Your Health Sciences career starts here with the Bond University Diploma of Health Sciences
Pathway into a health career with the Higher Education Diploma of Health Sciences. Develop technical and foundational skills in biological and chemical sciences.
A Diploma of Health Sciences provides you with further study and career opportunities in health
Successful completion of the Diploma of Health Sciences will provide guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Health Sciences or career pathways in health promotion, health education and health administration.
Below is an example of some of the degrees our diploma programs credit into. Number of subjects granted as credit are listed in brackets.
|Diploma Program||Bachelor Program||Number of Credits|
|Diploma of Health Sciences||Bachelor of Health Sciences||8|
|Diploma of Health Sciences|
Bachelor of Biomedical Science*
|Diploma of Health Sciences|
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Sciences*
*Completion of the Diploma of Health Sciences does not satisfy all of the subject prerequisites for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science or the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science. Students will still need to meet the prerequisites for these programs to gain entry.
Hear from our students
- Complete your diploma in only eight months
- Have the support of extra tutorials just for diploma students
- Integrate into the university environment from day one
- Pathway into the third semester of the Bachelor of Health Sciences
About the program
The Diploma of Health Sciences offers a broad foundation in biological and chemical sciences where you will gain an understanding of basic and applied sciences, including the anatomical, molecular and physiological processes of human health and function. You will develop technical scientific and research skills using some of the latest research equipment, which can be applied across a broad range of industries. Show more
The Diploma of Health Sciences offers a broad foundation in biological and chemical sciences where you will gain an understanding of basic and applied sciences, including the anatomical, molecular and physiological processes of human health and function. You will develop technical scientific and research skills using some of the latest research equipment, which can be applied across a broad range of industries. Successful completion of the Diploma of Health Sciences program guarantees students a place in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, with a possible 80 credit points credited towards their degree. Students are advised to check degree study structures online to confirm for which subjects they may receive credit. Show less
|Duration||2 semesters (8 months)|
|Study area||Foundation Programs, Health Sciences|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
*Credit articulations for Diploma studies into bachelor programs may vary depending on the program. Students are advised to confirm credit arrangements prior to commencement of their Diploma program.
The Diploma of Health Sciences is comprised of 8 compulsory subjects and 1 compulsory skills building subject. Students must complete the following eight (8) subjects for the Diploma of Health Sciences:
- Academic Skills (BCAS01-020)*
- Introduction to Global Citizenship (BCDP02-033)
- Critical Thinking and Communication (BCDP02-101)
- Leadership and Team Dynamics (BCDP01-102)
- Ethical Thought and Action (BCDP02-103)
- Introduction to Chemistry (BCDP02-050)
- Cell Biology (BCDP02-051)
- Chemistry for Living Systems (BCDP02-052)
- Principles of Human Structure and Function (BCDP02-053)
*Academic Skills is a compulsory 0 credit point subject that provides you with core academic skills including referencing, academic writing and time management. It must be completed in your first semester (weeks 1 to 5). Recommended study plan For information regarding appropriate enrolment for each semester, we recommend that students see the Program structure and sequence webpage.
Recommended Study Plan
For information regarding appropriate enrolment for each semester, we recommend that students see the Program structure and sequence webpage
The total program fees for the Diploma of Health Sciences are:
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Entry into the Diploma of Health Sciences requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 16 - 18/ATAR 60.20 to 54.20). Bond University College offers Tertiary Preparation programs (Bond University College Foundation Program and Bond University College - University Preparation Program) for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.
- Work experience - ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent
- Incomplete Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (passing grades in 2 subjects)
- STAT result of 144
- OP ineligible Schedule equivalent rank to OP 16 - 18
English language requirements
- Pass in Bond University College EAP Level 2, or
- IELTS 6.0 (no subscore less than 5.5)