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Health Non-Award - Postgraduate Domestic

Course summary for local students

Cloud (online)No
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

LevelNon Award

Course overview

Deakin University's single subject (non-award) unit enrolments provide the general public with access to a wide variety of tertiary levels units. If you are interested in personal or professional development within the health, medicine, nursing and behavioural sciences area, then single subject unit enrolment can offer new opportunities. Some units have prerequisites or special requirements, but most are open to all. Approval for enrolment is dependent on the availability of places.

A non-award unit is a unit of study from a degree course or courses that does not lead to a degree. If successfully completed, the unit may be counted as credit towards a degree course at Deakin, subject to entry to a degree course and approval by the faculty.

If admitted to a unit/s, students must complete all administrative, academic and examination requirements in order to obtain formal acknowledgement that they have completed all requirements of the unit.

The University is required to charge fees for single (non-award) unit enrolments.

View further information about single subject non-award study.

Professional recognition

Students undertaking study for the purpose of professional recognition should note that such recognition is the prerogative of the professional body.  It is the responsibility of the student to check that the units offered by the University are recognised by the relevant professional organisation.

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Fees and charges

The University is required to charge fees for single subject non-award unit enrolments. Single subject non-award unit fees are trimester based and cover full tuition costs. The cost of each unit depends on the government classified area of study the unit belongs to.

Single subject non-award unit students are not eligible for financial assistance from Centrelink, university loans or other grants. If fees are to be paid by an employer or the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE), a letter from the employer stating this arrangement must accompany the application form.


A single subject non-award unit is not Commonwealth supported and therefore students are not eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.


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Closing dates

Closing Dates for applications can be found on the Single subject (non-award) study webpage.

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How to apply

For single subject non-award study please apply online via the Applicant Portal.


You can apply for multiple units in one trimester on the same application. However, if you apply for a unit in one trimester, then wish to pursue study in another trimester, you are required to submit another online application.


To choose a unit to suit you, read the student handbooks (new window) for comprehensive unit descriptions, trimester and mode availability (on or off campus), prerequisites, credit point value and assessment details.


Approval for enrolment is dependent on the availability of places after Commonwealth supported students have been enrolled in the unit/s. Once enrolled, you have the privileges and responsibilities of a student at Deakin, and an invoice for any fees payable will be forwarded to you.


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