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Diploma in Health Science (Health and Physical Education) Extended

Approved Abbreviation: DipHlthSc(HPE)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7143.2

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 091416M

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is term 3 2020 or later.

Commencement 2018 to term 2 2020

This program is designed to provide students with the first year units included in the Health Science (Health and Physical Education) degree. The inclusion of additional preparatory units is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level. The Diploma is delivered via extended face to face hours an environment focused specifically on supporting students to make the transition into university study

Students who successfully complete this Diploma will articulate into the Health Science (Health and Physical Education) degree with up to one year (80 CPs) equivalent of advanced standing.

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time (four terms).


Recent School Leavers

Completion of Year 12 with specified ATAR to be determined year by year.

International Students

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

For further information regarding English Language Entry Requirements, please see:

Non-credentialed Students

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 CPs which include the units listed below.

Students must pass all Preparatory units (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.

Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory units (Level Z) prior to enrolling in the University level units (WSTC) listed below.

Term 1 of Study

700279Empowering Individual Health (WSTC Prep)
700225Academic Skills for Health Science (WSTC Prep)
700226Health Care Environments (WSTC Prep)
700227Literacy in Health Science (WSTC Prep)

Term 2 of Study

700303The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep)
700190Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep)
700313Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC)
700066Population Health and Society (WSTC)

Term 3 of Study

700060Psychology and Health (WSTC)
700315Evidence in Health (WSTC)
700316Anatomy and Physiology in Health (WSTC)

Term 4 of Study

700073Fundamentals of Exercise Science (WSTC)
700062Communication in Health (WSTC)
700072Culture, Diversity and Health (WSTC)

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