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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 program guarantees students a place in the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences or Bachelor of Health Sciences programs, 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.

Below is an example of some of the degrees our diploma programs credit into.

Diploma ProgramBachelor ProgramNumber of Credits
Diploma of Health SciencesBachelor of Health Sciences8
Diploma of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

8
Diploma of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Sciences

5

What our students say

Amelia Harris

Diploma of Health Sciences student

I was a little nervous starting out at Bond because I had already been out of high school for almost three years. I was worried that I would struggle with getting back into a study rhythm. At the beginning it was challenging, but with the help of teachers and friends I was quickly able to find my way and learn the most effective way to study for me personally. I find the teachers at Bond are very willing to help you wherever they can because they want to see you succeed. They are understanding of everyone’s circumstances. I have found that Bond’s social scene is a good way to meet new people. There is always something happening that you can join in on. I love the diversity of the students at Bond. It is awesome meeting and getting to know different people from different parts of the world. Overall, I have had a great experience at Bond, and have made some memories that will stay with me forever.

Amelia Harris

Diploma of Health Sciences student

I was a little nervous starting out at Bond because I had already been out of high school for almost three years. I was worried that I would struggle with getting back into a study rhythm. At the beginning it was challenging, but with the help of teachers and friends I was quickly able to find my way and learn the most effective way to study for me personally. I find the teachers at Bond are very willing to help you wherever they can because they want to see you succeed. They are understanding of everyone’s circumstances. I have found that Bond’s social scene is a good way to meet new people. There is always something happening that you can join in on. I love the diversity of the students at Bond. It is awesome meeting and getting to know different people from different parts of the world. Overall, I have had a great experience at Bond, and have made some memories that will stay with me forever.

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
  • Articulate into the third semester of the corresponding bachelor program

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 Biomedical Sciences or Bachelor of Health Sciences programs, 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 2019
  • January 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • September 2022
Program typeDiploma
Study areaFoundation Programs, Health Sciences
Program codeCO-00016
CRICOS code093260K
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

*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:

*BCAS01-020 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 below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2019 fees: $14,720 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $15,680 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

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 - 18/ATAR 58.20 to 50.15). Bond University College offers Tertiary Preparation programs (Bond University College Foundation Program and Bond University College - 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 - 18

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.

Where can the Diploma of Health Sciences take me?

Due to program sequencing, students may not be able to commence the postgraduate program immediately on completion of their undergraduate degree. International students should be aware that the Australian immigration authority may require them to return home before commencing their postgraduate degree and seek advice accordingly. *Students who meet the minimum GPA requirements may apply for 2nd year entry to the Medical Program.

 

What our academics say

Christian Moro

Assistant Professor, HSM

“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

“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”

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