Registered Nurse to Paramedic Program
Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine
It takes a special person to change lives as a St John Ambulance Paramedic. Choosing the Registered Nurse to Paramedic pathway will be one of the most rewarding career decisions you ever make.
To ensure you have all the skills you need to make a difference in this exciting role you will undertake university studies and work on-road as a St John Ambulance Officer over a 16 month period. After this period you will graduate as a St John Ambulance Paramedic, with a Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine from Curtin University.
“An exciting new career path for registered nurses.”
- Possess a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) or equivalent
- Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a registered nurse at time of application
- Minimum 2 years post registration experience in an acute care environment, such as ED, ICU, HDU and CCU
- Physical ability to pass the Functional Capacity and medical test
- Have a full “C” class no restrictions driver's license
You will commence employment as a paid St John Ambulance Officer (Grade 1), completing an eight week induction program at the College of Pre-Hospital Care. After the induction period you will complete two post graduate units from Curtin University and commence on-road duties as an Ambulance Officer (Grade 2).
Upon completing both practical on-road and theory based assessments over a 16 month period you will graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine and gain promotion to a St John Ambulance Paramedic.
Salary and Benefits
Rates of pay for Paramedics, effective 1 July 2012 are as follows:
|Position||Base Rate Weekly
||Hourly Rate||Shift Allowance Weekly||Shift Penalty||Total Weekly||Total Annually|
|Ambulance Officer Grade 1||$926.99||$24.39||$295.78||$24.39||$1,247.16||$65,060.16|
|Ambulance Officer Grade 2||$1,024.54||$26.96||$326.91||$26.96||$1,378.40||$71,906.79|
|Ambulance Paramedic - AP1||$1,207.84||$31.79||$385.39||$31.79||$1,625.02||$84,771.78|
|Ambulance Paramedic - AP2||$1,271.59||$33.46||$405.73||$33.46||$1,710.79||$89,246.08|
|Ambulance Paramedic - AP3||$1,335.60||$35.15||$426.16||$35.15||$1,796.90||$93,738.53|
- Shift allowance and Shift penalties are not paid whilst in Induction School
After being promoted to an Ambulance Paramedic level, you will start at AP1 and then move to AP3 with years of service.
Hours of work, Roster and Working Locations
Ambulance Officers and Paramedics generally work a 2/2/4 roster, consisting of two 10 hour days (0800-1800) and two 14 hour nights (1800-0800) followed by four days off. When working as an Ambulance Officer an employee maybe rostered anywhere within the metropolitan area.
Employees are entitled to four weeks annual leave per year in their first two years of service. In the third year of service this increases to eight weeks of leave. Leave is allocated in rostered leave blocks and rotates each year.
The Functional Capacity Evaluation is the physical component of the recruitment process. Download the fitness test for details.
Talk to Us
For further information on this position please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 086 751.
The information contained on this website is correct as of May 2012. Please note that entry, prerequisites and conditions of employment may change without notice.