Associate Degree in Health

Southern Cross University

This entry-level course provides students with the opportunity to prepare to study for a professional career pathway in allied health. It provides a pathway for eligible graduates into the following Southern Cross degrees: Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Pedorthics, Bachelor of Podiatry, Bachelor of Speech Pathology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12


16 units. Core studies include subjects on learning skills and introductory science along with specialist units associated with each stream of study.

Subjects you can Study:

Study streams are offered at specific locations: Biomedical Science (Gold Coast campus); Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Pedorthics, and Speech Pathology (Gold Coast campus); Sport and Exercise Science stream (Gold Coast and Lismore campuses); Psychological Sciences stream (online).

Study Pathways:

Southern Cross Bachelor degrees in Occupational Therapy, Biomedical Science, Speech Pathology, Psychological Science, Podiatry, Pedorthics or Sport and Exercise Science with up to 12 units of credit depending on the stream taken.

Further information:

Graduates may find work in para-professional roles in a wide range of settings, including in public and private hospitals, medical rehabilitation units, community health settings, community home care services, residential aged care facilities (high and low care). The Associate Degree of Health is being offered through the SCU College, which provides students with extra support.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01241G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lismore 35.1 No Full time 2 years
Lismore 35.1 No Online 2 years
Gold Coast 35.1 No Part time 4 years
Gold Coast 35.1 No Full time 2 years
Gold Coast 35.1 No Online 2 years
Lismore 35.1 No Part time 4 years
Bold and progressive, Southern Cross University is one of the world's Top 50 Generation Y Universities. It is also among the world's Top 150 Young Universities.Our contemporary campuses, with purpose-built world-class facilities, are located on the east coast of Australia: at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales - unique regions renowned for their unparalleled natural beauty and ecological diversity, providing living laboratories for learning and creative hubs for artistic endeavour. Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are operated in collaboration with EduCo on behalf of Southern Cross University. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Our growing world-class status is further demonstrated by our outstanding research reputation. The Excellence in Research for Australia report has ranked Southern Cross as 'at world standard or above' in 24 diverse research fields of global and national significance. Southern Cross welcomes students from more than 50 countries throughout the world and offers distinctly personalised undergraduate and postgraduate courses online and on campus in a supportive learning environment. Students are well supported by dedicated staff, many of whom are world leaders in their field. Degrees are designed in consultation with industry and delivered across a broad range of disciplines: Arts, Media and Music; Business and Tourism; Education; Engineering; Environmental, Forest and Marine Science; Health and Human Sciences; Indigenous Knowledge; Information Technology; Law; Social Science; and Social Welfare. The University also offers preparatory courses, Diplomas and Associate degrees through SCU College. Times Higher Education University Rankings. par

Provider CRICOS: 01241G

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