Applying to study health sciences from 2022

From 2022 all offers of place for undergraduate health science degrees will be made into the Bachelor of Health Science without a major (also called the individual pathway in the Bachelor of Health Science).

All students will be enrolled in the same four courses which will be known as the ‘intermediate semester’.

What to expect in your first semester


During the intermediate semester you need to complete:

Compliance checks

This involves following processes to meet requirements of health professional and related legislation, and includes declarations about your health, fitness, immune status and police vetting.

Programme specific requirements

This includes a driver's license or interview which is required for some pathways.

English language requirements

Midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, oral health, paramedicine, physiotherapy and podiatry all require higher IELTS (Academic) results. Evidence of this will be required to be eligible for selection into these pathways.

Specific learning activities

You should participate in the interprofessional forums and workshops that directly relate to each pathway.

Pathways and majors you can apply for

During your first semester, you have the opportunity to apply for a place in a specific major or programme pathway for the rest of your studies.

Some majors have additional fees for clinical equipment and uniforms, and students will need to pay any additional costs related to this. International students may also require a variation of visa.

From your second semester you can study one of:

You can also choose to complete your degree without a major (study an individual pathway) and choose from a variety of health science courses:

Selection process for specific majors or programmes

The selection process into the specific majors and programmes will be competitive based on a number of factors.

During the intermediate semester, information about the selection process, including the number of places available and the criteria for the specific majors and programme pathways will be provided.

Selection criteria for health science majors or programmes

Professional workshops to help you make the right choice

During the intermediate semester you’ll have the opportunity to attend professional workshops to make an informed choice about majors and programmes in which you want to apply for a place.

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