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How do I become a paramedic?

St John Ambulance operates Western Australia's Student Ambulance Officer Program. Prior to enrolling in this course at Curtin University you will need to be successful in gaining a place as a St John Ambulance Pre-employment Student Ambulance Officer. To be successful in the St John Ambulance Recruitment process you will need to meet the academic, personal and physical requirements and have a full, unrestricted driving license.

Their recruitment period generally spans from March to September/October each year. Visit the St John Ambulance website to find out specific dates, eligibility criteria for the program, to register your interest and to apply. Successful applicants will be notified at the end of each recruitment period. Coursework for the Student Ambulance Officer program is delivered within Curtin's Bachelor of Science (Paramedicine) course. Successful applicants to the St John program will then be required to apply to this Curtin course with:

  1. Their letter of offer to the St John Ambulance Student Ambulance Officer Program
  2. Evidence of meeting Curtin's admission criteria for the Paramedicine course
Visit the Bachelor of Science (Paramedicine) course page for Admission Criteria.
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Updated 14/02/2019 09.21 AM

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