Health and Aged Care
Do you enjoy helping others? Are you patient and flexible? Are you a team player?
If this sounds familiar, a career in the Health and Aged Care industries could be for you. Few professions offer the opportunities, challenges and rewards that you will find here.
Working in this sector gives you the chance to make a real difference in peoples’ everyday lives. You’ll be highly valued if you bring a supportive and caring approach, patience and flexibility, a willingness to work in a team, and have excellent communication skills.
Employment opportunities are strong, varied and transferable. This means that many of the skills you will develop are also valuable in other industries. Best of all, qualifications in Health and Aged Care are in demand, with the sector being one 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 areas will offer you the chance to work in a variety of locations and service environments including hospitals, community health facilities, aged care, home-based and mental health settings, group homes, day support programs, leisure and recreation facilities, employment support services and advocacy organisations.
Choosing a career in these sectors, will give you chance to make a real difference in people’s everyday lives, and let you work with like-minded people while you do it.
If you are enthusiastic about supporting others and making a difference, a qualification in this area may well be the right option for you. Contact us today about our range of courses and apprenticeship options.
“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