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Diploma of Health care
Diploma of Health care

Diploma of Health care

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  • Level:1-Year Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirements

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (with no band below 6.0)

  • TOEFL: 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • ISLPR*:  3+

  • PTE (Academic): 58 (no score less than 50)

Other Requirements

Academic Requirements for Unconditional offers –The College will accept:

  • Screenshots of documents from official institutions, Schools, and MOE websites.  Agents are responsible for assisting the College with verifying the authenticity of all screenshot documents submitted

  • Predictive results for International Baccalaureate and GCSE (O, A and AS levels) scores

  • A combination of year 11 and 12 marksheet results for students unable to complete year 12 final examinations and who identify as meeting admission requirements

  • Acceptable uncertified copies of official academic documentation or unofficial transcripts submitted on-line

Course Information

In the Diploma of Health Care you will study the core concepts of the anatomy and physiology of the human body and the ways in which the body and mind develop and change across the lifespan.

Theoretical content in the classroom is brought to life through simulated practical activities in laboratory settings. Theoretical models are explored through interactive workshops, and while simulated, real health service settings provide practical, experiential learning.

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Sample program structure

Trimester 1

• Academic and Professional Skills Development for Science and Technology OR English Language and Communication for Health

• Communicating Effectively

• Foundations of Professional Health Care Practice

• Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

Trimester 2

• Health Assessment

• Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

• Psychosocial Development Across the Lifespan

• Safe Administration of Medications

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways to a Griffith University Nursing Degree

Bachelor of Nursing,

Campus: Gold Coast / Logan / Nathan, Credit granted* : 80 CP, Min. GPA requirements: 4, English requirements: IELTS 7.0 with no sub-score < 7.0

Progression to the Bachelor of Nursing from the Diploma of Health Care is subject to quota restrictions and is determined on the basis of academic merit. Selection is competitive as the number of eligible graduates generally exceeds the 100 places available annually to College graduates.

  • At a minimum, you need to complete the Diploma with a GPA of at least 4.0 (on a 7 scale) to be considered in the quota selection.

  • If you successfully complete the Diploma of Health Care, and meet the conditions set out below, you will enter the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing at Griffith University (providing you with 80 credit points of exemption towards completion of the 240 credit point degree).

  • You need to meet the English Language standards specified by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). These standards are subject to change by the accrediting body. All international students are required to demonstrate an IELTS test (Academic) with an overall score of 7.0 (no sub-score below 7.0) or equivalent level of English proficiency in English by the end of the Diploma in order to progress into the Bachelor of Nursing. English test results must be no more than two years old.

    • Language of instruction (LOI) is only granted if students can demonstrate their English language competency as per the NMBA requirements: English is your primary language, and you have satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries detailed below (including at least two years between years 7 to 12). Recognised Countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Canada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom. English test results must be no more than two years old.

    • If you are selected for a place in the Bachelor of Nursing, you will be required to commence your degree approximately six weeks prior to the start of the University’s first trimester, to undertake the intensive course 1809NRS Effective Nursing Practices. As this course involves clinical placement, eligibility for enrolment is dependent on successful completion, within the Diploma, of a set of mandatory requirements such as pre-placement orientation, health and security checks, immunisations, and acquiring additional clothing/ equipment+. Full details will be provided at Orientation.

    • When you accept a Diploma of Health Care / Bachelor of Nursing package you agree to a specific bachelor commencement date and as such it will be for that intake, if eligible, you will be considered as part of the bachelor quota. As you progress through your diploma studies, if for any reason you find that you will not be able to commence your bachelor at the expected time (notwithstanding other eligibility conditions), you must consult with the College, and your progression will be adjusted accordingly. Reasons that may result in a change to your original bachelor start date may include: a temporary withdrawal from your diploma; a temporary leave of absence; a reduction in your diploma study load, a requirement to repeat a course/s.

To expedite the process for completing ‘mandatory requirements for clinical practice you should: apply for a National Police Clearance from your home country, prior to departure; allow $500 to fund these requirements; and attend the information session at Orientation week which provides details of these requirements.

*If you successfully complete the Diploma of Health Care, and meet the conditions set out below, you will enter the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing at Griffith University (providing you with 80 credit points of exemption towards completion of the 240 credit point degree).

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Registered nurse - on completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, or with further study, you can choose to specialise in a range of fields such as aged care, community practice, emergency, intensive care, operating theatre, midwifery, oncology, paediatrics, palliative care, and mental health

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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