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Health courses are delivered at The Rocks, WakefieldBrisbaneFlinders St, FitzroyPyrmont and are also offered online


Health Science Course Updates 

 

Find out more about important updates to the Diploma of Health Science (DHS) and Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) Courses.

Check out the course updates below.


 

Your Course Structure

 

On this page you will find your Course Structure, which lists the subjects you need to successfully complete in order to achieve your qualification.

Read your Course Structure to map your progress through your course and choose your subjects for the next study period. Then jump into the 'Registration' section of your Student Portal and select your subjects for the upcoming study period. 

 

Your class types

Campus - face to face

  • Physical class, delivered in person, on campus, in a physical lecture room.
  • Has a set day and time. Students must attend in person with a lecturer present.

Class type - on campus face to face

Day/time shown (local time). Building = campus address. Room = room number on campus.

Online - pre-timetabled

  • Class delivered via Collaborate session over the internet, in a virtual lecture room.
  • Has a set day and time - students must connect via computer at the time shown, with the lecturer on screen.

Class Option - Online with day and time

Day/time shown (local time). Building = campus address. Room = ONLINE

Online scheduled by class agreement

  • Class available to all students, regardless of home campus.
  • Has no set day or time - class and facilitator will determine day/time in first week

Class type - fully online

No fixed day/time shown.. Building = ONLINE. Room = ONLINE

*note start date is actually 15/02/2021

Courses

TUA Student Resources 

Resources 

TUA Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Resources 

Please access the below resources that will assist you to prepare for your work integrated (WIL) experience in BHM106 Botany & Herbal Manufacturing and PCS207 Pre-Clinical Studies 1.

WIL Resources 

TUA Advanced Diploma to Bachelor Pathways 

Advanced Diploma to Bachelor Course Structures 

Students eligible for Advanced Diploma Block Credit must have completed Government courses:  HLT60512, HLT60507, HLT60112, HLT60107.

 

THINK Education Teach Out Courses 

Important Notice

The THINK Education course teach out date is end of Trimester 3, 2021. This means that the course will close at the end of Trimester 3, 2021. Students will no longer be able to progress with this course offering. Students have been advised to choose study patterns that allow them to complete the course by end of Trimester 3, 2021. If course completion is not possible, students can choose to voluntarily transfer to Torrens University Australia BHS (Naturopathy) & (Western Herbal Medicine) courses.

Please speak with your Success Coach for course progression planning.

Course code Course information

BHSNAT13 

​Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) - THINK Course Structure 

BHSWHM13

Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine) 

Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine) - THINK Course Structure 

THINK Education Advanced Diploma to Bachelor Pathways 

Advanced Diploma to Bachelor Course Structures

THINK Education Student Fact Sheets 

Resources for THINK Education Students 

Current course structures

Click on your course name to open the course structure

Course code Course information

DIPNUT16

2016 Offering

Diploma of Nutrition 2016 - Torrens Course Structure  

DIPNUT19

2019 Offering

Diploma of Nutrition 2019 - Torrens Course Structure 

Available for new students from T3 - 2019 only *

HLT61012
 
Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine to the Bachelor of Nutrition Upgrade - Course Structure  
HLT61012  Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine to the Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition) - Course Structure 

BACH_NUTR

2016 Offering

Bachelor of Nutrition 2016 - Torrens Course Structure 

BACH_NUTR

2019 Offering

Bachelor of Nutrition 2019 - Torrens course Structure 

Available for new students from T3 - 2019 only *

BHSCLNUT20

Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition) - Torrens Course Structure

THINK Education Teach Out Courses 

The THINK Education course teach out date is end of Trimester 3, 2021. This means that the course will close at the end of Trimester 3, 2021. Students will no longer be able to progress with this course offering. Students have been advised to choose study patterns that allow them to complete the course by end of Trimester 3, 2021. If course completion is not possible, students can choose to voluntarily transfer to Torrens University Australia BHS (Clinical Nutrition) courses.

Please speak with your Success Coach for course progression planning.

Course code Course information
BHSCNUT13 Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) - THINK Course Structure 

Nutritional Medicine career

Work integrated learning resources 

Course Course information

​Bachelor of Applied Public Health

Click on your course name to open the course structure

Course code

Course information

BACH_APH

Bachelor of Applied Public Health

GCPUBH

Graduate Certificate of Public Health

GDPUBH

Graduate Diploma of Public Health

MPH

Master of Public Health  

MPHA

Master of Public Health (Advanced)  


Important Nursing Student Updates

Clinical Placement update for nursing students 

Clinical practical sessions and clinical placements for nursing students continue to be negatively impacted by Covid-19 restrictions.  Due to the government lockdowns across the states impacting our ability to open campus we are unable conduct the required practical sessions. We will continue to monitor the government advise closely and will update you as soon as we are able to open our campuses again to restart practical sessions.  Clinical placements are based on decisions by the respective health care facilities who make decisions regarding their capacity to take students for clinical placement, we continue to work closely with our industry partners to confirm placements as soon as we can.  We know these changes and delays can be frustrating and confusing.  We also know that any lockdowns can create a backlog of placements, we will continue to keep you updated on practical sessions and placements. 

Vaccination requirements 

Covid-19 vaccination requirements are also subject to change.  Please note that the requirements to have the COVID-19 vaccine is a requirement of our partner facilities and/or government requirements due to the current Covid-19 outbreaks around the country, not a Think Education or Torrens University directive yet we do support industry decisions for your safety and the safety of the community.  

How to access the vaccination 

Nursing students are considered healthcare workers and are eligible for vaccination. Students can use the eligibility checker to check the availability of local appointments.  Further information on the Australian Government’s vaccination program is available on the Department of Health website.  If you have any questions or concerns relating to the vaccine, you should discuss these with your local doctor or your state vaccination centre. 

Note that there are consistent updates from both state and federal government relating to COVID and your placements. Please ensure you check in with your lecturer or the Student Hub for the most up to date information. 

Nursing updates by state
NSW

Update: 8 September

Important: students who work in aged care that either live in or have your workplace located in a declared local government area (LGA) of concern need to have had at least one (1) dose of a COVID-19 by 17 September as stated by the NSW government. For more details click here

Note: There may be extra compliance requirements for other placement facilities. Students undertaking placement at any Ramsay Health Care facility must have received at least one (1) dose of a COVID-19 by 6 September. Students who resident in a must also carry a permit for to be able to travel to their placement.

Please be aware that placements at a number of facilities in NSW are now requiring students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they will be allowed to take up placements, irrespective of your age.  

This means that all nursing students will have to provide evidence of receiving two doses of a COVID vaccine.  

VIC Victoria is directing that all students on placement in aged care facilities must have received at least one dose of their COVID vaccination by mid-September in line with Australian government guidelines, irrespective of your age.
QLD The current requirement is that students in the Greater Brisbane region need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be allowed to go on placement. This means students must have received two doses of their COVID vaccination, irrespective of your age.
SA

South Australia is directing that all students on placement in aged care facilities must have received at least one dose of their COVID vaccination by mid-September in line with Australian government guidelines, irrespective of your age.  

Some hospitals are now asking for students to have both vaccinations before they can attend the placement. Students will be notified individually if this impacts them directly. 

Student Support

Supporting you through your studies is a high priority for us.

All nursing campuses have staff dedicated to support students such as the Program Coordinator and Learning Advisor.  Counselling services are also available.

Campus

Coordinator

Success Coach

Clinical Placement Coordinators

Adelaide

Carol Letts 

Amy Anderson

Jan Roper

Brisbane

Sharon Peut

Tristan Barnett 

Amrit Neupane

Melbourne

Suzie Tanevska - Cicero

Jennie Mather 

Rachael Johnstone

Sydney

Sharon Peut 

Ria Thomas

 N/A

Important COVID-19 Vaccination Update 

Recently, the Australian Government has decided that mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all Aged Care Workers 

  • This requirement will also apply to nursing students completing a clinical placement in an aged care setting. 
  • To meet this requirement, you must have received your first COVID-19 vaccine by mid-September 2021 
  • You will need to confirm vaccination to be eligible for a clinical placement. 
  • Please consult your GP for further advice on suitable COVID-19 vaccines for you. 

Up to date immunisations are already a requirement for all nursing students attending clinical placements, including annual flu vaccinations, in line with state and national health department directives.

You can find information on your immunisation requirements in your Student Handbook. This handbook will also provide you with information on other mandatory documents you need to have completed such as police checks.

Clinical Placement

  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing students are required to undertake 400 hours of unpaid Clinical Placements which may be located anywhere in Australia.
  • Bachelor of Nursing students are required to undertake 840 hours of unpaid Clinical Placements which may be located anywhere in Australia.

InPlace 

InPlace is your system for managing nursing clinical placements (work integrated learning). InPlace is a central hub for all information relating to placement including your placement allocation, required documentation and industry information. The system provides instant access to your allocated placement information anywhere, anytime on any device. Click here to access InPlace and login using your student email

Clinical Placement Handbook 

This handbook is intended to inform Nursing students, University staff and Agency personnel about clinical placement requirements and expectations including professional behaviour. It is a requirement that all Students Nurses read this document prior to and during each clinical placement and reflect upon the policy statements so they understand their obligations and responsibilities. Please read the document thoroughly and reach out to the Faculty of Nursing if you have any questions or are unsure at any stage

Fitness for Practice Form 

Bachelor of Nursing students are required to complete and sign the 'Fitness for Practice' form prior to clinical placement. If you are unsure about the requirements outlined in this form you should seek advice from your Clinical Placement Coordinator.

Clinical Simulation Labs

All nursing students have access to Clinical Simulation Labs where experienced educators will teach required skills and assist in linking theory to practice.  All lab sessions are compulsory. Correct uniform is required to be worn when attending these lab sessions.

Professional behaviour

Uniform Requirements:

  • Think Education Polo Shirt only. NO long sleeve or visible tops under the College Polo.
  • Cardigans/jumpers may NOT be worn whilst on duty.
  • Navy blue/black tailored trousers or skirts - excludes jeans, tracksuit pants, hipsters or cargo pants.
  • Enclosed navy blue or black NON-SLIP shoes as per WHS requirements – NO canvas, joggers or slip on shoes.

Hair

  • Must be kept neat, clean and tidy at all times.
  • Long hair must be tied back or fastened in such a manner so as not to hang below the collar.
  • Hair ties, bands, combs and other hair fasteners are to be at a minimal and of a neutral colour or navy.
  • Facial hair – clean-shaven or neatly trimmed beard.
  • Approved headwear must be clean, neat and tidy.

Fingernails

  • Must be kept neat, clean and well-manicured.
  • NO ACRYLIC NAILS OR NAIL VARNISH
  • Fingernails should not be visible over the top of the end of the finger when the hands are held with the palms up.

Jewellery

  • One plain wedding band, one set of sleepers, studs, or small earrings that sit on the lobe of the ear and do not pose a danger to the patient, resident or student are the only items of jewellery to be worn during placement.
  • Facial or other visible body piercing is NOT acceptable. If visible, or stud is non removable, it must be covered by skin coloured tape.

 

Work integrated learning resources 

Course Course information

Diploma of Beauty & Spa Practice

​Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics)

Current course structures

Click on your course name to open the course structure

Course code Course information
DIPBTSP16 Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice 

BAHSA2020

(For enrolments from T2 2020 onwards)

Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) 

ADHSAES19

(For enrolments from T2 2020 onwards)

Associate Degree of Health Science (Aesthetics)

 

Previous course structures for your reference

Click on your course name to open the course structure

Course code

Course information

BAHSA2016

For enrolments in T1 2020 or earlier

Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics)

ADHSAES19

For enrolments in T1 2020 or earlier

Associate Degree of Health Science (Aesthetics)

Academic team

Your Program Directors and Learning Facilitators are passionate about education, experts in their course of specialisation and dedicated to your study experience.
 
To discuss your studies with your Program Director or Learning Facilitator, please email them directly.

Program Directors

Sport Development, Health & Wellbeing, Bachelor Health Science Chinese Medicine & Clinical Myotherapy
Tim Trevail: ttrevail@torrens.edu.au

 

Diploma of Health Science, Life/Biomedical Science subjects, shared Interprofessional Health subjects
Ashley Hillsleyahillsley@torrens.edu.au

 

Nutrition, Nutritional Medicine
(Bachelor & Diploma programs)
Katie Canterikcanteri@torrens.edu.au

 

Naturopathy & Western Herbal Medicine
(Bachelor programs)
Catherine Smith: clsmith@torrens.edu.au

 

Beauty Therapy & Aesthetics
Carmen Perkins: cperkins@torrens.edu.au

 

Public Health
Lisa Casanelia: lcasanelia@torrens.edu.au

 

Counselling and Community Services
Lisa Walsh: lisa.walsh@torrens.edu.au​

 

Nursing 
Cheryl Ross:cheryl.ross@torrens.edu.au