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Ambulance is a unique working environment, where the actions of each employee contribute to the ultimate aim of caring for our patients. While the lifesaving work of our paramedics is the cornerstone of Ambulance Victoria, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important to helping us help the community. With more than 4000 employees, there are a variety of jobs out on the road and in our support functions including finance, people services, IT, payroll, operational projects and many others. A career at Ambulance Victoria is so much more than just a job, it is a real way to make a difference.

Become a Paramedic

If you would like to join Ambulance Victoria as a qualified paramedic, you must hold a recognised Paramedicine qualification, have suitable experience and be registered with the Paramedicine Board of Australia. Registrations must be made through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

If you are interested in joining as a Graduate Ambulance Paramedic, you must have completed, or be in your final semester of a recognised university course.

The paramedic course is generally a three-year degree and teaches students the fundamentals of their medical training including anatomy, biology and physiology.

Ambulance Victoria recognises courses accredited by the Paramedicine Board of Australia. A list of these courses can be found on the AHPRA website.

To work as a paramedic with AV, you must be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or be an Australian Permanent Resident. You must also hold a full driver’s licence or have held a probationary licence as P2 for at least a year.

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Become A First Responder

As a First Responder you will support Ambulance Victoria to respond to emergencies in rural and remote Victoria, working alongside paramedics to deliver exceptional patient care.

First Responders are dispatched to “000” calls in their communities to provide life saving interventions and medical care to patients. They attend traffic accidents, respiratory and cardiac cases and other incidents requiring emergency care. A medical background is not required as you’ll undertake training to develop and maintain your life-saving skills.

To work as a First Responder with AV, you must be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or be an Australian Permanent Resident. You must also hold a full driver’s licence or probationary licence as P2 licence and be willing to commit to regular on-call shifts and training.

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Non Paramedic Careers

A career at Ambulance Victoria extends much beyond being a paramedic.

We are an integral part of the Victorian public health system and require talented people across a diverse range of support areas to assist more than 3,500 paramedics and operational staff.

Career options include:

  • Research
  • Membership
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Project Management

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Thinking about work experience at Ambulance Victoria?

Unfortunately, due to occupational health and safety rules along with privacy requirements, Ambulance Victoria is unable to offer work experience opportunities. This includes both on road and corporate offices.

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