INTERNATIONAL

Associate Degree in Primary Health and Wellbeing

CRICOS Code: 093405J
National Code: CRS1400419


Description

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.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
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104 weeks
4
80 weeks
Campus / Location
Study Mode
Contact Hours per Week
Commences

Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 6.0 Overall with minimum of 5.5 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12; or Certificate III or higher in Health, Youth, Community or Lifestyle related area; or the Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing studies; or overseas equivalent

Course Notes

  • Subject to approval, this course will be relocating from the Port Adelaide Campus to the Adelaide City Campus in 2020.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $8875
Total course cost ( 104 weeks)
AUD $35500
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $35500

Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • 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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    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
  • Pathways to University

    If your goal is to achieve a bachelor degree in your chosen field of study, TAFE SA offers two different types of pathway to university - a University Packaged Program or Credit Transfer.

    A University Packaged Program allows you to select the course and the university you wish to study at, before commencing your studies at TAFE SA.

    Credit Transfer gives you the opportunity to select your university course on completion of your TAFE SA studies.

    With additional Bachelor programs becoming available, international students can choose to stay at TAFE SA for qualifications such as the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

  • 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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    Bachelor of Community Health (Online program)
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