Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)
Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) GradDipClinPrac(Paramedic)
Online - Bathurst
Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.
Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.
Full-time: 1 years (or part-time equivalent)
For entry to this course students must hold a bachelors degree in nursing (or equivalent) and be registered to practice. Some experience in the emergency health field is recommended. Intending students should also be aware that in order to undertake the practicum subjects they will be required to comply with the risk management policies and procedures of the host ambulance authority.
Students must be able to attend a 5 day residential school associated with the subject CLS412 Introduction to Internship.
No special credit arrangements apply.
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.
The course will consist of 64 points consisting of:
APS401 Prehospital Pharmacology
CLS400 Advanced Paramedic Medical Emergencies
CLS411 Paramedic Internship *
CLS412 Introduction To Internship **
CLS410 Major Incident Management
PHC401 Paramedic Intensive Care for Paediatrics
PHC404 Paramedic Systems
PHC410 Paramedicine as a Discipline
* Internships must be completed in an approved out-of-hospital setting such as a statutory ambulance authority. Students undertaking the internships must satisfy the risk assessment requirements of the relevant ambulance authority.
** This subject has a 5 day residential school
Students commencing in Session 1 (Part time enrolment)
Students commencing in Session 2 (Part time enrolment)
Students commencing in Session 1 (Full Time enrolment)
Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page
CLS411 Paramedic Internship
Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page
CLS412 Introduction To Internship
Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School
The Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) has received full accreditation with the Australasian Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc. (CAA). This accreditation is equivalent to the CAA accreditation of an undergraduate course and qualifies graduates for entry level practice as a paramedic. Students are also encouraged to check the qualification requirements for paramedicine practice in each state as the requirements stated by the various state ambulance services may vary.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.