If your ambition is to become a paramedic, you’re aspiring to a career where you’ll make a difference every single day. As a paramedic you work on the frontline of healthcare, and may respond to Triple Zero calls, provide critical care, and even save lives.

Make your living helping others live

A range of opportunities

As a graduate you’ll be eligible to work as a paramedic with an emergency ambulance service in Australia, as well as some international ambulance and health organisations. And with further study, you can go on to become an intensive-care paramedic, clinical instructor, ambulance service manager, flight paramedic, special operations team rescue paramedic, and more.

Explore the range of courses that we offer at If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are various ways to get into ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.

Intensive-care paramedic
Clinical instructor
Ambulance service manager
Flight paramedic
Special operations team rescue paramedic

Stories from paramedicine

Is this an emergency?
Teaching children when and how to call for help.
On the road with a new paramedic
Graduate Eamon Glass is on the road with Ambulance Victoria.

Meet our people

Dr Paul Fulbrook
Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

Dr Paul Fulbrook is Professor of Nursing at ACU. He also holds a joint appointment as Nursing Director, Research and Practice Development at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane where he leads the Nursing Research and Practice Development Centre.

Within the critical care context he has widely published, spoken at many international and national conferences, and is currently involved with several research projects in intensive care and emergency care.

Mihai Gavrilescu
Paramedicine student

“There’s a lot of practical work at ACU, which I really enjoy. Our placements are out on the road with ambulances. There’s definitely that adrenalin rush when you go to something you’ve never seen before.

But the way in which these situations can be calmed down appeals to me. The calmer it is, the better the outcome. I like the problem-solving part of paramedicine and the ability to have an immediate impact. Treatment isn’t always about giving drugs or stopping the bleeding. Being supportive is treatment in itself.”