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Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations

Course Code: 52722WA
Study Area:

Start date: 8 February 2018

Days per week: Thursday and every second Friday

Duration: 19 weeks

End date: 29 June 2018

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Classroom (Delivery Method) - 5 - Month/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Nursing assistant
  • Paramedic


Course overview

If you dream of becoming a nurse or paramedic, then our Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations provides the perfect basis to commence your career.

Our Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations course is ideal for people who did not study Science or Maths at secondary school and now wish to work in the health field. It provides students field specific knowledge in physiology, sociology, mathematics, physics and chemistry in order to successfully undertake advanced study.

In six short months, our nationally accredited Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations will teach you a number of general skills in the health industry, such as:

    • referencing
    • basic infection control
    • human biology
    • research and exam techniques

Once you have this qualification under your belt, it can also lead to a number of exciting employment opportunities, including:

    • Nursing
    • Paramedics
    • Other medical fields

Professions in the health sciences are in high demand in Australia as well as overseas. This qualification is a great platform to take on further levels of study, especially at a higher diploma level.

There’s more good news too! You’ll be studying your health and nursing course at our new Health and Community Centre of Excellence, incorporating state-of-the-art training rooms, equipment and facilities for health as well as nursing, aged care, integrated health and disability areas of study.

Our course experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about our health sciences courses.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods

Learning options
  • Classroom (Delivery Method)

Key study areas

You will gain general skills in the health industry, such as:

    • referencing
    • basic infection control
    • human biology
    • research and exam techniques

Further study opportunities


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative annual fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average annual course fee*$1,081.17
Concession - average annual course fee*$216.18
Full fee - average annual course fee*$3,800.00
B.   Materials average fee (per year)**$90.00
C.   Consumables average fee (per year)**$70.00
Indicative pricing for:05/02/2018

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students.   Read more

This page was last updated on 2/02/2018 9:29 AM

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