The School of Health and Social Development
The School of Health and Social Development benefits from the support of several advisory boards that all contribute to the relevance and currency of our courses and the success of our graduates.
Occupational Therapy Advisory Board
The Occupational Therapy Advisory Board is comprised of diverse industry representatives including NDIS providers, people with lived experience, consumers and Deakin students and alumni. The role of the Occupational Therapy Advisory Board is to ensure that Deakin occupational therapy graduates are ready to thrive in a complex and evolving workforce to support the best health outcomes for all people engaged in occupational therapy.
Guidance from the advisory board ensures our teaching supports workforce growth by preparing graduates to shape current and future occupational therapy practice.
Social Work Advisory Board
The Social Work Advisory Board is comprised of social workers including senior practitioners and managers. This includes service providers who organise placements for our students and employ our graduates. It also includes other key industry stakeholders such the Australian Association of Social Workers.
The board prepares graduates for employment by providing critical industry guidance ensuring graduates are up to speed with any changing industry requirements.
Health, Society and Environment Advisory Board
The Health, Society and Environment Advisory Board is comprised of industry representatives, including experts in health and human services, gender equity, community consultation and environmental sustainability. The board also includes academic staff and current undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The board contributes to the relevance and currency of our undergraduate health sciences and postgraduate health and human services management courses. Importantly, the board members help to ensure our teaching is cutting-edge and informed by the latest research and industry practices which guides the success of our graduates working within the health and sustainability sectors.
Therapeutic Play and Child Play Advisory Board
The Therapeutic Play and Child Play Therapy Advisory Board is comprised of external experts in child and adolescent mental health, play therapy and child life therapy, including course alumni, and representatives from industry bodies who employ our graduates. The board is also comprised of academic staff and current students.
The board provides critical guidance and contributes to the relevance and currency of our postgraduate courses. It also contributes to the success of our graduates working within health, education, and community services sectors.
Disability and Inclusion Advisory Board
The Disability and Inclusion Advisory Board is comprised of a range of external experts in the field including people with disability, policy makers, service providers, and course alumni. This ensures the advice provided is reflective of the diversity of stakeholders and contributes to successful outcomes for our students.
The role of the Disability and Inclusion Advisory Board is to provide strategic guidance around the relevance and currency of the Disability and Inclusion undergraduate pathway in the Bachelor of Health Sciences and the postgraduate Graduate Certificate and Master in Disability and Inclusion.
Public Health and Health Promotion Advisory Board
The Public Health and Health Advisory Board is comprised of experts from the public health and health promotion sectors, with extensive experience representing government, non-government, not-for-profit, community, and professional association sectors. The board also includes academic staff, current students, and Deakin graduates.
The board provides critical guidance concerning emerging issues of importance in the public health field, as well as the skills that our future public health and health promotion workforce needs to effect real change in the communities we work with.