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Diploma of Health care
Diploma of Health care

Diploma of Health care

  • ID:GC610008
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$3,937.50
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,536.25
  • OtherFee/Month:$50.00
  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$3,937.50
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,536.25
  • OtherFee/Month:$50.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

Upper Secondary Education Graduation Diploma Year 12 with 5.5 average in 4 academic subjects.

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics for the Bachelor of Information Technology pathway

English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 with no band below 6.0
  • TOEFL 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • PTE Academic 58 (no score less than 50)

Other requirements: No

Course Information

The health industry in Australia is booming and there is an ever increasing need for qualified nursing and medical staff.  The Diploma of Health Care prepares you for entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing at Griffith University.

You will study the core concepts related to the anatomy and physiology of the human body and the ways in which the body and mind develop and change across the lifespan. The theoretical content explored in these beginning level courses takes place within the classroom and through simulated practice in laboratory settings. You will also gain knowledge and skills essential for beginner level employment in the health care industry.

Your learning will be supported by additional workshops which explore theoretical models through an interactive approach. Plus, simulated real health service settings will provide you with practical, experiential learning.

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Pre Courses

If you do not meet the English language requirements you can undertake an English intensive course at Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) prior to commencing your Griffith College program.

The Direct Entry Program is your pathway to a Griffith University degree or Griffith College diploma. Build your English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and at higher levels, practise academic skills. You won’t need to submit an English test score if you complete this program at the English level needed for your chosen degree or diploma.

Duration: The number of weeks you undertake study depends on your current English language proficiency

Start dates:  With classes starting every five weeks, you can choose to start your English classes when it suits you best.

Tuition fee: Tuition fees for the Direct Entry Program will vary depending on the number of weeks you are enrolled.

  • Up to 25 weeks: AUD$450 per week
  • 26+ weeks: 2020 fees: AUD$420 per week
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Pathway Courses

Pathway to Griffith University

Griffith University campus

Credit granted

GPA requirement for progression

Bachelor of Nursing



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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Registered nurse: with further study or on completion of the Bachelor of Nursing a graduate may choose to specialise in a range of fields such as aged care, community practice, emergency, intensive care, medical health, midwifery, oncology, paediatrics, palliative care, and women’s health.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

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