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Diploma of Health Care l CRICOS code 075186J

DIPLOMA OF HEALTH CARE QIBT CRICOS code 075186J Duration: Campus: Intakes:

2 semesters (8 months) or 3 semesters (12 months) Gold Coast February, June The Diploma of Health Care is primarily designed to prepare students for entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing at Griffith University and/or basic entry level employment in the health care industry. Students will gain foundational knowledge and metacognitive skills in order to understand the complexities of what it means to be a health care worker in today’s world. Students will learn about core concepts related to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. This knowledge will be augmented through introduction to the bio psychosocial dimensions of clinical health assessment and the theory and practice of health promotion. The discourses explored in these beginning level subjects form the basis for students’ learning of fundamental health care practices which will take place through simulated practice in laboratory settings as well as real-life exposure in health care facilities.

The knowledge and skills gained through completing the Diploma will be directly transferable to work settings oriented to community and aged care and/or to further learning in an academic setting. Program Fees International Students Australian Citizens/ Permanent Residents

A$23,750 A$17,690

Program Structure First Semester

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Second Semester

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Effective Communication Clinical Health Assessment Anatomy and Physiology 1 Academic and Professional Skills Development for Science and Technology; OR English Language and Communication for Health Anatomy and Physiology 2 Health Care Practices Understanding Research in Practice Medications and Safe Administration

Entry Requirements English:

IELTS of 6.5 (with no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent.


Australian year 12 (or equivalent)

International Students:

For country-specific English and Academic Entry Requirements, visit www.qibt.qld.edu.au/applytoday/admissions-requirements#int

Australian/ New Zealand Students:

Assumed Subject Knowledge – English. QIBT offers a range of Bridging Subjects designed to satisfy the Assumed Subject Knowledge and Recommended Study requirements. For more information, please visit www.qibt.qld.edu.au/bridgingsubjects.

Please note: There is a quota of 60 places each semester (February and June intakes) into the QIBT Diploma of Health Care. Students will be accepted into the program based on the order in which acceptance and first semester tuition payments are received. To accept a place in the program, students must have been made an offer and met all associated QIBT entry requirements and pre-requisites.

Semester Dates Year 2014



Start date

Mid Semester break

End date


17 – 21 February

24 February

21 – 25 April

7 June


16 – 20 June

23 June

11 – 15 August

4 October

Diploma of Health Care l CRICOS code 075186J


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23 – 27 February

2 March

6 – 10 April

13 June


22 – 26 June

29 June

10 – 14 August

10 October

Some exams may be held in the evenings and on Saturdays. Laboratory classes may be held in intensive mode over a weekend. Students may be required to undertake off-campus clinical placements in the weeks following the end of the final examination period. A limited number of classes will be offered after hours. Some students may need to consider classes between 5.30pm and 9.30pm as part of their timetable, if daytime classes are unavailable. Students interested in taking classes after 5.00pm should consult a QIBT Academic Advisor. Students will be required to purchase additional clothing and equipment as well as cover costs associated with immunisation and pre-placement checks. Inability to meet pre-placement checks may result in an inability to undertake some elements of the Diploma, and therefore restrict completion of the program.

Pathways into Griffith University Second year entry


Credit Points

» Bachelor of Nursing

Gold Coast

80 credit points

Progression: »International students: Eligibility for entry into the Griffith Bachelor of Nursing degree requires that students obtain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.0 in the Diploma. Quotas apply. »Australian citizens and permanent residents: Upon successful completion of a QIBT Diploma and achievement of a GPA ≥ 3.75, students will be guaranteed entry to the related Griffith program providing their rank is greater than or equal to the current QTAC cut-off for that program. Quotas apply. »International students, Australian citizens and permanent residents: Progression from the Diploma of Health Care is limited (a quota of 50 places per intake exists for entry to the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing degree). Students are required to at least meet minimum GPA and / or rank requirements as outlined above to be eligible for consideration for a place in the degree. If student numbers exceed the quota, places in the degree will be awarded on the basis of the highest GPA and the highest average mark across completed Diploma courses. Australian citizens and permanent residents that are unsuccessful in obtaining a direct entry place at Griffith University can apply for a place in their preferred degree via QTAC, and be considered along with other external applicants. Please note: 80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study.

Potential career paths for degree graduates » Registered Nurse With further study or experience, a nurse may choose to specialise in a range of fields such as aged care, emergency, medical health, paediatrics, midwifery, palliative care, intensive care, cancer, medical/surgical, community practice or women’s health.   

Degree graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse (RN) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. All university nursing graduates who seek registration and are identified as having English as a second language will be required to meet English language testing requirements. International students should contact the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for information regarding English language competency requirements: ahpra.gov.au/ Students will be required to purchase additional clothing and equipment as well as cover costs associated with immunisation and pre-placement checks. Inability to meet pre-placement checks may result in an inability to undertake some elements of the Diploma, and therefore restrict completion of the program.

The information contained in this document is correct at 21/01/14; however, Griffith University and Queensland Institute of Business and Technology (QIBT) reserve the right to alter, amend or delete details at any time without notice.

www.qibt.qld.edu.au [email protected] CRICOS Provider Codes: QIBT 01737F; Griffith University 00233E

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt 176 Messines Ridge Rd, Mt Gravatt QLD 4122 AUSTRALIA P: +61 7 3735 6900 F: +61 7 3735 6901

Griffith University, Gold Coast Parklands Drive, Southport QLD 4222 AUSTRALIA P: +61 7 5552 8500 F: +61 7 5552 8555