Nathan smiling sitting cross-legged with notebook and pen

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    March, July

  • Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Location

    Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
    Please note some online units must be completed on-campus and require mandatory attendance. Not all specialisations are available at all locations, see below for details.

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

  • Course abbreviation

    DipH

  • Course code

    2125150

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

    February

  • Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Overview

Nursing, naturopathy, sport and exercise science, occupational therapy, community welfare, psychology, biomedical science, osteopathic studies … there are so many career paths in health.

If you’re uncertain about which one is right for you, our Diploma of Health can provide the clarity you need for your future as a health professional.

Graduates can seek professional outcomes in several areas, including as allied health assistants, personal care assistants, lab assistants, and case workers. This Diploma is also an ideal pathway towards further study at Southern Cross University and provides guaranteed entry to a range of Bachelor degrees.

This course is offered through SCU College. Additional support through workshops to develop academic and study skills is available to all SCU College students.

Students select a specialisation of study to prepare them for further study in one of the following disciplines: exercise science and exercise physiology, occupational therapy, community welfare, psychological science, biomedical science, osteopathic studies, naturopathic studies or nursing.

If you are interested in studying online, please note the following:

  • For all specialisations, except for Psychological Science, some units will need to be completed on-campus as they are not available online. Some units also require mandatory on-campus attendance.

Additional points to note:

  • The Biomedical Science and Osteopathic Studies specialisations are not currently offered at Coffs Harbour.
  • All specialisations are available at the Gold Coast.
  • Check the individual specialisation you are interested in for more details about where the units are offered and mandatory on-campus attendance.
  • Students who choose the Community Welfare specialisation must begin their studies in Term 1 (March).
  • Please note duration of the Diploma of Health may vary depending on unit availabilities. Full-time and part-time duration is indicative only. This also applies if you intend to pursue Bachelor studies. It may for example, take longer than 3 years to complete both the Diploma and a linked 3-year full-time Bachelor degree depending on unit availabilities.

See the Career Opportunities section for information about the Nursing Specialisation, credit arrangements and professional placement.

Martina Svoboda, SCU Diploma of Health student, holds a fake scull in a laboratory, with a full human anatomy model on the table beside her, wearing a lab coat and smiling

“The highlights were learning about biology and how the human body works. The teacher makes it very interesting. Looking at chemistry from a practical point of view was also good.”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

Learn more

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined health or community settings.

GA2: Creativity

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the fields of health or community welfare.

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined health or community contexts.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the fields of health or community welfare.

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined health or community settings.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work within defined health or community contexts.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Apply academic knowledge and skills to communicate information, concepts, and solutions individually and/or in a team within defined health or community contexts.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined health or community contexts.

All linked Bachelor degrees at Southern Cross University, except Psychological Science, include professional placement. Evidence of compliance for Placement must be provided prior to any professional experience placement and some compliance requirements can take up to 4 months to fulfil. See the Faculty of Health professional experience page.

Students select a specialisation of study to prepare them for further study in one of the following disciplines: nursing, exercise science and exercise physiology, occupational therapy, psychological science, biomedical science, naturopathic studies, community welfare or osteopathic studies.

If you are interested in studying onlineplease note:

  • For all specialisations except psychological science, some units must be completed on-campus as they are not available online and require mandatory attendance.

In addition:

  • The biomedical science and osteopathic studies specialisations are not currently offered at Coffs Harbour
  • All specialisations are available at the Gold Coast.
  • Students who choose the Community Welfare specialisation must begin their studies in Term 1 (March).
  • Check the individual specialisation you are interested in for more details about where the units are offered and any mandatory on-campus attendance.

Location Teaching period
Coffs HarbourTerm  1
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3
LismoreTerm  1
OnlineTerm  1
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1$30,832 ($3,854 per unit)0101136

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Diploma of Health can seek professional work in a range of health professions including as allied health assistants, personal care assistants, disability support workers, case workers, and lab assistants. Please note that the Diploma qualification does not allow you to register to practise as a health professional, nor advertise as a professionally qualified practitioner.

The Diploma is also a pathway into a range of Bachelor degrees. Successful completion of the Diploma of Health enables entry and up to 8 units of credit (depending on the specialisation taken) towards a linked Southern Cross Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Lifestyle), Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies), Bachelor of Community Welfare, Bachelor of Social Work or a Bachelor of Psychological Science. Please note duration of Diploma plus a linked Bachelor degree may vary depending on unit availabilities, and Bachelor degrees may have professional placement requirements.

Please note: not all units are offered online. Check the specialisation you are interested in for more details. Psychological Science is the only specialisation offered entirely online. If you are interested in continuing onto a Bachelor degree, check the individual course for details about where they are offered.

Nursing specialisation:

Graduates of the Diploma in the Nursing specialisation who have an Academic IELTS 7.0, with no band less than 7.0, qualify for direct entry into the Bachelor of Nursing. Applicants need to meet the English Language standards specified by NMBA registration standards in order to meet the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) accreditation standards.

Graduates of the Diploma who qualify for direct entry will need to commence the Bachelor of Nursing in early January, with a unit that includes professional placement. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed on Faculty of Health Professional Experience page must be met prior to commencement.

Up to 7 units of advanced standing is included in this pathway. Please note duration of the Diploma of Health plus a Bachelor of Nursing may take longer than 3 years depending on unit availabilities.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission to candidature to the Diploma of Health must have an assessable entry qualification from a country where English is the main language and where the medium of instruction for that qualification was English, or have completed an International English Language Test (or equivalent) with:

Nursing Specialisation:

  • A minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6.5 in each subtest.

Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology, Osteopathic Studies and Occupational Therapy Specialisation:

  • A minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6.5 in each subtest (or equivalent).

Naturopathic Studies Specialisation:

  • A minimum overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 6.0 in each subtest (or equivalent).

Psychological Science and Biomedical Science Specialisation:

  • A minimum overall score of 5.5 and a minimum score of 5.0 in each subtest, except for writing with a minimum score of 5.5 (or equivalent).

Community Welfare Specialisation:

  • A minimum overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 6.0 in each subtest (or equivalent).

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score5.5
Reading5.0
Writing5.5
Listening5.0
Speaking5.0

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Health, students must complete 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 specialisation in Occupational Therapy or Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology or Biomedical Science or Osteopathic Studies or Psychological Science or Nursing or Naturopathic Studies or Community Welfare.

Other things to consider

The Early Offer program allows Year 12 students to secure a place in a Southern Cross University undergraduate degree before Year 12 results are released. It’s designed to remove some of the pressure from Year 12 and provide a pathway directly into university study that is not based solely on Year 12 results.

Learn more

There are different pathways into an undergraduate degree.

Whether you are returning to study after some time or you have just finished school and you need some extra academic preparation before embarking on a degree, Southern Cross University offers two excellent, fee-free academic preparation programs that develop the skills you need to be successful at university.

SCU College also offers a range of one-year Diplomas that provide extra academic support as you commence university. Diplomas are a great pathway to a degree and may also prepare you for diverse paraprofessional roles.

Learn more

Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

Learn more


Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

View Student Handbook

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Note 1
Students must enrol into the SCU College unit in their first Term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and use the unit availability below to determine course progression.
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
OCCU1001Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
OCCU2005Lifespan Development and Occupational Transitions
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesOCCU1001 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations
HBIO1010Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
Summer Term
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Pre-requisitesHBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I; OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
HLTH1005Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
Term3,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3,4
Term3,4
Gold Coast
Term3,4
Term3,4
Lismore
Term3,4
Term3,4
Online
Term3,4
Term3,4
Enrolment informationThis unit contains content on mental health and psychological trauma which may be triggering for some students. Please consider this when enrolling in the unit.
STAT2001Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Term1,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,4
Term1,4
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Lismore
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites36 credit points
INDG2001Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Note 1
Students must enrol into the SCU College unit in their first term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and use the unit availability below to determine course progression.
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HLTH1006Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
Term1,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,5
Term1,5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
OSTP1001Osteopathic Manual Therapy 1
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HBIO1010Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
Summer Term
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Pre-requisitesHBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I; OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
OSTP2004Osteopathic Manual Therapy 2
Dual Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Lismore
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Pre-requisitesOSTP1001 - Osteopathic Manual Therapy 1; AND HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology OR HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy; AND have completed or currently enrolled in HBIO1010 - Integrated Anatomy and Physiology OR HBIO1008 - Human Physiology II
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
BIOL2007Biochemistry
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesHBIO1008 - Human Physiology II OR HBIO1010 - Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
OSTP2001Osteopathic Science I
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesHBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology OR HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy; AND OSTP1001 - Osteopathic Manual Therapy 1
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Note 1
Students must enrol in SCU College units in their first term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and HLTH1001 -  Introduction to Science for Health Professions and use the unit availability below to determine course progression.
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HLTH1001Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in SCIN1001 - Nature of Science.
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HBIO1006Growth and Development
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HBIO1010Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
Summer Term
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Pre-requisitesHBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I; OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
NUTR1001Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity
Term2,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term2,3
Term2
HBIO2001Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesHBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology OR HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HLTH2002Exercise Physiology
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesHBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology OR HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I AND HBIO1008 - Human Physiology II
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Note 1
Students must enrol in SCU College units in their first term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and HLTH1001 -  Introduction to Science for Health Professions and use the unit availability below to determine course progression.
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HLTH1001Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in SCIN1001 - Nature of Science.
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
CHEM1001Chemistry
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore Campus (Terms 2 and 4) or the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour (Term 2 only). Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
HBIO1010Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
Summer Term
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Pre-requisitesHBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I; OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
MATH1001Foundation Mathematics
Term1,3,4,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4,5
Term4,5
Online
Term1,3,4,5
Term3,4
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
STAT2001Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Term1,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,4
Term1,4
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Lismore
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites36 credit points
HLTH1006Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
Term1,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,5
Term1,5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Note 1
Students must enrol in SCU College unit in their first term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and use the unit availability below to determine course progression.
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
PSYC1005Fundamentals of Career Success in Psychology
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PSYC1002Psychology Foundations: Self and Situation
Term2,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
PSYC1009Introducing Health Psychology
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
PSYC1001Psychology Foundations: Brain and Cognition
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
HLTH1001Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in SCIN1001 - Nature of Science.
PSYC1010Positive Psychology
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
HLTH1005Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
Term3,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3,4
Term3,4
Gold Coast
Term3,4
Term3,4
Lismore
Term3,4
Term3,4
Online
Term3,4
Term3,4
Enrolment informationThis unit contains content on mental health and psychological trauma which may be triggering for some students. Please consider this when enrolling in the unit.

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Note 1
HLTH1006Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
Term1,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,5
Term1,5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
HLTH1001Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in SCIN1001 - Nature of Science.
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
NURS1005Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
Summer Term
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Lismore
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
HLTH1007Foundations of Clinical Practice
Summer Term
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
INDG2001Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
HLTH1005Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
Term3,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3,4
Term3,4
Gold Coast
Term3,4
Term3,4
Lismore
Term3,4
Term3,4
Online
Term3,4
Term3,4
Enrolment informationThis unit contains content on mental health and psychological trauma which may be triggering for some students. Please consider this when enrolling in the unit.

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Note 1
Students must enrol in the SCU College units in their first term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and HLTH1001 -  Introduction to Science for Health Professions and use the unit availability below to determine course progression.
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HLTH1001Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in SCIN1001 - Nature of Science.
INDG2001Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
NATM2004Professional Contexts in Naturopathic Medicine 1: Foundations
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term5
N/A
Enrolment informationStudents are required to attend scheduled classes and participate in online activities. Students will be required to attend on-campus classes and complete 8 observational clinical placement hours. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
HBIO1010Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
Summer Term
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Pre-requisitesHBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I; OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL2007Biochemistry
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesHBIO1008 - Human Physiology II OR HBIO1010 - Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
PSYC1009Introducing Health Psychology
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Note 1
Students must enrol into the SCU College unit in their first term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and use the unit availability below to determine course progression.
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
POLT1001 -  Australian Politics OR SOCI1001 -  Introduction to Sociology
CRTV1002Create: Innovate: Change
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
WELF1001Introduction to Social Welfare
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
SOCI1005Social Policy
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
WELF1002Community Development
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
WELF1003Counselling Theory and Practice
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Enrolment informationAll students are required to meet compulsory participation requirements to pass the unit. Gold Coast students must attend weekly on-campus tutorials. Online students must attend a 3 day on-campus residential (8.30 am to 4.30 pm Friday to Sunday inclusive) at either the Coffs Harbour (week 2), Gold Coast (week 3) or Lismore (week 4) campus. A record of attendance will be kept at all tutorials and residentials.


Note 1:

Please note not all units are available Online.

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Specialisations

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
OCCU1001Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
HBIO1010Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
STAT2001Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
INDG2001Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
OCCU2005Lifespan Development and Occupational Transitions
HLTH1005Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
HLTH1001Introduction to Science for Health Professions
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
HBIO1006Growth and Development
HBIO1010Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
NUTR1001Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity
HBIO2001Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy
HLTH2002Exercise Physiology

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
HLTH1001Introduction to Science for Health Professions
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
HBIO1010Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
CHEM1001Chemistry
STAT2001Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
MATH1001Foundation Mathematics
HLTH1006Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
OSTP1001Osteopathic Manual Therapy 1
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
HLTH1006Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
HBIO1010Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
OSTP2004Osteopathic Manual Therapy 2
BIOL2007Biochemistry
OSTP2001Osteopathic Science I

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
HLTH1001Introduction to Science for Health Professions
PSYC1002Psychology Foundations: Self and Situation
PSYC1009Introducing Health Psychology
PSYC1001Psychology Foundations: Brain and Cognition
PSYC1005Fundamentals of Career Success in Psychology
PSYC1010Positive Psychology
HLTH1005Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
HLTH1001Introduction to Science for Health Professions
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
HLTH1006Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
HLTH1007Foundations of Clinical Practice
NURS1005Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
INDG2001Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
HLTH1005Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
HLTH1001Introduction to Science for Health Professions
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
PSYC1009Introducing Health Psychology
HBIO1010Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
INDG2001Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
BIOL2007Biochemistry
NATM2004Professional Contexts in Naturopathic Medicine 1: Foundations

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
WELF1001Introduction to Social Welfare
WELF1003Counselling Theory and Practice
CRTV1002Create: Innovate: Change
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
WELF1002Community Development
SOCI1005Social Policy
Select One (1) of the following units:
POLT1001Australian Politics
SOCI1001Introduction to Sociology

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Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

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