Western’s Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) gives you the skills and knowledge you need to be a paramedic and play an integral role in the health system, responding to emergencies involving patients with a range of health problems in diverse settings. When you graduate, you will have the required skills to work in an ambulance service, the private paramedical industry or the defence forces.
Advance human health
The Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) has a strong evidence-based focus and uses innovative blended learning and assessment strategies, together with clinical placements, to develop high-level, practical and clinical decision-making skills.
You will be learning in our brand new and innovative teaching facility, including simulation rooms, debrief rooms, and an immersive simulation lab with control room.
In second and third year, you’ll be given three months of supervised clinical experience with an emergency ambulance service in rural or metropolitan NSW or the ACT. You’ll also have a chance to take up an international clinical placement, or short placements in the private paramedicine industry, mental health services, and community and primary healthcare.
This course prepares you for out-of-hospital care to patients of all ages, dealing with health complaints that range from minor to critical.
This course has been granted preliminary approval for accreditation from the Council of Ambulance Authorities.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $29,360*
Delivery: On campus
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Real world experience
Get three months of supervised clinical practice with an emergency ambulance service. Undertake short placements in paramedicine, mental health, and community and primary healthcare. Or take up an international clinical placement.
Be prepared for an unlimited future as an ambulance paramedic or in the private paramedicine industry.
Open up to a journey of possibility. Start at Western.
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Other study options
The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.