Diploma of Higher Education (Health)
James Cook University - Cairns

Course outline

This course is for students who do not qualify for entry to bachelor degrees or are seeking additional skills development before bachelor degree study. In the health stream, students study two core subjects plus a mix of introductory and first-year subjects in a wide range of health-related fields including nursing, exercise nutrition, psychology, allied health and pharmacy. For more course information, visit Diploma of Higher Education (Health) at JCU.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entries for: D Higher Education (Health)/B Biomedical Sciences; D Higher Education (Health)/B Clinical Sciences (Hons); D Higher Education (Health)/B Medical Laboratory Science (Hons); D Higher Education (Health)/B Nursing Science – Pre-Registration; D Higher Education (Health)/B Occupational Therapy (Hons); D Higher Education (Health)/B Pharmacy; D Higher Education (Health)/B Physiotherapy; D Higher Education (Health)/B Psychological Science; D Higher Education (Health)/B Speech Pathology; D Higher Education (Health)/B Sport and Exercise Science.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$9200 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1 year Full time or 2 years Part time

Cairns & Far North Queensland