Diploma of Health Science

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Course Outline

How Can I Study?

Study Mode

Full time (1 years)
Part time (2 years)

Dependent on the elective chosen, the course may be available fully online.

Where Can I Study?

Dependent on elective subjects chosen, the course may be available fully online.

Entry Requirements (Domestic)

Endeavour College is a direct entry institution.

  • Year 12 or equivalent (OP/ATAR score not required)
  • Mature age students without year 12 equivalent may be admitted based on relevant educational history
  • English language proficiency equivalent to a 6.5 IELTS result is required.
Start Dates (Domestic)

This course is available online and therefore has monthly intakes. Next intake is 4 January 2021
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Fees & Financial Assistance

FEE-HELP available.

The course may also be self-funded.

For more information please see our fees and payment options page.

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Contribute to a healthier and happier society with Endeavour’s Diploma of Health Science. In addition to gaining foundational knowledge of biological and social sciences, our one-year full time (two years part time) course gives you the opportunity to gain an introduction to various areas of complementary medicine through interdisciplinary electives including Naturopathy and Nutrition.

Upon graduation, this Higher Education Diploma opens the doors to further study in health science degrees or roles in allied health or complementary medicine environments. From owning your own business to being a part of community health project teams, the career outcomes of this course are full of exciting possibilities.

What you'll learn

Over the duration of this course you’ll develop foundational understanding of complementary medicine through various subjects including:

  • Human biological science
  • Chemistry and biochemistry
  • History of healing
  • Foundations of communication and counselling
  • Foundations of critical enquiry
  • Psychology and counselling theory
  • A range of electives based on your own interests and career objectives. These include herbal botany and manufacturing, sociology of food, musculoskeletal anatomy and palpation

Please note that this course does not provide students with the ability to practise in any of the related fields. As such, graduates will not be eligible to register with professional bodies or associations for the purposes of registration to practise.

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Course Structure

View the subjects in the current Diploma of Health Science course structure.

Code Subject Title Delivery Method Outline

The convenience of online study

Depending on the electives you choose, your Diploma may be completed entirely online. Our state-of-the-art Learning Management System makes it easy to study anywhere at any time, with access to academic and student support in just a couple of clicks. Take your study with you on your commute, in a café or from your own home – online study is designed to fit within your lifestyle.

We understand that work, family and life responsibilities are important considerations so we will work with you to design a study plan to suit your individual requirements.

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Career Pathways

Your career in natural health is what you make of it! The Diploma of Health Science sets you up for a range of career opportunities including:

  • Working on project teams in community health, local and federal government or even in community gardens
  • Recipe and product development for your own brand or for local business. This could include developing your own products such as herbal teas, healthy meal packs, café menus and beauty and health-related products
  • Specialised retail work in health food stores, organic food sales, pharmacy retail and nutrition sales
  • Digital content creation through social media channels, blog writing and video development
  • Further studies in allied health science careers including naturopathy, nutrition and dietetics, acupuncture, complementary medicine and other allied health fields

This course forms a solid base for you to go forth and work in established professions or branch out into a career that doesn’t even exist yet! The opportunities for you are endless.

Credit recognition for further study

If you’re planning on further study, you may receive recognition of your studies by applying credit for subjects recently studied in formal education.

All subjects within this Diploma will be recognised for direct transfer credit into the following degrees depending on the electives chosen:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Complementary Medicine

International students

The Diploma of Health Science is the first course at Endeavour which can be studied entirely overseas, from your home country. International students can complete the Diploma of Health Science in familiar surroundings with the support of family and friends, while building a relationship with lecturers and the College community online. Find out more.