Applied Health and Community Support

Our Applied Health and Community Support courses bring together the streams of health and community services.

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Associate Degree in Applied Health and Community Support

Dedicated local staff

Taught by dedicated local staff with extensive professional experience and networks in health and community services

Connect with the industry

Undertake site visits, work placements and industry projects with local health and community service organisations and practitioners.

Relevant to the health and community service sector

Finish your degree with a portfolio of knowledge, skills and attributes relevant to the health and community service sector.

Study options in this degree

This stream will introduce you to the way in which health, social and community services are organised, integrated, funded and governed in Australia. Units will enhance your knowledge of regulatory systems that govern service delivery, reporting and industry accreditation, as well as the foundations of wellbeing for individuals, families and communities, and contemporary sector practices.

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Career opportunities

Throughout your Associate Degree you will complete a professional portfolio which will enable you to reflect upon your learning and provide evidence of your capabilities for future career opportunities.

Potential career opportunities exist in the voluntary, private, not-for-profit, non-government and/or government sectors in health and community services. Roles include team leaders, coordinators, supervisors, service managers, coaches, service navigators and community development/engagement officers.

Opportunities also exist for graduates to work in direct service roles. Other roles may include service brokers, service planners, project managers, project officers, consultants and administrators, or to pursue roles in occupational, corporate or community health and wellbeing.


Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers

Increase projected by 2024


Health and Welfare
Services Managers

Increase projected by 2024


Health and Welfare
Support Workers

Increase projected by 2024

Study Experiences

Studies are delivered through online learning, flexible tutorials, face-to-face workshops, authentic case studies, individual and community projects.

Previous community projects that our students have participated in include: Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Education, Elder Abuse, Care Farms for Mental Health, Aboriginal Identity, Inclusive Tourism for people living with disability, and a broad range of others.