What will I learn?

This course provides a sound knowledge and understanding of the health of individuals, communities and population. It will allow you to enter a wide variety of undergraduate courses at Deakin University in areas such as health sciences, psychology, exercise and sport science, food and nutrition and public health and health promotion.

Employment and career options upon completing your Bachelor degree:

Case manager / Case worker
Community health officer
Development manager
Disability officer
Exercise scientist
Fitness advisor
Food product developer
Food quality assurance manager
Health educator
Health promotion officer
Market researcher
Project officer
Sports coach
Vocational guidance worker

Course Structure

Complete and pass 8 units+

HBS107 Understanding Health
HBS108 Health Information and Data
HBS109 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
HBS110 Health Behaviour
HPS111 Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour
HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development
HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy
HSE104 Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport
HSE111 Physical Activity and Exercise for Health
HSE113 Human Growth, Development and Aging for Exercise Scientists
HSH111 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
HSH112 Local and Global Environments for Health
HSN101 Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health
HSN105 Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems
HSN107 Physiology of Human Growth and Development
SLE111 Cells and Genes
SLE115 Essential Skills in Bioscience
SLE123 Physics for the Life Sciences
SLE132 Biology Form and Function
SLE133 Chemistry in Our World
SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences

Direct entry to the 2nd year of the Bachelor degrees in Exercise and Sports Science, Health Sciences, Nutrition Science, Psychological Science, Public Health and Health Promotion, Sport Development, Biomedical Science
Supportive learning environment provides the best possible preparation for Deakin University
Study on a Deakin University campus with full access to accommodation, support services



Study options

Online/Distance (8 months)

Tuition fees
A$31,870.00 (17,06,103) per year
Course fee: AUD $31,870 (AUD $3,983.75 per unit)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 October 2021

Online/Distance (8 months)

Tuition fees
A$31,870.00 (17,06,103) per year
Course fee: AUD $31,870 (AUD $3,983.75 per unit)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 October 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry to Diploma course requires the successful completion of Australian Year 12 equivalent. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English Admission Requirements

Cambridge: English Advanced (CAE) - FCE Level B2;

Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) - EAP 2;

GCE O-level - C6;

IELTS - 5.5 (with no band score below 5.5);

Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE): 42-49;

TOEFL Computer Based - 196;

TOEFL Paper Based - 525, TOEFL iBT: 52 – Writing 19, Speaking 16, Listening and Reading 5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Deakin College

For close to 25 years, Deakin College has given over 20,000 students the opportunity to progress into a degree program at Deakin University.

  • Preferred pathway provider for Deakin University
  • Entry offered to second year of select bachelor degrees
  • Located at the Deakin University campuses
  • Intensive, personalised support for students