Diploma in Health Science (Health and Physical Education)

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipHlthSc(Hlth&PE)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7088
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 091415A

Program Status: 

This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 or later.

The Diploma in Health Science (Health and Physical Education) is available as an exit point only from 6001 - Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education).

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 Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education) program. It presents students with subjects covering introductory Science, Communication and Health aspects of the Bachelor of Health Science program and aims to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of the B Health Science degree. It is delivered in an environment focused specifically on supporting students to make the transition into university study. Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Health Science (Health and Physical Education) will articulate into the B Health Science (Health and Physical Education) degree at WSU 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 year full-time (three terms) or Two years part-time (six terms)

Program Advice

College Course Enquiries

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

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

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

Admission

This program is an exit award only

The aim of the program is to prepare students for tertiary study in health science. The Diploma is accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, Western Sydney University, The College to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Local Students

Local students entering this Diploma are required to have

  • Completed an English subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) Or
  • Passed the English test administered by Western Sydney University, The College with 70% or higher Or
  • Passed the Foundation Studies Academic English subject, offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied.

Met other entry requirements such as

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Health Science), Or
  • Completed the Foundation Studies program offered by Western Sydney University, The College, with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher

International Students

International students entering the Diploma must satisfy one of the following language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the EAP 4 program offered by Western Sydney University, The College with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed the English test administered by Western Sydney University, The College with 70% or higher Or
  • Passed the Foundation Studies Academic English subject, offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement Or
  • Completed the Foundation Studies program offered by Western Sydney University, The College, with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

For further information regarding English Language Entry Requirements, please see:

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/274170/INTL0910_English_Language_Entry_Table_2019_v03_Add_Nigeria_Zimbabwe_latest.pdf

Program Structure

This program is an exit award only

Students must pass the following University level subjects, which will allow students to enter the second year of the Bachelor of Health Science (PDHPE) program at Western Sydney University with 80 credit points of advanced standing.

Subject Title Credit Points
HLTH 1011Professional Health Competencies (WSTC)10
PUBH 1007Population Health and Society (WSTC)10
COMM 1008Communication in Health (WSTC)10
BEHV 1015Psychology and Health (WSTC)10
HLTH 1014Evidence in Health (WSTC)10
PUBH 2006Culture, Diversity and Health (WSTC)10
BIOS 1038Anatomy and Physiology in Health (WSTC)10
SPRT 1002Fundamentals of Exercise Science (WSTC)10
Students must also pass the following preparatory level subjects for which no advanced standing will be granted in the Western Sydney University degree program:
HLTH 0005The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep)10
NATS 0006Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep)10
Total Credit Points100