Healthcare & Medical

Industry Overview

Are you interested in helping people improve their health? Do you enjoy caring for others? Perhaps you would like to assist people experiencing a disability, or are keen to get involved in the wellness industry. If you are intrigued by these possibilities, a job in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector may be for you.

The Health Care and Social Assistance industry encompasses a diversity of occupations, ranging from fields such as dental hygiene, optometry, pharmacy, disability services, mental health and aged-care, to fitness training, sports science, lifestyle coaching and nutrition.

The Health Training Package offers over 75 Vocational and Training (VET) qualifications, so if you’re interested in health you’ll probably find an occupation and qualification to suit you!

Don’t forget it’s possible to begin your Health Care and Social Assistance career by training for VET qualifications to start with before possibly working your way up to a University Degree.

The Health Care and Social Assistance sector has experienced strong growth in the last ten years, making it one of Australia’s largest employers and the growth is forecast to continue, so jobs in this industry are expected to be plentiful. Check out the list of qualifications below.


Training & Qualifications

A wide range of courses are available in the Health Care industry, from Certificate (II, III, IV) levels all the way up to Doctorates.

And there are opportunities to specialise within areas that you would like to explore more deeply, such as ambulance communications, indigenous environment health, dental assistance and Generalist Medical Practitioners. Some examples of qualifications that you might want to consider include:

  • Ambulance Officers and Paramedics - Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance) and/or Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance)
  • Dieticians – Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine and/or Bachelor of Human Nutrition
  • Dental Assistants - Certificate III in Dental Assisting and/ or Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
  • Aged and Disabled Carers- Certificate III Aged Care and/or Certificate IV Aged Care (Aged Care) Certificate III in Disability and/or Certificate IV in Disability (Disability)
* Some occupations in this industry require further registration or licensing that is not a part of any formal qualification you study.

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Occupations In This Industry

Scholarships & Grad Programs

There are currently no scholarship and graduate programs available for this industry. But check the job stream below for job opportunities!

Job Stream

  • Fri 20 Nov , 2020
  • Osborne Park, Western Australia
  • Dental Assistant Traineeship - 1046713

  • Profile Orthodontics
  • A well established orthodontic practice in the northern suburbs which is expanding to a second location in the western suburbs will have available 2 positions for persons wishing to train as dental assistants. The positions, which are full time, and associated training are offered as a Certificate IV in Dental Clinic Assisting
  • Healthcare & MedicalDental Assistants
  • Thu 19 Nov , 2020
  • Joondalup, Western Australia
  • Wed 11 Nov , 2020
  • Vasse, Western Australia
  • Junior Pharmacy Assistant

  • Innaloo Discount Drug Store
  • A FULL TIME position or 38 hours/week is available for a junior pharmacy assistant, 17 to 20 years old, to join our professional and knowledgeable team. Roster includes Saturdays. Pharmacy Guild Certificate II and III traineeship will be offered to the successful applicant.
  • Healthcare & MedicalPharmacy Sales Assistants
  • Sat 7 Nov , 2020
  • Innaloo, Western Australia
  • Pharmacy Assistant Traineeship - 1042143

  • Terrywhite Chemmart
  • We are seeking a passionate Pharmacy assistant Trainee with exceptional customer service skills to join our team at TerryWhite Chemmart Palmyra. This is perfect opportunity to kick-start your career in Pharmacy! Gain a nationally recognised Certificate and earn as you learn, apply now!
  • Healthcare & MedicalPharmacists
  • Fri 6 Nov , 2020
  • Palmyra, Western Australia