This course introduces the student to clinical practice in a state operated ambulance service. In a supernumerary capacity, students will be supervised and under the direction of service nominated Paramedic crews throughout their practicum placement at service nominated locations. At the discretion of the Paramedic in charge and when safe and appropriate, students deemed competent will have the opportunity to practice skills and general patient care. They will be under the direct supervision of their Clinical preceptor at all times and will be permitted to perform tasks at a level commensurate with their training. The Paramedic Internship 1 requires students to undertake the equivalent of 80 hours of day, afternoon or evening shifts. A logbook will be utilised to record experiences and skills. A reflective journal will also be maintained to demonstrate the critical reflection of the student experience. It is a requirement of the program that students undertake clinical placements with Ambulance Victoria (AV), in both rural and metropolitan areas. It is a requirement of AV that all students must be both medically and physically fit for placement on their operational vehicles. Applicants are advised that comprehensive assessments by AV's approved health provider and a police record check must be undertaken prior to commencement of study, details of which will be sent out prior to the beginning of the Academic year.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 182kB).
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount