Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences)

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 073628D

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate


This course is for international students who want to pursue academic studies in health sciences.

Students will be given the opportunity to develop effective English language communication skills that are needed by health practitioners.

In particular, students will explore:

  • the language and terminology of health sciences
  • a variety of materials centred around health science content
  • communication with patients and their relatives
  • how to deal with issues in the health professions
  • critical thinking and problem solving.

Emphasis will be placed on working independently and as a team member, self-directed study, and building confidence. Students will also receive support and specific preparation for external English language proficiency tests and each student will receive a free IELTS test.

Further study

This course provides a pathway for international students to enter specified undergraduate degree courses within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Applicants should refer to Schedule 3 of the Admissions to Coursework Programs Policy for a list of those courses.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
18,944 Per Year
Read moreUnit fee: 2,368
Feb 2023 1 year
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

have completed the equivalent of year 11 (completion of senior high school in countries where this is not considered equivalent to an Australian year 12)

have a minimum English language proficiency level of IELTS 6.0, with no individual score less than 6.0, or equivalent.


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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