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Diploma of Health Science (UniLink) (8 months), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) ,
The Diploma of Health Science (UniLink) (8 months) is a direct pathway to second-year university. The units are similar to those in the first year of a bachelor degree, but the classroom environment is different. Classes are smaller and students have more individual attention from their teachers to help them adjust to university.

This Pre-Bachelor Offers


High-performing UniLink students may have the opportunity to progress into their nominated Bachelor degree with credits after completing four units. UniLink is accredited as an award-level higher education diploma.

Career opportunities

  • Graduates may find employment in the health care sector.
Aims and objectives
  • This course prepares the student to work in a range of roles under supervision within the health care sector.


UniLink is accredited as an award-level higher education diploma.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication skills from a global perspective 
  • Introduction to biology 
  • Statistics 101 
  • Psychology fundamentals 
  • Health science 1
  • Introduction to anatomy and physiology 
  • Introduction to critical thinking and research methodology 
  • Select one from the following:
  • Calculus and applications 
  • Foundation mathematics 
  • Scientific cultural innovation 
  • Sports & exercise science 101 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time available for domestic students

  • Credits
    100 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

Make sure you have the following documents for your application:
  • certified copies of previous academic results
  • certified English language proficiency test results
  • letters from schools or employers
  • portfolio for design courses, excluding Swinburne Foundation Year (Design).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27440 AUD per year and a duration of 8 months.
  • National Applies to you

    8498 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8498 AUD per year and a duration of 8 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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