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Diploma of Health Science

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What is a Diploma of Health Science?

A Diploma of Health Science provides the foundational knowledge of biological and social sciences needed for further study in Complementary Medicine and Public Health. Thus course covers the functions of the human body and introduces you to a broad range of specialisation and elective subjects that allow you to tailor the course to suit your career goals. Graduate with the academic knowledge and practical skills for further study in Health or embark on a rewarding career in the broader complementary medicine and healthcare industries.

Throughout the course, you will learn how the human body functions at a biological and physiological level as well as the core concepts of evidence-based practice. Offering a range of specialisation and elective subjects, this course can be tailored to suit your career goals or prepare you for further study, with units in Digital Health, Complementary Medicine, Public Health, Nutrition, Counselling, Chinese Medicine and Food Science, among others.

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Learning outcomes

  • Understand the core principles of biological and social sciences.
  • Explore how the body functions and maintains health in different environments.
  • Develop an understanding of health theories and initiatives to improve outcomes.
  • Refine your research skills, focusing on the importance of evidence-based practice.

Industry-recognised qualification

Upon completion, you’re eligible to attain Associate membership with the Complementary Medicine Association (CMA).

Study mode
Online, On campus
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
Full-time: 1 year   Part-time: 2 years 
Start date
20 Feb 2023
19 Jun 2023
Fees

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

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

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Successful completion will guarantee entry into the second year of one of our Bachelor of Health Science programs.

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Career opportunities

Graduate with the academic and practical skills for further study in a more specialised field or step into a rewarding career in the broad complementary medicine and healthcare industries. This diploma can help you find work in areas as varied as public or community health, recipe or product development, retail or sales of health and wellbeing products, and content creation for health organisations.

Potential career paths

  • Clinic Practice Manager
    Average salary: $85,000 - $110,000
  • Health Educator
    Average salary: $99,000 - $119,000
  • Public Health Nutritionist
    Average salary: $95,000 - $113,000
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Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Electives
  • Specialisations

Requirements

These four core subjects and one specialisation subject from specialisation tab must be completed. Additionally you're required to select three elective subjects from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Biological Foundations | BFD105A
  • Human Structure & Physiology 1 | HSP101A
  • Evidence-based Practice | EBP107A
  • Human Structure & Physiology 2 | HSP102A

Requirements

Choose three elective subjects from below.

Elective subjects

  • Human Nutrition 1 | NUTR2001A
  • Counselling & Communication Skills | CCS103
  • Food Science, Systems and Policy | NUTR2004A
  • Botany & Herbal Manufacturing | BHM106
  • Chinese Medicine Foundations | CMF101
  • Healthcare in the Digital World | HDW204
  • Lifespan Nutrition | NUTR2005A
  • Human Nutrition 2 | NUTR2002A
  • Chinese Medicine Diagnosis and Pattern Differentiation | CMD102
  • Disease Prevention | HWEL2003A

Requirements

Choose one specialisation subject from below.

Specialisation subjects

  • Understanding Health | HWEL2002A
  • Complementary Medicine Foundations | CMF105
  • Foundations of Public Health | PUBH2000

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. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. 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.

Industry partners and work placements

You will have the opportunity to complete a Work-Integrated Learning placement in a sector and organisation of your choice. This placement will help you to establish a connection with the industry and help you to prepare for employment opportunities upon graduation. Upon graduation, you are eligible to attain Associate Membership with the Complementary Medicine Association (CMA).

Work placement hours

A placement is not compulsory, however we recommend you obtain 20 hours of work in the industry during your study. This will help to inform your course progression, understand career options and establish connections, giving you an advantage as a graduate.

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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.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.

Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.

The below is an alternative option.
Work and life 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 you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. 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. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose 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.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent; AND
Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • 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?
  • 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?

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