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Health and Social Care degrees in Australia

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Study a Health and Social Care degree in Australia in 2024

The term health and social care broadly refers to all of the services that offer any form of health, medical or social support services. The professional health and social care sector includes dentistry, nursing homes, foster care, physiotherapy, and early years care providers. As a student of health and social care, you will learn about how these services can be provided to those that need them the most, and how we improve the provision as a society.

Graduates of a degree in health and social care will have a wide range of career opportunities available to them. These include social worker, healthcare manager, welfare officer, residential home manager, and public health analyst, among others.

Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as the possibility of group projects. Depending on your course, you may also have the opportunity to take part in a work placement. Modules you study could include:

  • Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Counselling Skills
  • Juvenile Crime and Criminal Justice

Study in Australia

Famous for surfing, sunshine and beaches, Australia has so much to offer to international students. The country's rich culture and history makes it a incredibly diverse country, and one that is welcoming and warm towards the international community. Australia has long been seen as a global leader in higher education, and places emphasis on delivering world-class education to both domestic and international students. The Group of Eight Universities is a prestigious group of universities that focus on providing internationally renowned faculty and research facilities across Australian higher education.

See our detailed guide to studying in Australia for international students.

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