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What will I learn?

La Trobe University is one of Australia’s leading health education providers and provides an ideal entry into a career as a health professional.

The diploma provides an introduction into a range of health professions, and can help you discover your ideal role in the rapidly evolving health sector.


6 Core Units

  • Human Biosciences A (HHBS1HBA)
  • Human Biosciences B (HHBS1HBB)
  • Introduction to Professional Practice (HHLT1IPP)
  • Research and Evidence in Practice (HHLT1RAE)
  • Individual Determinants of Health (HPHE1IDH)
  • Social Determinants of Health (HPHE1SDH)

2 Elective Units from

  • Applications of Chemistry (SCHE1APL)
  • Learning in Health Science (HHLT1LHS)
  • Introduction to Nursing (HNSG1ITN)
  • Chemistry Foundations (SCHE1CHF)
  • Introduction to Nutrition (HDTN1NHW)

Potential career paths at the completion of a bachelor degree

  • Community health
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Public health management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech Therapist
  • Nurse
  • Exercise Scientist
  • Health Information Manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Dietician
  • Orthoptist
  • Paramedic
  • Prosthetist
  • Orthotist



Study options

Full Time (Two or three trimesters)

Tuition fees
A$32,520.00 (US$ 25,044) per year
Enrolment and Orientation fees: AUD $220

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

Start date

21 June 2021, 11 October 2021


La Trobe College Australia

Melbourne Campus,

La Trobe University, Sylvia Walton Building,



3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Year 12 or equivalent

English requirements

Cambridge English Level C1, IB English Minimum of 4 in English A or minimum of 5 in English B; TOEFL-Internet 60 (Writing no less than 20); PTE Academic 50 (no skill less than 42).

IELTS requirement of 7.0 (no band less than 7.0) to gain registration post-graduation and to practice in Australia.

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


About La Trobe College Australia

La Trobe College Australia provides a direct pathway to enrolment at La Trobe University.

  • Pathway program completion guarantees degree level study
  • Study in one of the great modern cities of the world
  • Australia is a vast country of many attractions
  • Students benefit from use of all university facilities