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 specialisations in Aeromedical retrieval or Intensive care.  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 develop autonomous clinical reasoning and decision-making abilities based on an advanced understanding and interpretation of clinical presentations.

You’ll also learn and demonstrate advanced techniques and treatment regimes which will enable them to provide the highest level of out-of-hospital care for their specialist area of paramedic practice.

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.

Our course fosters the integration of reflection, professionalism, leadership, teamwork, interpersonal communication, and patient-focused care at an advanced level into all areas of clinical practice.

You’ll also develop skills in research methods and be guided through a research project in an area of interest relevant to your specialisation.

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At a glance

Course Details

Notting Hill, Off-Campus, Part time study.
This course is only available for 3 years part-time.
Start date
First Semester (February)
Master of Specialist Paramedic Practice (Aeromedical Retrieval), Master of Specialist Paramedic Practice (Community Care), Master of Specialist Paramedic Practice (Intensive Care)
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)


Students are required to have:

A Bachelor of Paramedicine (or equivalent) with at least a pass (50%) average or qualifications and experience approved by the faculty

Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent accredited professional registration body.


A minimum of two years’ experience in the field of paramedic practice post qualification at the time of commencement of the course.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The Master of Specialist Paramedic Practice consists of 72 credit points of study structured into two parts: Part A: Clinical Units and Part B: Research Units.

Alternative Exits

You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during your enrolment in this master's course:

  • Graduate Diploma of Specialist Paramedic Practice (Intensive Care) after successful completion of 48 credit points of study from Part A of the intensive care specialisation.
  • Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval after successful completion of 24 credit points of study from the core clinical units in Part A of the aeromedical retrieval specialisation.
  • Graduate Certificate of Specialist Paramedic Practice (Community Care) after successful completion of 24 credit points of study from the core clinical units in Part A of the community care specialisation.

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


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 costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.