Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences (Domestic)

Course summary

The Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences Standard Session can get you guaranteed* entry into the second year of a Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences, Bachelor of Nutrition Science or Bachelor of Exercise Science at the University of Wollongong (UOW).

The course is designed for domestic students, studying in Australia.

How does nutrition influence the wellbeing of the human body? How do health workers can guide communities to achieve a better quality of life? How does the human body function from an anatomical and physiological perspective?

In the Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences Standard Session you will address these fundamental questions and gain the skills to be better prepared to succeed at your UOW bachelor. You’ll explore a comprehensive foundation in chemical and biological sciences where you will gain an understanding of applied sciences, including the anatomical, molecular and physiological processes of human health and function. You will also graduate with a Higher Education Diploma to help get you into the workforce while completing your bachelor's degree.

UOW College is offering Commonwealth Supported Places for eligible students for this course. This means the Australian government will subsidise your tuition fees by up to 75%. To qualify for this fee subsidy, you must meet the criteria, i.e. be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder. *Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.

We offer two intakes a year, allowing you the flexibility to choose when you commence. The duration of this course is 18 months full-time, or part-time equivalent. See the course outline for more information.

This course is accredited by the University of Wollongong and delivered by UOW College Australia (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College Australia is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

Course information

Study area

Health, Pathway to UOW


UOW College Wollongong

Course Code



1.5 years (3 sessions over 18 months)


On Campus


UAC Code


Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


  • Minimum ATAR 35
  • Minimum 65% in 4 HSC Subjects
  • Minimum 70% in 3 HSC Subjects
Applicants who completed Year 12, or left school, more than 2 years ago (either with or without an ATAR or HSC) will be required to undertake a basic literacy and numeracy online test to determine eligibility for this course.


UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced and achieved any result OR Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 and achieved minimum 60%. Applicants who do not meet the 'Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies' requirement for this course are advised to complete an additional subject - please refer to the Course Outline for further details.


The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for eligible domestic students. This means that students can benefit from zero up-front tuition fees.  Please see our fees page for more information and eligibility criteria.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile



This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2022.

Applicant background

2022 intake

2022 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.



Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.



Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.



Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.



ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).



Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).



International students All other students.



All students



< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2022

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer



Median rank to receive an offer



Lowest rank to receive an offer



< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates




2023 UOW College Autumn

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

2023 UOW College Summer

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to the following UOW courses:

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)