Course summary

Looking for a pathway to a career as a health professional? The one-year Diploma of Health equips you with foundational knowledge and skills in a range of health disciplines such as sport and exercise science, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, biomedical science, osteopathic studies, podiatry and pedorthics.

The course is a pathway to linked Bachelor degrees. Graduates are guaranteed entry into the following degree programs: Bachelor of Biomedical ScienceBachelor of PedorthicsBachelor of PodiatryBachelor of Speech PathologyBachelor of Occupational TherapyBachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies), and Bachelor of Psychological Science and may receive up to one year of credit towards their chosen degree depending on the study stream chosen. Please note not all units are offered online. Check the individual stream you are interested in for more details about where the units are offered.

This course is offered through SCU College, which understands that students have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College supports your study success and connects you to your peers through additional workshops to develop academic and study skills.

Looking for a pathway to a career as a health professional? The one-year Diploma of Health equips you with foundational knowledge and skills in a range of health disciplines such as sport and exercise science, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, biomedical science, osteopathic studies, podiatry and pedorthics.

The course is a pathway to linked Bachelor degrees. Graduates are guaranteed entry into the following degree programs: Bachelor of Biomedical ScienceBachelor of PedorthicsBachelor of PodiatryBachelor of Speech PathologyBachelor of Occupational TherapyBachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies), and Bachelor of Psychological Science and may receive up to one year of credit towards their chosen degree depending on the study stream chosen. Please note not all units are offered online. Check the individual stream you are interested in for more details about where the units are offered.

This course is offered through SCU College, which understands that students have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College supports your study success and connects you to your peers through additional workshops to develop academic and study skills.

Students select a stream of study to prepare them for further study in one of the following disciplines: sport and exercise science, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychological science, biomedical science, osteopathic studies, podiatry, and pedorthics.

Please note: Not all units are offered online. The biomedical science and osteopathic studies streams are not currently offered at Coffs Harbour. All streams are available at the Gold Coast. Check the individual stream you are interested in for more details about where the units are offered.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Exercise critical judgment and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined health settings

Creativity

Exercise critical judgment and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined health settings

Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined health settings

Knowledge of a discipline

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts within the field of health.

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in defined health contexts.

Communication and social skills

Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspective's within defined health contexts.

Cultural competence

Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspective's within defined health contexts.


Course overview

Course code

2125150

Course abbreviation

DipH

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Session 1 335051 059251
Gold Coast Session 1 335072 059171
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

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

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Health, students must complete the equivalent of 8 core units (96 credit points) from one Stream.


Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note
Please note, not all units are available Online. Students should select 1 Stream from the following
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Note 1

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
Students must enrol in core College units in their first session of study: EDU10010 and HEA10001
Session 1, Year 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
BIO71002 - Human Physiology I Introductory
NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners Introductory
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate

Title Level of learning Note
Students must enrol in core College units in their first session of study: EDU10010 and HEA10001
Session 1, Year 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
BIO71002 - Human Physiology I Introductory
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners Introductory
Session 3, Year 1
BIO71003 - Human Physiology II Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
Students must enrol in core College units in their first session of study: EDU10010 and HEA10001
Session 1, Year 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
BIO71002 - Human Physiology I Introductory
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners Introductory
Session 3, Year 1
BIO71003 - Human Physiology II Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
Students must enrol in core College units in their first session of study: EDU10010 and HEA10001
Session 1, Year 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
BIO71002 - Human Physiology I Introductory
CMM71001 - Health Promotion and Wellness Introductory
MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners Introductory
Session 3, Year 1
BIO71003 - Human Physiology II Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
Students must enrol in core College units in their first session of study: EDU10010 and HEA10001
Session 1, Year 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
BIO71002 - Human Physiology I Introductory
NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners Introductory
Session 3, Year 1
BIO71003 - Human Physiology II Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
Students must enrol in core College units in their first session of study: EDU10010 and HEA10001
Session 1, Year 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
PHA00315 - Introductory Pharmacology Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
BIO71002 - Human Physiology I Introductory
PHY71030 - Introductory Physics and Maths for Health Sciences Introductory
MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners Introductory
Session 3, Year 1
BIO71003 - Human Physiology II Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
This Stream is offered at the Gold Coast campus, Coffs Harbour campus and Online.
Students must enrol in core College units in their first session of study: EDU10010 and HEA10001
Session 1, Year 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BHS11001 - Introduction to Psychology I Introductory
BHS11004 - Contemporary Issues in Psychology Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
BHS11002 - Introduction to Psychology II Introductory
BHS11003 - Methods and Concepts in Psychology Introductory
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
University-wide elective (introductory level)

Title Level of learning Note
Not all units are offered Online. Students must enrol in core College units in their first Session of study: EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline AND HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Session 3, Year 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
Session 1, Year 1
PHY71030 - Introductory Physics and Maths for Health Sciences Introductory
BIO71002 - Human Physiology I Introductory
CHE10700 - Chemistry for Health Sciences Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
BIO71003 - Human Physiology II Introductory
CHE71010 - Organic Chemistry Introductory

Notes

Note 1: This Stream is offered at the Gold Coast campus, Coffs Harbour, and Online. Students may receive up to 8 units of advanced standing into the Bachelor of Psychological Science.
Note 2: This Stream is only offered on the Gold Coast campus. Students may receive up to 6 units of advanced standing into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science or Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies).
Note 3: This Stream is only offered at the Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour campuses. Students may receive up to 7 units of advanced standing for the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Speech Pathology, and Bachelor of Podiatry; and up to 6 units of advanced standing into the Bachelor of Pedorthics.
Note 4: This Stream is only offered at the Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour campuses. Students may receive up to 6 units of advanced standing into the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.