health australia
  • Bachelor Degree 3 years; Hons + 1 year.
  • Diploma 2 years.
  • Certificate 1 year.
  • Numerous short courses available.
  • Tuition A$ 5,650 /semester - A$ 26,000/year.
  • Work while you study
  • Real working experiences while you learn.
  • Natural therapies and beauty courses.

Aged Care

  • Certificate III in Aged Care (for Overseas Students) (6 months), Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. Designed to introduce the skills that promote quality care, this nationally accredited course/qualification enables you to perform a range of duties as a personal carer within the community and in residential aged care facilities.
  • Certificate III in Aged Care (18 weeks) Explores skills which promote quality care and enable a person to perform a range of duties within the community and/or residential care systems with particular emphasis on aged care.


Careers: Professional Beauty Therapist, Beauty Salon Manager, Representative for professional beauty therapy companies, Salon or spa beauty therapist, Salon manager, Spa Therapist, Masseuse

  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy, Australian National College of Beauty (ANCB). Covers the common treatments available in Certificate IV and additional units in body treatments, electrolysis, micro-dermabrasian, aromatherapy and plant oils, reflexology, massage, advanced facials and spa treatments, depending on the elective stream chosen.
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy (1 year), Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS). Streams: spa therapies or relaxation massage. Graduates may also be eligible for credit into the Bachelor of Health Science (Dermal Therapies) at Victoria University.
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy (1 year), Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. By the end of the course you will be able to perform a variety of facial treatments (including microdermabrasion) and a series of relaxing spa treatments including Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy and more.
  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, Australian National College of Beauty (ANCB). You'll explore anatomy and physiology, histology of skin and nutrition, and apply what you have learnt through clinical practice in the Student Clinic at the college.
  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (3 semesters), Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS). Graduates may work as beauty therapists in a salon, resort, as a technician or choose to work overseas.
  • Certificate II in Hairdressing (9 weeks), Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. You'll learn how to provide full reception services including receiving clients and answering the telephone and how to prepare clients for a range of salon services.
  • Design and Apply Make-up Short Course (5 weeks), Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. You will learn the skills to apply make-up to yourself and design and apply make-up to others. You will be required to practice these skills on live models and an assessment will be required to complete this unit successfully.
  • Certificate II in Retail - Make-up and Skin Care - Traineeship (2 years), Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. This program is entry-level training and is designed for those who work in a salon or store providing general and specialised make-up and retail advice.


Careers: in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and other health-related industries.

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Griffith University. You will gain an understanding of health and the methods for diagnosis and treatment of disease by studying the fundamental biosciences.
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) Accelerated, Griffith University. This program provides the opportunity to complete both the Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honours programs in three years. You'll be introduced to medical research under the guidance of an academic staff mentor.
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science, University of the Sunshine Coast. Your study combines traditional biomedical disciplines such as physiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, immunology and biochemistry, with specific competency-based skills in areas such as pharmacology, nutrition, biotechnology, and microbial diseases.


Careers: in private practice, public hospitals, school dental clinics or the armed services.

  • Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science, Griffith University. Designed to expose students to a variety of clinical competencies, knowledge and attributes leading to a comprehensive care approach when treating patients.
  • Diploma of Dental Technology (2 years), Southbank Institute of Technology, Southbank. It comprises units in dental business studies, dental theory, dental materials, dental laboratory practices and occupational health and safety, infection control.
  • Diploma of Dental Technology (2 years), Holmesglen. You will learn how to design, construct, modify and repair dental prostheses and appliances, such as dentures, bridges, crowns and mouthguards.

Environmental Health

Careers: Environmental Health Officer, Environmental Manager, Risk Manager.

  • Bachelor of Environmental Health Science, University of the Sunshine Coast. Understand how the physical environment links with human health. Work placements provide hands-on experience. Program fully accredited with Environmental Health Australia.
  • Bachelor of Environmental Health, Central Queensland University. Environmental health professionals will be involved in decision-making and management, and responsible for putting in place strategies to recognise, evaluate and control environmental factors affecting public health.


Careers: Clinical biochemist, Clinical physiologist, Clinical microbiologist, Genetic Counsellor, Forensic scientist, Biotechnologist, Dietitian, Biomedical Research Scientist, Community Health Officer, Youth Worker, Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator, Health Manager.

  • Bachelor of Health Science, Griffith University. Focuses on the biological, biochemical and psychological aspects of health science and provides a firm grounding in chemistry, cell biology, anatomy, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, microbiology, and health management.
  • Bachelor of Health Science, Edith Cowan University (ECU). Gain skills in communication, teamwork, critical thinking, innovation and, cross-cultural and international awareness. Majors in Addiction Studies, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences, La Trobe University. Aimed to give students a broad understanding of the field of health sciences while pursuing areas of interest within the human biosciences, occupational health, rehabilitation or public health domains.
  • Doctor of Health Science (Clinical Leadership and Management), Edith Cowan University (ECU). You will advance your knowledge of leadership theories, concepts, and techniques to produce positive and innovative organizational outcomes, meet objectives, and support research and collaborative experiences.
  • Bachelor of Health Science, University of Western Sydney. A broad introduction to the health sciences with opportunities to major in health promotion, health service management and therapeutic recreation.
  • Diploma of Science (Health Studies) (1 year), Perth Institute of Business and Technology. Biological, social and cultural elements involved in health care. It is specially designed for students wishing to major in Nursing, Biomedical Science and Psychology.
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Physician Assistant), James Cook University. This course is for mature, non-medical professionals with previous healthcare experience. Physician assistants (PAs) are educated to practice medicine under the supervision of a doctor or physician specialist.

Human Services

Careers: in community centres, family support, mental health services, policy development and research, rehabilitation services, welfare and community planning, women's services and youth work, community work, advocacy.

  • Bachelor of Human Services, Griffith University. You will acquire intervention skills and an understanding of ethics and professional practice, plus hands-on experience through external projects and a professional placement in the second semester of your final year.
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Griffith University. Develop critical thinking skills grounded in the values and ethics of the profession - promoting social justice, diversity, equity and a commitment to the rights and needs of the people with whom you work.


Careers: in Medicine, Forensic science, Health administration in both government and private sectors, Doctor, Surgery.

  • Bachelor of Medical Science, Australian National University (ANU). Genetics, immunology, nutrition, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Students also choose additional subjects in complementary disciplines such as neuroscience, psychology, anatomy and ethics.
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (4 years), Australian National University (ANU). Designed to produce safe and competent medical graduates who are sought after for internships in accredited training facilities in the Australian Capital Territory and elsewhere in Australia.

Medical Laboratory

Careers: in hospital laboratories, private pathology laboratories, state health laboratories, universities.

  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Griffith University. Created to meet the demand in the public hospital system and private pathology laboratories for professionally qualified medical laboratory scientists.

Natural Therapies

Careers: Naturopath, Natural Medicine Practitioner, Natural Therapist, Herbalist, Botanical Medicine Practitioner, Remedial Massage Practitioner, Aromatherapist, Homoeopathic Practitioner.

  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (156 weeks), Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). You study nutrition, homoeopathy, herbal medicine and iridology while providing a solid grounding in chemistry, biochemistry, pathology, symptomatology, naturopathic diagnosis and pharmacology.
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (24-36 months), Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS). The Institute has provided additional units of competence from those required by the Health Training package to ensure all underpinning knowledge and skills have been completed prior to students undertaking clinical studies.
  • Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine (104 weeks), Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). Discover how herbal remedies can be used to promote health and restore balance to wellness through an effective and holistic treatment.
  • Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine (24 months), Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS). You will study: Communication, Counselling Psychology, Flower Essences, Herbal Medicine, Iridology, Naturopathic, Philosophy, Nutrition, plus Medicine Sciences, Clinic Management and Electives.
  • Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy (104 weeks), Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). You gain insight into homoeopathy principles plus the history and philosophy, homoeopathic medicines, case taking, prescribing, pharmacy and manufacturing of remedies.
  • Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy (24-36 months), Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS). You study homeopathy, herbal medicine, clinic studies, anatomy, etc.
  • Advanced Diploma of Acupuncture (24-36 months), Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS). You´ll study: Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Advanced Acupuncture Techniques, Chinese Acupressure, Massage, Chinese Pathology, Nutrition, Point Location, Chinese Philosophy, Communication, Counselling Psychology, plus Medicine Science, Clinic Management and Electives.
  • Certificate IV in Aromatherapy (36 weeks), Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). Discover the actions, indications and contraindications of essential oils and apply what you've learnt through practical demonstrations and case studies.
  • Diploma of Aromatherapy (16 weeks), Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). Advanced application skills for the treatment of common disorders. Develop your aromatherapy training for the aged and infirm, pregnancy, labour and infancy and reflexology.
  • Diploma of Aromatherapy (12-18 months), Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS). Anatomy and Physiology, Reflexology, Nutrition, Clinical Medicine, Musculoskeletal Anatomy…
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage (619 hours), Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). Take a good, hard look at musculoskeletal problems using basic and advanced remedial massage, trigger points, myofascial release and lymphatic drainage techniques.
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage (1-1.5 years), Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS). You will study Remedial Therapies, Medical Sciences, Clinic Management and Electives (Reflexology, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Shiatsu…)
  • Diploma of Reflexology (12-18 months), Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS). Graduates generally enter clinical practice either alone or as a partner in a health care clinic. Anatomy & Physiology, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage Therapy…
  • Diploma of Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies (12-18 months), Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS). You study: Chinese Acupressure, Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Clinic - Shiatsu…
  • Diploma of Kinesiology (12-18 months), Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS).
  • Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (428 hours), Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). This course introduces you to a whole range of massage techniques like Swedish massage and deep tissue therapeutic massage. Practical massage skills are put to the test via hands-on demonstrations and massage treatment of paying clients.


Careers: Professional nursing in a healthcare environment.

  • Bachelor of Nursing, Griffith University. Nursing is a challenging yet rewarding profession focused on the health and wellbeing of others. You could specialise in a specific area such as aged care, emergency, mental health, pediatrics, midwifery, palliative care, intensive care, cancer, medical/surgical, community practice or women's health.
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) (2 years), La Trobe University. The on-campus laboratory enables students to practise and develop clinical nursing skills in a simulated and supportive environment. Clinical experience is an integral component of the course.
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) (2 years), James Cook University (JCU). If you have already graduated with a relevant health or science degree, you can jump straight into the second year of our Bachelor of Nursing Science.
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science, James Cook University (JCU). JCU nursing graduates can register with the professional body, the Queensland Nursing Council. You can then work in Australia and in many countries overseas.
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of Technology Sydney. Incorporates a range of nursing subjects as well as behavioural science, physical science, ethics and professional subjects relevant to contemporary nursing practice.
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced), University of Western Sydney. Designed to develop future nursing leaders and researchers. A challenging program that includes advanced coursework, extension activities, research training and professional practice.
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Holmesglen. The course is underpinned by a philosophy of person-centred and holistic care, and focuses on professional nursing practice and theory.
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science, University of the Sunshine Coast. This program prepares nurses who are life-long learners, critical and creative thinkers and are able to care and contribute to the health of the population and the profession of nursing.
  • Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing) (for Overseas Students) (60 weeks ), Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. This course was designed by the nursing industry to prepare students for employment as an Enrolled Nurse (EN) to achieve personal and professional development.
  • Diploma of Nursing, (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing) (3 semesters), Southbank Institute of Technology, Southbank. Designed prepare you for employment as Enrolled Nurs.. Enrolled Nurses are first level nurses who practice in all areas of clinical nursing under the supervision of Registered Nurses. This program is medically endorsed.

Nutrition & Dietetics

Careers: Dietitian, Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist.

  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Griffith University. This program prepares you for accreditation as a dietitian without postgraduate study. It provides you with a range of skills in the health sciences (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry) before completing the more advanced study of human nutrition.
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice, La Trobe University. It incorporates clinical practice, community health and food service components and a focus on interdisciplinary work with health sciences peers.
  • Bachelor of Nutrition, University of the Sunshine Coast. This program integrates studies in biochemistry and physiology with courses in food science, human nutrition, and social, cultural and behavioural issues in food and nutrition.
  • Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine, Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). Discover how diet, vitamins, mineral and amino acids can be used to prevent disease and achieve optimal health.
  • Certificate III in Nutrition and Dietetic Assistance (6 months), Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. Designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to undertake work as an assistant to professional Nutritionists and Dieticians working in the health industry.


Careers: Professional pharmacy, Drug research, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and other health industries.

  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science, Griffith University. A balanced education in the pharmaceutical sciences and a pathway to professional pharmacy or drug research, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other health industries.
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, La Trobe University. La Trobe University's Pharmacy course is recognised in the profession as producing outstanding graduates. With a focus on achieving excellence in patient outcomes, clinical services and reviewing medication for safety and effectiveness.
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, James Cook University. You will have understanding and involvement in: discovery of breakthrough medicines, the effect of individual drugs upon the human body, formulation of drug properties into effective medicines, how drug administration treats specific diseases, counselling patients on their medications.


Careers: Psychologist, Psychological scientist (often in applied research settings), Counsellor, Health manager.

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (4 years), Australian National University (ANU). Students are expected to maintain a high level of academic excellence in psychology courses and this is a restricted entry program. Most students accepted into Honours psychology at ANU will continue to enter via other pathways such as BSc (Psych), BSc and BA.
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Australian National University (ANU). Offers concentrated study in psychology for students who want a thorough exploration of the discipline and the opportunity for specialisation in their third year.
  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) (3 years), Australian National University (ANU). Combining clinical coursework, clinical field placements (1500) hours and a research thesis (30,000 - 40 000 words) aimed at students who want advanced, comprehensive training in the practice of, and research in, clinical psychology.
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science, Griffith University. Including clinical, developmental, biological, cognitive, social and organisational psychology. You will develop your skills in critical analysis, evaluation, data handling and analysis as well as communication.
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours (4 years), Griffith University. The Honours year consists of supervised research and coursework available to suitably qualified graduates of the University and other recognised tertiary institutions. The Australian Psychological Society recognises graduates of this award.

Public Health

Careers: in the health industry in international organizations.

  • Bachelor of Public Health, Griffith University. How to promote good health and wellbeing, ensure sustainable use of the environment to prevent environmentally related diseases, prevent ill-health and better understand public health hazards and environmental health issues in the wider community.

Sport & Exercise

Careers: Clinical scientist specialising in cardiac, respiratory and sleep medicine, Exercise specialist, Sports or recreation manager, Sports science administrator, Strength and conditioning coach, Occupational health and safety officer

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science, Griffith University. Provides the strong foundation in the physical, biomedical and psychological sciences that you'll need to become an exercise specialist.
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (Pre Physiotherapy), Griffith University. Particular attention is given to the scientific basis of human performance and the role of exercise in health maintenance and rehabilitation.
  • Bachelor of Management in Sport and Exercise, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Develops graduates who possess a sound knowledge of the biophysical, behavioural and sociocultural foundations of sport and exercise, combined with the management skills and knowledge increasingly necessary in sport and exercise professions.
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science), University of Western Sydney. You will gain a comprehensive foundation in health science and medical science, an understanding of physical activity and personal development, and skills in interacting with diverse people.
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science), University of the Sunshine Coast. Exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, sports psychology, sports medicine, sports nutrition, performance analysis and sports coaching.
  • Bachelor of Health and Movement, Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). The health discipline is explored through the diverse perspectives of history, science, culture, economics, and politics. Movement is treated in terms of composition, performance, analysis, and life-long adherence.
  • Bachelor of Sports Business, Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). Majors available: Sports Management and Leadership, Sports Marketing and Communication, Sports and its Social Context; Finance, Accounting and Economics.
  • Bachelor of Coaching and Administration , Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). A specialised degree that fosters the coaching, administrative, and professional skills necessary for a fulfilling career in sport. It offers a unique mix of human movement and coaching studies, along with a variety of generic skills.
  • Associate Degree of Coaching and Administration (2 years), Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). The course design acknowledges the integrity of 'sports coaching' and 'sports administration' as fields of study in their own right, and emphasis is placed on the integration of these fields to produce a unique type of graduate.
  • Diploma of Sport Development (39 weeks), Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual intending to pursue a career in sport development and coaching.
  • Bachelor of Applied Fitness, Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). If you aspire to a career as a high-level professional trainer working in an applied fitness environment, this course is specifically designed to give you a winning edge.
  • Associate Degree of Applied Fitness (2 years), Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). Students are taught by professional lecturers, educators and trainers who have expertise in the many areas of fitness and sport.
  • Diploma of Fitness (30 weeks), Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). his revolutionary course combines fitness with massage and addresses the changing needs of a growing personal health and fitness industry.
  • Certificate IV in Fitness (7 weeks), Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). Exercise your leadership skills with smaller groups and in less controlled situations. Work out advanced fitness modules, like fitness for special populations and personal training.
  • Certificate III in Fitness (7 weeks), Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). Learn to master fitness equipment, develop fitness programs and provide nutritional advice to clients.
  • Diploma of Fitness (for Overseas Students), Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. An internationally recognised qualification that will allow you to seek employment as a professional personal trainer.

Zoology & Veterinary

Careers: Clinical work, Small animal or rural practitioners, Animal disease control, Animal production, Livestock inspection and quarantine, Pharmaceutical industry; Research in the stock feed industry and human health areas.

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, James Cook University (JCU). You'll benefit from an on-campus working farm, state-of-the-art labs and the JCU Veterinary Emergency Centre and Hospital. Registration rights as a veterinarian will also be yours upon graduation.


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