• Provides pathway into selected Bachelor degrees in Health, including Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), Nutrition Science, Social Work, Human Services, and Public Health.
  • Develop academic and English language skills for successful study in the Bachelor degree program.
  • Successful graduates will receive up to one semester of credit (advanced standing) into selected health Bachelor degrees.

Why choose this course?

Studying Diploma in Health Science (Health Studies) at the QUT College will develop your academic skills, which will help you become more confident with your university studies. This Diploma will also improve your academic English language skills, all while enjoying a complete university experience. Successful graduates will be guaranteed entry into one of the approved QUT Faculty of Health programs with up to 1 semester of advanced standing.

You will learn through university style lectures, tutorials and workshops with a focus on the development of independent learning skills. Smaller class sizes mean you get more individual attention from your teachers.

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What to expect

QUT's Diploma in Health Science (Health Studies) is a pathway into a range of QUT undergraduate health programs including Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Human Services, Bachelor of Public Health.

  • Develop English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test.
  • On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in your chosen degree with credit for prior learning (advanced standing).
  • Study first year academic content.
  • Receive additional academic and language support providing a smooth transition into the Faculty of Health.
  • Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours.
  • Study on campus as a QUT student with access to services and facilities across the university.

Careers and outcomes

Course articulation

Progression to your related Bachelor degree

To progress into your chosen QUT Bachelor degree you will need to meet the conditions listed in your offer letter, including:

  • successful completion of the Diploma of Health Science (Health Studies).

To find more information regarding the progression requirements, refer to the 'Requirements' tab for your chosen Bachelor degree, and select 'Australia' from the country list.

Advanced Standing

After successful completion of the Diploma of Health Science (Health Studies) you are eligible for the 48 credit points (one semester) of advanced standing towards the following degree programs. 

Remaining duration and semester of entry into your chosen degree:

It will take 3 years to complete:

It will take 2.5 years to complete:

You are eligible for 24 credit points (two units) of advanced standing into the following programs. Remaining duration and semesters of entry:

It will take 3 years to complete:

It will take 4 years to complete:


You are eligible for 12 credit points (1 unit) of advanced standing into the following program:

  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science - February entry only   (Students requesting a pathway via Diploma of Health Science into the Bachelor of Nutrition Science must have completed Mathematical Methods and Chemistry subjects in senior high school or equivalent prior to entering the Diploma course)

Details and units


ATAR/selection rank threshold

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

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Course code
  • Kelvin Grove
8 - 12 months full-time
February, July and November
Duration: 8 months full-time (for July and November start) ; 12 months full-time (for February start).

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

ATAR/selection rank

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 56 10 10 15 14
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 5.5 5 5 5 5
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 46 38 38 38 38
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
162 154 154 154 154
Duolingo English Test (DET)
You must share your results with QUT through the Duolingo online website.
90 and Production Score of 75 -- -- -- --

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.


Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022 fees

2022: $28,122 per course (96 credit points)

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