Our commitment to you is that the education and research knowledge you gain with us will open up exciting opportunities around the world to make a genuine difference in the lives of others.
Head of School of Health and Social Development
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.
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.
A healthy dose of research
We have three research centres at the School of Health and Social Development:
- 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.
Book our theatre-based education programs
We have three theatre-based education programs available for booking by schools, community groups and workplaces: You the Man, The Thin Line and Being Frank.
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, eating disorders and trans and gender diversity, 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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