Course summary

Sport and exercise science, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, biomedical science, osteopathic studies, podiatry and pedorthics … there are so many career paths in health.

If you're uncertain about which one is right for you, our Diploma of Health can provide the clarity you need for your future as a health professional. You can even tailor your learning by choosing a study stream from a range of health disciplines. 

Graduates can seek professional outcomes in several areas, including as healthcare assistants. This Diploma is also an ideal pathway towards further study at Southern Cross University and provides guaranteed entry to a range of Bachelor degrees.

This course is offered through SCU College. Additional support through workshops to develop academic and study skills is available to all SCU College students.

If you are interested in studying online, please see important information below under major areas of study.

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 or pedorthics.

If you are interested in studying onlineplease note:

  • For all streams except psychological science, some units must be completed on-campus as they are not available online and require mandatory attendance.

In addition:

  • 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 and any mandatory on-campus attendance.

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

Domestic duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

International duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour 1 N/A N/A
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

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:
Note 3 Note 3
Note 6 Note 6
Note 6 Note 6
Note 4 Note 4
Note 2 Note 2
Note 5 Note 5
Note 1 Note 1

Course progressions

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

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 OR SOC72001 - Aboriginal Social Realities Introductory Intermediate
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
HEA00331 - Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity 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
PHY71030 - Introductory Physics and Maths for Health Sciences Introductory
BIO71002 - Human Physiology I Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
BIO71003 - Human Physiology II Introductory
MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners Introductory
Session 3, Year 1
PHA00315 - Introductory Pharmacology Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy 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 - Fundamentals of Career Success in Psychology Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
BHS11002 - Introduction to Psychology II Introductory
BHS11003 - Introduction to Psychological Investigation Introductory
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
University-wide elective (introductory level)

Title Level of learning Note

Notes

Note 1: This Stream is offered at the Gold Coast campus, Coffs Harbour, and Online.
Note 2: This Stream is only offered on the Gold Coast campus.
Note 3: This Stream is only offered at the Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour campuses. Students who are planning to follow the Indigenous Health Major in the Bachelor of OT are advised to enrol in SOC72001
Note 4: This Stream is offered at the Gold Coast, Lismore, and Coffs Harbour campuses.
Note 5: This Stream is offered at both the Gold Coast and Lismore campuses.
Note 6: This Stream is only offered at the Gold Coast campus.