Diploma in Health Science Extended

  • Effective from: Term 3 2020
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipHlthSc
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7142
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 085504F

This program applies to students who commenced in Term 3, 2020 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Commencement 2018 to term 2 2020

This program is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This program is designed to provide students with the first year subjects included in the Health Science degree. The inclusion of additional preparatory subjects is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level. The Diploma is delivered via extended face to face hours in an environment focused specifically on supporting students to make the transition into university study.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Health Science Extended will articulate into: Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion, Health Services Management, Recreational Therapy, Public Health and Clinical Sciences) at Western Sydney University with up to one year (80 CPs) equivalent of advanced standing.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time (four terms)

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above


This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission.

International Students

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of Year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 credit points which include the subjects listed below.

Students must pass all Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.

Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory subjects (Level Z) prior to enrolling in the University level subjects (WSTC) listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
Term 1 of Study
PUBH 0001Empowering Individual Health (WSTC Prep)10
NATS 0001Academic Skills for Health Science (WSTC Prep)10
HLTH 0001Health Care Environments (WSTC Prep)10
HLTH 0003Literacy in Health Science (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of Study
NATS 0006Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep)10
HLTH 0005The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep)10
HLTH 1015Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC)10
PUBH 1007Population Health and Society (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
BEHV 1015Psychology and Health (WSTC)10
HLTH 1014Evidence in Health (WSTC)10
Select one of the following (depending on which program students are progressing to):10
Cell Biology (WSTC)
(Clinical Sciences)
Statistics for Business (WSTC)
(Health Service Management)
Anatomy and Physiology in Health (WSTC)
(Public Health, Health Promotion and Recreation Therapy)
Term 4 of Study
BIOS 1037Human Development and Disease across the Lifespan (WSTC)10
COMM 1008Communication in Health (WSTC)10
PUBH 2006Culture, Diversity and Health (WSTC)10