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Pathways to Health: Better Living through Online Learning

The Faculty of Health has developed a number of exciting online units within Associate Degree in Health and Community Care that offer eligible domestic students with the opportunity for a HECS scholarship and SSAF fee waiver.

These units aim to increase community awareness and skills in areas such as healthy living and social engagement. You can study a variety of topics from using wearable technology to understanding the benefits of herbs and vitamins or how the arts can help improve your health and wellbeing.

These units aim to increase confidence in student’s ability to begin or return to tertiary study, and ultimately aim to allow students to build the confidence to complete the Associate Degree in Health and Community care.

2017 Faculty of Health units with Fee Concessions

Students undertaking units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care may be eligible for a HECS Scholarship and SSAF exemption on a maximum of two eligible units.


Next intake: 17th July 2017. Take the first step! Foundations of Technology for Healthy Living is designed to give you an understanding of the technologies that can help you alter your daily activities to live a healthier lifestyle.

Information about this unit and how to enrol can be found here


Next intake: 17th July 2017. Ever wondered what really makes a healthy diet? This unit is designed to provide you with the skills to identify nutrition fact from fiction, and make healthy food choices. Topics covered include basic nutrition, popular food fads, nutrition supplements and products, and current topical issues.

Information about this unit and how to enrol can be found here


Next intake: 17th July 2017. Explore health benefits and best practice in natural healthcare by studying Vitamins, Supplements and Herbal Medicine. Build your knowledge to make informed choices about complementary and alternative medicines.

Information about this unit and how to enrol can be found here


Next intake: 17th July 2017. Learn about the principles of stress reducing practices including mindfulness, gratitude, positive psychology, goal setting, creativity, physical exercise and conflict resolution through a series of learning tasks and practical exercises.

Information about this unit and how to enrol can be found here


Next intake: 17th July 2017. Explore ways to integrate creative practices into health programs and for personal healthcare to promote well-being. Learn through evidence based examples as well as practical activities from a variety of creative genres including visual arts, journaling, music and voice, dance and movement, story writing and poetry.

Information about this unit and how to enrol can be found here


Next intake: 17th July 2017. Patients’ Rights aims to develop your knowledge of the Australian healthcare system with a focus on the legal and ethical aspects of patient rights. The unit seeks to enable you to participate in the healthcare system as consumers, healthcare professionals, and other stakeholders.

Information about this unit and how to enrol can be found here


Next intake: 17th July 2017. Gain an overview of drugs that are prohibited in sport, their mechanisms of action, and effects on performance with Sports Doping and Performance Enhancing Drugs. Study ethical considerations for doping control, therapeutic use exemptions, and the administration systems currently used in the sporting world.

Information about this unit and how to enrol can be found here


Next intake: 17th July 2017. A unit that helps you understand and maintain a healthy mind and general wellbeing. It explores determinants that may impact upon mental health, using stories and vignettes from experts and members of the community. Students will investigate tools, processes and approaches to maintaining mental wellness as well as exploring approaches to developing resilience and coping with stress.

Information about this unit and how to enrol can be found here


For many potential students, the cost of university study is a significant barrier; and those who haven’t studied for some time appreciate the opportunity to develop confidence in their ability to succeed at university without the pressure of tuition fees.

For 2017, the University of Tasmania offers the opportunity for domestic students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Health and Community care, to undertake up to two eligible units with the assistance of a HECS scholarship and SSFS fee waiver. This means that students will not incur a HECS liability for undertaking those units.

If you have any queries please contact us by email Health.Central@utas.edu.au, or phone +61 3 6226 4757.


# conditions apply, see unit website for details

* Domestic students include Australian citizens or students holding Permanent Humanitarian Visas or with Permanent Resident Status. Citizens of countries outside of Australia (excluding New Zealand), are not eligible to study this unit.

Inspired to keep learning? Advance your health knowledge with this course:

Associate Degree in Health & Community Care

A flexible, interdisciplinary course focussing on health and community care, with two streams: Coaching and Counselling, or Sports and Exercise.