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Health Science

Health and community services is Australia’s second largest employing industry – and growing. It delivers a range of medical, residential and social assistance services to support us all, and it is also responsible for the well-being of our communities. New models of care and technological advances are changing the way we work, and Australian businesses are seeking to employ skilled professionals to keep pace. This is a rich and rewarding industry to be involved in, and you’ll be amazed at the career choices available to you.

Sectors & Occupations

The health and community services industry is responsible for the wellness and well-being of all Australians. This is a significant task, and it involves a diverse range of occupations in areas such as child care, aged care, primary care, mental health and disability. Many of the people who provide these services gained their practical skills through ‘real life’ vocational education and training (VET) courses. Check out a sample of the most popular occupations in each sector.

Medical Care Services

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nursing Support Worker
  • Medical Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • Health Practice Manager
  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Ambulance Officer
  • Paramedic
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Residential Care Services

  • Aged and Disabled Carer
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Social Assistance Services

  • Aged and Disabled Carer
  • Child Carer
  • Child Care Worker
  • Education Aide
  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Welfare Centre Manager
  • Child Care Centre Manager
  • Counsellor
  • Careers in Demand

    A number of skilled occupations are currently in shortage in the health and community services industry. These jobs are in demand across Australia, so there’s a good chance of ongoing employment when you complete your training. If you want to set yourself up for a rewarding career, check out the following jobs and the VET courses that may give you the practical skills you need to gain employment in them.

    Child Care Centre Manager

  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • Child Care Worker

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Personal Care Worker

    CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

    Enrolled Nurse

    HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing






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