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Becoming a paramedic

Graduates of the Council of Ambulance Authorities accredited university degrees are eligible to apply for contract employment with SAAS as paramedic interns. There are listed here:

These graduates will undertake the SA Ambulance Service Graduate Paramedic Internship – a 12 month facilitated education and operational program. On successful completion of the internship program, graduates can apply for ongoing employment with SA Ambulance Service should such positions be available.

Qualified paramedics from interstate and overseas (visa pending) can also apply to work in South Australia. Please email

Ongoing education is an important part of a career as a paramedic. This includes annual reaccreditation and regular training days.

Paramedics can undertake additional training to become an intensive care paramedic, extended care paramedic or a rescue paramedic with the Special Operations Team.

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