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Diploma of Health Care

Taking care of the nation’s health - on track for nursing.

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I love that we get the opportunity to implement and practice our skills in a safe environment.

Tianna M.,

Diploma of Health Care Student



2 trimesters (8 months) OR
3 trimesters (12 months)


Trimester 1, 2*
Key dates


Southport (Gold Coast)

Health Care overview

In the Diploma of Health Care you will study the core concepts of the anatomy and physiology of the human body and the ways in which the body and mind develop and change across the lifespan.

Theoretical content in the classroom is brought to life through simulated practical activities in laboratory settings. Theoretical models are explored through interactive workshops, and while simulated, real health service settings provide practical, experiential learning.

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Please note : Due to limited places we are currently not taking any more applications for this program for 2022. We will update this page if and when this changes.

Pathways to a Griffith University Nursing Degree

Domestic students (QTAC codes included)
International students

Where could this diploma take me?

Registered nurse – with further study, or on completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, you can choose to specialise in a range of fields such as aged care, community practice, emergency, intensive care, medical health, midwifery, oncology, pediatrics, palliative care, and women’s health.

Diploma of Health Care COVID-19 contingency plan

Information for students who are not able to enter Queensland

Some of our clinical health courses require attendance in person to engage in hands-on learning and abide by health accreditation rules. As a current Trimester 1, 2021 offer holder for this program, we want to provide you with some guidance so you can manage your study plan while the borders remain closed. Find out more in our contingency plan.

COVID-19 contingency plan

Sample program structure

First trimester

5902GCH English Language & Communication for Health* OR 1020GCH Academic & Professional Skills Development for Science & Technology†

5902GCH English Language & Communication for Health


1020GCH Academic & Professional Skills Development for Science & Technology



1803NRS Foundations of Professional Health Care Practice
1805NRS Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
1806NRS Communicating Effectively

Second trimester

1804NRS Psychosocial Development Across the Lifespan
1807NRS Safe Administration of Medications
1808NRS Human Anatomy & Physiology 2
1810NRS Health Assessment

English language requirements for Australian students: You need to meet the English Language standards specified by NMBA registration standards to meet the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) accreditation standards for entry into the program prior to being offered a place in the course. These standards are subject to change by the accrediting body. Language of instruction (LOI) is only granted if students can demonstrate their English language competency as per the NMBA requirements:

  • English is your primary language, and
  • You have satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries detailed below (including at least two years between years 7 to 12). Recognised Countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Canada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom. English test results must be no more than two years old.

*Trimester 2 is only available as a standalone option for Australian and New Zealand students.

No Change of Programs are allowed into this program. Change of Programs are only allowed into trimester 2 for Australian and New Zealand students, who will receive a new standalone offer.


2 trimesters (8 months) OR
3 trimesters (12 months)


Trimester 1, 2*
Key dates


Southport (Gold Coast)
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