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Critical thinking and clinical decision making in a life-and-death situation is not for everyone. Thankfully, we can rely on highly trained emergency professionals to not only respond to, but also manage emergencies or disasters. Will you answer the call?

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Why study at ECU?


Our undergraduate Paramedical Science degree is the only fully-accredited course of its kind in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. For career advancement, our postgraduate courses include specialist qualifications in Critical Care or Extended Care Paramedicine, together with Paramedic Practitioner studies.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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Experience Paramedicine at ECU.

Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

Do you have any questions about the Paramedicine study discipline?

Student stories

  • Sundaram Reshmi

    Reshmi Sundaram

    ECU Master of Paramedic Practitioner graduate

    My study experience was fantastic

    I didn't know that a master's would ever be achievable with my full-time work schedule, but my study experience was fantastic. I enjoyed the flexibility that ECU offered which accommodated my work schedule. Although I had to take time off work to complete my clinical placement, ECU organised these in advance to allow for my annual leave. My biggest accomplishment was gaining employment almost immediately post-graduation.

  • Wayne van Biljon

    ECU Paramedical Science postgraduate

    Simulating every kind of emergency

    Master of Paramedical Science student Wayne van Biljon discusses why he chose postgraduate study at ECU.

  • Gemma Wright

    Gemma Wright

    ECU Paramedical Science student

    I chose ECU because the course came highly recommended, and was recognised across Australia

    The course exposes you to really diverse learning environments, including an ambulance, a hospital simulation centre and even the WA Police Academy that's right next door.

The Important Things

Things you should know about if you're thinking about studying here.

Course Entry

There's more than one admission pathway into an ECU course. It depends on what you've studied already, or your work or life experience.

Fees & Scholarships

Course tuition fees can change, but we can give you an estimate of your costs. If you're eligible, a scholarship or student loan can help too.


Applying for a course is a fairly simple process, especially if you have scanned copies of qualifications, your resume or other paperwork, ready to upload.

ECU Experience

Starting a course is an exciting and sometimes daunting time, so we make a massive effort to ensure you get all the support you need to have a positive experience.