Now more than ever, we understand the critical importance of health experts. Understand the human mind and provide support to people and families in needwith a degree that’s highly regarded by the industry.
- Get the best preparation for a career in health, with work placements, world-class teachers and online learning for many courses.
- Apply your skills with field-placement opportunities through our partnerships with leading hospitals, government services and not-for-profit organisations.
- Learn from award-winning academics and leading researchers across psychology and social work.
Your questions answered
Hayley shares what it's like to study psychology, and explores the people you'll meet and the teachers you'll learn from.
Hayley shares her top advice and what led her to study psych at La Trobe.
Hayley talks about the difference between lectures and tutorials, plus what the classrooms are like.
Hayley talks about the opportunity to do a field placement in her final year of study.
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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
median weekly earnings for full-time psychologists and psychotherapists
graduates from undergraduate health services and support degree found employment within four months of graduation.
Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2021
Our psychology, counselling and social work graduates enjoy excellent career prospects across a variety of healthcare settings.
Work with children, adolescents and adults in a range of clinical settings including schools, hospitals, prisons, consulting firms, market research companies, academic and applied research facilities, and private practice.
Provide case management, counselling and advocacy for clients across a range of private and public sectors including hospitals, community health centres, government and mental health services.
Use your knowledge and expertise to support your patients and their communities, and empower individuals to improve their quality of life.
Work with people suffering from addiction and help them achieve meaning and stability in their lives.
Work with youth to help them stay healthy, happy and well adjusted.
Manage programs and services provided to people with disabilities by working with a wide range of stakeholders, including support coordinators and support workers.
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Psychology, counselling and social work courses
Work integrated learning and employability
We know nothing beats hands-on experience. Explore how you can gain work-relevant experience for credit with our industry and community partners.