Bachelor of Paramedicine

VU course code: HBPD | CRICOS: 092160M | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years full time or longer for part time
In person
St Albans
20 January 2025
12 January 2025


Pursue a challenging and rewarding career as a registered paramedic with a Bachelor of Paramedicine at Victoria University (VU).

Develop the skills required to work as a registered paramedic in ambulance settings, primary healthcare settings, community healthcare settings and more. While studying your paramedicine degree at VU, you’ll be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Practise your technical and non-technical skills in VU’s safe spaces using sophisticated resources and gain the professional capabilities of a paramedic. You will study paramedicine theory in the classroom, and put theory into practice in high-fidelity simulation clinics, clinical-practice labs and during work-integrated learning (WIL).

You will work with experienced registered health professionals and academics to develop your paramedic skills and graduate confident and ready for the job market.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

Minimum ATAR: 82.10

This course has a minimum ATAR entry requirement. This means you’ll need to achieve a certain ATAR, along with other criteria, to be considered for this course.

The following table shows the ranking results of our current student intake and is an indication of the ATAR you’ll need to successfully apply.

VU course code: HBPD

VTAC course code: 4301343031

Campus: St Albans

ATAR profile of people who received an offer for the Bachelor of Paramedicine.
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer92.6598.50
Median rank to receive an offer75.3289.57
Lowest rank to receive an offer62.9082.10


Learn more about ATAR

What is ATAR?

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) compares the results of final-year school students, with adjustments made for factors such as hardship. The ranking is expressed as a number between 0 and 99.95. ATAR minimum entry requirements are not usually essential entry criteria for applicants who have completed secondary education more than 2 years ago.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Please note: There may be a limit on how many students can access pathways to the Bachelor of Paramedicine due to high demand. If you are eligible for a pathway but unsuccessful in securing a place, please contact VUHQ (student service centre) on +61 3 9919 6100 for advice.

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course structure

For 2022 and 2023:

To attain HBPD Bachelor of Paramedicine, students will be required to complete:

  • 288 credit points of Core units.

From 2024:

To attain HBPD Bachelor of Paramedicine, students will be required to complete:

  • 276 credit points of Core studies;

  • 12 credit points of Electives.


Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places




As a Registered Paramedic, you’ll be qualified to work across a variety of healthcare settings nationally and internationally. The Australian health system is rapidly expanding to incorporate increasing job opportunities for Registered Paramedics. Internationally, you will find job opportunities are broad and varied.

Employers across international healthcare sectors and related industries can include, but are not limited to:

  • ambulance services
  • primary health care facilities
  • extended health care facilities
  • community healthcare facilities
  • hospitals
  • research and education organisations
  • emergency and disaster management departments/organisations
  • state/territory, national and international government departments.