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Bachelor of Health Science


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Bachelor of Health Science
College of Health and Human Sciences
Area of study
Health and Medicine

With a goal to keep our populations healthy, the demand for more health professionals with a broad skill set is increasing. The Bachelor of Health Science from Charles Darwin University provides the skills to fill the gap in the Australian health care system and prepares you for working in a multidisciplinary health industry. The Bachelor of Health Science has strong health industry connections and course content which leads to work in areas including environmental officers , health policy and research, health and wellbeing or health promotion. This course offers a pathway into master level studies so you can pursue a career in occupational therapy, health research or public health.

A core part of the course is the community project which provides opportunity to put your knowledge into practice supported by CDU academic staff. You will have access to international study opportunities and our course offers both an Indigenous and international support lecturer.

As a graduate, you will be ready to make a positive difference to health across local, rural and remote Australia and beyond.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as health promotion, health services management, and public health.

Professional recognition

Students are eligible to apply for membership with the following professional associations: The Australian Health Promotion Association and the Public Health Association of Australia.

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education
Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:

Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2019: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments and 2019 HE Units and Fees.

2020: Information about fees and charges for 2020 will be published no later than 1 December 2019.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $30,240.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

International applications

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink
unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only
International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia
should apply via SATAC.

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  • This course is being accredited for delivery in 2020.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

A health science degree with CDU provides opportunity to start your career as a health professional in Australia or beyond. With flexible online delivery and option to attend internal classes the Bachelor of Health Science offers 20 core units and choice of 4 special elective units to ensure you have the skills you need to work in areas of health promotion, Indigenous health, environmental health roles and more.

This course has emphasis on understanding the challenges of working in diverse contexts of urban, rural, and remote communities and offers opportunity access scholarships as well as study abroad with international study tours and student exchange programs.

You'll study alongside students from nursing, midwifery, social work, and other allied health areas developing an understanding of multidisciplinary professions across the health industry. You'll gain knowledge of health beyond illness and disease prevention and learn how to manage, coordinate and administer health infrastructure and resources.

There is a range of flexible delivery options which include workshops, online units, face-to-face tutorials, and for those balancing life, work and family responsibilities, there is the option to study this degree 100% online. Health science offers diverse and relevant units encompassing topics such as epidemiology, mental health, cultural safety, research and global and environmental health.

If you are an Indigenous or international student, we provide access to dedicated student support lecturers to help facilitate a successful study journey. In the final year of study all our students will be supported by CDU academics to work with health agencies to complete your own community health project.

Detailed course requirements and study information will be published as soon as it becomes available.


Study plan

Detailed course requirements and study information will be published as soon as it becomes available.


Domestic students

Option 1 - Apply via SATAC

You should apply through SATAC if using one of the following:

  • ATAR (or equivalent) School Leaver
  • incomplete higher education studies
  • STAT or work/life experience
  • Certificate IV or above at another institution
  • eligible non-CDU Enabling Program


Option 2 - Apply via MyNextCourse

You should apply via MyNextCourse if you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU:

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Eligible Enabling Program (TEP, PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree


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International students

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.


You will need a valid email address to create your online account.


Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.


There is no application fee when you apply online.

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