Allied Health internationally recognised

La Trobe University’s allied health courses have received international recognition in a new partnership with Singapore.

Singapore will now recognise 15 allied health qualifications from Australian universities – and more than half of these are from La Trobe.

Under a new agreement, announced last week, Singapore and Australia will promote further cooperation on education and will establish a pilot internship program, which will create more opportunities for Australian students.

The agreement will also provide opportunities for Singaporean students to study Health Sciences at La Trobe.

La Trobe Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Dewar, said this agreement was an international vote of confidence for the University.

“La Trobe’s allied health courses are among the best in the country and this has been reiterated by Singapore’s commitment to recognise these qualifications,” Professor Dewar said.

“This international recognition will provide ample opportunities for La Trobe students and graduates to gather invaluable experience studying and working in Singapore and we look forward to hosting students from Singapore at our Bundoora, Bendigo, Mildura, Albury-Wodonga and Shepparton campuses.”

“La Trobe has a significant history of training health professionals in Singapore under previous accreditation and also through our longstanding partnership with the Singapore Nurses Association. This recognition reinforces that tradition and builds a foundation for future collaboration."

Allied health qualifications to be recognised by Singapore under this agreement include:

  • Master of Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Master of Physiotherapy Practice
  • Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice
  • Master of Speech Pathology
  • Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Speech Pathology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology

The agreement is part of the Australian government’s Singapore-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

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