Build a rewarding future

Start your career in Health with a degree from one of Australia’s leading universities for health education. Study in world-class facilities including the on-campus UC Hospital, Canberra Specialist Medical Centre, Community Health Hub and leading research institutes.

Get a taste for real world careers while you study through clinical placements within our health precincts and with close industry partners in the ACT and surrounding region. This career-focussed approach to health education will ensure you graduate ready to secure a successful career in one of Australia’s fastest growing industries.

Why study health UC

We’re #1 in the ACT

For full-time employment and median salary in health services and support.

2021, Good Universities Guide

State-of-the-art facilities

Gain access to the latest cutting-edge technology through UC Hospital, Community Health Hub and Canberra Specialist Medical Centre.

Real world experiences

Gain hands-on experience from day one with practical learning at the heart of all our degrees

Industry connected

Thanks to our close industry partners, connect with leading health organisations and graduate with an edge.

Learn more about our areas of study

Allied health

From pharmacists, optometrists and radiographers to physiotherapists and everything in between, follow your passion and choose from a dynamic range of health professions. Studying Allied Health will help you gain the skills to make a difference to people’s lives and address the future health needs of Australia and the world.

Gain practical experience through fully supervised placements including the UC Health Clinic, where you’ll provide affordable health services to the Canberra community. You’ll graduate with the essential clinical skills and experience to meet the evolving challenges of the health sector.

#1 in Australia for graduate employment

Rehabilitation study area

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Nursing and midwifery

Pursue a lifelong career full of passion and purpose. Gain hands-on experience through our simulated nursing labs and UC Hospital, right here on campus. Benefit from over 1,000 hours of practical placements from your first year across a range of healthcare settings including hospitals, healthcare centres, and private practices throughout the ACT and beyond.

Accredited through the Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, you’ll graduate as a registered nurse or midwife ready for a rewarding career in one of Australia’s fastest growing industries.

#1 in Australia for graduate employment

Postgraduate nursing degrees

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If you’re looking to elevate your career or a change of direction we have a range of postgraduate degrees in Health to help achieve your goals. Choose from a full Masters degree to develop a strong depth of understanding, or for a faster qualification consider completing a shorter Graduate Certificate or Diploma.

#1 in the ACT

For starting salary for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

2021, Good Universities Guide

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Tom’s career in elite sport

Meet UC graduate Tom Christian, Sports Scientist and Physiotherapist to the Canberra Raiders. Hear how he’s used his Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science to land his dream job working with professional athletes.

World-leading health precinct

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UC Hospital integrates healthcare and education, providing cutting edge learning environments. A purpose-built rehabilitation, aged care and mental health facility, it is the largest of its kind in the ACT.

In collaboration with ACT Health, it has a clinical practical teaching space equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, coupled with functioning gyms, hydrotherapy pool and rehabilitation garden. UC Hospital hosts our work integrated learning program and nurtures the development of our health students so you’ll graduate industry ready.

Community Health Hub »

Operating alongside the Canberra Specialist Medical Centre, UC’s Health Hub is the home to our student-led clinics.

Providing a wide range of allied health services to Canberra’s public, from physiotherapy and psychology to optometry and occupational therapy, the Health Hub dedicates its publicly accessible healthcare to your clinical placements and hands-on learning experience.

Nick Smith

UC helped me grow as a person. It gave me the guts to go out and get a job and made me feel confident in my ability to write well and connect with people.

Nick Smith
Bachelor of Psychology

Siobhan Fonti

I had an amazing time studying at UC. The Bachelor of Midwifery course is fantastic, with amazing teachers and support staff. The friends I made while studying are possibly the most important thing I take away from my time at UC.

Siobhan Fonti
Bachelor of Midwifery

Kate Gemmell

I am now a sports dietitian at ACT Academy of Sport and got my role as a result of my placements and internships organised by UC.

Kate Gemmell
Master of Nutrition & Dietetics

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