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What you will learn

Deakin University’s Faculty of Health will inspire you to reach your full potential and achieve your goals. Discover the health discipline for you with study areas including health sciences, occupational therapy, social work, public health, medical imaging, vision science and more. We provide personal, dynamic learning experiences that enable you to learn and grow, and we conduct world-class research that benefits our communities and feeds into our course content.

Graduate in demand with Australia’s growing health industry

The health and human services sector is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in Australia and the world, and offers excellent employment prospects. The Health Care and Social Assistance industry is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth in Australia, to grow 14.2% by November 2025.*


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.

Tailor your degree for the career you want

Right now there is global demand for health practitioners in a broad range of specialist industries. You will build a baseline of skills in the first part of your degree and then will begin to specialise depending on your chosen discipline, from occupational therapy to public health and beyond. Depending on which discipline you choose to pursue, you will have opportunities to gain relevant accreditation and participate in industry work experience to become job-ready when you graduate.

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

Industry partnerships

Deakin has hundreds of successful partnerships within the health industry across government departments, hospitals and private businesses. Our industry and teaching partners provide guidance through your placements and share their expert knowledge in the classroom as guest lecturers. This helps you graduate with the skills and industry connections needed to launch your career in the health industry.

Real-world experience

Our focus on practical and applied learning  gives you the chance to gain valuable industry experience and develop your expertise in your field. Placements, work integrated learning and volunteer units enable you to apply your skills under the supervision of qualified practitioners, and give you a competitive edge in the workforce.

The future of health is at Deakin

Get an insight into our world-class facilities within the Faculty of Health. Our students have access to state-of-the-art clinical teaching spaces, industry-standard equipment and brand new technology.

Occupational Therapy at Deakin

Get an insight into studying occupational therapy at Deakin. Hear from students and the Course Director about how Deakin will prepare you for a rewarding career in health.

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.

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*Labour Market Information Portal, 2020 Employment Projections - for the five years to November 2025.