Study a Diploma in Health at UniSA

Fifi-Odule Munezero, UniSA College student

Diploma in Health


The Diploma in Health is a two year program providing a pathway into exercise and sport science, health science, human movement, laboratory medicine, medical science, nursing, nutrition and food sciences, and pharmaceutical science programs at the University of South Australia.

Who is it for? 

Diploma programs are designed primarily for people who do not have the qulifications required to get directly into a degree at UniSA.

Selection Rank 50.00
Program length 2 years (or part-time equivalent)
Prerequisites or assumed knowledge      None
STAT entry 139 or higher
TAFE/RTO entry Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Cert 3 or Cert 4 level.
Note: Applicants who have completed a TAFE/VET award at Diploma level or above, or who have studied at higher education level for more than two years will not be considered for admission to the program.
Program fees Commonwealth Supported
Locations Metropolitan campuses (SATAC code 426041)

Key Features

Diploma Stage 1

In this stage you will learn:

  • how to study successfully at university
  • how to learn how the university works
  • write academic assignments 
  • reference your work
  • manage your time
  • important base knowledge in health.

Diploma Stage 2

In this stage you will:

  • start studying first-year courses from your linked bachelor degree
  • sit in the same lectures and tutorials as other first-year bachelor degree students
  • be able to come back to UniSA College for additional support

Upon successful completion you will graduate with a university diploma qualification. Following this, you will continue seamlessly into the second year of your linked degree (with up to 8 course credits).

More information about this program

Newly packaged program

Diploma in Health, Bachelor of Health Science
SATAC code: 426051

Apply for this packaged program to undertake the Diploma in Arts as a pathway into the Bachelor of Arts only.

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Download UniSA College brochure (PDF 1.6Mb)

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What will I study?

Stage 1 Courses include:

  • Australian Culture and Society
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Communication for Academic Purposes
  • Critical Thinking: Media and Academia
  • Digital Literacy: Screen, web and new media
  • English Language Studies
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Future Ideas: Information and the Internet
  • Human Health
  • Individual and Group Skills
  • Introduction to Anatomy
  • Introduction to Bioscience
  • Introduction to Human Behaviour
  • Introduction to Human Physiology
  • Introductory Computing
  • Introductory Economics and Finance
  • Introductory Quantitative Skills
  • Maths Fundamentals
  • Person and Society
  • Science for Tertiary Learning
  • University Studies

Stage 2 Courses Include:

You will start studying first year courses from your linked bachelor degree.

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