Student Ambulance Officer

It takes a special person to become a St John Ambulance Paramedic. They are courageous, caring, confident and patient. They put themselves on the front-line of pre-hospital medical care every day, making life changing decisions. If you have the qualities to become a Student Ambulance Officer, register your interest today.

Information Pack Student Ambulance Officer (pdf 519.95KB)
Commitment: Full-time
Location: Perth Metro Area
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Student Ambulance Officer - Full-time

Making the decision to join our Student Ambulance Officer program will be one of the most important career decisions you ever make. Starting on the pathway to becoming a Paramedic is an extremely challenging, yet highly rewarding decision.

Paramedics respond promptly and efficiently to all ambulance calls, provide pre-hospital ambulance care for the sick and injured and transport patients to and from medical facilities – while constantly monitoring the patients’ condition at all times.

Some of the duties and responsibilities of the role include:

  • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives, health professionals, and members of the public and other emergency services to ensure the best possible care for the patient is achieved
  • Interact effectively as part of the ambulance crew, with other ambulance crews and other emergency services to ensure the delivery of patient care is optimised
  • Complete Patient Care records and other reports as necessary and with a high level of care and accuracy

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge required:

  • Substantial work, study or travel experience; or demonstrate the maturity required of an Ambulance Officer
  • Current unrestricted ‘C’ or ‘CA’ class driver’s license with no more than 6 demerit points
  • Current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003)
  • Verify your eligibility to enter Curtin University
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Resilience and self-confidence

Career Progression

There are many opportunities within St John to gain experience in different areas of the organisation.

Paramedics may be eligible to apply for the following roles:

  • Front-line Leadership positions
  • Community Paramedic
  • Clinical Support Paramedic
  • Critical Care Paramedic
  • Station Manager
  • Training and on-road tutoring

Additional information

Recruitment Process

The recruitment process assesses many areas including personality and behaviours, skills assessment and general capacity to fulfill the duties of the role. To be eligible, you will be required to meet academic, personal and physical requirements.

The Information Pack above will tell you everything you need to know about the role, how best to apply for a position, and the selection process which will follow your application.


Please see the table below for a pay scale commencing from the first year of paid employment:

Rates of Pay–Ambulance Officer/Paramedic Enterprise Agreement

1.6% increase effective from 1 July 2017.

PositionBase Rate WeeklyHourly rateShift Allowance WeeklyShift Penalty WeeklyTotal WeeklyTotal Annually
Student Ambulance Officer - CPHC$1,004.81$26.44----$1,004.81$52,417.39
Student Ambulance Officer - Operations$1,041.36$27.40$332.27$27.40$1,401.04$73,087.70
Ambulance Officer Grade 1$1053.54$27.72$336.16$27.72$1,417.42$73,942.10
Ambulance Officer Grade 2$1,164.41$30.64$371.53$30.64$1,566.58$81,723.42
Ambulance Paramedic - AP1$1,372.73$36.12$438.01$36.12$1,846386$96,344.72
Ambulance Paramedic - AP2$1,445.19$38.03$461.12$338.03$1944.34$101,429.85
Ambulance Paramedic - AP3$1,517.93$40.77$484.34$39.95$2,042.21$106,535.60
Station Manager - Gd1$1,549.34$40.77$494.36$40.77$2,084.46$108.739.58
Station Manager - Gd2$1,580.30$41.59$504.24$41.59$2,126.13$110,912.97
Station Manager - Gd3$1,611.06$42.40$514.05$42.40$2,167.51$113,071.99


Officers and Paramedics generally work a 2/ 2/ 4 roster which includes 2 days, 2 nights and 4 days off on a rotation basis. Day shifts are 11 hours and night shifts are 13 hours. Once you are a Student Officer, Operations, working on road you will be allocated a roster and a depot within the metropolitan area on a rotational basis.