Start Date
February
July

Duration
2 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
DDHL

SATAC Code
476001 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Entry Scores
2022 Guaranteed Entry
Year 12 (ATAR-based): 50.00
Year 12 (Grades-based): C,C,C
TAFE/RTO: N/A
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2021 Cut-Offs
Year 12 (ATAR-based):
- Internal: 55.95
TAFE/RTO: Cert III
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Degree overview

  • Upon successful completion of this diploma, you’re guaranteed entry into the second year of many health degrees.
  • A great back up option if you don’t think you’ll get the ATAR for your preferred degree.
  • Study with South Australia’s No.1 university for graduate careers in health.1
  • Get the full student experience with events, entertainment, sports, clubs, volunteering opportunities and more.

1ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-20, Health Services and Support — Overall Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

Snapshot

Diploma in Health (Mount Gambier)

UniSA’s Diploma in Health at Mount Gambier is a two-year program which prepares you for university study and is a gateway to the second year of a Bachelor of Nursing (Mount Gambier). We offer a pathway into UniSA, if you do not meet the direct entry requirements for the degree you want to study. The entry requirements for our diplomas make them more accessible for students who do not receive their desired result.

Even after completing this diploma, you can still access UniSA College staff and support services while studying the first year of your selected health degree.

What you'll need

To meet entry requirements, applicants to the Nursing pathway must consider the professional registration requirements, including the English Language Skills standard, and complete a declaration stating how they will demonstrate their English language competency, as determined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Further details can be accessed via the undergraduate program pages.

Undergraduate degrees in health may have pre-placement requirements that must be met prior to commencement. Please visit the Clinical Placement Unit website for details.

Incomplete diplomas will not be accepted for entry into a non-linked high demand undergraduate program. Refer to Program Director (Diplomas) for further advice.

Linked degrees

The degrees linked to this diploma is:

What you'll learn

Diploma in Health Mt Gambier - What You'll LearnYou will get a taste of university and learn the skills you need to study for your degree, including:

  • how UniSA works
  • how to write academic assignments
  • how to reference
  • how to manage your time

In the first year, you'll complete core courses that develop your critical writing, study, communication, numeracy and research skills. By the second year, you'll start studying first-year courses from your linked bachelor degree. You will sit in the same lectures and tutorials as other first-year students, and you can still rely on UniSA College for extra support throughout.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3) Rule(s): 3
University Studies EDUC 1075 4.5
Introduction to Anatomy HLTH 1046 4.5
Maths Fundamentals MATH 48 4.5
Elective 1 4.5 Note(s): 2
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Introduction to Human Physiology HLTH 1048 4.5
Literacy Course 1 4.5
Elective 2 4.5 Note(s): 2
Elective 3 4.5 Note(s): 2
SECOND YEAR
8 courses from Bachelor of Nursing - Enrol under bachelor degree code 36 Rule(s): 4,5,6

Study hours

Your study schedule will be divided into contact hours (the time you spend doing lectures and tutorials) and independent study, including your personal research and assignment work. Study hours depend on the courses you choose and the amount of additional work you put in. Generally, full-time study is equivalent to 40 hours per week.

Assessment

Diploma in Health - Mt GambierYour assessments will include:

  • research papers
  • tests (in person and online)
  • assignments
  • take home examinations
  • group assignments
  • participation and attendance
  • examinations

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life by including overseas study as a part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

How to apply

To apply to study with UniSA College:

  • Go to the top of this page and make note of the relevant SATAC code*, then click Apply.
  • You will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application.

Deferment

This degree is available for deferment. This option is made available by responding to your offer during the application process via the SATAC website. Applicants who receive an offer into a midyear degree are eligible to defer for six months.

Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

Our campuses have advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll discover your journey at UniSA is also about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student sports and fitness facilities, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.

Adelaide also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets should you need, from dedicated student accommodation to private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages or explore our student accommodation by urbanest on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our student services provide you with all the support you need at university. We want you to succeed, and if you need help, we're here to assist. You can access a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • career services and mentoring
  • Wirringka Student Services, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a supportive place to study
  • as well as services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student, you can also contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and more.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your program director

Dr Natasha Wilson

Program Director

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