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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.

Hear from our students

“I originally applied to get straight into the Bachelor of Health Sciences but didn’t quite qualify so I completed my diploma of Health Sciences first. I am currently in my second semester of my degree and loving it! Bond’s facilities and education systems are world class and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else right now. Doing the diploma first has helped me transition into my degree by being around other students in similar positions. The teachers have gone above and beyond with their help and the university caters to everyone. My dream is to become a paediatric occupational therapist and work with children to provide them with the best quality of life possible”.

Jack Cullinane, Gold Coast

Key features

  • 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

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeHigher Education Diploma
Study areaHealth Sciences
Program codeCO-00016
CRICOS code093260K
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: sbc@bond.edu.au

*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 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:

  • $24,744
  • $26,968

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.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Domestic students

Entry into the Diploma of Health Sciences requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 16 to 18/ATAR 60.20 to 54.20). Bond University College offers Tertiary Preparation programs (Foundation Program and 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 to 21

International students

International academic entry requirements.

English language requirements

  • Pass in Bond University College EAP Level 2, or
  • IELTS 6.0 (no subscore less than 5.5)

Key dates

Bond University Calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about application process please refer to How to Apply.

What our academics say

“The Bond Diploma of Health Sciences program enables a diverse range of students to study introductory anatomy, physiology, reasoning skills and chemistry. This enhances their knowledge of the inner workings human body, and provides a clear introduction to the options and majors available when studying components of Health Sciences. It has been rewarding to teach into the Bond Diploma of Health Science and to provide these students with a solid grounding in physiology. I am confident their experiences throughout this program will assist them in the pursuit of any undergraduate health, exercise or biomedical pathways”

Christian Moro Assistant Professor, HSM