Health

Diploma of Health and Wellbeing

Health courses and degrees | Bachelor of Health Science Clinical Nutrition

What is a Diploma of Health and Wellbeing?

The Diploma of Health and Wellbeing provides a strong foundation of knowledge in physical, mental and the social wellbeing elements of health. You will develop an understanding of how to positively impact all elements of your health and that of others while gaining awareness of how social determinants influence health and recognise health inequities across many population groups.
This online diploma teaches you the fundamental principles of human function and wellness, and how to implement good habits, with a focus on holistic wellbeing, positive ageing and good nutrition. This Health and Wellbeing course qualifies you for a career in the swiftly growing corporate health or aged care sectors, as well as the opportunity to continue studying at bachelor level.

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Learning outcomes

  • Learn the core principles of health and wellbeing.
  • Discover solutions in human nutrition, health and fitness.
  • Research health theories and social determinants to understand maintenance of health and disease prevention.
  • Develop effective health promotion strategies designed to increase community wellbeing.
Study mode
Online
Campus locations*
Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
3 trimesters full time, part-time options available, 2 trimesters accelerated
Start date
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 5 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Designed to fit in with you
With all your learning materials online, you can tailor a schedule to fit your personal needs.

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Learn from specialists in their field
Our academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

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Personal approach
Small class sizes, Success Coaches and personal support from your lecturer mean you’re not just another number at our university.
When you study with us, you’ll get hands-on practical experience in world-class clinics making a difference to real patients.
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Career opportunities

This course will prepare you with the skills to enter a successful career in corporate health or aged care, or to further your study in health at bachelor’s level.

Potential career paths

  • Health Promotion Officer
    Average salary: $80,769 - $99,500
  • Wellness Coordinator
    Average salary: $56,000 - $100,000
  • Health Advisor
    Average salary: $92,575 - $131,311
Jacqueline Henderson | Student
I loved the content and the way the course was delivered. They really encouraged me to think deeper and more critically about a range of issues connected to health.
Jacqueline Henderson
Diploma of Health and Wellbeing

Subjects and units

Delivered online, this course comprises 6 core subjects and 2 electives, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Core
  • Electives

Requirements

These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select two electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Body Systems and Disease | HWEL2001
  • Understanding Health | HWEL2002A
  • Foundations of Human Nutrition | FHN201
  • Disease Prevention | HWEL2003A
  • Active Lifestyle Promotion | HWEL2007
  • Health Promotion | HPR200

Requirements

Choose two elective subjects below.

Elective subjects

  • Positive Ageing | POA104
  • Active Ageing and Falls Prevention | HWEL2009
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing | HWEL2006
  • Corporate Health | HWEL2010

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

Need more help?

Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor courses ( 4 options )
    • Bachelor of Community Services

      CRICOS 111741F

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      Experience industry placements, internships or industry-linked projects with our Bachelor degree.

    • Bachelor of Counselling

      Domestic students only

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      Experience industry placements, internships or industry-linked projects with our Bachelor degree.

    • Bachelor of Nutrition

      Domestic students only

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      Experience industry placements, internships or industry-linked projects with our Bachelor degree.

    • Bachelor of Psychological Science

      Domestic students only

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      Experience industry placements, internships or industry-linked projects with our Bachelor degree.

Postgraduate

  • Graduate Certificate courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Certificate of Counselling

      Domestic students only

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      Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

    • Graduate Certificate of Public Health

      CRICOS 097405K

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      Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

  • Graduate Diploma courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Diploma of Counselling

      Domestic students only

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      Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

    • Graduate Diploma of Public Health

      CRICOS 097406J

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      Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

  • Master courses ( 2 options )
    • Master of Counselling

      Domestic students only

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      Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

    • Master of Public Health

      CRICOS 097404M

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      Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about health, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of health scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the health industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR Successful completion of at least 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5, 0.25 EFTSL at AQF level 6 or above, or equivalent

The below is an alternative option.
Successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent, and a minimum two years of full time relevant work experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. This course is only offered online. International students requiring a student visa to study in Australia should choose another course that offers campus-based/blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Successful completion of at least 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5, 0.25 EFTSL at AQF level 6 or above, or equivalent

OR

Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent Senior Secondary qualification, or Baccalaureate Diploma

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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