There are three training pathways to becoming a paramedic with NSW Ambulance; Trainee Paramedic (Vocational) pathway, Paramedic Intern (Graduate) pathway, and Qualified Paramedic pathway.
Trainee Paramedic (Vocational entry)
Applicants who have no prior medical experience can apply for the Trainee Paramedic role with NSW Ambulance. Trainee Paramedics will undertake the nationally accredited Diploma of Paramedical Science delivered by NSW Ambulance over three years before qualifying as a Paramedic. This training commences with a nine (9) week induction at the NSW Ambulance Education Centre in Sydney, prior to Trainee Paramedics allocated training stations and qualified paramedic mentors and going out on road.
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Paramedic Intern (Graduate entry)
Applicants who have completed an Council of Ambulance Authorities accredited tertiary qualification in paramedical science or are in their final year of studying this qualification are welcomed to apply for the Graduate Paramedic entry pathway. A minimum of 5 weeks training is undertaken at NSW Ambulance before going out on road.
- Graduate paramedic intern role description (PDF, 174.18 KB)
- Graduate paramedic intern recruitment guide (PDF, 5594.69 KB)
Accredited courses can be found through the Council of Ambulance Authorities. For more information regarding paramedic courses - including content, entry requirements and the universities that offer them in NSW, visit UTAS - Paramedic Practice, CSU - Clinical Practice (Paramedic), UWS - Paramedicine, ACU - Paramedicine.
Qualified applicants who have paramedic registration conferred by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA) and can demonstrate satisfactory knowledge and understanding of ambulance practice can apply to NSW Ambulance as a qualified paramedic. Qualified paramedics may apply at any time. For more information please visit the Credentialing page.
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