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 and help the WA community, register your interest today.

Student Ambulance Officer Information Pack (pdf 2MB)
Commitment: Full-time
Location: Perth Metro Area
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Change Lives in WA, become a Student Ambulance Officer

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

Each year St John Ambulance transports more than 350,000 patients across both metropolitan and regional WA. 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.

A Student Ambulance Officer’s duties and responsibilities include:

  • Communicating 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
  • Interacting effectively as part of the ambulance crew, with other ambulance crews and other emergency services to ensure the delivery of patient care is optimised
  • Completing Patient Care records and other reports as necessary and with a high level of care and accuracy

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge required:

  • 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
  • Self-control and a positive outlook


To be a successful as a Student Ambulance Officer, candidates will need to demonstrate the following behaviours that align with the behavioural competencies for the position:

  • An ability to build relationships and establish rapport
  • Deal with ambiguity
  • Demonstrate integrity
  • Demonstrate discretionary effort
  • Gather information for effective decision making
  • Respond effectively to an audience
  • Review on practice with an ability for self-reflection

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

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$38.03$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


Candidates must be willing to undertake rotating shift work including morning, afternoon and night shifts inclusive of public holidays and weekends. Candidates may be deployed to any depot within the metropolitan region, and this location may rotate.