Associate Degree in Primary Health and Wellbeing

Duration Up to 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeCRS1400419
TAFE SA CodeAC00083
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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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Course Admission Requirements

any one of:

  • Certificate III or higher in Health, Youth, Community or Lifestyle related area
  • or
  • Completion of at least 1 year full time equivalent of a University Degree
  • or
  • SACE Completion or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 60
  • or
  • Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with a minimum score of 140
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How to Apply

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Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

As a primary health care worker, you might work with specific population groups such as: • older persons • maternity and child health • youth health • people living in rural and remote areas • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people • Refugees • people from culturally and linguistically diverse or low socio-economic backgrounds. You may also work with particular health and lifestyle conditions, such as sexual health, drug and alcohol services, oral health, cardiovascular disease, asthma, diabetes, youth, mental health, obesity and cancer. Your employment opportunities as a graduate are varied. You will be equipped to work in a range of areas including government, health, community, social and primary health settings.

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)
In the first year of the program, you will be introduced to the concepts of primary health and wellbeing, issues and policy, the determinants of health and wellbeing, community development and cultural safety. You will also learn about enhancing health and wellbeing through health education, health promotion and professional law and ethics. In the second year of the program, you will transition into the workplace through adopting important knowledge and skills such as research, leadership, management and building personal and professional resilience. The program will culminate in a primary health and wellbeing project which will be presented in a student-led conference.

Credit Transfer

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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 Fee Range (approx)
Total TAFE SA course cost$23,501

Please note that fees listed apply to the TAFE SA qualification only. Check the University website for Bachelor fees. Fees vary depending on the subjects you enrol into and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

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