Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 95.40
Guaranteed entry ATAR: Not applicable
Not applicable
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Paramedic Science

International students
FISC Foundation: 6.6, A Levels: 9, IB Diploma: 27, Gao Kao: Tier 2
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Paramedic Science is for people seeking a career as a paramedic officer.

The program has been developed in conjunction with the South Australian Ambulance Service and contains mainly compulsory core topics and has been developed to ensure the community receives optimum care in health emergencies from paramedics able to manage all situations in a manner consistent with best practice. 

The introduction of a broad-based program at university level is part of a move to ensure that all paramedic officers have the skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable them to provide emergency pre-hospital care of a sophisticated nature and ensure seamless care from site to hospital.

The 3 year program is open to all applicants, including school leavers. A shorter conversion course is available for those with existing approved paramedic qualifications who wish to upgrade to a university qualification.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why undertake Paramedic training at Flinders?

  • Paramedical Science is a rapidly evolving profession which combines aspects of pre-hospital emergency care and primary health care.   Professionals working in the field will be expanding their scope into various extended care practitioner roles, such as paramedic practitioners and the remote area practitioner.
  • As a newly evolving profession, the individuals should also be committed to research, lifelong learning and the implementation of best practices to enable the professiona to be able to respond to the rapid development.
  • We aim to equip students with the skill, knowledge and attitude to enable them to be future leaders in the industry.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Paramedic Sciences degree?  

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Additional requirements:

Applicants are required to:

  • undertake a medical and a physical examination. These same tests are required prior to students participating in compulsory clinical placements
  • undergo a police check before their clinical placements.

Immunisation and Communicable Diseases: Requirements for Clinical Placements

This course includes clinical placements which aim to provide students with the practical experience required for the workplace. Students on placement have both an increased risk of most vaccine preventable diseases as well as the potential to transmit infections to susceptible patients. Students who are required to complete clinical placements as part of their course must therefore be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation  standards (e.g. Health Immunisation for Health Care Workers in South Australia 2014 Policy Guideline)  and any additional private provider requirements as needed.

Further information about immunisation and other clinical placement requirements.

Rural and remote sub-quota

An annual sub-quota will be available for students from rural and remote areas. To be considered for the rural and remote sub-quota you must submit with your SATAC application a Statutory Declaration confirming you have lived in non-metropolitan areas of Australia (Remoteness Classifications RA2 to RA5) for at least 5 consecutive years, or 10 years cumulatively, from birth (ie during any period of your life).

Download the Rural Eligibility Statutory Declaration (PDF 210KB)

The completed and signed statutory declaration must be uploaded to your application in the SATAC system within 10 working days after submitting the SATAC application.

You can check your eligibility in accordance with the definition above using the search tool at the Remoteness Area (RA) Locator site.

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 224321
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $9,334

International students
CRICOS code: 072696M
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2018: $29,000
2019: $32,000




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

This course can be a feeder into the Doctor of Medicine.

Course brochures

Domestic students
Health (PDF 6MB)

International students

International course guides