future students

Thank you! Your submission has been received!

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form

search

Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

Allied Health and Pharmacy

Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

Thanks for getting in touch.

We'll get back to you in the next two working days.

CSU has a lot to offer, and we're here to help.

You can also call us on 1800 334 733.

Are you a nurse who thrives under pressure? If so, transitioning into a career as a paramedic could be for you. As a first-line responder in the most critical of circumstances, you will work in a dynamic and highly rewarding career that makes a profound difference to people's lives. 

CSU's Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) is delivered by national and international leaders in paramedicine, and offers unique insights, skills and experiences that will prepare you for employment and career success as a paramedic.

  • Why study this course?

    CSU's Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) prepares you to work in emergency ambulance and out-of-hospital healthcare environments in regional, remote and urban settings.

    Learn from industry leaders

    CSU was Australia's first provider of a paramedicine degree and has a proud history of producing high-quality graduates with excellent employment outcomes. Our academics and graduates are leaders in the field of paramedicine, bringing international expertise and diverse experiences to the curriculum, while also maintaining close ties with the largest and most progressive ambulance services across Australia, New Zealand and further afield.

    Outstanding facilities on and off campus

    Not only will you benefit from CSU's state-of-the-art simulation facilities and equipment on campus at Bathurst or Port Macquarie; you'll also undertake supported work placements, enabling you to learn directly from practising paramedics in real-life emergency care settings.

    Graduate employment outcomes

    CSU graduates are highly sought after in ambulance services and most are working in their chosen field within a year of graduation. This qualification will position you to deliver a critical service across many settings in Australia and overseas.

    Learn at your own place and pace

    Delivered online, this course allows you to balance your learning with professional and personal demands. You can also choose to study either full-time or part-time. Apply your learning in the workplace and add value to your team.

    Professional recognition

    This course has received provisional accreditation with the Australasian Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc. Full accreditation will be sought after the first cohort of graduates have at least 12 months of practical experience following graduation.

  • Career opportunities

    On graduation, you will be prepared to work as a paramedic in emergency paramedicine and out-of-hospital healthcare environments. Be the first to care for people in emergency situations, and work as part of multidisciplinary health and emergency service teams. In rural and remote environments use your skills and abilities to treat urgent conditions and link patients to definitive care providers (hospitals, GPs, Community Health and other service providers). Take part in exercises and operations and provide combat units with emergency medical intervention across clinical care and evacuation teams, as well as dedicated medical facilities and hospitals.

  • Workplace learning

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

    CLS411 Paramedic Internship

  • Subjects

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

    Course structure

    The course will consist of 64 points consisting of:
    APS401 Prehospital Pharmacology
    CLS400 Advanced Paramedic Medical Emergencies
    CLS411 Paramedic Internship *
    CLS412 Introduction To Internship **
    CLS410 Major Incident Management
    PHC401 Paramedic Intensive Care for Paediatrics
    PHC404 Paramedic Systems
    PHC410 Paramedicine as a Discipline

    * Internships must be completed in an approved out-of-hospital setting such as a statutory ambulance authority. Students undertaking the internships must satisfy the risk assessment requirements of the relevant ambulance authority.

    ** This subject has a 5 day residential school
     

    Enrolment pattern

    Students commencing in Session 1

    Session 1 (year 1)
    PHC404 Paramedic Systems
    CLS412 Introduction To Internship

    Session 2 (year 1)
    APS401 Prehospital Pharmacology
    PHC401 Paramedic Intensive Care for Paediatrics

    Session 1 (year 2)
    CLS411 Paramedic Internship
    CLS400 Advanced Paramedic Medical Emergencies

    Session 2 (year 2)
    CLS410 Major Incident Management
    PHC410 Paramedicine as a Discipline

    Students commencing in Session 2

    Session 2 (year 1)
    APS401 Prehospital Pharmacology
    PHC401 Paramedic Intensive Care for Paediatrics

    Session 1 (year 1)
    PHC404 Paramedic Systems
    CLS412 Introduction To Internship

    Session 2 (year 2)
    CLS410 Major Incident Management
    PHC410 Paramedicine as a Discipline

    Session 1 (year 2)
    CLS411 Paramedic Internship
    CLS400 Advanced Paramedic Medical Emergencies

    Student studying online with a Full Time Load

    Session 1 (year 1)
    PHC404 Paramedic Systems
    CLS411 Paramedic Internship
    CLS412 Introduction To Internship
    CLS400 Advanced Paramedic Medical Emergencies

    Session 2 (year 1)
    APS401 Prehospital Pharmacology
    PHC401 Paramedic Intensive Care for Paediatrics
    PHC410 Paramedicine as a Discipline
    CLS410 Major Incident Management

  • Residential schools

    Students attend a compulsory five-day residential school for the following subject:

    CLS412 Introduction To Internship

  • Admission information

    For entry to this course students must hold a bachelors degree in nursing (or equivalent) and be registered to practice. Some experience in the emergency health field is recommended. Intending students should also be aware that in order to undertake the practicum subjects they will be required to comply with the risk management policies and procedures of the host ambulance authority.
    Students must be able to attend a 5 day residential school associated with the subject CLS412 Introduction to Internship.
     

    Applicants should submit transcripts and verified copies of awards from prior study, as well as a CV outlining their experience in the emergency health field.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession 1Session 2Session 3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineBathurstFPPGYYNOSAP
    DirectOn campusBathurstCGSYNNKSDP
    DirectOn campusBathurstFPPGYNNGSDP
    DirectOnlineBathurstCGSYY*NESDP

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    64 credit points.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    This course is not available to international students.

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School

    The School of Biomedical Sciences

    The School of Biomedical Sciences provides students with an opportunity to engage in high quality learning experiences in the areas of clinical practice (paramedic), clinical science, health science and medical science. School staff are well known for both quality teaching and research, a combination that ensures students receive not only a quality education, but a connection to job opportunities in industry and commerce, the professions, and the public sector. Research programs are diverse, providing an exciting environment for graduate studies – where students are exposed to cutting-edge research in a range of disciplines. The School delivers courses across five CSU campuses at Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

Make an enquiry

Call us on 1800 334 733,
(International +61 2 6338 6077)

Speak to a future student advisor

FREE CALL

Enquire Online

PRIVACY STATEMENT

The personal information you have provided is managed in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) (PPIPA) and Charles Sturt University’s Privacy Management Plan. You also consent to CSU disclosing your information to third parties who deliver study and support options in conjunction with CSU. This may involve the transmission and storage of personal information outside of New South Wales or Australia. Unless you have ticked the box, you consent to CSU using your information to conduct marketing activities. For more information regarding your privacy, please see http://www.csu.edu.au/about/legal.


Apply for admission

DOMESTIC
INTERNATIONAL