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Recruitment: Paramedics

Graduate Paramedic Program

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) recruits Graduate Paramedics from those who possess a degree-level qualification in the field of Paramedic Health Science from an Australian or New Zealand tertiary institution. Undergraduate programs that meet the accreditation standards of the Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA) are accepted by QAS as meeting the qualification requirements for employment as an entry level paramedic.

Please refer to the CAA website for more information.

Recruitment update

The QAS is not actively recruiting for Graduate Paramedics at this time.

Please refer to this webpage for updates in relation to future recruitment campaigns.

For further information regarding the recruitment process and the Graduate Paramedic role, please review the Applicant Information Kit and Role Description.

Qualified paramedics

The QAS is not actively recruiting qualified paramedics at this time, however suitably qualified paramedics interested in employment with QAS can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)  to be considered for future recruitment activities.

Mandatory requirements for the role of Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) and Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) are below. Refer to the Recognition of Current Qualifications section below for further information including the QAS minimum standard.

Qualified ACP applicants must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  • minimum Diploma of Applied Science (Ambulance)
  • minimum 3 years’ experience as a Paramedic in a pre-hospital care, emergency environment
  • the right to work in Australia
  • a current, unrestricted C class manual driver licence (provisional or open only.) Please note learners and automatic licences are not accepted.

Qualified CCP applicants must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  • Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Paramedical Practice or equivalent, or an Australian Ambulance service jurisdiction in-service qualification
  • minimum 5 years’ experience as a paramedic in the pre-hospital care, emergency environment with a minimum of 2 years full time as a qualified CCP or equivalent
  • competency in Critical Care procedures, demonstrated abilities as a clinical mentor and the ability to support and maintain a high level of clinical governance
  • the right to work in Australia
  • a current, unrestricted C class manual driver licence (provisional or open only.) Please note learners and automatic licences are not accepted.

The QAS has 15 geographical Local Ambulance Service Networks (LASNs) with 290 response locations providing ambulance services across the state. As part of your expression of interest, you will be asked to nominate your preferred locations.

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Recognition of current qualifications

Applicants for the position of qualified paramedic are also required to complete a Recognition of Current Ambulance Practice (ROCAP) assessment. To find out more about the ROCAP assessment and what is required in its submission, please refer to the Recognition of Current Ambulance Practice page.

Contact the QAS recruitment team

To contact the QAS Recruitment Team, email QAS.Recruitment@ambulance.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 13 June 2017

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