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 vocational trainee role with NSW Ambulance. Vocational trainees will undertake the nationally accredited Diploma of paramedical science delivered by NSW Ambulance over three years before qualifying as a Paramedic. The training commences with a nine (9) week induction at the NSW Ambulance Education Centre in Sydney, prior to being allocated training stations and qualified paramedic mentors and going out on road.

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Paramedic Intern (Graduate entry)

Applicants who have completed a Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards accredited tertiary qualification in paramedicine or are in their final year of studying this qualification are welcome to apply for the Graduate Paramedic Intern role. A minimum of 5 weeks training is undertaken at NSW Ambulance before going out on road.

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Accredited courses can be found on the AHPRA website

For more information regarding paramedicine courses - including content, entry requirements and the universities that offer them in NSW, visit UTAS - Paramedicine, CSU - Clinical Practice (Paramedic), UWS - Paramedicine, ACU - Paramedicine

Qualified paramedic

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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