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Key details

Duration

1 year/s full-time
2 year/s part-time
1 year/s full-time

Intake

This course is only available as an Alternative Exit
On campus - This course is only available as an Alternative Exit
Online - No

Credit points required

80

Course code

YHLTS1

Overview

The Diploma of Health Studies is an alternative exit award qualification available to students who discontinue their study in the Bachelor of Health Science or the Bachelor of Public Health after successfully completing eight or more units as prescribed in the course structure. This diploma provides foundation skills for further tertiary study.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

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

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

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

Fees

Course Fees are not applicable to this course as it is an alternative exit award only.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $30,240.00. This equates to $3,780.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

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

Engineering student Johanna Luck

Why study a health course at CDU?

As an increasingly in-demand industry, there's never been a better time to find a career in healthcare. Become a qualified health professional with CDU's wide range of courses and gain the skills and knowledge to make an impact on the wellbeing of your community.

  • #4 Australian uni for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
  • Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous health, tropical medicine and other issues of regional and national importance
Stephen Kho - Public Health Research

Why study a health course at CDU?

As an increasingly in-demand industry, there's never been a better time to find a career in healthcare. Become a qualified health professional with CDU's wide range of courses and gain the skills and knowledge to make an impact on the wellbeing of your community.

  • #4 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous and Asia-Pacific health, tropical medicine and other issues of international importance

What will I study?

To be eligible for the Diploma of Health Studies exit award a candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Course structure

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core Units
(2 units)

20cp

 Compulsory Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below. 
 SWK102 Communication Skills 
 HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
 
Elective
(6 units)

60cp

Units totalling 60 credit points selected from undergraduate core or specialist elective unit types in the following courses: 

WHSC02 Bachelor of Health Science
WPUBH1 Bachelor of Public Health
WHSM01 Bachelor of Health Services Management
HHSOT1 Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational Therapy
HHSLT1 Bachelor of Health Science/ Master of Speech and Language Therapy
HHSNT1 Bachelor of Health Science/ Master of Nutrition

 

80cp

Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan

There are no recommended study plans for this course as it is an alternative exit award from the Bachelor of Health Science or the Bachelor of Public Health. See eForms accessed via the eForms tile through the CDU Portal for further information or contact Student Central.

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

This course is not available for entry however is available as an alternative exit award from the Bachelor of Health Science or the Bachelor of Public Health.

Students must have completed 80 credit points in the initial course and meet the course structure requirements specified for this Diploma.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

I've had the unique opportunity to explore tropical and rural health, which I may not have had the exposure to had I studied elsewhere.

Katie

CDU student

Nursing student on campus with laptop

My advice for anyone who is considering studying a health or science degree at CDU is if you are thinking about it, just do it.

Nishat

CDU student

Nishat studying

Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Student profile

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Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Diploma of Health Studies
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health

Contact details

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

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

Domestic applications

This course is not available for direct entry however is available as an alternative exit award from the Bachelor of Health Science or the Bachelor of Public Health. Applicants interested in this course are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Health Science WHSC02 or the Bachelor of Public Health WPUBH1.

To apply for an alternative exit please see the Alternative Exit Award information provided through eForms.

Further
Assistance

For further information please contact Charles Darwin University Student Central for assistance.

E: student.central@cdu.edu.au
T: 1800 061 963 (freecall)
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