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A rewarding career that makes a difference

Imagine a career that demands your personal best, working on the frontline of providing pre-hospital care. A career where you're highly trained to help people in need and even save lives. Imagine a career as a paramedic.

As a student of paramedicine at Griffith you'll develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that prepare you to work as a paramedic in a range of healthcare scenarios, with a focus on emergency medical response and patient transport.

This course equips you for a fulfilling career delivering quality care that can be the difference between life and death.

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Study paramedicine at Griffith

Preparing professionals to work in the emergency environment

Australia's newest paramedicine degree is designed in close collaboration with industry experts, building on their own induction programs to produce paramedicine graduates of choice.

It's a 2.5 year program, offered only in accelerated mode at our Gold Coast campus. You'll graduate in time for mid-year entry to any Australian Ambulance Service (avoiding the congested entry point in January each year). Delivered by Griffith's School of Medicine, this degree will also leave you well placed to apply for the graduate entry medical degree, Doctor of Medicine.

You'll be equipped with vital clinical decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and learn about human body systems, paramedic practice, emergency treatment of disease and response to trauma.

You'll also develop strong practical skills through clinical simulation delivered through Griffith's extensive range of simulation facilities, and will include clinical placements in a variety of settings.

You'll be given the foundation and confidence to develop into a well-rounded professional, ready for the diverse challenges of life as a paramedic.

Simulated training puts the pressure on student paramedics.

Our world-class facilities and research provide an edge

The $150 million Griffith Health Centre on our Gold Coast campus operates over the road from the 750-bed Gold Coast University Hospital and a new 250-bed private hospital. It's a unique environment in which to gain unrivalled clinical experiences. Our industry-leading research in many areas of medical science informs our degree content, helping to produce forward-thinking graduates ready to make their mark in a healthcare career.

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Enhanced employability in a fast growing field

Demand for paramedics in South-East Queensland and Northern New South Wales currently exceeds supply and is expected to do so in the foreseeable future. Our ageing population and the general population growth in these regions, plus projected expanded scope-of- practice for paramedics, will continue to drive the need for increased ambulance services. You'll be able to apply for positions as a graduate-level paramedic in Australian and internationally. Other opportunities could also include:

  • Military
  • Offshore oil rigs
  • Mines
  • Other commercial paramedic opportunities
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Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university.   Find out more

Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December

Explore Your Options - Online

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about admission pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your OP or ATAR score was higher or lower than expected.

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day 2019

With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith. Find out more