Become the ideal job candidate
Every year at Deakin your employability increases. Many of our courses include industry placements – where you'll gain real-world experience – and professional accreditations that are globally recognised. You'll also have the option to study abroad on a study tour or an exchange.
I chose Deakin because of how practical and engaging the course is – I started placement in Trimester 1 of year one!
bachelor of occupational therapy
Professional development courses
As well as our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, we also offer intensive two-day courses, which are open to working professionals wanting to diversify their skills.
Child play therapy
Two short courses for people in the child care industry or those thinking of joining our postgraduate course in child play therapy.
Field research methods
Two short courses exploring research design and data collection, and data analysis and reporting.
A healthy dose of research
We have three research centres at the School of Health and Social Development:
- Centre for Population Health Research (CPHR)
- Centre for Health through Action on Social Exclusion (CHASE)
- Health Nature and Sustainability Research Group (HNS)
Each works closely with local and international partners to turn research into practical outcomes.
We're always looking to welcome master's and doctoral students with a passion for improving the world's health and wellbeing.
The WHO classifies health as “a complete state of physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. This definition reflects the holistic, integrative, critical and community-based perspective that we embrace.
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On Topic seminar series
The School regularly hosts ‘On Topic’, a series of facilitated talks to provoke thought, challenge perspectives and encourage discussion.
Topics are relevant to current and innovative ways of thinking, and examine the intersection of health and politics, environment, equity and community. A panel of experts and people with lived experience share their views and research, and the conversation is then expanded to audience discussion and debate.
Our next On Topic seminar
Friday 11 November, between 6 – 8pm
Deakin’s Melbourne City Centre
Level 3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne
The session will feature members of The Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC Inc) discussing the topic, "Living the Rainbow: what does the future hold for multifaith, multicultural LGBTIQ Victorians?".
Discussion will reflect upon the recently released report, ‘Supporting Same-sex Attracted and Gender-Diverse Young People of Multicultural and Multifaith Backgrounds’.
For more details about our speakers and the seminar, download the following flyer or read the report that will be discussed, below:
Book our theatre-based Education Programs
We currently have two Theatre-based Education Programs available for booking by schools, community groups and workplaces: You the Man and The Thin Line.
The programs begin with a 30-minute performance, followed by a moderated discussion about the issues presented in the play.
Examining the topics of violence against women and anorexia nervosa, the performances are recognised as an innovative and unique approach to starting a discussion about these highly topical issues.
Professor Susan Balandin is the Chair in Disability and Inclusion at the School of Health and Social Development. Professor Balandin and her team work to provide innovative and contemporary approaches to the understanding of, and responses to disability. They continue to produce the most current national and international research, leading researchers, policy makers and practitioners working in the Australian health sector.
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