- – Darwin
3 years full-time
(or part-time equivalent)
- 2023: $8,428
- – March
Deliver best-practice patient care from site to hospital.
Develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage pre-hospital emergency and non-emergency situations in a manner consistent with best practice. This is an approved degree for anyone seeking a career as a paramedic with an Australian state or territory ambulance service or a research career in pre-hospital science. Graduates may also qualify for employment with ambulance services in international jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom.
Please note: While theoretical content delivered online can be accessed anywhere within the Northern Territory with internet coverage, the clinical skills and practical education will be delivered by practical workshop intensives held in Darwin. This will require students to spend up to 1 or 2 weeks in Darwin each semester.
3 years full-time
(or part-time equivalent)
Why study Paramedicine at Flinders?
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This program will equip you to apply for employment with a range of domestic and international organisations including St John NT, South Australian Ambulance Service, Ambulance Victoria, St John Ambulance Australia, UK National Health Service Trust ambulance services (London Ambulance Service, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, South Central Ambulance Service, North East Ambulance Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service).
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) approved program for first professional registration as a paramedic under the National Law.
An annual sub quota of up to five places is available specifically for St John Ambulance Australia (NT) volunteers. To be eligible you must have a minimum of 18 months volunteer experience with St John Ambulance Australia (NT) and have undertaken a minimum of 60 hours voluntary commitment per year during the past 18 months (applicants must also meet the University’s minimum entry requirements which includes completion of a VET Certificate 3 (or higher) in the Health Training Package award from St John Ambulance Australia).
A typical first year may include:
A typical second year may include:
A typical third year may include:
The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.
To complete clinical placements you must:
The table below shows ATAR and Selection Rank data for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR commencing in Semester 1, 2022. It is limited to applicants that have recently completed secondary education (within the last two years). Data may reflect multiple courses available within a suite of courses.
|ATAR-based offers only across all offer rounds||ATAR - Excluding adjustment factors||Selection Rank - ATAR plus any adjustment factors|
|Highest rank to receive an offer||99.90||99.95|
|Median rank to receive an offer||96.50||99.20|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||69.00||78.50|
The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students who commenced study in this course in Semester 1, 2022 including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia. Applicant background groupings are based on educational background, not basis of admission. Data may reflect multiple courses available within a suite of courses.
|Applicant background (Semester 1, 2022)||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
|Higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)||108||61%|
|Vocational education and training (VET) study||5||3%|
|Work and life experience||9||5%|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)||45||25%|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test)||<5||<5|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration pathways)||<5||<5|
At Flinders University, we recognise that careers are evolving and the workplace of the future will look very different from today.
Whatever undergraduate course you are studying at Flinders, you can add innovation and enterprise electives to your degree to gain new, adaptable and transferrable skills that will equip you for the careers of tomorrow.
Read what some of our current Flinders’ Paramedicine in the NT students are experiencing during their degree, the unique learning experiences they're having, and what you might expect in your future career.
Stephen "Max" Maxwell
"I have been able to offer my experience, when required, and in return I have been immersed into an energised group of students that are future focused with a fresh view on life."
"A subject in our first semester was on cardiac arrest so we’ve been learning CPR and ventilation and also about medications used to treat a range of conditions."
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This course is only available to applicants eligible under the remote and outer regional sub-quota, Indigenous sub-quota and/or the St John Ambulance Australia (NT) sub-quota. Applicants will be ranked for admission based on academic merit.
An annual sub-quota is available for applicants from remote and outer regional areas. To be considered for the remote and outer regional sub-quota applicants must apply to SATAC in the normal way.
Applicants must also, within 10 working days after submitting the SATAC application, submit a Statutory Declaration to SATAC which conﬁrms that they have lived in remote or outer regional areas of Australia (Remoteness Classiﬁcations RA3 to RA5) for at least two years out of the past six years, or a total of ﬁve years since starting primary school in a remote and/or outer regional areas (RA -3 – RA5).A Statutory Declaration form can be downloaded here.
Applicants can check their eligibility in accordance with the definition above using the search tool at the Remoteness Area (RA) Locator site. Filter your search using the ASGS Remoteness Areas (2016) layer.
Up to 5 places are available for indigenous applicants. Such applicants must apply to SATAC in the normal way.
Applicants must also, within 10 working days after submitting the SATAC application, submit a Statutory Declaration to SATAC confirming the applicant is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent.
An annual sub-quota of up to ﬁve places is available for St John Ambulance Australia (NT) volunteers. To be eligible under the sub-quota applicants must have a minimum of 18 months volunteer work experience with St John Ambulance Australia (NT) and have undertaken a minimum of 60 hours voluntary commitment per year during the past 18 months. In addition, applicants must meet the University's minimum entry requirements. Selection is based on academic merit.
To be eligible for consideration under this sub-quota applicants are required to apply in the normal way. In addition applicants must, within 10 working days after submitting the SATAC application, email to Flinders evidence conﬁrming their minimum 18 months of volunteer work experience and 60 hours of voluntary commitment per year during the past 18 months. This can be evidenced by providing a statement from the relevant Divisional Superintendent (or authorised training/volunteer services officer). This documentation should be emailed to askﬂinders@ﬂinders.edu.au Applicants must make sure they include their volunteer work experience with St John Ambulance Australia (NT) in the 'employment experience' section of the SATAC application
When choosing your preferences through SATAC, other Flinders degrees you might want to include in your list are:
Please note: these courses are offered at Bedford Park, South Australia.
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If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through Flinders University Academy – or our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers.
This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.
If you don’t meet our academic entry requirements, you can still gain entry to Flinders University through Flinders University Academy. With a range of diplomas, foundation and English language courses, students can find a direct pathway into the destination degree of their choice.
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