School of Public Health and Social Work

About our School

Through our research, teaching, and community and industry partnerships, the School of Public Health and Social Work strives for a healthy, fair and inclusive society.

We focus on the prevention of disease and illness, the promotion of better health and well-being, the improvement of health systems and services and the provision of quality social support.

Our work is embedded in the principles of social and environmental justice and human rights.

Hilary Bambrick, climate advocate

Study with us

Gain real experience

"The social work course is driven by real-world experience. I completed my first placement in the Aboriginal community of Cherbourg, and was involved in an Indigenous internship program with the opportunity to work with Qantas in Sydney. I also travelled to Indonesia with other QUT health students for some international experience."

Kevin Yow Yeh

Bachelor of Social Work

Practical application

"My degree in Health Information Management has prepared me for the real world by providing me with amazing opportunities even before graduating! The skills and knowledge I have gained so far have allowed me to begin a role at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the health and vital statistics team. I work alongside statisticians to get an inside look into how our healthcare system is functioning and what challenges and opportunities face us in the future."

Phoebe Leenders

Bachelor of Health Information Management


Gain real-world experience and credit towards your degree.

Work experience


Research for a healthier, fairer and more inclusive society.

Our research

Skill up

Enhance your career through professional development.

Short courses


From scholarships and other financial help to peer mentoring and advice.

Scholarships and support
Jen Kaighin, award-winning teacher

Teaching for real life

With the very real impact of the global climate emergency, increasing economic disparity and the threat of sequential pandemics, it’s now more important than ever that tertiary teaching brings together the best of theoretical imaginings, compassionate principles and practical approach.

Our programs are drawn from decades of on-the-ground experiences in industry, government and not-for-profit organisations combined with the very best research. Our lecturers share real-time, critical knowledge about important topics to equip students for future practice and research opportunities. Our solid relationships with employers, plus our commitment to a compassionate and analytical approach, give students a broad range of professional and research choices after graduation.

Our people

More research expertise. More teaching experience.

Better results.

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Future students

07 3138 2000 (Australian and NZ)

+617 3138 9944 (International)

Industry and alumni