The SAAS Graduated Paramedic Pathway (GPP) is specifically designed to provide an alternate employment pathway to becoming a paramedic.

It provides a stepped education and clinical progression approach that includes completing HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care (Central Queensland University RTO Code 40939) before progressing to Bachelor of Paramedical Science (degree).

SAAS covers course fees for the diploma, while all degree expenses are self-funded by the GPP student whilst being employed by SAAS.

As a GPP student, individuals join a team of dedicated professionals providing rapid response, emergency medical assessment, treatment, care and transportation of patients within the pre-hospital environment.

GPP positions are based in the SAAS Country Operations division, spread across the six rural South Australia regions. SAAS will determine the location for each successful candidate based on current vacancies, organisational need and with consideration for the applicant’s location preferences identified in the recruitment process.

How to apply

We’re not currently recruiting for the Graduated Paramedic Pathway, however we encourage you to set up a Job Alert on the IWorkforSA page or SA Health Careers website, so you can be notified if an opportunity arises. 

“One of the most remarkable aspects of becoming a Graduate Paramedic has been the dedicated and passionate teams and mentors who have guided me along the way. Their wealth of knowledge and practical experience on road has been invaluable. Not only teaching us the essential skills and medical knowledge needed to excel as a paramedic but also the importance of empathy, compassion, and effective communication, when dealing with patients and their families. ”

Gemma, Graduated Paramedic