Associate Degree in Primary Health and Wellbeing

National Code: CRS1400419
TAFE SA Code: AC00083


Primary Health encompasses an understanding of the social, economic, cultural and political causes of health. It is embraced by the World Health Organisation as it is the first level of contact individuals, families and communities have with the healthcare system.

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Up to 2 years 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered in Semester 1, 2020. This may result in delivery changes to your course for Semester 2, 2020. If any changes are made, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

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Course Admission Requirements

any one of:

  • Certificate III or higher in Health, Youth, Community or Lifestyle related area
  • Completion of at least 1 year full time equivalent of a University Degree
  • SACE Completion or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 60
  • Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with a minimum score of 140
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Full Fee

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    As a primary health care worker, graduates might work with specific population groups or people with particular health and lifestyle conditions.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Associate Degree in Primary Health and Wellbeing (CRS1400419)
    This is a unique course offered at this level in Australia. People in health or community services-related professions or considering study in these fields will benefit from the course, which will help them introduce primary health and wellbeing principles into their everyday work and life experiences. The course offers excellent support in students’ transition from high school, VET qualifications or existing professional qualifications. Students will learn in a university like environment in small class sizes, with one-on-one support from academic staff.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Capstone: Primary Health and Wellbeing Project 288
    Community Wellbeing and Development 144
    Culture, Community Safety and Wellbeing 144
    Determinants of Health and Wellbeing 144
    Education to Enhance Health and Wellbeing 144
    Health Issues and Policy 144
    Health Promotion in Primary Health 144
    Introduction to Primary Health and Wellbeing 144
    Law and Ethics in Primary Health 144
    Leadership in Primary Health 288
    Professional Development: Building Personal and Professional Resilience 288
    Research and Evidence for Primary Health 288
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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