Health Science

The Diploma of Health Science is ideal for students wishing to major in areas of Nursing, Biomedical Science or Psychology.

Key Information

Duration

Year 1: 8 units (8-12 months)
Year 2: 8 units (8-12 months)

Intake dates

Year 1: February, June, October
Year 2: February, July

Campus location

ECU Joondalup Campus West

2023 Fees

Year 1: A$14,800

Year 2: A$15,900

Domestic International

2023 Fees

Year 1: A$24,200

Year 2: A$34,550

Diploma of Health Science (Year 1)

The units you will study are designed to enhance your learning experience, and provide you with the underpinning knowledge necessary to prepare you for studies in Nursing or health related fields at university level. This program is taught on ECU’s state-of-the-art Joondalup Campus West.

The program consists of 8 units of study and can be completed over 2 or 3 trimesters, and provides opportunities for scaffolded learning and the development of core academic and employability skills.

  • Workplace Communication – Employability
  • Introductory Computing
  • Foundation Science
  • Communication Skills
  • Project Management
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Year 1 Elective

15 Credit Points each unit

Diploma of Health Science (Year 2)

The Diploma of Health Science introduces you to the biological, social and cultural elements involved in health care. It is specially designed for students who wish to major in Nursing, Biomedical Science or Psychology. This program is taught on ECU’s state-of-the-art Joondalup Campus West.

The program consists of 8 units of study and can be completed over 2 or 3 trimesters.  Students who complete the ECC Diploma of Health Science (Year 2) will be eligible for admission to a range of Health Science degrees at ECU. The range of credits granted varies depending upon the degree you choose. A minimum of 50% pass in all units is required for progression to ECU.

For units undertaken in this course, please refer to the course planner.

Transfer to ECU

Your Diploma of Health Science can lead into the second year of the below undergraduate degrees:.

§ On-campus only. If you commence at ECU in July, it will take 2.5 years to complete at ECU due to sequencing of units.

* On-campus only. Limited places in Diploma for this course stream.

^ February intake only. On-campus only. Available to international students only. Limited places in Diploma for this course stream. First intake of Diploma course at ECC in Feb 2023.