. This consists of a Monash polo $60 and black dress pants $60.
All items are available from the Monash bookshop. Other equipment may also be required.