RMIT University

Associate Degree in Health Sciences

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00122A

Always in-demand, the health sector is rapidly changing and expanding, with new employment opportunities driving the need for qualified and knowledgeable graduates. In this associate degree, you'll develop a core understanding of human biology, health and nutrition. Through the lens of the health industry, you will learn about psychology, project management, exercise, law and ethics, and more. Your studies will cover the Australian healthcare system, and the major health issues currently facing the community. Once you have established the principles of health and health management, you will begin to explore chronic disease, evidence-based health practice, health promotion, and more. You will undertake industry projects to establish your professional practice and prepare you for a diverse career upon graduation.


Total Credit Points: 192

Standard entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent qualification).


Health promotion stream RMIT is applying for recognition with the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) to enable graduates to obtain professional membership. Health information management stream RMIT is applying to Health Information Management Association of Australia Limited (HIMAA) for recognition of the Associate Degree in Health Sciences.

Study pathways

Graduates of the Associate Degree may be eligible for up to one year's credit in the Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City Domestic: $57,600
International: $65,280
  • ATAR: 40.30
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include clinical coders in government or health insurance, health promotion.

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