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Study mode

Online; On campus
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Campus locations

Bathurst, Port Macquarie
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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Admission information

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

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Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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International students

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Online; On campus

Campus locations

Bathurst, Port Macquarie
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

CSU's Bachelor of Paramedicine prepares you to work in emergency ambulance and out-of-hospital healthcare environments in regional, remote and urban settings. 

Reputation for excellence, with alliances across the globe

CSU was Australia's first provider of a paramedicine degree and has a proud history of producing high-quality paramedicine graduates with excellent employment outcomes. You'll learn from academics who are international leaders, bringing diverse overseas experiences to the curriculum, while also maintaining close ties with the largest ambulance service in Australia, NSW Ambulance. 

Outstanding facilities on and off campus

Not only will you benefit from CSU's simulation facilities and equipment on campus at Bathurst or Port Macquarie; you will also undertake supported work placements, enabling you to learn directly from practising paramedics in real-life emergency care settings. International study opportunities also provide unique insights, skills and experiences that will ultimately enhance your competitiveness in the workforce.

Develop the skills you need to succeed

This course provides a strong focus on delivering community-based paramedicine, including integration with health providers in urban, rural and remote communities. Beyond the clinical skills of being a paramedic, you will also develop strategies for personal resilience to maintain your resilience in the industry. 

Become a qualified paramedic who can care for critically ill patients and engage and care for obstetric, geriatric, paediatric and special needs patients. Your skill set will grow to encompass advanced trauma and cardiac life support, stroke management and airway management including endotracheal intubation, laryngeal mask airways and cricothyroidotomy.

Online study options for eligible students

Already employed as a paramedic or medic in the Army, Navy or Air Force? Our credit arrangements allow you to study online and complete your degree sooner.

Honours

If you receive a Credit average in the first and second years of your course, you may be eligible to study the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours). The Honours program trains you in a range of research techniques and lets you pursue an in-depth project in an area of interest under the guidance of an experienced supervisor. These advanced skills will set you apart from your peers and are essential to pursue roles in academia or research.

The Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) was the name of the last accredited course until 2018.  In the current process of accreditation (2017), Council of Ambulance Authorities was informed of the change of name from Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) to Bachelor of Paramedicine as well as the creation of the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours).

 

The Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) was the name of the last accredited course until 2018.  In the current process of accreditation (2017), Council of Ambulance Authorities was informed of the change of name from Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) to Bachelor of Paramedicine as well as the creation of the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours).

 

Clinical placements in appropriate healthcare settings are undertaken as part of this course. Internal students are placed with an ambulance service or other appropriate site or experiential learning service for a total of 570 hours during the course.

A qualified paramedic with greater than two years of on-road experience may not be required to do work placements. The credit package they receive includes credit for half the work placements. They need to apply to the course director for a further credit arrangement.
 
A medic with an unknown or ambiguous background (non-qualified or not industry standardised) is required to do work placement, which is at least 240 hours. This placement is always in an emergency setting and is usually organised by our workplace team for NSW ambulance service.

Hands-on skills

Full-time students spend up to four hours each week practising their clinical skills in a simulated paramedic environment. To make sure you are experienced in using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include practice teaching laboratories containing the latest equipment needed for treating patients in the pre-hospital care environment.

Clinical internship

Students undertake placement activities in each year of the course. In first year each student completes a community placement of approximately 90 hours where they study the broader role of paramedics in the health of a community. In second and third year students undertake block clinical placements of 240 hours with an ambulance service.

Immunisation

NSW Health is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all clients in health care settings and providing a safe and healthy working  environment for all staff and other clinical personnel, including students  undertaking workplace learning. This commitment includes adopting an assessment, screening and vaccination policy Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specific Infectious Diseases (PD2011_005) that minimises the risk of acquiring infectious diseases. Compliance with this  policy is mandatory for all health facility staff, including students on clinical placement.

Students must comply with NSW Health immunisation and vaccination requirements and be verified prior to being allocated to a workplace learning facility. This applies to all students regardless of state or territory. All students must undergo vaccination against infectious diseases prior to being allocated to a facility within NSW or other states. Results of these vaccinations are kept on a  personal record card (available from the School through which the student is  studying). This card must be presented, upon request, by NSW Health, or other health facility staff, whilst the student is attending workplace learning.

The Policy requires that you consult your local doctor to  obtain written proof of protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis,  measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B.

NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the requirements of this policy have been met, and failure to comply with the requirements may jeopardise completion of your studies.

As a full course of vaccinations may take several months to complete, you are advised to consult your local medical practitioner well in  advance of the commencement of your studies.

PLEASE NOTE that, as many courses involve workplace learning in the first year of study, the hepatitis B immunisation should be commenced early to meet NSW Health requirements.

Further information is available from NSW Health.

Working with Children Check

Students must have a Working with Children Check. To apply for this Working with Children Check, fill in an online application form. Once the form has been submitted, follow the instructions for collection.

First Aid Certificate

All students are required to have a current First Aid Certificate, obtained at their own cost, from an accredited body (Workcover  approved) before undertaking any workplace learning. The Senior First Aid Certificate must be current for the duration of the course.

If you are an Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse or Paramedic you may instead provide documentation from a current employer which indicates evidence of competency based CPR accreditation.

NOTE: As many courses include workplace learning in the first session, students are advised to complete their First Aid Certificate prior to commencement of their first year of study.

 

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

CLS103 Paramedic Community Internship

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

Online students may be required to attend residential school sessions on campus. The sessions provide intensive teaching on the practical aspects of the course. Generally, the sessions are of three to five days' duration per subject.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
CLS105 Foundations of Clinical Practice
CLS106 Foundations of Trauma Practice
CLS202 Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice
CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

Infographic - CSU was Australia's first provider of a Paramedicine degree est. 1994

Career opportunities

Most of our paramedicine graduates are working as a paramedic within a year of graduation. As paramedicine is a growing global career, employment opportunities occur in both advanced and developing countries. And as paramedicine moves toward professional registration under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a degree with CSU will ensure you start your career with the best possible qualifications.

Work in Australia or overseas

Paramedicine is a growing global career and your qualifications will enable you to work as a paramedic in emergency, ambulance and out-of-hospital healthcare environments around the world.

Work within a variety of industries and settings

Employment opportunities include private and event paramedic services, mining and natural resources sector emergency services, defence forces and international paramedic and emergency response services. You may also progress to management or education roles in the field of paramedicine, working as a manager in a paramedic setting or providing training to other staff.

NSW Ambulance and other ambulance services

New South Wales Ambulance (NSWA) is a diverse organisation, employing more than 4000 people. NSWA is unique in that it offers front-line staff the opportunity to specialise into diverse areas, such as Special Operations, Aeromedical Services, Snow Operations, Rapid Response, and Counter Disaster. A career with NSWA offers a range of employment opportunities for advancement and ongoing development.

Graduates of this course may also be eligible to seek employment in other Australian states and territories or overseas. For more information, visit:

Most of our paramedicine graduates are working as a paramedic within a year of graduation. As paramedicine is a growing global career, employment opportunities occur in both advanced and developing countries. And as paramedicine moves toward professional registration under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a degree with CSU will ensure you start your career with the best possible qualifications.

Work in Australia or overseas

Paramedicine is a growing global career and your qualifications will enable you to work as a paramedic in emergency, ambulance and out-of-hospital healthcare environments around the world.

Work within a variety of industries and settings

Employment opportunities include private and event paramedic services, mining and natural resources sector emergency services, defence forces and international paramedic and emergency response services. You may also progress to management or education roles in the field of paramedicine, working as a manager in a paramedic setting or providing training to other staff.

NSW Ambulance and other ambulance services

New South Wales Ambulance (NSWA) is a diverse organisation, employing more than 4000 people. NSWA is unique in that it offers front-line staff the opportunity to specialise into diverse areas, such as Special Operations, Aeromedical Services, Snow Operations, Rapid Response, and Counter Disaster. A career with NSWA offers a range of employment opportunities for advancement and ongoing development.

Graduates of this course may also be eligible to seek employment in other Australian states and territories or overseas. For more information, visit:

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Qualified paramedics employed full-time with an ambulance service and who have completed a minimum of 2 years service OR full-time medics with the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) who have completed the Basic Medical Assistance course and have 2 years post-qualification experience, will receive the following subject as credits:

    CLS103 Paramedic Community Internship
    CLS105 Foundations of Clinical Practice
    CLS106 Foundations of Trauma Practice
    CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies
    CLS204 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1
    NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health
    PHC101 Paramedic Professionalism and Communication

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Fees and course offerings

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Bachelor of Paramedicine

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Access the fee calculator

Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

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Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Bachelor of Paramedicine specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
Jordan Emery - Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

“One of the most powerful and unique aspects of CSU is its connection to industry. CSU has pioneered university-based training for paramedics in New South Wales and Australia.”

Jordan Emery - Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

Students in the Bachelor of Paramedicine AND Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) will complete the following subjects:

APS301 Pharmacology for Paramedics
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
CLS103 Paramedic Community Internship
CLS105 Foundations of Clinical Practice
CLS106 Foundations of Trauma Practice
CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies
CLS202 Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care
CLS204 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice
CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice
CLS311 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 2
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice
IKC100 Indigenous Health
NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health
PHC101 Paramedic Professionalism and Communication
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics
PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic Practice

Students in the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) ONLY will complete the additional following subjects:

BMS508 Research Proposal
BMS500  Biomedical Research Methods
BMS301 Medical Science Special Topic
[Elective Subject]
HRS433 Science Honours Research Project/Dissertation (32)

Key subjects

CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice

Elective Subjects can be any subject that will strengthen the research project proposed by the student

Standard enrolment pattern for full-time, on-campus study

Year 1 Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
CLS105 Foundations of Clinical Practice
PHC101 Paramedic Professionalism and Communication

Year 1 Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
CLS103 Paramedic Community Internship
CLS106 Foundations of Trauma Practice
IKC100 Indigenous Health

Year 2 Session 1
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies
CLS202 Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care
PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic Practice

Year 2 Session 2
APS301 Pharmacology for Paramedics
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
CLS204 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1 (16CR)

Students may be eligible to transfer into the Honours Stream

Year 2 Session 3 (Honours students ONLY)
BMS508 Research Proposal
BMS500  Biomedical Research Methods
BMS301 Medical Science Special Topic
[Elective Subject]

Year 3 Session 1
CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice
NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health

Year 3 Session 2
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice
CLS311 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 2 (16 CR)

Year 3 Session 3 (Honours students ONLY)

HRS433 Science Honours Research Project/Dissertation (32)

 

Online enrolment (Pass Stream only) for students with no credits

Session 1 commencement
Year 1, session 1

PHC101 Paramedic Professionalism and Communication
CLS105 Foundations of Clinical Practice

Year 1, session 2
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
CLS106 Foundations of Trauma Practice

Year 1, Session 3
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology

Year 2, session 1
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
CLS103 Paramedic Community Internship

Year 2, session 2
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics
CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies

Year 2, Session 3
CLS204 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1 (16 CR)

Year 3, session 1
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science
CLS202 Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care

Year 3, session 2
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
APS301 Pharmacology for Paramedics

Year 3, Session 3
IKC100 Indigenous Health
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice

Year 4, session 1
PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic Practice
NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health

Year 4, session 2
CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice

Year 4, Session 3
CLS311 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 2 (16 CR)

 

Distance enrolment (Pass Stream only) for students with full credits

Year 1, session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology

Year 1, Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics

Year 2, session 1
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science

Year 2, session 2
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
APS301 Pharmacology for Paramedics

Year 2, Session 3
IKC100 Indigenous Health
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice

Year 3, session 1
CLS202 Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care
PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic Practice

Year 3, session 2
CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice

Year 3, Session 3
CLS311 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 2 (16 CR)


 

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily attain the required 192 points and complete the designated subjects.

Additional Graduation Requirements

All students must complete up to 740 hours of clinical placements with an approved ambulance or health service.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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