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Undergraduate

Diploma of Health Studies

2022

Overview
Course duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Course duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
This course is only available as an Alternative Exit
International on campus
This course is only available as an Alternative Exit
International online
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

YHLTS1

Award
Diploma of Health Studies
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

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 pathways

Credit transfer

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

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  • 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.

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

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 Module A 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 Proficiency A minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A 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

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Course structure

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.

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.

Course fees

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

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MyNextCourse

Direct applications are open for those students who have previously completed one of the following courses at CDU or BIITE*:

  • Certificate III or Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)
  • Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

MyNextCourse

*Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

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.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

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