The Diploma of Health Science will provide you with a range of skills and knowledge applicable to the Australian health care system, including health promotion, communication skills and cultural safety in healthcare. Graduates have the opportunity to access entry level health related roles across health services and organisations. Employment options include roles as health administrators, health promotion or public health workers.
Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as Health promotion, Primary and Community health centres, Non-government organisations, Social services, Health Clerk, Therapy services officer.
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
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 and 2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
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.
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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 5.
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The Diploma of Health Science provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Public Health and Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Occupational Therapy.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
|Compulsory Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below.|
Specialist Elective Units totalling 50 credit points selected from the following specialist elective streams:
HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT
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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.
Detailed course requirements and study information will be published as soon as it becomes available.