What will I learn?

Health is one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia, and there is a strong demand for professionals with skills in non-clinical health, policy and wellbeing.

This degree allows you to put your knowledge into practice. You’ll work on real-world projects that can make a difference to your local community and beyond. You'll graduate with the skills to pursue career opportunities in environments that support community health in a range of areas including disability and ageing.

We have extensive industry connections and partnerships right around the world. These connections enable us to design a curriculum that reflects the latest in community health research and practice.

What you'll learn

This degree will prepare you for a career as a non-clinical health professional, providing you with a strong foundation of knowledge in areas like human biology, psychology, mental health and cultural safety in both national and international settings.

You’ll learn how to work with a diverse range of clients, to develop plans that assist in the delivery of care by health professionals, and how to remain up-to-date with the changing regulations and technologies in this evolving field.

You’ll work on projects in your final year that directly enhance the lives of individuals and groups in your community.

Some of the courses you’ll study include:

  • Nutrition and Health
  • Disability and Ageing – Diversity and Discrimination
  • Project Management for Health and Wellness
  • Public Health

Tailor your degree to your interests and broaden your career prospects through your choice of electives - you can select two electives from a range of University of South Australia Online degrees.

Your career

There are diverse opportunities for community health professionals in not-for-profit, government and private sectors – and there are excellent career prospects in metropolitan cities, rural and regional areas.

Professionals seeking work in non-government positions may find employment with community development organisations, welfare centres, social enterprises, neighbourhood houses, emergency relief agencies, home and community care organisations and residential care facilities.

A University of South Australia Online Community Health degree can help you pursue the following careers:

  • Lead community health worker
  • Community health development officer
  • Disability support coordinator
  • Aged care coordinator
  • Project officer
  • Health support worker

Study options

Online/Distance (3 years full-time)

Tuition fees
A$23,000.00 (US$ 15,999) per year
This fee refers to per 1.0 EFTSL

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

Start date

21 September 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Australian Year 12 program or an equivalent program in your home country. English language requirements: English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0, TOEFL PBT: 550 with TWE of 4.5, TOEFL iBT: 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18, Cambridge CAE/CPE: 169, CELUSA (UniSA ELICOS): AE4, Pearson PTE: 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50. Note: SAT is scored on a 1600 point scale.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result:
Higher education study: Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider OR
Vocational Education and Training (VET): Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above OR
Work and life experience: Passed a University of South Australia Online literacy and numeracy test and have relevant work experience, or Completed a University of South Australia Foundations Studies program or equivalent, or Qualify for Special Entry OR
Recent secondary education: Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification.


About this uni

The University of South Australia’s 100% online degrees give you full control and flexibility over your study choices.

  • No.1 in Australia for Quality Education (2019 THE Rankings)
  • Highly interactive online learning environment for students
  • 100% online study