Specialist Paramedic Practice - M6015

Specialist Paramedic Practice

Expert master degree

If you are an existing and experienced paramedic, you are encouraged to apply for the Master of Specialist Paramedic Practice (which includes a nested graduate certificate for the aeromedical and retrieval specialisation, as well as a graduate diploma for the intensive care and extended care specialisations).  This course will support you in improving your current knowledge, skills and clinical practice in order to prepare you for specialist clinical positions, as well as for leadership, education and research roles.

You’ll be provided with advanced education and training in pre-hospital care in an intensive care, extended care or aeromedical and retrieval specialisation.

You’ll extend your clinical practice by initially undertaking specialist paramedic-focused training in advanced clinical leadership and decision making, as well as advanced techniques, in order to provide the highest level of care in your chosen specialisation. You’ll also explore clinical practice within an integrated emergency medical system, and consider the issues and trends that influence scope of practice and service delivery.

You’ll also study clinical research methodology and may choose to complete a research project or other specialist elective coursework units to enhance your clinical skills.

Completion of the research stream provides a pathway into higher degrees by research (subject to meeting separate HDR entry requirements.) You may also apply to exit the master’s course with one of the nested awards, provided you meet the criteria.

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Course Details

  • Multi-modal at Alfred Hospital: Full time & part time
  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
  • 1.5 years (full time)
  • 3 years (part time)
Start date First Semester (February), Second Semester (July), Summer Semester (October)
Qualification Master of Specialist Paramedic Practice
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


To be eligible for admission, you'll need to have either:

  • an Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent), with at least a credit (60%) average in emergency health or equivalent undergraduate studies leading to practice as a health professional, or
  • qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent

English requirements

Level B
IELTS: 6.5 (with individual band scores of Writing: 6.0, Listening: 6.5, Reading: 6.5 and Speaking: 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing 21, Listening 20, Reading 19, Speaking 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Students are required to have both:

  • Independent authority to practice as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic (or equivalent) and
  • A minimum of two years experience in the field of paramedic practice post qualification at the time of commencement of the course.

Students may also be considered on an individual basis with appropriate employer endorsement.

Alternative Exits

Students intending to exit with a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma are required to commence in summer semester (October) or first semester (February).

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6015

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6015

Summer Semester (October)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6015

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Alternative qualifications

Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award during their enrolment in the Masters course:

  • Graduate Certificate of Specialist Paramedic Practice after successful completion of 24 points of study with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above, from the core clinical units of the Aeromedical and Retrieval specialisation.
  • Graduate Diploma of Specialist Paramedic Practice after successful completion of 48 points of study with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above from the core clinical units of either the Intensive Care or Extended Care specialisations.