The Department of Paramedicine, Monash University is pleased to announce the following upcoming short course:

Re-entry to Practice (Paramedicine)

If you have been graduated more than 2 years and not practiced, your registration has lapsed, or you are still registered but have had a break from the workforce, or you are shifting from one area of practice to another we are pleased to provide you with the following information about getting prepared to re-enter Paramedicine and paramedic practice.


To prepare for practice this 8-week course enables you to build your knowledge, skills, experience and will assist you to meet the requirements of registration as a paramedic in Australia.  This course will include a combination of online learning and on-campus learning including practical skills, simulations, and assessments. 


All applicants must hold a Bachelor of Paramedicine or Bachelor of Nursing/Paramedicine or equivalent.


Week 1:  Foundations of Paramedicine
Week 2:  Cardiology
Week 3:  Respiratory
Week 4:  Trauma
Week 5:  Medical
Week 6:  Paediatrics and Obstetrics
Week 7: Transition to Practice
Week 8:  SWOTVAC and Final Assessments (theory and practicals)


Formative and summative MCQ, and short answer assessments.  Clinical competency of psychomotor skills, tasks and safe competent practice of clinical simulations.  Theoretical assessment will be undertaken online, while all practical skills and clinical scenarios will be undertaken face-to-face.


Online theoretical classes will be held Monday-Friday, while practical classes will be delivered each Thursday of the course from 10-3pm. However, some flexibility exists depending on personal circumstances and recency of practice whether applicants attend these Thursday sessions. However, week 8 (SWOTVAC and Final Assessments) can be completed in-person or online.

Workload expectations

Students will be expected to complete at least 6 hours of online learning per week. 


Successful applicants will be provided with Monash University certification of all components completed in the course, including skills, procedures, guidelines and simulations completed. Completing the Re-entry to Practice (Paramedicine) course may help prepare you to meet the requirements for registration and practice as a paramedic in Australia. Please note it may take some time for the Paramedicine Board to consider your application for registration.


Course 1: 20th March 2023
Course 2: 17th July 2023
Course 3: 9th October 2023


Department of Paramedicine, OMNICO Business Park

32 / 270 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill (Ground level) VICTORIA, Australia

Please note: Minimum number of students to run this course is 5.

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