Study Paramedicine

Our range of Paramedicine and Emergency Care programmes are aimed at anyone wanting a career in ambulance services. The Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) is delivered in partnership with Wellington Free Ambulance. The Certificate in Emergency Care is delivered in partnership with ProMed.


Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic)

Gain skills to provide emergency and non-urgent medical care in a range of situations. Develop skills to assess, stabilise, treat and refer patients. Learn through clinical placements in ambulance services, hospitals and other situations.

  • Level 7
  • 3 years, full-time

New Zealand Certificate in Emergency Care (First Responder)

Learn the skills required for first responder roles. This programme gives you the ability to provide primary first-aid care until advanced medical care is available. Learn to assess medical trauma and manage complex emergencies. You will need a valid first-aid certificate to do this programme.

  • Level 3
  • 30 weeks, part time

New Zealand Diploma in Ambulance Practice (Level 5)

Gain a qualification that covers the knowledge and skills required for practice as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). You will learn through online learning and block courses that include simulation. You’ll need to have completed the NZ Certificate in Emergency Care programme and hold a position as a first responder.

  • Level 5
  • 1 year, full-time

Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) [For Working or Volunteering Paramedics]

Gain a qualification that integrates the knowledge and skills necessary for practice as a paramedic, while already working or volunteering in ambulance services and holding an Authority to Practice at EMT or above. You’ll learn through online teaching and block courses, including simulation, and you will apply and advance your practice in your current workplace. Study part-time and have up to six years to complete the degree.

  • Level 7
  • Up to six years based on RPL

There are no programmes available for your selection. Please try selecting another campus location.

Give yourself credit

Use the knowledge and skills you already have to fast-track your qualification with minimum cost. Workplace-learning, volunteering, professional development, other provider qualifications and online courses or units can be recognised as prior learning and put towards your future diploma or degree.

Chat to us   Find out more

Domestic CalendarandKeyDates v2

See more about Paramedicine 

Graduate Success Stories

study calculator


Whitireia and WelTec are part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology Learn more

Learn with purpose

Explore Te Pūkenga

Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand Government

Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand Government

Copyright © 2024 Te Pūkenga