Health science

Gain an in-demand qualification in just six months when you undertake one of our government funded short courses.

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Become a world-class health practitioner

The demand for innovative health professionals is high, and career prospects are strong as the medical system moves from "sick care" to "health care". As a result, there's a focus on wellbeing, prevention, early detection and treatment.

Whether you’re studying in our anatomy labs, nursing wards, nuclear medicine workstations, or on sports fields, RMIT's equipment, facilities and teaching staff are purposefully chosen and designed to help you get the real-world skills employers are looking for.

Career outcomes

Make a difference

The field of health science strives to make a difference in the wellbeing of people in a range of settings.

RMIT health science graduates are well-placed to pursue essential roles in pharmacies and laboratories, dentistry practices, hospitals, aged care facilities, and more. They might find work with athletes to assess and improve fitness and physiology, with vulnerable members of the community, or in government settings making important social change. 

Depending on their area of study, students might work with mental health, ageing, disease treatment and prevention, in nuclear medicine or radiography, in denture construction or optical dispensing. The career possibilities in health science are as broad as the field itself. 

Industry connections

Real work experience

Health science at RMIT boasts strong industry links and purpose-built facilities, producing health practitioners with skills that are valued all around the world.

Our diverse range of health, medical and wellbeing programs teach you practical solutions to global health issues. Programs are developed in consultation with practising professionals and many offer industry placements, student clinics and work experience in Australia and overseas.

Facilities and locations

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Take a look at our world-class learning, training and research spaces that include a virtual radiotherapy treatment room, x-ray facility, food research and innovation centre and our health sciences teaching clinic.

Experience health science at RMIT

Learn from industry leaders and become the health practitioner you aspire to be.

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Study what you love — for free

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is a Free TAFE priority course within health science at RMIT. If you meet eligibility requirements, your tuition fees for this course are fully covered by the Victorian Government.

In this certificate, you'll learn how to assist allied health professionals, including nutritionists, physiotherapists and podiatrists. You will also have the opportunity to complete full-time clinical placements, gaining skills that will set you up for a career in community health, hospital care, rehabilitation or special needs assistance. 

Charlie Xue

Learn from the best

Professor Charlie Xue is a World Health Organization consultant, and chairs the National Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. He works on evidence-based integrative healthcare research to assess the efficiency of Chinese medicine. 

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