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Indicative tuition fees provided are estimates based on information available to Edith Cowan University at the time of their calculation and are presented as a guide for comparative purposes only. The fees which are ultimately applicable are subject to change. ECU makes no representations or warranties in relation to the reliability of these estimates or the methodologies used for their calculations.

I acknowledge that I understand that these tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change.

First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (international students)

International: AUD $24,400.00

You are an International Full Fee Paying student if you do not hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or a Permanent Humanitarian Visa.

You may have a choice in the units you enrol in and this may change the cost. Tuition fees also change each year and you will be charged the unit price for the current year in which you are enrolled in the unit.

We recommend you visit our Fees Calculator for a more comprehensive view of the cost of courses and units. Before you proceed ensure you know your course or unit code and title.

For enquiries regarding payment of your fees in your first Semester, contact or download the International mini guide.

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Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science)

Prepares students for a dynamic healthcare environment.

Inclusive of the public health, social, cultural and clinical aspects of paramedical science, this course provides students with the knowledge and skills to deliver care within a range of clinical, policy and/or organisational contexts.

This course prepares graduates to practise high quality paramedicine in a wide spectrum of healthcare and cultural settings, and to lead Australian and international trends in healthcare provision.

This course is Commonwealth Government Supported for eligible students.

Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.


  • This course is accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA). The Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA) has established the Paramedic Education Programs Accreditation Scheme (PEPAS) for tertiary entry level /entry-to-practice paramedic courses to ensure that graduates meet the requisite education and training standards and practice proficiency standards for employment with Australian and New Zealand ambulance services as an entry-level Ambulance Paramedics.

Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)

Students will be required to attend during the hours established by the host health agency that provides the clinical experience opportunity. These may occur at times outside the identified Semester weeks, and clinical practice periods may change with minimal notice to students due to circumstances outside the control of the School.

Additional Course Information

To be able to undertake clinical practice and fulfil their duty of care, students are required to comply with risk management protocols on commencement of the course, with amendments in subsequent semesters as appropriate.

Risk management protocols include, but are not restricted to:
- Certificate of National Police Clearance
- Current Manual Handling Certification: initial certification required plus annual renewal of certification, courses available via ECU provider
- Evidence of immunisation status as per the Department of Health schedule
- Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) clearance if worked in, or been admitted to, a health facility outside of Western Australia in the 12 months prior to enrolment
- Working with Children Check

Related careers

Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic, Community Paramedic, Industrial Paramedic, Ambulance Officer

Further studies

Students interested in progressing further in this area can elect to study the Master of Paramedical Science (By Coursework) or Master of Paramedical Science (By Research).

Further courses

This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.

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