Bachelor of Health Science

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

This program is designed to provide students with the flexibility and disciplinary foundations required to make an informed decision about a career pathway in the health sciences field at local, national and international level. This include working in the areas of health promotion; health and education, health administration; international health; research and various international community development programs; Graduates also have the opportunity to continue on with Masters of Public Health or to pursue postgraduate level studies in medical or allied health fields. Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science could be expected to find employment in a number of public health and health science fields such as: Health Promotion: which involves evaluating the public's health needs and working to design, implement and evaluate programs. Programs could be designed from a community level through to the global level, and are conducted by organisations such as Government, NGO's, divisions of General Practice and Industry. Public Health Educator: specifically this role is to design and implement effective Health Education programs and strategies for organisations such as government departments, consumer advocacy organisations, Health Foundations (Heart, Cancer) and may work in the following settings, schools, community centres, workplaces. Public Health Administration: the focus of this area is usually on policy development and / or administration of Health programs. International Health: working with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) in disease prevention and control in emerging nations. Epidemiology: involves recording the incident of disease and examining patterns of diseases to develop effective interventions. Public Health Research Programs: within Universities, Hospitals, Health Foundations, Government. As graduates have a breadth of skills they could also be employed in roles such Volunteer Coordinator, or marketing for voluntary health organisations, r


  • 288 credit points
  • 96 credit points First Year Core studies
  • 96 credit points of Public Health Major studies
  • Option A: 96 credit points of Indigenous Health Major studies or Option B: 96 credit points - two sets of Minor studies.


  • Public health
  • Indigenous health
  • Minors: Indigenous Health
  • Health (Sports Science)
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Bioscience.

Standard entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. International: Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics OR Completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6 with no band less than 6.0 TAFE/VET: Completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma). OR Completion of a non-cognate (not similar) Australian (or equivalent) Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis. Mature Age: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

Study pathways

Graduates also have the opportunity to continue onto the Masters of Public Health (Global Nutrition and Active Living), or to pursue postgraduate level studies in medical or allied health fields.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
St Albans International: $98,400 No

Further information

Students may be required to undergo a Victoria Police Check, Working with Children check, a medical check and a physical capacity test dependent upon units chosen.

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