Diploma of Higher Education in Health

Courses and Study Australian courses Diploma of Higher Education in Health

This course provides you with the basic skills and knowledge in a range of health-related fields and offers a pathway to degree level study.  JCU Diplomas are designed to help you develop the necessary skills to be a successful university student. On successful completion of the Diploma, you can continue into a Bachelor degree program, and you may receive credit for successfully completed subjects.

Campus
Townsville; Cairns
Start dates
February, July
Duration
1 year full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus
Prerequisites
None

Career opportunities

A Diploma of Higher Education is a great pathway if you don’t have the academic entry requirements for your preferred Bachelor degree. It gives you a ‘taste’ of university study and a kick-start to your career.

Course highlights

The Diploma of Higher Education in Health is a respected qualification in its own right. Our Diploma students enjoy all the benefits and support provided to full degree students.

Course overview

The course includes core subjects plus elective health subjects from JCU’s wide choice of health study areas - see the Handbook for further details.

Essential Maths is core for your health studies, and there are a variety of other subjects to choose from, including:

  • Anatomy: Principles & Systems
  • Physiological Systems & Processes 1
  • Chemistry for the Natural Sciences
  • Lifespan Development
  • Communication Skills for Health Professionals
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Exploring Psychology 1
  • Sport & Exercise for Nutrition.

How to apply

Check the QTAC information and apply by clicking on the relevant link below depending on where you wish to study.

Take note of the QTAC code for this course in the location you've chosen because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Townsville (310061) - Apply now
Cairns (320061) - Apply now

Subjects

DipHigherEd – Health Major

Major code

DHE-HLT

Available in

Diploma of Higher Education

Credit points required

18 credit points for single major

Major Structure

Students will be enrolled in set study plans which will allow them to articulate into their target degree. The study plans will allow for flexible enrolment options. The study plans will involve a mix of core, selected major and elective subjects.

Study plans can be discussed with the Pathways Programs Manager if required.

CORE SUBJECTS

MA1022:03 Essential Maths

OPTIONS

Select 15 credit points of subjects from List 1

List 1

BM1002:03 Anatomy: Principles and Systems

BM1011:03 Physiological Systems and Processes 1

BM1022:03 Physiological Systems and Processes 2

CH1011:03 Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

EL1100:03 Critical Reading

HS1003:03 Lifespan Development for Health A or HS1005:03 Lifespan Development for Health

HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia

HS1111:03 Communication for Nursing and Midwifery

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

NS1012:03 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

NS1220:03 Primary Health Care

PC1004:03 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 1

PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology 1

PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology 2

RH1002:03 Communication Skills for Health Professionals

RH1004:03 Foundations of Allied Health Professional Practice

SC1022:03 Essential Science

SL1001:03 Introduction to Speech Pathology

SP1001:03 Science and Practice of Physical Activity

SP1002:03 Sport and Exercise Nutrition

SS1010:03 Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

WS1005:03 Human Rights and Social Issues

Pathway into course

On successful completion of the Diploma of Higher Education you may be eligible to continue into this degree, and you may be able to receive some credit for successfully completed subjects.

Students are encouraged to undertake the Tertiary Access Course if they have not studied recently and/or want assistance making the transition to University studies.

Get prepared - Bridging subjects

Bridging subjects are designed to fill any gaps in your knowledge. We offer maths and chemistry bridging subjects that can be studied on-campus in Cairns and Townsville. You may need to enrol in a bridging subject if you have not achieved the grade of ‘Sound Achievement or better’ in Queensland Year 12 maths or chemistry.

Handbook

Course Structure

Course Structure – Business Major

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table 1

TABLE 1 (BUSINESS MAJOR)

Types of majors

Mandatory, Single

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Notes

Available for mid-year entry

Not available at all campuses

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Business

Townsville

Cairns

External

 

Course Structure – All other majors

CORE SUBJECTS

CU1022:03 Developing Academic Skills

CS1022:03 Learning in a Digital Environment

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table 2

TABLE 2 (ALL OTHER MAJORS)

Types of majors

Mandatory, Single

Credit points in major

18 credit points

Notes

All majors are available for mid-year entry

Not all majors are available at all campuses

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Business Studies

Brisbane

Cairns

Singapore

Townsville

International students only in Brisbane

Engineering and Applied Science

Cairns

Townsville

 

General Studies

Cairns

Singapore

Thursday Island

Townsville





Delivery at Thursday Island will be in Limited Attendance mode

Health

Cairns

Thursday Island

Townsville



Delivery at Thursday Island will be in Limited Attendance mode

Information Technology

Cairns

Singapore

Townsville

 

Science

Cairns

Townsville

 

Society and Culture

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.