Health and Aged Care
No matter where you are in life, or what study or career goals you may have for your future, TasTAFE has a qualification or training program that is right for you!
Few professions offer the opportunities, challenges and rewards available to people working in the health, aged care and disability services industries.
Employment opportunities in these vital sectors are strong, varied and transferable. And best of all, a qualification in one of these areas will be highly sought after – with the sectors being considered as some of Tasmania’s (and Australia’s) largest employment growth areas.
Depending on your area of interest, there are a wide range of course options available for you to study at TasTAFE. These include qualifications that prepare you for a career as an enrolled nurse, dental assistant, carer or support person, program coordinator or manager.
Employment in these, or similar roles, will offer you the chance to work in a variety of locations and service environments, including hospitals, primary and community health, aged care, home-based and mental health settings, as well as group homes, day support programs, leisure and recreation facilities, employment support services and advocacy organisations.
If you choose to pursue a career in these sectors, you will have the chance to make a real difference in people’s everyday lives, and get to work with like-minded people and other professionals while you do it.
So, if you enjoy working with other people, helping others and you are prepared to work hard, then undertaking a qualification in these areas may well be the right option for you!
“Studying my Advanced Diploma not only advances on the knowledge that I have just learnt, but is focused on topics I choose. This is great if you want to look at a specialist area.” – Sharlene, Advanced Diploma of Enrolled Nursing
“During the course we learnt care techniques and how to use the equipment. The role-plays were really valuable because they helped give me an idea of what it would be like to work in the industry.” – Rose, Certificate III in Aged Care and Certificate III in Home and Community Care