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Why study an allied health degree?

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There’s never been a better time to find a career in health, Australia’s largest and fastest growing industry. With an ageing population and demands for healthcare on the rise, the industry needs professionals with broad skill sets to fill the gaps.

The allied health courses at CDU can set you up for success in a rewarding and well-respected career supporting the health and wellbeing of your community.

As the allied health industry varies greatly, our courses cover a wide range of fields from dietetics and nutrition degrees to occupational therapy degrees, social work and speech therapy degrees, allied health assistant courses, paramedicine, and more.

By studying one of our allied health courses, you’ll gain a combination of theoretical and hands-on learning to ensure you graduate career ready.

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4 year/s Full-time
8 year/s Part-time
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2 year/s Full-time
4 year/s Part-time
2 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
3 year/s Full-time
6 year/s Part-time
3 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
3 year/s Full-time
6 year/s Part-time
3 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
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Casuarina campus
Not available to international students.
4 year/s Full-time
8 year/s Part-time
4 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
4 year/s Full-time
8 year/s Part-time
4 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
3 year/s Full-time
6 year/s Part-time
3 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
3 year/s Full-time
6 year/s Part-time
3 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus
Casuarina campus
4 year/s Full-time
8 year/s Part-time
4 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
1 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
1 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
1 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
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2022

1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Online
2 year/s Full-time
4 year/s Part-time
2 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
2 year/s Full-time
4 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
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2022

1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, DPC Alice Springs (Desert Peoples Centre)
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
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Casuarina campus
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0.5 year/s Full-time
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Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
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Alice Springs campus, CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
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2022

0.5 year/s
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Casuarina
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Casuarina
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Casuarina
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Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
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Casuarina
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0.5 year/s
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Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
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2021

0.5 year/s
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Casuarina
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0.5 year/s
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Casuarina
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0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine
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0.5 year/s
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Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
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0.5 year/s
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Casuarina
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0.5 year/s
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Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
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Study allied health degrees online

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Whether you’re a full-time student or working and studying part-time, you can complete most allied health courses online (excluding placements) and study as it suits you.

We’ve been delivering courses online for a long time, so our digital learning platforms are top notch. You have the ability to participate in lectures or download recordings to access at a later time.

By choosing an allied health online course with CDU, you’ll receive the same support and attention from your teachers as your on-campus peers. You will also gain access to expert lecturers with industry connections, plus plenty of hands-on experience through placements, intensives, work-integrated learning and unique project opportunities, depending on your degree. 

Learn more about CDU’s online study experience.

Your career in allied health

Speech and language therapy

The variety of allied health courses offered at CDU mirrors the diversity of the industry itself. Careers in this industry usually come with job security, respect from your community, and personal fulfillment from making a real difference in people’s lives.

As allied health covers most health professionals who aren’t doctors, dentists or nurses, the sky is the limit when it comes to your career. Whether you’re interested in impactful social work, life-saving paramedicine, people-centred occupational therapy or more, there’s an allied health degree for you at CDU.

Launch your career faster with our specialist Bachelor/Master double degrees, including a Bachelor of Health Science and your choice of Master's level nutrition degree, occupational therapy degree, or speech and language therapy degree. Our allied health double degrees allow you to complete your studies in four years instead of five. 

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