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Diploma of Health Sciences Units (Stage 1)

  • Diploma

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers internationally valued degrees providing a strong foundation to many different career options.

Key details

Degree Type
8 - 12 months full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$15,000 per year / $15,000 total
International Fees
$24,600 per year / $24,600 total

About this course

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers internationally valued degrees providing a strong foundation to many different career options.

Curtin College offers direct entry into year two of the Bachelor of Science (with a wide array of majors), Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and Bachelor of Psychology at Curtin University. Entry is via Stage 1 or Stage 2 of the Diploma of Health Sciences. Choose from the following majors:

Entry requirements

Year 11 with 50%

Career pathways

There are 4 ways to submit your application to Curtin College.

  1. Apply online.
  2. Apply via an agent in your country.
  3. Apply in person at Curtin College Perth.
  4. Apply via post/paper application.

All applications will require that you attach copies of your supporting documentation, such as your academic transcripts (translated if not in English), English test results (if English is not your first language) and proof of identification.

The date of your application is the date that we receive it.

If your application is successful you will receive a Letter of Offer confirming which course has been offered, the fees payable, conditions to be met (if any), orientation details and the start date of your course.

You must then follow these instructions to accept your offer.

Please note, online applications attract priority processing and are the quickest way for you to receive your offer.

Course structure

  • 6
  • 2
  • 8

Core Units

  • Foundations of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Foundations for Professional Health Practice
  • Human Structure & Function
  • Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction Public Health

Elective  Units (Select  two)

  • Biological Chemistry (Semester 1 only)
  • Brain and Behaviour (Semester 2 only)
  • Food and Nutrition Principles (Semester 1 only)
  • Foundations of Pathophysiology (Semester 2 only)
  • Foundations of Psychology (Semester 2 only)
  • Functional Anatomy (Semester 1 only)
  • Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Introduction to Biological Chemistry (Semester 2 only)
  • Biological Chemistry