Paramedicine - M2011

Paramedics are at the forefront of medical and emergency care. They assess, treat and transport patients in emergencies and health-related events in the community. Our Bachelor of Paramedicine will give you the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience to assess life-threatening situations, provide emergency care and potentially save lives.

Starting with a core knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pharmacotherapy, then study the role of paramedics in practice, research, education and leadership. As a student paramedic, you’ll learn how to treat patients with a range of medical conditions including trauma, respiratory, cardiovascular, mental health, maternal and neonatal health.

From your first semester, you’ll gain practical experience and complete up to 60 days of placement across your degree, working in clinical and community settings with ambulance services, non-emergency transport and in the emergency department of Victoria’s major hospitals. These hospital placements expose you to the diverse nature of being a paramedic, and give you the chance to work collaboratively with other health care professionals.  You’ll also have opportunities to practice your skills in realistic simulation scenarios on campus, including managing mass casualty disasters.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Paramedicine is accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities. Following successful completion of this course, you’ll be eligible for registration by the Paramedicine Board of Australia

Career opportunities

Being a paramedic is a challenging but rewarding vocation. Looking for a job that will take you places? As a paramedicine graduate, you’ll be qualified to work as a paramedic with national and international ambulance services, as well as private services, industry or community-based emergency health services. With further study and experience, there’s also advanced paramedic roles - like mobile intensive care ambulance (or MICA) paramedics, intensive care paramedics or air ambulance paramedics.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Qualification
Bachelor of Paramedicine
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Level B
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic):  58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 58, Reading 58, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra Requirements

Successful applicants for the following specialisations will need: A Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Immunisation and Health Check:

Police checks

Students must have a current police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty's Police check webpage.

Working with Children checks

Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty's Working with Children Checks webpage.

Immunisation and infection requirements

In accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations, this course requires that students comply with the faculty's Immunisation and vaccination policy and procedures. These are designed to provide maximum protection against the increased risk of some vaccine preventable diseases for students, patients and workers in a health care setting.

This policy, and the associated procedures require that students have certain specified vaccinations, and have their blood borne virus status determined, before they commence a clinical placement. Students who have not complied with this policy may not be able to undertake clinical placement, with the attendant academic consequences.

Health check

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. Details of the physical assessment can be found on the Ambulance Victoria website.

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 enrolling in the 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.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

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

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for this course. The student contribution amount for 2021 is yet to be confirmed by the Australian government. Fees to be advised.

Full fee

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

A$31,500

Scholarships

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.