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CG95 - Bachelor of Paramedic Science

Overview

Optional Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend an optional Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Paramedic Science (Clinical) aims to develop graduates who are able to apply knowledge of emergency medicine to clinical practice in their health professional role.  To enable this ability in graduates, the program is designed to build a high level of evaluative and diagnostic skills so graduates can rapidly assess patients and implement best practice emergency care in a safe and effective manner.

 

The program also aims to develop high level communication skills so that graduates can interact positively with patients and other health professionals in the clinical work environment.  Clinical decision making and problem solving ability will be promoted in graduates through use of scenario based learning techniques and exposure to ‘real world' conditions while on clinical practice opportunities with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS).

The Bachelor of Paramedic Science (EMS Occupational Health and Safety) is designed for current practising paramedics in ambulance services and private industry only. The EMS OHS specialisation is designed for paramedics who wish to develop expertise in areas such as risk reduction and occupational safety. Graduates can work for ambulance services or private industry. For example, there are a number of private paramedic service providers offering emergency service workers to industry throughout Australia. This practice of paramedic services is ever-increasing with employment for paramedics in specific industry areas including mine sites, construction sites, industrial projects, amusement, leisure and recreation activities regarded as high risk, motorsports of all types, film and TV productions and major sporting events. Given the remote nature of many of these industries, projects or events, having the highest level of emergency patient care with an associated diverse occupational health and safety role is the key factor that will determine employment within these areas. This proposal meets the current demand in industry where industrial projects are looking for a multidisciplinary approach from their employees.

 

A graduate from the Bachelor of Paramedic Science (EMS Occupational Health and Safety) will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of practical and analytical skills that are multidisciplinary.
  • Interpret occupational health and safety legislation related to industry.
  • Demonstrate occupational health and safety management skills.
  • Implement risk reduction strategies for individual patients.
  • Recognise the need for the management of occupational health and safety through risk assessment, safety management and investigations.
  • Evaluate the need for allied health service requirements and rehabilitation strategies in industry.

 

The Bachelor of Paramedic Science (EMS Occupational Health and Safety) is unique in Australia and internationally. It complements and enhances the existing and new suite of health and medical programs as well as forensic investigations on offer at CQUniversity.  Designed to enhance the career opportunities of current paramedics looking at employment in industry or through private paramedic services, as well as current industrial paramedics working within the diverse field outside of Pre-hospital emergency care provision, the program includes a variety of courses applicable to a multidisciplinary team member.

Career Information

Graduates of the Bachelor of Paramedic Science course from CQUniversity have developed the expertise and skills to work as health professionals in emergency medicine and retrieval. Work integrated clinical units are included in the 2nd and 3rd years of the course to facilitate work readiness of graduates. Graduates may go on to specialise in intensive care paramedic practice, aviation and retrieval medicine, occupational health and safety, special operations or clinical education with further study. Employment options at the completion of the course include government ambulance services as well as in the numerous private paramedic services supporting mines, industry and the resource sector.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study Each unit at this level, typically requires 144 hours of student commitment over a period of 12 weeks.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) B
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree
Course Fees
Indicative Year - 2024
  • Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee - $9,325
  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee - $28,953
  • International Indicative First Term Fee - $19,140
  • International Indicative First Year Fee - $38,220
Indicative Year - 2023
  • Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee - $8,650
Indicative Year - 2022
  • Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee - $8,016

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2025

Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2024

Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2023

Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2022

Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2021

Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2020

Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Cairns
Distance
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Cairns
Distance
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2016

Cairns
Distance
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 2 - 2015

Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2015

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Paramedic Science full program should commence the program in T1 (distance, Rockhampton) Students undertaking the EMS Occupational Health and Safety program may commence the program in Term 1 (distance) Students undertaking the Clinical program may commence the program in Term 1 (distance)
Distance
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2025

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2024

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2023

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2022

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2021

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Cairns
Distance
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Cairns
Distance
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2016

Cairns
Distance
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 2 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2015

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Paramedic Science full program should commence the program in T1 (distance, Rockhampton) Students undertaking the EMS Occupational Health and Safety program may commence the program in Term 1 (distance) Students undertaking the Clinical program may commence the program in Term 1 (distance)
Distance
Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement


The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.

Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 75.00 | ATAR 75.00
Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: OP>14 or equivalent expected.

Students are required to obtain a first-aid certificate prior to enrolment in course PMSC11001.

See More Details  for more information.

 

International Students

Students not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA are required to meet the English Language Prerequisite by:

 

  • an academic IELTS completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 7.0 in each band and overall; or 
  • a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry into) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA.

  

The English Language Proficiency requirements may also be satisfied by an Occupational test - Result of ‘A' or ‘B' (results are to be no older than 2 years from the start of term).

Assumed Knowledge

English (4, SA), Maths B (4, SA), Chemistry, Biology, Science.

Students who have not studied chemistry are advised to enrol in an introductory chemistry course at CQUniversity.  The recommended course of study is CHEM40079.

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Accreditation
  • Professional Practice: Core
    Paramedicine Accreditation Committee

    Approved by the Paramedicine Board of Australia as a qualification that leads to general registration as a paramedic.

Residential School Requirements

Optional Residential School Students studying via distance education will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some courses. See "More Details" for further information.
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Practicum/Work Placement

- Students are required to undertake a minimum of 15 weeks (600 hours) of compulsory off-campus clinical placements through the program plus an orientation program by the Queensland Ambulance Service. Refer to More Details for further information.

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2024 556
2023 582
2022 707
2021 777
2020 642
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Treating personal information obtained in classroom and clinical settings as private and confidential.
  • Respecting an individual's/group's diversity by demonstrating sensitivity to religious cultural and individual differences.
  • Demonstrating an ability to reflect on ethical dilemmas and issues and taking responsibility for ensuring awareness of ethical behaviour.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Interacting positively and effectively with other students while attending activities related to the course.
  • Being receptive and responding appropriately to different viewpoints, constructive feedback, and direction from academics and clinical staff.
  • Coping effectively with your emotions, responses and behaviour when dealing with challenging situations in the clinical setting, particularly during emergencies.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with relevant child protection and safety legislation including mandatory reporting requirements by presenting a National Police Check (not older than three years).
  • Obtaining a Working With Children Check before attending clinical placements.
  • Understanding and adhering to professional policy around the use of social media.
  • Knowing, understanding and complying with legislative and regulatory requirements are necessary prerequisites to clinical placements in order to reduce the risk of harm to self and others.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual or group.
  • Verbally communicating your knowledge and skills with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Providing the health care team with verbal handover reports related to patient care.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of peers, patients and others, and responding appropriately during placement.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions, eye contact and a range of body movements and gestures while being mindful of interpersonal space.
  • Constructing your assessment work to academic standards with attention to correct grammar and punctuation.
  • Constructing fluent summarised written text from complex and detailed information.
  • Constructing legible reports in a timely manner to meet professional standards and clearly communicating the intended message.
  • Accurately documenting patients' charts and records, meeting legal and professional requirements.
  • Having access to a computer for your studies.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Analysing, manipulating and displaying scientific information.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying knowledge of policy and procedures in clinical settings.
  • Performing clinical skills within set time-frames.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge to understand a patient's history when undertaking patient assessment during emergency situations.
  • Paraphrasing, summarising and referencing in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Actively listening to information within a variety of academic and clinical and emergency situations.
  • Reading and accurately interpreting information related to patients.
  • Completing documentation that is accurate, clear and concise.
  • Accurately reading and interpreting various measurements as well as calculating drug dosages in a timely manner during emergency and routine situations.
  • Demonstrating accurate recording on a fluid balance chart.
  • Recognising when a calculator may have given an incorrect answer.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Focussing on and recognising objects that are either near or far.
  • Observing non-verbal behaviour and other situations in a variety of professional settings.
  • Accurately drawing up and administering medication.
  • Observing and detecting subtle changes in a patient's response to emergency procedures in a timely manner.
  • Sufficiently hearing verbal communication from other students and lecturers during activities related to the course.
  • Having sufficient auditory ability to consistently and accurately monitor, assess and manage a patient's needs.
  • Accurately interpreting the verbal communication and direction of clinical staff during emergency situations.
  • Accurately detecting heart and breath sounds by auscultation.
  • Accurately undertaking a blood pressure measurement by auscultation.
  • Using touch in an appropriate manner when conveying positive messages for emotional support during difficult circumstances.
  • Detecting any changes in circulation observations e.g. temperature and pulse palpation.
  • Conducting physical assessments and detecting any anatomical abnormalities.
Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Reflecting critically on topics taught during the course of study, including on situations that may be difficult or sensitive, yet still require reflective processing, judgement or action.
  • Identifying when a clinical practice issue is outside one's scope or expertise, and be able to reflect and learn from this experience.
  • Identifying when one's practice may be negatively affected by personal experience and/or reactions, and be able to reflect and learn from this experience.
  • Identifying, reflecting and learning from successful situations as well as opportunities for improvement.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in activities related to the course with adequate, sustained levels of physical energy and concentration. This may involve standing for extended periods of time.
  • Participating in learning clinical skills and engaging in simulation activities during on-campus learning situations.
  • Performing consistent care during critical emergency situations with sustained concentration and physical energy for an 8 to 12 hour period of time including night shifts.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Incorporating a range of gross motor skills while participating effectively in activities related to the course.
  • Maintaining balance while safely mobilising and transferring individuals or resources.
  • Moving with ease around patients and equipment items while performing delivery of care activities and responding to emergency situations.
  • Safely retrieving and utilising stock and equipment.
  • Inserting medical devices and performing invasive procedures.
  • Manipulating intricate surgical instruments and equipment while dressing a wound.
  • Manipulating syringes and needles during preparation and administration of medications addressing safety to self and others.
  • Priming, accurately inserting and setting prescribed rates on an infusion device.
Interpersonal Engagement

 

Examples are:

  • Collaborating with other students and peers, modifying and reflecting on work or practice in response to supervisor feedback.
  • Building rapport with other students, peers and stakeholders in order to engage them in effective clinical practice, for example, during scenarios, difficult situations and critical events.
  • Reflecting critically on successful situations as well as opportunities for improvement.
  • Interacting and engaging with individuals and groups in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner in a wide variety of clinical practice contexts.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

 

Examples are:

  • Competently using a computer desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Accessing a computer and having sufficient computer skills to engage in online learning, reading and responding as required to emails, and completing relevant activities and assessments for
  • the course.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with other students, peers and lecturers.
Compulsory Requirements
Health Requirements

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placements apply to this course and as such are subject to compulsory pre-placement conditions referred to as mandatory checks and are outlined in the health, security and other compulsory requirements sections. Mandatory checks are determined by industry, organisations, legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures. To be eligible for a WIL placement, students must first achieve compliance with mandatory checks by each closing date prior to a WIL placement and maintain current evidence for the duration of the course.

Mandatory health requirements include a medical assessment process, immunisation and vaccination evidence (and serology where required) to the following diseases: COVID-19 (not required for placements in Queensland), Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Influenza, and Tuberculosis screening. Respirator mask fit testing is also an annual requirement for this course.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended for students attending WIL placements in the healthcare industry. This vaccination is mandatory for placements in states (other than Queensland) where this may apply.

Security Requirements

Mandatory security requirements include an Australian Federal Police clearance and working with children check.

Other Compulsory Requirements

Other mandatory requirements include a First Aid and CPR certificate, student agreement to privacy and confidentiality, adherence to Ahpra policies for a registered student professional, fitness to participate in WIL student declaration, jurisdictional and site-specific compulsory requirements, and other training modules.

Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Clinical Specialisation Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
EMS Occupational Health and Safety Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 15 Total credit points: 90

This detailed study plan is designed for full-time students who usually enrol in 4 courses per term (24 units of credit).  Part-time students should therefore modify this schedule to suit their own needs.  The normal study load for part-time students is 2 courses per term (12 units of credit).

 

Please refer to More Details for important details in relation to course availability.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1
ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Science
OCHS11025 Health and Safety Risk Management
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MEDI11004 Professional Practice
PMSC11001 Foundations of Paramedic Science
BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2

PMSC11001 will be offered in Term 3 for those students who have failed this course in Term 2, and for the distance education students doing part-time enrolment to expedite their program length.

Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care
PMSC12001 Procedures and Skills in Paramedic Care
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
PMSC12002 Clinical Paramedic Practice 1

PMSC12002 will also be offered in Term 3 to assist in expediting the program length for distance education students and for those students who are unable to complete the course in Term 2.  This will be dependent on QAS approval.

Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PMSC13001 Mental Health for Paramedics
PMSC13002 Clinical Paramedic Practice 2
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PMSC13004 Clinical Paramedic Practice 3
PMSC13005 Trauma Care in Paramedic Practice
PMSC13006 Environmental Emergencies in Paramedic Practice
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Clinical Specialisation Major

Number of units: 9 Total credit points: 54

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CHEM11041 Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMED19010 Macromolecules and Cell Function
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC12006 Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Measurement
BMSC12007 Neurological Physiology & Measurement
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMED19003 Clinical Biochemistry
PMSC12003 Special Populations in Paramedic Practice
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
OCHS12001 Introductory Occupational Health and Safety
PHRM19001 Pharmacology and Toxicology
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PMSC13003 Pharmacology in Paramedic Practice
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

EMS Occupational Health and Safety Major

Number of units: 9 Total credit points: 54

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AINV11001 Real World Investigation
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AINV11003 Introduction to Investigative Methods
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
OCHS12001 Introductory Occupational Health and Safety
OCHS12002 Occupational Health and Safety Practice
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
OCHS12005 Risk Management and Safety Technology CQ26
OCHS12015 Occupational Health and Safety Law
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
OCHS13008 Human Factors CQ26
PMSC13008 Evaluating Emergency Services Risks
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PMSC13007 Contemporary Emergency Services Issues
More Details

Clinical placement

Students are required to complete three Clinical Paramedic Practice units during the course, which amount to a minimum of 15 weeks of full-time work placement. Clinical placements are invaluable in developing professional and clinical skills and workplace literacy within the authentic clinical and operational environment and ensure high standards of graduate work readiness and employability.

Due to the very high demand for placement positions, students must be prepared to travel to any location within Queensland with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) to attend your clinical placements as a placement experience near your residence is highly unlikely.

The three clinical placement units embedded in the Course include the following units:

  • PMSC12002 – Clinical Paramedic Practice 1 (2nd year, Term Two) for 5 weeks in duration;
  • PMSC13002 – Clinical Paramedic Practice 2 (3rd year, Term One) for 5 weeks in duration; and
  • PMSC13004 – Clinical Paramedic Practice 3 (3rd year, Term Two) for 5 weeks in duration

There is no capacity for students to request split blocks, custom dates, attend placement in a part-time capacity or only on specific days of the week. The dates for all clinical placements will be available once students are enrolled into the Course.

Placement experiences are designed to provide an average of 40 hours per week at a 24-hour station. Under direct supervision, students will engage in clinical and operational activities, with participation aligning with the academic unit of enrolment.

Interstate Clinical Placements

The following outlines what availability, if any, is afforded to students who reside in other states or territories other than Queensland.

STATE / TERRITORY POSSIBILITY OF PLACEMENTS WITH THE AMBULANCE JURISDICTION OF THAT STATE OR TERRITORY CLINICAL PLACEMENT LOCATION

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Tasmania

Western Australia

Northern Territory

No All students who reside in these states/territories must undertake all clinical placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) 
South Australia To be eligible to participate in placements with the South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS), students must be enrolled in the Graduate Paramedic Pathway (GPP) offered by the SAAS.

All other students must complete all placements with the QAS who:

· are staff of the SAAS (paid or unpaid) but are not on the GPP; or

· reside in SA but are not staff (paid or unpaid) of the SAAS.

Victoria Students employed by Ambulance Victoria (AV), whether in a paid or unpaid capacity, are eligible to submit an Expression of Interest to the Unit Coordinator for participation in clinical placements with Ambulance Victoria. [1] All students who are not approved by AV must undertake all clinical placements with the QAS.

 

Outbound Mobility (International)

CQUniversity offers opportunities for students to engage in International Outbound Mobility tours. Participation in CQUniversity-approved and supervised international engagements will support a maximum of two (2) weeks of credit toward overall clinical placement requirements.

Placements with non-state or territory ambulance jurisdictions

With the exception of overseas clinical placement activity, placements with any private companies are not approved. Contacting placement providers

All CQUniversity students are not permitted to make contact with any ambulance jurisdiction to discuss clinical placement opportunities. All placements with ambulance jurisdictions must be coordinated centrally through either the WIL team or academic unit coordinators.

Mandatory requirements for clinical placement

Students will be required to purchase the approved Paramedic Clinical Placement uniform for wearing during lab sessions, residential schools, and all clinical placements. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will also need to be purchased from the CQUniversity Bookshop as a Workplace Health and Safety requirement by all Ambulance Services when on clinical placement. Non-adherence to uniform and PPE requirements will result in immediate removal from clinical placement.

All statutory Ambulance Services mandate that students meet certain vaccination and health standards prior to attendance as well as CQUniversity also identifying certain requirements to ensure student safety and readiness for practice. Information on these requirements and associated due dates is communicated, and available, via the WIL team.

All requirements are non-negotiable and are required to be successfully achieved by specific timeframes. Please contact the WIL team via wil-hmas@cqu.edu.au to discuss further.

The broad categories of mandatory requirements include, but not limited to:

  • Immunisations and vaccinations
  • Medical Assessment
  • Working With Children Check (also known as a Blue Card)
  • National Criminal History Check (NCHC)
  • Quantitative mask fit testing
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Ambulance service hosted clinical placement Orientation and Declarations.

The above can change without notice by ambulance jurisdictions and/or Health Departments. For further information pertaining to the above requirements, please discuss with the WIL team as well as refer to https://www.ambulance.qld.gov.au/clinicalplacements.html

Prospective students who have further enquiries should contact 13 27 86.

 

[1]   The current Deed of Agreement between CQUni and AV restricts the number of placements available to CQUni students therefore, being an employee of AV does not automatically qualify you to be eligible to undertake placements with AV. Your Expression of Interest will be considered on a case-by-case basis with AV. In the event that AV does not approve your request, all placements must be undertaken with the QAS.