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Bachelor of Allied Health - CB66

Prepare yourself for a diverse and rewarding career within emerging health roles by studying the Bachelor of Allied Health. Completing the Bachelor of Allied Health prepares you for a role as an Advanced Allied Health Assistant.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

RANK CUT OFF

OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

Queensland: English (4, SA)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Queensland: Biology, Chemistry or Physics

CRICOS

075085C

The Bachelor of Allied Health is a practical course designed to develop well-rounded skills and provide you with a foundation learning opportunity. Your studies will focus on human body systems, the role of allied health practitioners and healthcare in contemporary society. In addition, your training will include problem-solving in the workplace, a skill that is highly desired by employers. This exciting course reflects the contemporary direction of the national agenda on health and has a multi-disciplinary approach. You will undertake field placements during your studies and gain real-life experience.


Completing the Bachelor of Allied Health is the ideal pathway for progression into specialised postgraduate or graduate entry courses in areas such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, speech pathology or public health.


Study either full-time or part-time, on-campus or by online study. You may choose to study by online study while working in the industry, allowing you to earn and gain practical experience while you learn.

Core Units 18 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units 6


COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 18 units and 6 electives.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.


On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2020Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2020Available Online
Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
MinorsUnitsDescription
Community Health Project Management6

Project Management within rapidly changing health settings requires a unique and specialised set of skills, all of which you will develop as a part of this specialisation. Working within this field requires an ability to understand the current and impending health challenges, adapt rapidly to change, think critically on your feet and be able to manage various tasks efficiently and effectively whilst maintaining a high level of detail. Specifically, within this specialisation you will develop an extensive understanding and appreciation for determinants of health within Australia, as well as the ability to undertake community assets and needs assessments. Further, you will explore emerging public health challenges associated with climate change: environmental sustainability and public health disaster management.

Healthy Ageing and Aged Care6

The ageing of our population is a product of longer life expectancy and many argue that compared to many other countries, Australia is well-positioned economically to respond the challenges associated with this changing population profile, however it is not as well positioned to ensure that these additional years of life continue to be healthy, productive and meaningful. By 2031, one in five people will be over the age of 65 years, meaning an overwhelming number of older people will be accessing health services across a lot of different settings. The current health system is poorly equipped to deal with this phenomenon and currently the lack of coordinated services will fail our most vulnerable. Many older Australian want to continue to be connected to their communities and not isolated and or viewed as a burden, rather they “… want to be seen as valuable and active citizens” (Council on the Ageing (COTA), 2012. p.2). Indeed, they will overwhelmingly make up a more than significant proportion of the population that you as a Health professional or Allied Health worker will engage and work with over the course of your careers.

In this study stream you will discuss the impact of the ageing population on current and future government policy and funding and strategies to promote healthy ageing across a variety of community contexts. You will analyse the impact of chronic health conditions upon the older person and society, compare and contrast the types of services required for an ageing population and reflect on the skills required when interacting with the older person.

Indigenous Health and Wellbeing6

Many Indigenous Australians experience poorer health than other Australians, especially in rural, regional and remote communities. As such, they require care that is contextualised within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander systems of kinship, reciprocity and spirituality, and which acknowledges the intergenerational effects of past government policies, discrimination and racism on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

This study stream provides a holistic approach to engaging with our shared Australian history, providing you with opportunities to acquire contextual and practical knowledge and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, ways of life and traditional systems of learning, health care and wellbeing. The stream emphasises inclusive practice, in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander models of health care and wellbeing are promoted as a means of empowering Australian Indigenous people and communities to determine and control their own health care services. When you complete this stream you will have knowledge of the historical circumstances and policy regimes which have contributed to ongoing disadvantages experienced by Australian Indigenous people and communities, and will also engage with contemporary policy and socio-economic issues as they continue to impact on and affect Indigenous Australians. You will also acquire an appreciation of the importance of Australian Indigenous identity and of traditional life and customs which will equip them to work respectfully and inclusively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. Finally, you will understand and apply appropriate terminology when referring to or interacting with Indigenous Australians.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Work-Integrated Learning for Health ProfessionalsALLH13009Students will be required to undertake 60 hours of professional placement in an Allied Health setting. During this placement, students will be required to undertake and perform duties typical of a work-ready Health professional. Whilst every effort will be made to arrange placement within the student's community, this is not guaranteed, which may mean that students are required to travel for their professional placement.
Skills for Allied Health AssistantsALLH11010Students will be required to undertake 80 hours of professional placement in an Allied Health setting. During this placement, students will be required to undertake and perform duties typical of an individual seeking their vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. Whilst every effort will be made to arrange placement within the student's community, this is not guaranteed, which may mean that students are required to travel for their professional placement.

You are required to undertake work placements in a clinical environment. Field placements are compulsory in the third year of the course. Placements may be organised in metropolitan, urban, regional, rural and remote areas.

The following students may be required to attend compulsory Residential Schools throughout their study: - Students studying via distance education - Students with a Minor in Community Health Project Management - Students who wish to apply for the vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2019. There is an unadjusted score before any adjustment schemes or factors are applied and an adjusted score if these were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.

Rank Threshold OP 17| SR 65 | ATAR 59.9
Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted OP 17| SR 65 | ATAR 59.9
Rank Cut-Off - adjusted OP 17| SR 65 | ATAR 59.9


Student Profile
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2019.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.

Students must have completed English (4, SA), or equivalent.

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or a
  • Tertiary diploma level qualification, or a
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency. If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.
  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that potential applicants also complete either Biology, Chemistry or Physics to a Yr 12 level.

Completing the Bachelor of Allied Health prepares you for a role as an Advanced Allied Health Assistant. You will be prepared to pursue employment opportunities in areas such as:

  • health promotion
  • public health
  • health research
  • health education.

The Bachelor of Allied Health may also provide you with the necessary skill set to enter graduate entry masters courses in registered health professions such as:

  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • podiatry
  • speech pathology
  • public health.
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Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?

You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.


The units within this course fall across a combination of Band 1 and 2.


Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan.


To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, in addition to being enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of your course of study, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study, or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder (visit www.homeaffairs.gov.au for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).


If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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New South WalesONL: 160481
VictoriaONL: 1700110481 

If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

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In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

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A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

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CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

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CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

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What’s the best way to apply?

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  • Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
  • Option 3: Perfect for returning CQUni students, if you are changing your CQUni course, or you are a current or previous CQUni SUN, STEPS or VET student.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre
View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.

If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)
Queensland Apply via QTAC
New South Wales Apply via UAC
Victoria Apply via VTAC
South Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Western Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Northern Territory Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Tasmania Apply via VTAC
Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC

Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni
Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.

If you are studying with: Study Support
Murray River Study Hub Access to local study facilities.

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Option 3: Are you a returning CQUni student or changing your CQUni course? Apply directly to CQUniversity
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:

  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.
Apply direct