Ambulance Victoria (AV) is a recognised world leader in pre-hospital emergency care. We accept enquiries about work as a Graduate Ambulance Paramedic all year round. We also welcome hearing from Advanced Life Support (ALS) Qualified Ambulance paramedics who are interested in joining our innovative and professional team.
Becoming a member of the Ambulance Victoria team, you’ll enjoy a professional working environment that recognises the importance of work/life balance. Our team is focused on cultural change to support continuous improvement, with exciting times ahead for us, aiming to provide even greater targeted pre-hospital care to all Victorians. You will also enjoy benefits such as salary packaging, defined benefits superannuation and supported career growth.
We’re looking for talented, passionate people who are looking for a career with a difference.
You can register your interest in working with Ambulance Victoria via the Paramedic Careers page. You will need to demonstrate:
Suitable completion of a Paramedicine Board recognised qualification. (You can register your interest while in the final semester of study).
A full Victorian driver’s licence or P2 probationary licence.
Highly developed communication skills, including fluent verbal and written English.
A good level of health and fitness.
The ability to think clearly and act quickly.
Clear decision making and judgement skills.
Adaptability and resilience.
After your expression of interest has been considered, you may be invited to attend an AV Assessment Centre.
As a Graduate Ambulance Paramedic, you will enjoy a structured, on-road supervision and learning program for your first year of employment, to help you find your feet in this amazing and challenging career. Once you’ve completed your first year and passed the clinical assessments, you’ll graduate to become a fully Qualified Ambulance Paramedic with AV.
If you have a graduate recruitment query please read through the AV Assessment Centre information below in the first instance. If you have further queries, please email GAPRecruitment@ambulance.vic.gov.au and we will respond to your query.
How to register your interest to become a Graduate Paramedic at Ambulance Victoria
We invite students in the final semester of study to register their interest to become a Graduate Ambulance Paramedic.
Please note, once you have registered your details, you will receive an email requesting that you submit scanned certified copies of documents before your request to apply will progress
National Police Certificate (issued by the AFP, State Police Service or an accredited organisation with ACIC)
Driving History Report (including statement of demerit points and convictions for each state / territory or country you have resided in for the last 5 years
Front and back copy of your driver’s licence
Proof of right to work in Australia (passport, Australian Citizenship and / or birth certificate, Permanent Residency visa). Please note that we are only able to offer employment to candidates with no restrictions on their right to work in Australia.
Most recent Academic Transcript. (An academic transcript is an official record of your studies, issued by your university. We do not accept unofficial transcripts). If you have completed your studies, this record will include confirmation that you have met the requirements to graduate.
Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your documentation. You will be contacted to advise of the next step towards becoming a Graduate Paramedic in due course.
Please note that Assessment Centres and Graduate Ambulance Paramedic intakes are dependent on operational demand and occur on an as-needs basis.
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island candidates as well as from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Ambulance Victoria Assessment Centre
Ambulance Victoria has introduced a modern, best practice Assessment Centre to deliver a better experience for candidates and enable a more effective recruitment process.
The structured assessment centre puts a stronger focus on the practical application of clinical knowledge and capabilities through scenario-based assessment.
All candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities through a mix of formal and informal, group and one-on-one assessments.
At the Assessment Centre, candidates are allocated to groups which rotate through three activities – a question and answer session, group assessment and behavioural interview. Each activity has a duration of approximately 60 minutes.
In line with our commitment to improving the physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety of our people, candidates are required to undertake Alcohol and Other Drug testing as part of their Medical and Physical Assessment, as well as Psychological Screening.
Please note – The results of your medical assessment will be valid for 12 months from date of assessment. If you are in the recruitment process at the time of medical assessment validity expiry, you will be notified that your medical assessment is due to expire, and you will be required to undertake a new medical assessment. Please note, if you are required to reapply for a position due to circumstances such as withdrawal or a paused application, you will not need to undertake the medical assessment again provided that your previous medical assessment is still valid.
Read more about our recruitment process in the AV Assessment Centre Information Sheet below.