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.
Online, On Campus
OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
Biology, Chemistry or Physics
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.
|Core Units||16||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete 18 units and two minors. You can choose from the following minors:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
- Allied Health Liberal Studies
- Community and Public Health
- Introduction to Occupational Therapy
- Introduction to Physiotherapy
- Introduction to Speech Pathology
- Psychology for Health
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.
|Term 1 - 2021||Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2021||Rockhampton|
|Term 1 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2021||Available Online|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies||4|
|Allied Health Liberal Studies||4|
|Community and Public Health||4|
|Introduction to Occupational Therapy||4|
|Introduction to Physiotherapy||4|
|Introduction to Speech Pathology||4|
|Psychology for Health||4|
|Work-Integrated Learning for Health Professionals||ALLH13009||Students 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 Assistants||ALLH11010||Students 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.|
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.
Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted
Rank Cut-Off - adjusted
The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2020. 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.
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, 2020.
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2020 view our Institute Profile.
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
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
- An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
- 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:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 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 component.
Each student will be assessed individually.
As a part of this course, students will undertake work integrated learning. To participate in work integrated learning, students may require the following: -
- Student Deed Poll
- Working with Children Card
- Criminal Police Check
Additional checks and documentation may also be required, depending on the type of placement site as different organisations / placement sites. For additional information, please refer to the CQUniversity Handbook.
As a part of this course, students will undertake work integrated learning. To participate in work integrated learning, students may require the following vaccinations:
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella
- DTpa (Whooping Cough)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Tuberculosis Screening
Additional vaccinations may also be required. This will depend on the type of placement site and the site location, as different states have different vaccinations regulations and requirements. For instance, students who undertake placement in remote Australia may be require the Hepatitis A and Japanese encephalitis vaccination. Placement in Western Australia and Northern Territory require students also have the MRSA – Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus vaccination before commencing placement, and some states also require students to have the Influenza Vaccination (some states have this as a requirement and other states this is recommended but not mandatory).
Students may also be required to hold a current First Aid / CPR certificate. For additional information, please refer to the CQUniversity Handbook.
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:
- occupational therapy
- speech pathology
- public health.
|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:
|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 by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. 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.
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.
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.
|South Australia||ONL: 5C4012|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150481|
|New South Wales||ONL: 160481|
|Queensland||ONL: 850515; ROK: 850511|
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.
Within the Bachelor of Allied Health, you will experience a wide variety of study options that prepare you for a diverse and rewarding career in the allied health industry. You will develop foundation and discipline knowledge in allied health and will study topics including anatomy and physiology, health psychology, population health, nutrition, microbiology, and health promotion. You will extend on your foundation and discipline knowledge with a range of minors available.
Throughout your studies, you will have opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills and gain experience through laboratory activities, research projects and real-world professional experiences. You will complete two units that incorporate a combined total of 140 hours of work-integrated learning, working within allied health settings. This work-integrated learning is scheduled during your second and third year of study and exposes you to real-world scenarios where you can apply your discipline knowledge.
The skills, knowledge and experience you gain through these experiences enhance your work readiness and the career opportunities you explore when you graduate.
Throughout your studies, you will have opportunities to develop an e-portfolio that you can use to showcase your skills, knowledge and experience in allied health to potential employers. You will complete authentic assessments that provide you with plenty of opportunities to build your e-portfolio, plus expose you to the allied health profession.
The Bachelor of Allied Health provides you with the option to complete the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance in your first year. This vocational award provides you with the skills and knowledge to work in the allied health industry as an Allied Health Assistant. Discipline Pathways The course is structured in a way that aligns to CQUniversity’s allied health disciplines including physiotherapy, podiatry, speech pathology and occupational therapy with up to nine shared units, providing seamless pathways into and out of this course to other allied health courses.
Upon completion of this course, you will be well placed to continue with further studies at honours or postgraduate level, especially towards courses that lead towards registered health professions such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, and speech pathology. This course could also be useful as a first degree towards a Doctor of Medicine qualification.
If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.
Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.
What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- 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; Australian Capital Territory||Apply via UAC|
|Victoria; Tasmania||Apply via VTAC|
|South Australia; Northern Territory||Apply via SATAC|
|Western Australia||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.
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.|
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.