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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 recruitment process you will need to meet the academic, personal and physical requirements and have a full and unrestricted driver's license.

Recruitment to the St John Student Ambulance Program
The 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 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:
  • Their letter of offer to the Student Ambulance Officer Program
  • Evidence of meeting Curtin's admission criteria for the Paramedicine course

Am I Eligible for Curtin?
Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible for our Bachelor of Science (Paramedicine) program:
Should applicants not have evidence of the above criteria, entry may also be met with:
For further information, please visit Curtin's Admission criteria* webpage.

*If the applicant does not meet Curtin's entry requirements during the recruitment period, they will provide St John with a statutory declaration explaining how they are planning to meet the course entry requirements.

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Updated 03/09/2021 09.45 AM