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Health care and social assistance

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Health care and social assistance

About this industry

Health is one of Australia's biggest employers, set for further growth due to 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.

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Within this industry, there are 117 courses offered by 228 providers across 2836 locations

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Full qualification
A VET qualification will broaden your skills in a specialised area and give you the practical experience you'll need for the workplace. It will train you to design, plan and execute the practical and technical aspects of your field within an industry context. Certificates I?IV generally take from six months to two years to complete full time; diploma courses typically take one or two years and advanced diplomas usually take between 18 months to two years.
Apprenticeship
An apprenticeship combines practical skills learnt on the job with an employer and formal learning from an approved provider. As an apprentice, you'll spend three to four years learning a traditional trade and gaining a qualification, usually a Certificate III or IV. Typically you?ll work four days a week, and attend formal training one day a week.
Traineeship
A traineeship combines practical skills learnt on the job with an employer and formal learning from an approved provider. A traineeship will take you one to three years to complete, depending on your industry and qualification. Typically you?ll work four days a week, and attend formal training one day a week.
Short Course
A part-qualification is a short course made up of subjects from a nationally recognised VET qualification. You may receive a Statement of Attainment when you complete a part qualification. If you successfully complete a part qualification, you can build on that learning to complete a full qualification at Certificate I, II, III or IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma levels.

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Certificate III in Individual Support

NSW Fee Free
Cost
Standard course fee:
$6,930.00
You could pay: $0.00 to $240.00
Delivery Mode
Online Work-Based Mixed Face-to-Face
Program Type
Full qualification
Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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8 months (full-time)
Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Entry-level employment

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

NSW Fee Free
Cost
Standard course fee:
$10,670.00
You could pay: $0.00 to $240.00
Delivery Mode
Online Work-Based Mixed Face-to-Face
Program Type
Full qualification
Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Mid-career employment

Certificate IV in Disability

NSW Fee Free
Cost
Standard course fee:
$8,270.00
You could pay: $0.00 to $240.00
Delivery Mode
Online Work-Based Mixed Face-to-Face
Program Type
Full qualification
Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

NSW Fee Free
Cost
Standard course fee:
$8,810.00
You could pay: $0.00 to $240.00
Delivery Mode
Online Work-Based Mixed Face-to-Face
Program Type
Full qualification
Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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12 - 13 months (full-time)
Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

Mid-career employment

Diploma of Community Services

NSW Fee Free
Cost
Standard course fee:
$11,470.00
You could pay: $0.00
Delivery Mode
Online Work-Based Mixed Face-to-Face
Program Type
Full qualification
Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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16 - 17 months (full-time)
Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Mid-career employment

Certificate III in Business

NSW Fee Free
Cost
Standard course fee:
$6,140.00
You could pay: $0.00 to $240.00
Delivery Mode
Online Work-Based Mixed Face-to-Face
Program Type
Full qualification
Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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6 - 7 months (full-time)
Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Entry-level employment

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

NSW Fee Free
Cost
Standard course fee:
$9,600.00
You could pay: $0.00 to $1,000.00
Delivery Mode
Online Work-Based Mixed Face-to-Face
Program Type
Full qualification
Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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7 months (full-time)
Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Entry-level employment

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

NSW Fee Free
Cost
Standard course fee:
$11,470.00
You could pay: $0.00 to $1,000.00
Delivery Mode
Online Work-Based Mixed Face-to-Face
Program Type
Full qualification
Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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18 - 19 months (full-time)
Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Mid-career employment

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

NSW Fee Free
Cost
Standard course fee:
$10,130.00
You could pay: $0.00 to $240.00
Delivery Mode
Mixed Face-to-Face
Program Type
Full qualification
Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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15 - 16 months (full-time)
Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Entry-level employment

Certificate IV in Mental Health

NSW Fee Free
Cost
Standard course fee:
$8,810.00
You could pay: $0.00 to $240.00
Delivery Mode
Online Work-Based Mixed Face-to-Face
Program Type
Full qualification
Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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10 - 11 months (full-time)
Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Entry-level employment

Diploma of Mental Health

NSW Fee Free
Cost
Standard course fee:
$13,610.00
You could pay: $0.00
Delivery Mode
Online Work-Based Mixed Face-to-Face
Program Type
Full qualification
Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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18 - 19 months (full-time)
Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Mid-career employment

Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

NSW Fee Free
Cost
Standard course fee:
$7,730.00
You could pay: $0.00 to $240.00
Delivery Mode
Mixed
Program Type
Full qualification
Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

Entry-level employment
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Short Course

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Qualification

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Apprenticeships and Traineeships

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