The SA Ambulance Service Graduated Paramedic Pathway (GPP) is specifically designed to provide an alternative employment pathway to becoming a paramedic.

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

SA Ambulance Service covers course fees for the diploma, while all degree expenses are self-funded by the GPP student.

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 out of 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 the applicant’s location preferences identified in the recruitment process.



To be eligible for the GPP, you must hold a current SAAS Ambulance Officer scope of clinical practice. You must also hold a South Australian Drivers License that does not legally restrict the ability to drive operational ambulance vehicles.

To check your eligibility for future intakes and any other requirements you need to meet, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

How to apply

The current Graduated Paramedic Pathway (GPP) pool intake has concluded.

All future GPP intakes are advertised on the following job boards.

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“It is a great opportunity and an excellent pathway to set me up for a life long career. My mentors and team leaders have been very supportive. It was a huge switch from patient transport officer to working under the scope of a paramedic; it's been a learning curve for both paramedics and myself but has been a really positive experience. Looking forward to the next few years. ”

Gemma, Graduated Paramedic