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CL93 - Diploma of Health Care


Course Overview

The Diploma of Health Care is an exit point for the Bachelor of Nursing. You may exit with a Diploma of Health Care after successfully completing 48 credit points from the Bachelor of Nursing. As a graduate from the Diploma of Health Care you will not be able to register as a nurse. However, this Diploma will provide recognition of successful completion of health and nursing related study and may be used for entry into other health related study areas.

Career Information

Students graduating from the exit award, Diploma in Health Care may seek employment in the health care industry as an un-regulated health care worker. Students may also enter other health related study areas and request credit for study undertaken in this award..

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) DipHlthCare
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
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Entry Scores
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Entry Requirements

Not applicable. Entry requirements are not required as this is an exit award.

Security Requirements

Students do not enter this course. It is an exit award for the Bachelor of Nursing. See requirements applicable to the Bachelor of Nursing.

Health Requirements

Students do not enter this course. It is an exit award for the Bachelor of Nursing. See requirements applicable to the Bachelor of Nursing.

Assumed Knowledge

Not applicable. Recommendations are not required as this is an exit award.

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 1
Second year 1
Third Year 1
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Explain and perform fundamental health care skills
  • 2. Demonstrate professional communication applicable to health care settings
  • 3. Demonstrate cultural competency in health care situations
  • 4. Behave professionally in a simulated or clinical health care setting
  • 5. Identify sociocultural factors that contribute to individual and community health.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements
4. SKILLS Have specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well- defined parameters
10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications
11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications
13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
14. Course content drawn from higher education units
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) will be notified of the proposed exit awards from the Bachelor of Nursing. Notification will include assurance that exit awards do not provide students with the eligibility to register as a nurse (Division 2) - Enrolled Nurse.

Students need to complete units from the Bachelor of Nursing to the value of 48 credit points. Equivalent units completed in previous CQ23 curriculums may also be considered as eligible units for credit towards this award. Eligible units do not include those offered as credit exemption from another course/s prior to, or, during enrolment in a CQUniversity approved Bachelor of Nursing course.

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