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Find a health degree

Make a genuine difference to people’s quality of life by pursuing a career in health. Gain specialised skills in your chosen discipline and prepare for a range of job opportunities across the hospital, private practice, corporate and government sectors.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Looking for a health degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

Our health courses are developed in consultation with industry and designed to ensure you gain the skills employers want.

Gain real-world experience

Build valuable skills and experience under the supervision of qualified professionals during an internship or placement. Many of our courses have a rural and regional focus, helping to address the significant health workforce shortage in these communities.

Industry partnerships

Our health industry and teaching partners provide guidance during your placements and share their expert knowledge in the classroom as guest lecturers. Graduate with the industry connections needed to launch your career with confidence.

Start your journey with Deakin College

Start your journey with Deakin College

Take the first step towards your dream degree at Deakin College. Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University. Successfully complete the Diploma of Health Sciences and transition directly into a second-year bachelor degree.

Professional recognition

Studying a health course at Deakin can lead to professional recognition and accreditation. Depending on your course or major you may be eligible for registration with Australian and global bodies, including:

  • International Union for Health Promotion and Education
  • Nutrition Society of Australia
  • Hong Kong Nutrition Association
  • UK Association for Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy Council of Australia
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

Top professional roles in health

The health sector is Australia’s largest employer, providing jobs to over 2.1 million people or about 8% of the population.* As a Deakin health graduate, you will have knowledge in multiple fields to prepare yourself for a successful career.

Roles in the healthcare and social assistance sector are projected to grow by 533,400 new jobs or 25.2% by 2032 according to Australian Government employment projections.

  • 191,400 new jobs for health professionals.
  • 25,900 new jobs for health diagnostic and promotion professionals.
  • 80,500 new jobs for registered nurses.
  • 38,400 new jobs for medical practitioners.

Deakin University's Global Health Leaders Scholarship

The Deakin Global Health Leaders Scholarship is designed to help future health leaders achieve their potential. Choose to study an eligible postgraduate health degree at Deakin and you could receive this 20% tuition scholarship.

How to apply: international students

Deakin University students Tatyana and Kaweesha talk through the application process at Deakin. Learn about meeting entry requirements, organising your documents and submitting your application – either directly or through a Deakin agent.

Transform your future with a scholarship

If you are dreaming of a rewarding career in health, we will help get you there with a scholarship. Our Faculty of Health is offering a 20% scholarship to eligible international students who enrol in one of our postgraduate health courses.

The best part of the program is clinical placement. Since my first year, we have been taking part in a series of supervised placements in a range of practices. This is a great opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practice.

Rod, China

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Exceptional teaching experiences

Immerse yourself in world-leading research and access state-of-the-art facilities to graduate highly skilled and work-ready.

Leading health research

Research at Deakin is making a difference across the health industry and feeds directly into the development of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You will graduate with knowledge from the cutting edge of science.

State-of-the-art facilities

Enjoy world-class facilities throughout your studies. You will have access to our state-of-the-art food analysis and sensory labs, occupational therapy simulated spaces featuring SMART technology and our Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science building.

A multidisciplinary approach

Throughout your degree you will be exposed to complementary health streams. Develop an understanding of the expertise and roles of different health professionals who you might find yourself working alongside in your future career.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.


*ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, February 2023, seasonally adjusted.
Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

Get help or contact Deakin

Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services for international students and how we can help you study at Deakin in Australia.

Phone: +61 3 9918 9188

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