Allied health



If you’d like a career making a real difference to the quality of others' lives, a course in allied health could be for you. From optometry and medical imaging, through to social work and occupational therapy, careers in these areas are all about helping people – diagnosing health issues and providing solutions to manage, improve or cure them.

Deakin students have the opportunity to build strong industry networks and undertake clinical placements, making them skilled and work ready.

Saba Ansari

Senior Lecturer In Diagnostic Imaging (Clinical Studies And Clinical Practice)

Industry-relevant facilities

Our facilities are world-class and modelled on those in industry. Our students benefit from cutting-edge teaching facilities, such as our purpose-built $53m Regional Community Health Hub (REACH).

Allied health courses

Study with Deakin and we'll help you transform your passion into a successful and rewarding career

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Research with us

Our research makes a real difference, so why not join us? We pride ourselves on our collaborative relationships with numerous hospitals, clinics, healthcare networks, communities and support centres. 

These partnerships help us to provide our students with excellent opportunities to pursue their own research.



Our courses are accredited in their associated fields.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is accredited by Occupational Therapy Australia, Occupational Therapy Council and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, enabling you to practise professionally in Australia and overseas.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Social Work is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and meets the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).

Career opportunities

Our graduates can find rewarding work in a range of careers including:

  • medical imaging
  • optometry
  • occupational therapy
  • social work.

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