Job Description

Paramedics are first response to medical emergencies.

Careers Ladder


To become a Paramedic in Australia, you need to complete a bachelor degree majoring in Paramedic Science at an accredited university. After completing your study, it is mandatory to register with the Paramedic Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Health Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to become a qualified Paramedic. A full driver’s licence is also required.

  • Complete a qualification such as the Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science), or Bachelor of Paramedic Science.
  • Register with the Paramedic Board of Australia via the AHPRA.


  • Acumen
  • Adaptability
  • Calm
  • Communicator
  • Cooperative
  • Diligent
  • Educated
  • Energetic
  • Focused
  • Interpersonal
  • Perceptive
  • Team Player

Key Skills

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Registration
  • Paramedicine
  • Testing
  • Emergency Response
  • Microsoft Office
  • Ambulance Services
  • Autonomy

Future Prospects

Paramedics may advance into other related healthcare occupations, such as physician assistants and medical assistants, as well as administrative positions in various healthcare settings, such as ambulatory care companies or hospitals.