Qualifications for registration

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The details of qualifications for general registration are available below.

Approved qualifications

The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) has approved the following Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA) accredited programs of study as providing a qualification for the purposes of general registration under section 310 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in every state and territory (the National Law)1.

An individual who holds one of the approved qualifications listed below is qualified for general registration in paramedicine.

University Qualification
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Paramedicine
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine
Central Queensland University Bachelor of Paramedic Science
Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Paramedicine
Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours)
Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)
Curtin University Bachelor of Science (Paramedicine)
Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science)
Federation University Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine
Flinders University Bachelor of Paramedic Science
Latrobe University Bachelor of Paramedic Practice/Bachelor of Public Health Promotion
Monash University Bachelor of Paramedicine
Queensland University of Technology Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedic Science
Bachelor of Paramedic Science
Bachelor of Paramedic Science - Graduate Entry
University of Southern Queensland Bachelor of Paramedicine
University of Sunshine Coast Bachelor of Paramedic Science
University of Tasmania Bachelor of Paramedic Practice
Victoria University Bachelor of Paramedicine
Western Sydney University Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)

Substantially equivalent qualifications 

If you hold a qualification that the Board considers to be substantially equivalent, or based on similar competencies to an approved qualification, you will be qualified for general registration in paramedicine2.

The Board has determined the following qualifications are substantially equivalent or based on similar competencies, to an approved qualification.

  • Auckland University of Technology New Zealand – Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)
  • Whitireia New Zealand – Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic)

Accepted qualifications 

If you hold one of the following qualifications issued by the Ambulance Service of New South Wales, you are qualified for general registration in paramedicine3.

  • a Diploma of Paramedical Science
  • a Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance) or an Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance) 
  • a Diploma in Paramedical Science (Pre-Hospital Care) or an Advance Diploma Paramedical Science (Ambulance)  

Qualifications for general registration for a limited period (grandparenting) 

The Registration standard: Grandparenting sets out the Board’s requirements for an application in general registration when you do not hold an approved, substantially equivalent or accepted qualification and wish to apply under section 311 of the National Law that provides for alternative ways of proving you may be qualified for general registration as a paramedic.

If you wish to apply for general registration as a paramedic before participation day4, but you do not hold an approved, substantially equivalent or accepted qualification, you may be required to provide:

  • a brief practice history
  • evidence of adequate qualification(s) obtained, and/or
  • evidence of training or further study undertaken, and/or
  • evidence of supervised practice completed, and/or
  • a statement of service, and/or
  • position descriptions, and/or
  • a detailed practice history, and/or
  • other evidence of your practice, employment or experience.

Check whether you are eligible for registration.


1Under s310 of the National Law, the Board has until participation day to approve or refuse to approve, a Council of Ambulance Authorities’ (CAA) accredited program of study, as published on the CAA’s website.
2Under section 53(b) of the National Law.
3Under section 312 of the National Law.
4The day prescribed by regulation after which an individual may be registered in paramedicine under the National Law.

 
 
Page reviewed 6/06/2018