Are you ready to enhance people’s wellbeing and improve lives?

Explore our study guide and see where a occupational therapy and social work degree can take you

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Deakin’s courses are recognised by industry, recommended by your peers and will make you a highly sought-after graduate.

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Enhance the wellbeing of others

Learn more about our occupational therapy and social work degrees and find out which one is right for you.

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+28,300 social and welfare professionals
+6,900 social workers
+20,000 health therapy professionals
+4,400 occupational therapists

Take advantage of outstanding jobs growth

Meet the high demand for social workers and occupational therapists in Australia. No matter which degree you pursue, you'll be equipped with extensive experience and professional accreditations which will make you sought after by employers. Over the next five years, there is strong projected growth for jobs in social work and occupational therapy.¹

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Study online and take full control over how you study.
You can study online and on campus, too.

Flexible online learning

Our flexible degrees let you continue your career while you study. You can learn at your own pace, when and where it suits you, without compromising quality or support.

  • 80%

    of Deakin students found studying had a positive impact on their career.

  • 90%

    of graduates say they’d recommend studying at Deakin to family, friends or colleagues.⁵

Where could a Deakin degree take you?

Take your first step towards a fulfilling career in social work or occupational therapy. Here's what you can expect studying at Deakin.

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Chloe Giovannucci

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

It is very rewarding when you see a client progress in their healthcare. I have taken up several placement opportunities, predominantly in west Melbourne. I was given a wide range of settings such as hand therapy, paediatrics and mental health.

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Hannah Traynor

Bachelor of Social Work

All of my teachers have been compassionate, like-minded individuals who are experts in their field. All have years of real industry experience across an array of specialties and work types. This experience and human touch shows through in all of my units.

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Beth Crisp

Discipline leader for social work

Being a social worker is about taking bold and innovative approaches to make a positive difference for the individuals and communities we partner with.

Graduate ready for the jobs of tomorrow

You can confidently choose Deakin – for the past 40 years we’ve been perfecting distance and online learning.

Ready to launch a career you love?

Explore our study guide and see where a occupational therapy and social work degree can take you

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