Start a rewarding career in the aged care sector, where demand for graduates with high-quality education and training is growing.
Turn your passion for social equity and health science into an exciting profession in the field of speech pathology, sometimes referred to as speech therapy. This Australian-first dual degree will prepare you to change the future for people who have difficulties with oral communication, as well as support their families and broader community.
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Studying aged care at VU
At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.
We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.
You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.
Studying my course at VU helped me redirect my career and get a substantial qualification in a non-clinical field in aged care services. I took a gamble with my first job as a carer in residential aged care and I loved it! I am now undertaking my PhD at VU, looking at older people with depression in order to optimise their wellbeing.
Australia’s population is ageing rapidly with more than a million people receiving aged care services (Source: Australian Government Department of Health).
Our graduates find employment opportunities that include the following roles:
- aged care workers
- specialists treating elder abuse.
Colleges & schools
Our aged care courses are delivered by various colleges and schools across different VU campuses.