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Diploma of health sciences
Diploma of health sciences

Diploma of health sciences

  • ID:DCG610005
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Trimester:$15,100.00
  • LivingFee/Trimester:$8,500.00
  • OtherFee/Trimester:$125.00
  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Trimester:$15,100.00
  • LivingFee/Trimester:$8,500.00
  • OtherFee/Trimester:$125.00

* Including Homestay Placement Fee and DUSA (Deakin University Student Association)

Estimated Total/program:
$47,950.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry to Diploma courses requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.

Note: Diploma of Engineering requires a pre-requisite subject of mathematics (Year 12 or equivalent)

Country Requirements

Australia

VCE ATAR score of 40 and above VCAL Senior completion; IB Diploma score of 22 or above

Bangladesh

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate with GPA of 3.5 

Brunei

2 passes in GCE A-levels

Cambodia

Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with a C grade average

China

Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) with 60%. Vocational Academic Program - 60%

Fiji

Successful completion of Form 7 with a B in English and Maths and a pass in all other units, with an overall score of 240

France

Baccalaureate with an average of 10

Ghana

2 passes in GCE A-levels

Hong Kong

HKDSE with 8 points across 4 subjects

India

Completion of the All India Senior School Certificate or State Board with an overall 58% aggregate

Indonesia

SMA III with an average grade of 6.5 in 4 academic units

Japan

Successful completion of Kotogakko Year 3 a B grade average or a GPA of 3

Kenya

Completion of KCSE with a C grade average; or 2 passes in GCE A-levels

Korea

High school Diploma average D grade 

Kuwait

Completion of Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 70% average in final results.

Macau

Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with a B or 75% average in 4 academic units

Malawi

2 passes in GCE A-levels

Malaysia

2 passes (minimum E grade) in STPM; or Malaysia Independent Chinese Secondary Schools Unified Examination Certificate with a pass in 4 academic subjects

Myanmar

Completion of Basic Education High School Exam with grade of 50% in final year results

Nepal

Completion of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Year 12) with a grade average of 58%

Oman

Additional year of study following General Secondary Education Certificate or Year 12 American program

Pakistan

Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate (Year 12) with a grade average of 55%

Papua New Guinea

Higher School Certificate with a grade average of 70%

Philippines

Successful completion of Year 12 with an 80% average

Saudi Arabia

Additional year of study following General Secondary Education Certificate or Year 12 American program

Singapore

2 H2 passes in GCE A-levels

South Africa

Successful completion of Year 12

Sri Lanka

2 passes in GCE A-levels or equivalent

2 passes in Sri Lanka A-levels (General English is not counted)

Sweden

Avgangsbetyg with a grade average of 2.5 and a 4 in English

Taiwan

Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with a B or 60% average in 4 academic units

Tanzania

2 passes in GCE A-levels

Thailand

Successful completion of Matayom 6 with a GPA of 2.0

Turkey

Successful completion of Lise Diplomasi with GPA of 3.0

Uganda

2 passes in GCE A-levels

USA

Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent with a SAT score of 1000

Vietnam

Successful completion of Year 12 with a 6.0 GPA

Zambia

2 passes in GCE A-levels

Zimbabwe

2 passes in GCE A-levels

Course Information

With increasing demand for health sciences and allied health in Australia and internationally, this course aims to provide students with a sound knowledge and understanding of aspects of the health of individuals, communities and populations. You will specialise in your preferred area when you begin your second year.

Complete and pass eight units

Core Units
  • Understanding Health
  • Health Information and Data
  • Human Structure and Function
  • Health Behaviour
  • Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour
  • Psychology B: Individual and Social Development
  • Functional Human Anatomy
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise Sport Science
  • Physical Activity and Exercise for Health
  • Human Growth, Development and Ageing for Exercise Scientists
  • Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Local and Global Environments for Health
  • Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems
  • Physiology of Human Growth and Development
  • Physics for Life Sciences
  • Cells and Genes
  • Essential Skills in Bioscience
  • Chemistry in Our World
  • Biology: Form and Function
  • Chemistry for the Professional Sciences

Entry into second year of

* These degrees may require you to take additional first year degree units when you transfer to Deakin University. The degree may therefore take longer than 2 years to complete.

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Example Course Plans for Students

The following are a series of example course plans for students studying in the Diploma of Health Sciences. Please note that core and elective units can be taken in any order, except for Chemistry. In Chemistry SLE133 Chemistry in our World must be successfully completed before students enrol in SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences.

The following course plans should be used as a guide only.

How to use the Plans

Students need to select or choose which Deakin University Course they wish to transfer into once they have completed their studies at Deakin College. Deakin University offers direct transfer into the following courses

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) – Local Students only
  • Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Bachelor of Sport Development**

** Please note students transferring from Diploma of Health Sciences to the Bachelor of Sport Development will only receive 4 credit points 

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