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Diploma of Health Science

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Campus locations

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Perth

Course length

1 year full-time

Contact hours

24 hours per week full-time

Payment options

Domestic available


Contribute to a healthier and happier society with a Diploma of Health Science.

In addition to gaining foundational knowledge of biological and social sciences, this 12 month full-time course gives you the opportunity to gain an introduction to various areas of health science through interdisciplinary electives including Naturopathy, Nutrition, and Complementary Medicine.

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.

"The most rewarding part of this career is being able to help others. When someone comes to see you and tells you that they’re feeling better because you’ve helped them improve their quality of life – that’s a very good feeling."

Talia Harvey

Diploma of Health Science graduate

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine and integumentary systems by considering their components, structure and related functions.
  • Be exposed to basic and organic chemistry and exploring the nature and reactivity of matter.
  • Deep dive into the history and philosophy underpinning traditional and other whole medical systems from early human existence to the present day in diverse cultures worldwide.
  • Gain intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, knowledge, and skills essential for developing an effective therapeutic relationship with clients.
  • Explore naturopathy and nutrition concepts through diploma electives.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be skilled to pursue several career paths, including:

  • Nutrition support services
  • Recipe or product development
  • Specialised sales
  • Content creation
  • Nutrition support services
  • Further studies in allied health science careers

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.

Student and Alumni Profiles

Student Profile

Discover how Emma found her passion for nutrition with Endeavour

Alumni Profile

Find out how Vicki Yap-Khaw found her passion in Naturopathy

Course Structure

The Diploma of Health Science is delivered 100% online.

  • Enjoy fully digitally structured learning, supported by our expert academics.
  • Book one-on-one consultations with subject specialists.
  • Study all your subjects at any time during the week within specified delivery periods.
  • Attend live classes virtually at specific timetabled times throughout the week. Supported by online study materials.

Contact our admissions team for additional details on the delivery mode for each subject or download the course structure here.

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Educational Pathways

If you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may receive advanced standing towards your Diploma of Health Science course via our Educational Pathways process.

Endeavour is one of the very few institutions in Australia that maps individual subjects into each of our degree programs. We created the Articulation Abacus to provide a visual interpretation of calculating educational credit points, so you can see how close to gaining a degree you really are.

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Professional Associations

Diploma of Health Science graduates may apply for associate membership with the Complementary Medicine Association (CMA).

Additional course options

Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

The Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) provides students the foundational knowledge needed to support healing and maintain health with an array of natural therapies. Naturopathy utlises biological sciences in order to understand the human body and its functions.

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine)

The Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) is supported by a strong underpinning of biological and social sciences subjects. Graduates learn to integrate traditional food wisdom and current scientific evidence to motivate individuals and communities to eat well and live healthier lives.