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Diploma of Health - 358JA

Course Code: 358JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Faculty of Health
UAC Code: 360045
CRICOS Code: 090071F
English Language Requirements:

An overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 5.5, with no band score below 5.5.


The Diploma of Health is designed as a pathway qualification into a number of health-related degrees. The Diploma of Health will also help you gain employment in a range of entry level positions in health and community organisations; for example Health Administration, Health Promotion, Public Health or Sports Administration.
Course Outcomes:
Develop an awareness of core health principles to contemporary health issues
Understand and apply effective basic technical and communication skills for health professionals.
Develop relevant skills for further learning in a variety of health disciplines, eg.
a) critical analysis skills
b) report writing and research skills
c) work independently and in teams.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to a Diploma course.

Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on the UC website) are deemed to have met the English language proficiency requirements.

-TOEFL 550 (Paper) or 213 (Computer) with a 4.00 TWE/Essay rating or 79 (Internet - based) with not less than 20 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 16 in Speaking
- HKCEE English Syllabus 'B' C
- ACT Year 12 Certificate B grade average in an English subject

Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Diploma of Health DipHealth

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Students will gain an understanding of fundamental concepts in health care and apply these skills and knowledge in various settings. By the end of the course graduates will have developed a technical and theoretical knowledge across a broad field of areas within the Health sector. They use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload; take pride in their professional and personal integrity. They communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.
AQF: Knowledge
Students will gain skills in critical thinking and analysis of information in a health care context. By the end of the course graduates will have developed skills and attributes in analysis and inquiry and problem solving. They use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
AQF: Knowledge and Skills Application of knowledge and skills
Students will gain technical and communication skills for health professionals. By the end of the course, graduates will have developed skills in communication, professionalism and ethical behaviour in the workplace and developed a sense of social responsibility. They will evaluate, adopt and update technology, knowledge and skills.
AQF Application of Knowledge and Skills
Students will develop skills in studying at a tertiary level including the capacity to work effectively in groups. By the end of their course, graduates will have developed skills in working independently and with others, research writing and decision making skills. They work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
AQF: knowledge and skills

Course Duration

Standard 2 semesters full-time or equivalent.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Depending on unit selection, the Diploma of Health is subsumable into the Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement), Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition Studies), Bachelor of Public Health, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Human Nutrition (note only up to 18cp towards Bachelor of Human Nutrition).


  • Past Offerings
    • 2019->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal

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