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

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Undergraduate Certificate in Health

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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. These include communication within the health sector and the professions, introductory level human anatomy and physiology, bioscience and introductory health practice and knowledge (including patient safety, ethical and legal roles when working in healthcare settings).

Study locations
  • Moreton Bay
  • Caboolture
  • Fraser Coast
  • Gympie
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 55 OP - - Rank - 55
USC program code
Semester 1
6 months full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English, General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics; at least one Science subject
Other requirements
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.
Total courses
Total units
Not available to international students on a Student visa.

This program will provide direct credit into the Bachelor of Nursing Science.

Fees for short courses

As part of the Federal Government's Job-ready Graduates package, USC is offering a limited number of Commonwealth supported places in the Undergraduate Certificate in Health in 2021. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be a domestic student, and meet the citizenship and residency requirements. For more information visit Commonwealth supported places. Eligible students are able to defer payment through HECS‑HELP.

Commonwealth supported places for short courses available under the Federal Government's Job Ready Graduates package are only available for 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported.

Scholarships for Fraser Coast students

Do you live in the Fraser Coast region? If you enrol to study the Undergraduate Certificate in Health at USC Fraser Coast, you could be eligible for a scholarship to cover the full cost of your tuition fees. For more information visit Undergraduate Certificate Fee-Waiver Scholarships.

Admission requirements

Completion of Year 12 or be 17 years of age; and meet minimum selection threshold ATAR 55.

Program structure

Introductory courses (4) 48 units

HLT103 Professional Health Communication
LFS103 Introductory Bioscience
NUR111 Practice Foundations
NUR121 Health, Culture and Society

Total units: 48

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.

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