Exploring Health Courses
You can search the state based Tertiary Admission Centre websites for information about courses. Please be aware that this information in for the 2017 selection period and may rise or fall in the 2018 selection period. Please only use them as a guide. Courses and programs may also change for the 2018 intake.
To search for Victorian courses, use the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) course search function:
- VTAC – www.vtac.edu.au
- Click on Course Search and enter in key terms such as health, osteopathy, etc.
Key Health Career Websites
Allied Health Schools and Courses
You can undertake the Bachelor of Health Sciences with majors from the areas listed below. You can combine the degree with the Bachelor of Arts. The 2017 ATAR – 55.4 for Geelong and 60.5 for Melbourne are attainable for many. This is also offered at the Warrnambool Campus and online.
|Environmental Health||Health and Sustainability|
|Family Society and Health||Disability and Inclusion|
|Physical Activity and Health||Medical Biotechnology|
|Exercise Science||Food Studies|
|Psychological Science||Sports Coaching|
|Psychology for Professional Development|
Or you can undertake one of the following specialist degrees. The 2017 ATAR scores are listed.
|Exercise and Sport Science
(can combine with Sports Management)
|60.70 – Geelong
71.85 – Melbourne
|Public Health and Promotion (can combine with Commerce or Nursing)||68.30 – Geelong
74.00 – Melbourne
|Occupational Therapy||76.05 – Geelong|
|Food and Nutrition Sciences
(can combine with Commerce)
|Social Work||66.25 – Geelong|
|Vision Science/Optometry||98.75 – Geelong|
|Medical Imaging||70.05 – Geelong|
Psychology is available but varies based on the course and campus.
You can undertake one of the following 3 year courses then complete a corresponding Masters program (listed in brackets).
98.25 (Scholars Program)
|Physiotherapy (Honours)||a range of selection criteria
|Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine + a range of selection criteria||a range of selection criteria|
|Public Health Science||74.00|
|Occupational Therapy (Honours)||85.00|
|Biomedical Science Advanced (Honours)||96.4
99.05 (Scholars Program)
(can combine with Commerce, Engineering, Science or Law)
91.85 (Advanced Honours)
|Medical Imaging and Radiography + a range of selection criteria||a range of selection criteria|
90.70 (Advanced Honours)