bachelor of paramedicine monash

Last Updated on December 24, 2022

Monash University

Paramedicine

Bachelor degree

A Bachelor of Paramedicine degree prepares you to qualify as a registered paramedic and deliver emergency health care in a range of settings. This accredited course gives you the paramedic skills, knowledge and clinical experience to assess life-threatening situations, provide out-of-hospital care and save lives.

Course requirements

  • Minimum Age
  • Academic
  • Additional requirements

Prerequisite subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science/Other

English entry requirements (Level B)6.5overall score for IELTS (Academic) with minimum band scores: Listening 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

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.Show more

At a glance

Course Details

LocationOn-campus at Peninsula: Full time
Duration3 years (full time)
Start dateFirst Semester (February)
QualificationBachelor of Paramedicine

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

All other applicants apply directly to Monash using course code M2011

Apply

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.

International fee

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

A$34,200

Other fees

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

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.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 094996F

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.person iconMinimum age requirementsHide Details

Applicants must be 18 years of age 31 March 2022, to meet the mandatory requirements for clinical placements. Underage applicants who can not meet this requirement are not eligible for an offer. Please refer to the mandatory compliance web page for additional information.person iconAcademic entry requirementsHide Details

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

Secondary education

For country specific qualifications, the academic entry score required for this course are detailed below:Select a country/region —- Select the country/region you studied in —-  Global  Australia  Canada  Hong Kong  India  Indonesia  Malaysia  Mauritius  Singapore  South Korea  Sri Lanka  Vietnam  None of the above GlobalQualificationEntry Score – 2021 intakeGCE A Level7.5International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme25Advanced Placement6ACT25SAT – Total score out of 16001140Pearson International Advanced Levels7.5

How to calculate your entry score

GCE A Levels

  • Total score of a maximum of the best three A Level subject examinations taken within two years^.
  • Two AS Level subjects can be counted in place of one A Level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A Level, and there is at least one A Level subject included in the calculation.
  • AS Level results cannot be used to replace poor performance in an A Level subject.
  • Score A Level grades as follows: A*(a*) = 5, A(a) = 5, B(b) = 4, C(c) = 3,D(d) = 2, E(e) = 1, U = 0.
  • Score AS Level grades as follows: a(a) = 2.5, b(b) = 2, c(c) = 1.5, d(d) = 1, e(e) = 0.5, U = 0.
  • N (Narrow failure) and U (Unclassified) are not to be included in the calculation.
  • A maximum of 1 bonus point is offered when achieving A* in an A Level subject.

^Subject examinations taken within two years may include more than one sitting. For example, subject examinations in June 2019 until June 2021 are acceptable.

GCE A Level must be awarded by:

  • Cambridge International
  • Pearson Edexcel
  • Assessment and Qualifications Alliance
  • Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment
  • Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations
  • Welsh Joint Education Committee

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

  • Total points as awarded on the IB Diploma Programme Results.
  • The Diploma Certificate must also be provided.

Advanced Placement

  • Total of the best 2 Advanced Placement examinations as awarded on the Student Score Report* issued by the College Board.
  • Minimum accepted score in each AP examination is 3.

*All AP examinations submitted to Monash University will be considered when calculating the entry score.

ACT

Total ‘Composite Score’ as awarded on the Student Report issued by ACT.

SAT – Total score out of 1600

Total score by adding the best section scores achieved in ‘Evidence Based Reading and Writing’ and ‘Math’ as awarded on the SAT Score Report* issued by the College Board.

All SAT examinations submitted to Monash University will be considered when calculating the entry score, provided the SAT is marked out of 1600.

Pearson International Advanced Levels

  • Total score of a maximum of the best 3 Pearson International Advanced Level or GCE A Level subject examinations taken within two years*
  • Two Advanced Subsidiary Level subjects can be counted in place of one Advanced level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at Advanced level, and there is at least one Advanced level subject included in the calculation.
  • Advanced Subsidiary Level results cannot be used to replace a poor performance in an Advanced Level subject.
  • Score Advanced Level grades as follows: A*(a*) = 5, A(a) = 5, B(b) = 4, C(c) = 3, D(d) = 2, E(e) = 1, U = 0.
  • Score Advanced Subsidiary Level grades as follows: a(a) =2.5, b(b) =2, c(c) =1.5, d(d) =1, e(e) =0.5, U = 0.
  • N (Narrow failure) & U (Unclassified) not to be included in the calculation.
  • A maximum of 1 bonus point is offered when achieving A* in an A Level Subject.

* Subject examinations taken within two years may include more than one sitting. For example subject examinations in June 2018 until June 2020 are acceptable.

Predicted results

Predicted results issued by Monash approved schools for the below listed qualifications may also be accepted into most undergraduate courses however higher entry scores and other guidelines apply:

  • GCE A Levels
  • IB Diploma Programme
  • Singapore Cambridge GCE A Levels

The predicted result must be issued in the form of a statement on the institution’s letterhead, signed by the principal, teacher, school counsellor, registrar of the institution, or their authorised delegate (other guidelines apply).

Predicted results from some schools are not accepted however please provide your predicted result to Monash for consideration.

Predicted results are not accepted for entry into Faculty of Education undergraduate courses (including linked double degrees) and Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine.

Post secondary qualifications

Higher education

English entry requirementsHide Details

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

English subject (Australian Year 12 equivalent)

You can meet English entry requirements if you have completed an English subject in your prior secondary studies that is equivalent to an Australian Year 12 level (score requirements also apply). Acceptable English subjects for international qualifications are detailed in the prerequisite subject requirements section below. Other English subjects may be accepted and are assessed on a case by case basis.

Language of instruction

English proficiency tests

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

English

VCEScoreUnits 3 and 4English (EAL)30OREnglish (Other)25IB Diploma ProgrammeScoreStandard LevelEnglish A: Literature4OREnglish A: Language and Literature4ORLiterature and Performance4OREnglish AB5OREnglish B5Higher LevelEnglish A: Literature3OREnglish A: Language and Literature3OREnglish B4

Mathematics

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

Extra requirements

Other

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.

Additional information

Applicants must be 18 years of age 31 March 2022, to meet the mandatory requirements for clinical placements. Underage applicants who can not meet this requirement are not eligible for an offer. Please refer to the mandatory compliance web page for additional information.

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.

Alternative pathways

If you don’t satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

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