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Diploma of Health Sciences, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
Geelong, Australia
The Diploma of Health Sciences from Deakin College offers direct entry to the 2nd year of the Bachelor degrees in Exercise and Sports Science, Health Sciences, Nutrition Science, Psychological Science, Public Health and Health Promotion, Sport Development, Biomedical Science.
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The Diploma of Health Sciences from Deakin College offers a supportive learning environment provides the best possible preparation for Deakin University. Study on a Deakin University campus with full access to accommodation, support services.

This course provides a sound knowledge and understanding of the health of individuals, communities and population. It will allow you to enter a wide variety of undergraduate courses at Deakin University in areas such as health sciences, psychology, exercise and sport science, food and nutrition and public health and health promotion.

Employment and career options upon completing your Bachelor degree:

  • Case manager / Case worker
  • Community health officer
  • Counsellor
  • Development manager
  • Disability officer
  • Exercise scientist
  • Fitness advisor
  • Food product developer
  • Food quality assurance manager
  • Health educator
  • Health promotion officer
  • Market researcher
  • Nutritionist
  • Project officer
  • Sports coach
  • Vocational guidance worker

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description

      8 or 12 months

  • Credits
    8 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Understanding Health
  • Health Information and Data
  • Health Behaviour
  • Psychology: Individual and Social Development
  • Functional Human Anatomy
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport
  • Physical Activity and Exercise for Health
  • Human Growth, Development and Aging for Exercise Scientists
  • Disease Prevention and Control
  • Local and Global Environments for Health
  • Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems
  • Physiology of Human Growth and Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Entry to Diploma courses requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.
CRICOS Provider Codes: Deakin College 01590J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31280 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31280 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    25920 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25920 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for Geelong

  • 1000 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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