Do you want to make a positive impact on people’s mental health?

Explore our study area guide and see where a psychology and counselling degree can take you.

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

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+257,300 healthcare and social assistance
+28,300 welfare support
+6,800 psychology
+4,500 counselling

Take advantage of outstanding jobs growth

At Deakin, you will graduate with the professional recognition, diverse skills, industry connections and experience needed to take advantage of the high demand for mental health professionals and healthcare roles. Over the next five years in Australia, there is strong projected growth in roles related to mental health, welfare support and healthcare.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.⁴

Where can a Deakin degree take you?

Open the door to a wide range of opportunities with a psychology and counselling degree. Read how Deakin has prepared graduates for their future careers.

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Fenella McCall

Research Assistant

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

The experience and knowledge I get will open so many doors in terms of career opportunities and give me a greater understanding of the field of psychology. Deakin also has longstanding relationships with many organisations which is helpful when considering what my plan is into the future.

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Lev Lu

Psychosocial Recovery Coach

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

I chose Deakin because of the diversity of undergraduate electives such as counselling practice and neuroscience, allowing me to explore various psychology subfields. I was also impressed by the diversity in fourth year research topics available, such as gut-brain and LGBTQIA+ research.

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Dominique Jones

Research Assistant

Bachelor of Psychological Science

I am incredibly thankful I had the opportunity to study criminology under so many amazing lecturers and teaching staff, who continue to motivate me today with their work and their efforts within green criminology, non-speciesist criminology and domestic violence prevention.

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Ready to launch a career you love?

Explore our study area guide and see where a psychology and counselling degree can take you.

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