With practical work experience you can develop hands-on skills and gain first-hand experience from professionals in your chosen field. You'll also be more likely to stand out to employers. We have dedicated staff members who will help you find the best organisation and get the most out of your time in the field.
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion
Health promotion encompasses a broad range of activities aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations.
The capstone practice education unit undertaken in your final year gives you the opportunity to transfer key health promotion principles and academic knowledge to a practical setting.
Occupational therapists assist people of all ages to achieve their personal goals for independence at home, work and within the community.
The practice education units start in the first year, developing your real-world skills as an occupational therapy practitioner. Completion of the units are also a step toward professional accreditation.
Social work (undergraduate and postgraduate courses)
The fieldwork placement requirements of both degrees reflect the accreditation standards of the Australian Association of Social Workers' competency standards for entry-level social workers.
The diverse settings for placement will provide you with a good grounding in the broad practice of social work.
This approach recognises that interpersonal practice casework is important but needs to be complemented with community work, group work, organisational and system change, policy development, analysis and research.
Many of our Health Sciences students decide to undertake a placement for academic credit. By choosing to undertake a placement, you'll gain a great introduction to the industry, develop hands-on skills and put your theoretical knowledge into practice.