The Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Health Industries is a one-year, part-time course that offers you the opportunity to upskill, reskill and retrain in health sciences.
Available 100% online or on campus, the course equips you with core knowledge in health. It is also a direct pathway into higher education courses in health science, should you wish to continue studying.
You will learn about Australia's healthcare system and acquire knowledge in diverse health science disciplines. The course is designed to support your learning needs and develop your study skills.
On completing the Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Health Industries, you will be eligible to use the credits you have gained towards further study of a:
- Bachelor of Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Health Service Management
- Bachelor of Paramedicine
- Bachelor of Public Health.
You may also use this Undergraduate Certificate as a pathway for entry into a variety of other higher education courses.
Advanced standing may be granted for some of or all the subjects you successfully complete. If further study is your intention, be sure to check the requirements of your preferred undergraduate degree to determine how many credits you can transfer.
This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.
For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:
This 40-credit point course consist of two (2) core and two (2) specialist elective units. This course consists of a combination of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help you develop core knowledge in health and the necessary skills for successful university studies.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
|Unit type||Credit Points||Specific requirements|
|20cp||Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.|
Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from one of the following specialisations below:
|40cp||Total Credit Points|
Students Commencing in Semester 1
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a part time load.
Part-time Study Plan
|Legend:||CO = Core Unit||SE = Specialist Elective|
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|HSC121 Australia’s Healthcare System and Policies||CO||SWK102 Communication Skills||CO|
|Specialist Elective 1||SE||Specialist Elective 2||SE|
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.
2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
Domestic students - undergraduate studies
SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS
UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.