Diploma in Health Science

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipHtlhSc
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7018
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 068986B

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

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

For Commencement Year 2015 - please refer to 7018.4 Diploma in Health Science

For Commencement Year 2014 - please refer to 7018.3 Diploma in Health Science

For Commencement Year 2012 -2013 - please refer to 7018.2 Diploma in Health Science

For Commencement Year 2011 - please refer to 7018.1 Diploma in Health Science (Health Promotion, Health Services Mgmt & Therapeutic Recreatn Pathway)

This program is an exit award only

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

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

Western Sydney University, The College

This program is designed to provide students with the first year units included in the Bachelor of Health Science course. It presents students with subjects covering introductory Science, Communication and Health aspects of the Bachelor of Health Science course 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 will articulate into the 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.

Study Mode

One year full-time (three terms) or two years part-time (six terms)

Program Advice

College Admin
 

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 course is to prepare students for tertiary study in Health Science. The Diploma is accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, The College, to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Local students entering this Diploma are required to have:

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, OR
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) OR
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent OR
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit 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 College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

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 College EAP 4 course with a 50% pass OR
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent OR
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit 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 College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Program Structure

This program is an exit award only

Students must pass the following University level units which will allow students to enter the second year of the Bachelor of Health Science (with testamur majors in Public Health, Health Promotion, Recreational Therapy, Health Services Management and Clinical Sciences) at WSU with 80cp advanced standing.

Subject Title Credit Points
PUBH 1007Population Health and Society (WSTC)10
COMM 1008Communication in Health (WSTC)10
BEHV 1015Psychology and Health (WSTC)10
HLTH 1015Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC)10
HLTH 1014Evidence in Health (WSTC)10
BIOS 1037Human Development and Disease across the Lifespan (WSTC)10
PUBH 2006Culture, Diversity and Health (WSTC)10
Select one of the following three subjects(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 Recreational therapy).
Students must pass the following preparatory level subjects for which no advanced standing will be granted in the WSU program:
NATS 0006Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep)10
HLTH 0005The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep)10
Total Credit Points100