Undergraduate Certificate in Health - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Undergraduate Certificate in Health

Ready to start your career in health? The Undergraduate Certificate in Health has been designed to provide an introductory-level study pathway into key areas of health.

In this program you will:

  • Learn about communication within the health sector and the professions
  • Undertake introductory level human anatomy and physiology, bioscience and introductory health practice and knowledge
  • Gain an understanding of patient safety, ethics, and legal roles when working in healthcare settings
female health worker with clipboard in hospital

Location

Entry threshold

55 55 55 55 ATAR/Rank
ATAR/Rank

Duration

6 months 6 months Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2022 fees ($AUD)

A$3,000 CSP
CSP

QTAC code

014142 018642 019152 016142

Start

  • Semester 1
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  • Semester 1
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Start
  • Semester 1
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Delivery mode
  • Blended Learning
Total courses
4
Total units
48
Duration
6 months 6 months
USC program code
SC017
Program structure
Introductory courses (4) 48 units

HLT103 Professional Health Communication
LFS103 Introductory Bioscience
NUR111 Practice Foundations
NUR121 Health Care and the Professions

Student profile

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Adjusted ATARs are a calculation of a student's ATAR + eligible adjustment factors and are used to determine admission. The raw ATAR is the student's rank before any adjustments are applied.

Minimum entry threshold

Applicants must meed the minimum ATAR/Rank.

Location ATAR/Rank
Moreton Bay 55
Caboolture 55
Fraser Coast 55
Gympie 55

Additional entry information

All applicants must either be able to declare that English is their primary language (ie they have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English. At least two years of this education must have been between grades 7 and 12. This education must have been completed in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, or United States of America.); or they must attain an Academic IELTS score of at least 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each subtest (obtained within two years prior to the commencement of the program). For more information visit English language requirements.

Recommended prior study
English, General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics; at least one Science subject
Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • The Undergraduate Certificate in Health will provide direct credit into the Bachelor of Nursing Science 
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

Career opportunities

  • Academia and research
  • Education
  • Not-for-profit roles
  • Private health care services
  • WIth further study - Government roles

Headstart Program - Year 11 or 12

The Headstart program lets you study uni subjects while you’re still in high school. If you successfully complete two Headstart courses, you’ll get a selection rank that you could use to get into uni.

Early Offer Guarantee scheme - Year 12

The Early Offer Guarantee scheme enables Year 12 students to be offered a place at USC on the basis of their Principal's recommendation.

Previous qualifications or experience

If you:

  • have completed Year 12 (no matter how long ago)
  • have a TAFE/VET qualification
  • have relevant work experience, or
  • have studied at university before (even if you didn’t complete your studies)

You may be eligible for a selection rank, which can help you get into uni. For more detailed information selection ranks and how applications are assessed, visit Admissions explained.

Tertiary Preparation Pathway

If you don’t have qualifications or experience that will give you a selection rank, you can complete the Tertiary Preparation Pathway as a stepping stone into most degrees. You can also use TPP to complete subject prerequisites.

If you haven’t studied in a while, TPP is also a great way to brush up on essential study skills like critical reading, assignment writing and referencing.

It can also build your knowledge and confidence in the subject areas you’ll need for your degree, like science or maths. TPP courses are fee-free for eligible domestic students.

I identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

You may be eligible for direct entry into a USC degree based on your potential to succeed, under USC’s Indigenous Direct Entry and Access Scheme (IDEAS). All you have to do is complete an online application through our website.

CSP estimate
A$3,000

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that students only pay 'student contribution" amounts. The student contribution amount will vary depending on the course you are studying and how much funding the Government provides.

If you accept a Commonwealth supported place you are a Commonwealth supported student. As a Commonwealth supported student you must make a contribution towards the cost of your education (unless you are enrolled in Enabling or Tertiary Preparation Pathway courses) with the majority of the cost met by the Commonwealth Government.

Commonwealth supported places are only available to domestic students. As a domestic student you are entitled to a Commonwealth supported place in an eligible program if you:

  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements
  • complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)
  • meet the University's entry requirements for your chosen program.

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to USC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

QTAC code

Location QTAC code
Moreton Bay 014142
Caboolture 018642
Fraser Coast 019152
Gympie 016142
Gain direct credit into the Bachelor of Nursing Science
Complete in just six months full-time
Flexible learning options
Christie Warner
Christie Warner Graduate

Student story

“USC opened my world to many possibilities, new knowledge and new ways of thinking. It has completely changed me as a person.”