Community services & care

Improving community health, wellbeing and security

Choose a speciality or career

Study a course that skills you up to make a difference. Get ready to engage in individual and community health and rights.

Serve and protect the vulnerable. Study child health, disaster and famine management, nutrition and chronic diseases. Prescribe awareness of the factors affecting quality of life and debate key features of Australia’s policies and services.

You’ll investigate work and leisure, human rights or social services. Answer the call to help. Learn online and look out for the wellbeing of the individual, families and communities.

Anna—Food and Nutrition student with La Trobe University, through Open Universities Australia.
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Community services & care degrees

Community services & care degrees

Help yourself to a career that helps others

Study online and boost your career opportunities in a healthy, growing and diverse employment sector. Practice and specialise in a range of careers including health, welfare, and management in the public and private sector. Join the not-for-profit sector or step into a government department. Serve your community as a counsellor, social worker or child carer or an indigenous health worker.


Improve your career prospects and get accreditation from some of Australia’s peak, reputable organisations. 

Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)
With members as diverse of nutritionists, veterinarians, food scientists and medical practitioners, the NSA is committed to supporting the science of nutrition on the national stage.

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