Bachelor of Paramedicine (4790)

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4790
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 107742F

This program applies to students who commenced in 2023 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Commencement Year 2022 - 4669 Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)

Commencement Year 2014 to 2021 - 4669.1 Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)

Paramedics play an integral role in the health system, providing care to patients with acute, sub-acute and chronic health problems in diverse settings. Paramedics deliver unscheduled, out-of-hospital care to patients across the lifespan and spectrum of illness and injury. This contemporary course is anchored by a strong evidence-based foundation and considers clinical, research and leadership aspects of the profession utilising innovative learning, teaching and assessment strategies. Exposure to diverse clinical placements aids in development of high-level decision-making skills and critical self-care practice. Completion of the course will enable you to work effectively as a registered paramedic in traditional and emerging roles that may be associated with jurisdictional or private ambulance services, the defence forces, or other community-based primary health settings.
Note: This course involves a mandatory health and medical assessment that must be completed prior to enrolling in 401067 Paramedic Practice 1 offered in Spring Year 1 and undertaking the associated ambulance service clinical placement. Students who are unable to pass the assessment by the end of Autumn session in the first year of the course will be required to take a leave of absence pending re-assessment in the following year, or transfer to an alternative health science degree such as 4656 Bachelor of Health Science. Placements will be undertaken throughout NSW and ACT according to availability, with all related expenses covered by the student.

Study Mode

Three years full-time

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Campbelltown Full Time Internal


The Bachelor of Paramedicine has been granted the status of an ‘approved course’ by the Paramedicine Board of Australia.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Inherent Requirements

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

  • Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English; Mathematics
  • Recommended studies: Biology

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the link below to apply via UAC..

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

For courses that will lead to AHPRA registered careers, such as Paramedicine, in The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), students are required to have a minimum score of 7.0 overall with a minimum score of 7.0 in Speaking and Listening, and 6.5 in Writing and Reading (or equivalents, in an acceptable English language test).

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University

Special Requirements - NSW Health Legislative Pre-requisites

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

To enrol in this program, students must meet Western Sydney University program requirements. To attend a health-related placement in this program, Special Legislative Requirements will be assessed from the first year of study.

Western Program Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your program.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your program, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

  1.  Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one
  2.  Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history
  3.  Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements
  4.  Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements: the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire program.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire program - approved program providers can be found at the Government Training website
  • Other non-health related requirements

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page (NSW students only)

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1009 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 10
PUBH 1006 Population Health and Society 10
HLTH 1013 Professional Competencies in Health 10
HLTH 1018 Paramedicine Foundations 1 10
 Credit Points40
2H session
HLTH 1019 Paramedicine Foundations 2 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
NATS 1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 10
COMM 1007 Communication in Health 10
HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health 10
 Credit Points30
Year 2
1H session
HLTH 2026 Paramedicine Care 1 10
HLTH 2027 Paramedicine Care of Diverse Patients 1 10
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
NATS 2038 Pathophysiology 1 10
PUBH 2005 Culture, Diversity and Health 10
 Credit Points20
2H session
HLTH 2028 Paramedicine Care 2 10
HLTH 2029 Paramedicine Care 3 10
HLTH 2030 Paramedicine Care of Diverse Patients 2 10
 Credit Points30
Spring session
NATS 2008 Clinical Pharmacology 10
 Credit Points10
Year 3
1H session
HLTH 3021 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 10
HLTH 3022 Paramedicine Leadership 10
HLTH 3023 Integrated Paramedicine 10
 Credit Points30
Autumn session
HLTH 2024 Research Methods in Health 10
 Credit Points10
2H session
HLTH 3024 Safety and Quality in Paramedicine 10
HLTH 3025 Paramedicine Trauma Care 10
HLTH 3023 Integrated Paramedicine 10
 Credit Points30
Spring session
HLTH 3018 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 10
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points240

Equivalent Subjects 

HLTH 1013 Professional Competencies in Health replaced HLTH 1010 Professional Health Competencies 

HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health replaced HLTH 1001 Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice