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Bachelor of Paramedicine

Charles Darwin University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Bachelor of Paramedicine

About this program

Bachelor of Paramedicine

The Bachelor of Paramedicine qualifies you to work as a paramedic in Australia. Delivered in partnership with St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc., the course offers guaranteed clinical student placements in the Northern Territory and hands-on learning from paramedic experts.

You'll graduate ready to work in emergency ambulance and pre-hospital environments in regional, remote and urban settings.

During the three-year paramedicine degree you'll gain vital clinical decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. You'll learn about anatomy and physiology, human development and Australia's health-care systems and policies. You will develop knowledge in clinical science areas including trauma and emergency-based response.

This course also has a strong focus on Indigenous Health perspectives, mental health and specific care of maternal, neonatal and paediatric patients.

Practical industry experience matters, which is why the Bachelor of Paramedicine includes three units of placements with the St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc., the Northern Territory's exclusive paramedic service provider, or other services across Australia.

This program is designed to transition university graduates into becoming qualified ambulance paramedics. Graduates can then work as Intern Paramedics for 18 months during such time they are required to be credentialed to obtain an Authority to Practice.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 70*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core Units

  • Australia's Healthcare System and Policies
  • Perspectives in Paramedicine Practice
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Perspectives of Indigenous Health
  • Communication Skills
  • Society, culture and health: A sociological introduction
  • Cellular Biology
  • Pathophysiology for Healthcare
  • Pharmacology for Clinical Practice
  • Clinical skills for Paramedicine
  • Trauma Studies in Paramedicine
  • Cardiopulmonary and Emergency Assessment
  • Paramedics Clinical Placement 1
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Obstetrics in Paramedicine
  • Paediatrics in Paramedicine
  • Emergency Mental Health Response
  • Reflective Practice and Leadership in Paramedicine
  • Paramedics Clinical Placement 2
  • Paramedics Clinical Placement 3

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fee: $30,240.00




This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

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Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a sustainable, innovative, creative and inclusive new world university located in northern Australia teaching 24,000 students from more than 69 nationalities across 11 campuses and training centres, in over 100 regional and remote locations; and...

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Why study at Charles Darwin University

High Graduate Salaries

CDU is ranked the number one Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes.

Leader in Online Learning

CDU is a pioneer in e-learning and has been delivering courses online for almost 20 years. While you are studying online with CDU, you'll be studying with an innovative multi-sector university that is a leader in research and online study delivery.


With small class sizes, lecturers know your name and provide personalised support and advice.


You will receive support from academic staff and the dedicated International Student Support team, who will work with you throughout your studies to ensure your success.


Our main campus in Casuarina is surrounded by nature, with bike paths linking the University to the tropical surrounds, including a beautiful beach a few minutes away. Affordable public transport connects the campus to the Darwin Central Business District (CBD).

Dual-sector university is a pathway for everyone, from VET and undergraduate courses to postgraduate and higher degrees by research.

Contact info

Charles Darwin University

Ellengowan Drive
0810 Darwin

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