Course summary

The Associate Degree of Allied Health is a two-year (full-time or part-time equivalent) entry-level course that provides students with the opportunity to prepare to study for a professional career pathway in allied health. 

The Associate degree provides a pathway for eligible graduates into the Southern Cross University Bachelor of Health ScienceBachelor of Occupational Therapy; or the Pedorthics pathway in the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences. There is also a generic pathway into the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences with credit (advanced standing) of up to 12 units.
 
The Associate Degree of Allied Health is offered through SCU College.

The Associate Degree of Allied Health is a two-year (full-time or part-time equivalent) entry-level course that provides students with the opportunity to prepare to study for a professional career pathway in allied health. 

The Associate degree provides a pathway for eligible graduates into the Southern Cross University Bachelor of Health ScienceBachelor of Occupational Therapy; or the Pedorthics pathway in the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences. There is also a generic pathway into the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences with credit (advanced standing) of up to 12 units.
 
The Associate Degree of Allied Health is offered through SCU College.

Core studies include human anatomy and physiology, communication skills for the health sciences, and introductory science, psychology and sociology for health professionals.

The Associate Degree of Allied Health includes units in first year that enable students to prepare for further study at Southern Cross University, to pursue professional career paths at the Bachelor level in speech pathology, podiatry, occupational therapy or pedorthics. Many units of the Associate degree align with first year units in these degree pathways.

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is integrated into the Associate degree course framework, and equips graduates with the skill-set sought by employers in this field.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in a range of Allied Health settings

Creativity

Exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in a range of Allied Health settings

Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within Allied Health contexts

Knowledge of a discipline

Apply broad theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within a range of contexts in the field of Allied Health

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in broad Allied Health contexts

Communication and social skills

Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a range of Allied Health contexts

Cultural competence

Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a range of Allied Health contexts

 Some units may involve a placement within an allied health environment.


Course overview

Course code

2207273

Course abbreviation

AssocDegAlliedHlth

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

Duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 335361 055761

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree of Allied Health a candidate shall successfully complete the equivalent of sixteen (16) units (or 192 credit points) comprising:
    1. Completion of National Training Package Qualification: Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
    2. All units listed in Part A and Part B of the Schedule of Units
    3. A group of two (2) units from Part C of the Schedule; and
    4. Two (2) elective units from Part D of the Schedule.
  2. Candidates are required to successfully complete Rule (a)(i); all units in Part A; and two (2) electives from Part D, before proceeding to Part B or Part C.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
HEA10002 - Developing Learning Practices for Health Professions Introductory

Part B

BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
HLT10583 - Communication Skills for Health Sciences Introductory
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health Introductory

Part C

Select one of the following streams:

Part D


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
Session 1, Year 1
Students should complete a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, as compulsory part of the Associate Degree in Allied Health. The Certificate IV may be studied prior to commencing the Associate Degree or concurrently in the first year of the Associate Degree. Students should contact the TAFE Institute directly to enrol.
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance units at TAFE
1 unit from: Part D
Session 2, Year 1
HEA10002 - Developing Learning Practices for Health Professions Introductory
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance units at TAFE
1 unit from: Part D
Session 1, Year 2
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
HLT10582 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations Introductory
Session 2, Year 2
BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
HLT10583 - Communication Skills for Health Sciences Introductory
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
HLT10584 - Mobility and Personal Care Occupations Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
Session 1, Year 1
Students should complete a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, as compulsory part of the Associate Degree in Allied Health. The Certificate IV may be studied prior to commencing the Associate Degree or concurrently in the first year of the Associate Degree. Students should contact the TAFE Institute directly to enrol.
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance units at TAFE
1 unit from: Part D
Session 2, Year 1
HEA10002 - Developing Learning Practices for Health Professions Introductory
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance units at TAFE
1 unit from: Part D
Session 1, Year 2
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
SPT10001 - Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession Introductory
Session 2, Year 2
BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
HLT10583 - Communication Skills for Health Sciences Introductory
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
SPT10002 - Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
Session 1, Year 1
Students should complete a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, as compulsory part of the Associate Degree in Allied Health. The Certificate IV may be studied prior to commencing the Associate Degree or concurrently in the first year of the Associate Degree. Students should contact the TAFE Institute directly to enrol.
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance units at TAFE
1 unit from: Part D
Session 2, Year 1
HEA10002 - Developing Learning Practices for Health Professions Introductory
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance units at TAFE
1 unit from: Part D
Session 1, Year 2
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
PDT10001 - Introduction to Podiatry and Pedorthics Introductory
Session 2, Year 2
BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
HLT10583 - Communication Skills for Health Sciences Introductory
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
BIO10001 - Functional Anatomy of the Lower Limbs and Foot and Ankle Intermediate