Health and community services

Health is one of Australia’s biggest employers. It’s set for further growth due to the population aging and higher spending. New technology, research and care models are also changing work practises and employers are seeking extra skilled workers to keep pace. Community services can include areas such as youth support, indigenous health, housing and child protection.

Workers in this industry can be found in public and private organisations, including hospitals, specialist medical and allied health centres, community support organisations and non-for profit organisations such as charities.

Typical jobs:

  • general practitioners

  • midwives

  • aged and disabled carers

  • welfare support workers

  • medical imaging technicians

  • occupational therapists

  • nurses

  • surgeons

Would it suit me?

The industry could suit you if you:

  • Like to help, care and support people

  • Are interested in health research and testing

  • Are good at technical

  • Are good at forecasting trends and analysing

  • Are good at communicating with clients from different backgrounds

  • Like solving problems

  • Are good at sales and negotiating.

How do I get into the industry?

Some of the most popular courses in this industry include:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support

  • Certificate III of Community Services

  • Certificate IV in Disability

  • Certificate IV in Ageing

  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting

  • Bachelor of Medicine

  • Bachelor of Nursing


Speak to your school to find out more.


  • Skills


  • Health and community services

Business Unit:

  • Training Services NSW
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