Diploma of Health Science (UniLink) (8 months)
Want to know more about health issues facing individuals and communities? The Diploma of Health Science (UniLink) gives you an alternative pathway into higher education. You'll learn in a supportive and friendly university environment that prepares you to address wellbeing and welfare challenges.
Study Health Science to learn about global health science issues from a range of perspectives. Better yet, gain practical skills in the promotion of health and wellbeing. You'll learn how to do this as an individual, and also as part of a team.
Learn about concepts, theories, practices and evidence relating to health science in today’s world. Develop an understanding of the professional and ethical behaviours required in health care. Discover how to use industry-relevant technologies to build a successful career. This diploma will prepare you for further study in the health care sector.
Over 8 months, you’ll study content that is similar to a bachelor degree, but in smaller class sizes – so you'll have more one-on-one time with your teachers. When you finish your UniLink diploma, you can move straight into a Bachelor of Health Science at Swinburne, adding no additional time or money to your studies.
8 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Hawthorn (February, June, October) - View application and start dates
VTAC course codes
- 3400210821 (CSP)
- 3400211543 (IFP)
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
UniLink is accredited as an award-level higher education diploma.
- 7 core units (87.5 credit points)
- 1 elective unit (12.5 credit points)
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and graduate skills.
Aims and objectives
- develop critical analysis skills to enable effective communication in workplace and academic environments
- develop and display the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
- think logically and creatively within the health science context
- conduct research and present findings in both written and oral formats
- apply mathematical and statistical techniques to a range of scientific applications
- understand the core principles of health science theory, research and practice.
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways, credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
|2023 rate*||Estimated total cost of the course||Estimated cost of the course per year if studying full-time*||Amenities fee per year if studying full-time*|
|Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
||$10,339||$10,339||See how your SSAF is calculated|
||$15,051||$15,051||See how your SSAF is calculated|
How do I pay my fees?
FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.
HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of the student contribution amount.
Find out more about fees.
Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.
Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.
Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.
The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.
- VCE: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in any English or English (EAL)
How to apply
View the Course Admission Information, which includes the ATAR and Student profiles for this course. Swinburne’s general admissions information is also available here.
Find out more
Tel: 1300 SWINBURNE