Joining the College

As a member of the Australasian College of Paramedicine, the peak representative body for paramedics across Australia and New Zealand, you belong to a College that is focused on your learning and career development, and actively leading the profession forward with a unified voice for the benefit of all paramedics and student paramedics.

Membership of the College connects you with a network of like-minded paramedics and students, provides opportunities for you to develop your knowledge and, importantly, helps you maintain your paramedic registration through our learning management system.

The College is an essential partner in thousands of paramedic careers and could be in yours too.

Member Benefits

Online Courses

Free access to hundreds of paramedic specific online courses.

Learning Portal

Track your continuing professional development through our learning management system.

Events

Free or reduced price admission to a wide variety of educational events across Australia & New Zealand.

Professional Leadership

A unified voice of the paramedic profession to the wider community, government and other relevant organisations.

Conferences

High quality and paramedic focused conferences at special member pricing.

Networking

Networking opportunities with clinicians of all levels across Australia & New Zealand.

Publications

Access to the College’s quarterly electronic magazine, monthly eNews and peer-reviewed journal.

Grants

Access to education and research grants to further your career.

Insurance (optional)

Optional ability to purchase group discounted professional indemnity insurance.

Membership options

Joining the College is easy. Our flexible membership categories allow you to join and receive membership benefits, no matter what part of the profession you are in. We provide a number of payment methods, allowing you to either pay upfront or spread the cost across the year through fortnightly or monthly payment methods.

Student

  • Full-time university paramedic students.


Graduate

  • Graduates who are not yet employed or who are employed and doing their supervised practice period with an ambulance service or employer.


Volunteer

  • Not employed in the field of paramedicine, but undertake volunteer roles such as community first responder, volunteer paramedic or St John.

Employed

  • Employed, contracting or self-employed and currently working in the field of paramedicine. The exact membership level will be determined by College staff based on information provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to process my application?

In most cases, your membership will become active immediately, giving you access to online content and member event pricing after joining. We do need to undertake some checks at our end, so in some cases we may request further information and documentation from you, to help us confirm your chosen membership category. This can take up to 14 days but doesn’t restrict your member access.

I am both employed and a volunteer

The volunteer membership is only available to people not employed full time in the field of Paramedicine. If you are both employed and also volunteer your time with another organisation, you would be required to sign up for the ‘employed' plan.

Need more help before joining?

If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact Louise on 1300 730 450 or join@paramedics.org

Do you have special membership fees for part time, casual or maternity leave paramedics?

The College does offer some price reductions for special circumstances but this will not normally be considered on your first year’s membership. In all circumstances, documented evidence of reduced employment hours / income or period of maternity leave will be required. Please contact Louise on the details below to discuss.

Do you provide different payment options?

Students and Volunteers can pay online by credit card. Members on the 'employed' plan can elect to pay by credit card, direct debit or payroll deduction.

Membership Levels

The College has a number of membership levels, including prestigious titles of Fellows. These membership levels reflect the various backgrounds and positions of members in their professional career development.

  • Student – enrolled in an approved undergraduate pre-registration or pre-employment paramedicine degree program.
  • Graduate Transition – graduates who are yet to be employed or are doing their supervised practice period with an ambulance service or employer.
  • Volunteer – not employed in the field of paramedicine but undertake volunteer roles.
  • Associate – those working in or connected to paramedicine but not registered paramedics.
  • Retired – established members who have retired and wish to stay connected to the profession.
  • Member – registered paramedics working in paramedicine.
  • Life Member – a bestowed membership category in recognition of an ongoing, high level of commitment to, and support of, the College and/or the profession.
  • Fellow – a senior level of membership which is conferred upon any active member in recognition of their services to the College and/or the profession.
  • Honorary Fellow – a bestowed membership category in recognition of an ongoing, high level of commitment to, and support of, the College and/or the profession. Usually for people who are unable to be College members.
Click here to see a list of ACP Life Members & Fellows