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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 (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $7,970.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $14,800.00

There are two types of domestic tuition fees as displayed above. Read the following information to identify which indicative tuition fee amount may be applicable to you.

Commonwealth Supported Place

Under this arrangement, the Australian Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees, called your 'student contribution'.

You are eligible to be Commonwealth Supported if you are studying:

  • a Bachelor's degree;
  • an Associate Diploma;
  • an Honours degree; or
  • selected Commonwealth Government Supported postgraduate courses.

You must also satisfy ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are an Australian Citizen.
  • You hold a Permanent Humanitarian visa.
  • You are a New Zealand Citizen and you are living in Australia whilst studying.
  • You hold an Australian Permanent Residency visa and you are living in Australia whilst studying.

Please note that eligibility for a Commonwealth Supported rate of fees does not determine your eligibility for a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan. For further details and to obtain a more comprehensive indication of tuition fees, please use the Fees Calculator.

Domestic Tuition Fee

Domestic tuition fees (unsubsidised full fee amount) will be applicable to you if you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Domestic tuition fees also apply to non-award courses (courses or programs that do not lead to a higher education award, but are studied for general interest, professional purposes, or to gain entry to a degree program through an alternative pathway). More about non-award courses.

We recommend you visit our Fees Calculator for a more comprehensive view of the cost of courses and units.

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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.

Accreditation

  • 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.

  • This course is accredited by Paramedics Australasia (PA). 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)

The home campus for this course is Joondalup. However, students studying in work integrated programs will be required to attend the nominated training facility.

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.

Mixed Mode Delivery Details

The course can be studied entirely online when suitable agreements have been established to provide supervision of the practical components of the course. However if suitable supervisors and/or facilities are not available attendance at Joondalup campus will be required. In the absence of clinical placement settings, on-campus intensive workshops will be provided to meet the learning outcomes of individual units.

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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