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Paramedic courses

Become a paramedic and help people in need. We offer some of the most diverse university courses in paramedicine. You can study at TAFE or degree level.


Our graduates find employment opportunities including:

  • paramedics.


Our paramedic courses are provided by the College of Health & Biomedicine and Victoria University Polytechnic.

Short courses 2 courses

Duration: 3 hours
This Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course is designed to teach the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant following cardiac arrest.
Duration: 18 hours
Learn practical first aid skills and knowledge such as CPR, bandaging and splinting, and applying the principles of first aid safety. The course contains a blend of online and face to face learning.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 1 course

Duration: 1 year
Gain clinical skills and theoretical knowledge to treat and transport patients with a Diploma of Paramedical Science.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 1 course

Duration: 3 years
This pre-service training degree prepares you for a career in paramedics. Clinical placements are included as part of this course. You will be progressively introduced to the responsibilities and experiences of the ambulance paramedic.

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