Charles Darwin University

Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Health Industries

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K

The Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Health Industries is a one-year, part-time course that offers you the opportunity to upskill, reskill and retrain in health sciences.Available 100%% online or on campus, the course equips you with core knowledge in health. It is also a direct pathway into higher education courses in health science, should you wish to continue studying.Apply by 26 February to save 20%% on course fees for 2021.* You will learn about Australia's healthcare system and acquire knowledge in diverse health science disciplines. The course is designed to support your learning needs and develop your study skills.On completing the Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Health Industries, you will be eligible to use the credits you have gained towards further study of a:Bachelor of Health SciencesBachelor of Health Service ManagementBachelor of ParamedicineBachelor of Public Health.You may also use this Undergraduate Certificate as a pathway for entry into a variety of other higher education courses.Advanced standing may be granted for some of or all the subjects you successfully complete. If further study is your intention, be sure to check the requirements of your preferred undergraduate degree to determine how many credits you can transfer. * Discounted course fees for Undergraduate Certificates are only available to domestic students who apply by 26 February 2021 and enrol in Semester 1 2021. Refer to the fees tab for more information. Note: On current advice the Undergraduate Certificate must be completed by the end of 2021.


This 40-credit point course consist of two (2) core and two (2) specialist elective units. This course consists of a combination of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help you develop core knowledge in health and the necessary skills for successful university studies.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore (2 units)20cpCompulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.SWK102 Communication SkillsHSC121 Australia’s Healthcare System and PoliciesSpecialist Elective(2 units) 20cpSpecialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from one of the following specialisations below:Speech and Language TherapyHSC132 Introduction Health PromotionHSC112 Basics of EpidemiologyPSY140 Introduction to Psychology ASBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1Health Services ManagementMKT103 Fundamentals of MarketingHIT140 Foundations of Data ScienceHSC132 Introduction to Health PromotionLAW105 Introduction to Business LawMAN105 Introduction to ManagementParamedicineSBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1SBI111 Perspectives in Paramedicine PracticePublic HealthHSC122 Foundations of Public HealthHSC132 Introduction Health PromotionHSC112 Basics of EpidemiologySBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 40cpTotal Credit Points 


  • Health and Medicine

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent). Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 125 or higher. Successful completion of a recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina Domestic: $3,835
  • Part-time : 1 year
CDU Online Domestic: $3,835
  • Part-time : 1 year

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