Health & Nursing

 

 

 

 

Study Aged Care, Dental, Health and Nursing courses right here in regional Victoria. GOTAFE offer programs from Certificate II in Health Services, Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, HACC or Disability), right up to the Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2). With our courses, you gain a passport to a profession that’s in-demand around the world.

Our VET in schools program gives students the chance to study Certificate III in Health Services Assistance. We support you through the enrolment process. Our experienced instructors will you navigate your way to the right choice for your career goals, whether that’s paediatric nursing, or accident and emergency.

Division 2 Nursing offers chances to work in many different settings. Accident and Emergency, Midwifery and Intensive Care all offer opportunities for Division 2 Nurses. You could work in community care, mental health and rehabilitation.

We have over 80 local health industry partners, so you’ll get to complete work placements and learn in real life environments. And with our relationship with La Trobe University, you’ll can move straight into studying a full Bachelor of Nursing.

COURSES AVAILABLE

Gain essential skills to develop Asthma Risk Assessments and Emergency Management Plans.

Our expert Trainers will prepare you to handle asthma episodes and know what triggers, symptoms and effects to look for.

Learn how to provide asthma related first aid in emergency situations to your colleagues, children and the elderly.

Specific licensing requirements relating to this course, including requirements for refresher training and currency, should be obtained from the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority and industry sector Regulatory Authorities where applicable.

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This unit describes the outcomes required to provide first aid to a person experiencing anaphylaxis until the arrival of medical assistance. Application of this unit relates to the use of adrenaline autoinjector devices available in Australia. Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis.
All tasks are to be carried out in accordance with relevant industry legislation and organisational policies.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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Come to GOTAFE and get a headstart on your health industry career. The Certificate II in Health Support Services is a pre-employment program, so we welcome all ages groups, skill levels and backgrounds. We guide you through the program, getting you job ready. We have health industry connections across north eastern Victoria. We can even help find opportunities for work experience and employment.
Our students have gone on to work in a variety of jobs such as:
-Storeperson
-Administration support officer
-Maintenance worker

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Looking for a pathway into a health care career? Allied Health Assistants are involved with direct patient care, assisting with hygiene, nutrition, mobility and safety. Work as part of a team alongside health professionals.

You can also complete this course as a VETiS program. We do all the application and enrolment work for you, working with your school and our local providers, to get you set up.

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Become a qualified Dental Assistant.
The oral care industry is booming. With high demand for qualified Assistants, this is your chance to gain a qualification without the need to travel out of the region.
Available now at GOTAFE, you’ll develop the skills you need to maintain high standards of infection control, assisting with practice administration and providing quality assistance to a Dentist.
Trained by passionate Dental Practice Managers and Dental Assistants, you’ll learn real skills in a working clinic.

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Specialise in providing superior level support to the health industry.

This 12 month Traineeship combines communication, customer service and technical skills while training you to use your discretion and judgement to handle different situations.

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Work in the Health Industry and help people feel great. At GOTAFE, you learn from the best. All of our Trainers are experienced in Health Services work, and will guide you throughout your course.

You can also complete this course as a VET in Schools program. We do all the application and enrolment work for you, working with your school and our local providers, to get you set up. No confusing process to follow.

Graduates with the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance can work as:

  • Nursing assistant
  • Operating theatre technician
  • Nursing support worker
  • Theatre support
  • Ward assistant
  • Patient care assistant
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Specialise in providing support to the health industry, whether it’s laundry, food services or cleaning services, our Trainers will equip you with the tools you need to start a new journey.

We have health industry connections across north eastern Victoria. We can even help find opportunities for work experience and employment.

Note: health support workers do not deliver direct care to clients.

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Make a real difference. Learn how to provide one on one support through individualised plans for the elderly or people living with a disability.

Our experienced Trainers require your full commitment. Additional self-directed learning, reading and research will help you get the most out of placement opportunities.

Find your passion and create a pathway into a career as an Accommodation Support Worker, Home Care Assistant, In Home Respite Worker or Support Worker.

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Demand for trained pathology staff is growing across hospitals, medical centres and general practice. Studying with GOTAFE gives you access to industry-experts and the latest equipment.

You can go on to be a Pathology Collector, Pathology Assistant or Laboratory Aide.

We’ll equip you with skills and knowledge in:

  • Blood collection techniques
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Medical terminology
  • Working with others
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Put your analytical and research skills into practice, with a job-ready qualification. Studying Certificate III in Pathology Assistance gives you career opportunities in the growth areas of Pathology and Specimen Reception Assistance in laboratories, hospitals and medical centres.

Studying with GOTAFE gives you access to industry-experts and the latest equipment.

We’ll equip you with skills and knowledge in:

  • Blood collection techniques
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Medical terminology
  • Working with others
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It takes a special type of person to care for others. Our population is rapidly ageing so we need more carers to help us live comfortably as we grow older.

Certificate IV in Aging Support at GOTAFE will equip you will the tools to build a career in the aged care industry. You’ll walk away with highly developed communication and leadership skills, flexible enough to work in an aged care facility, as an in home carer or in a hospital environment.

 

You might choose to use this qualification as a stepping stone into Nursing, or use your new connections made during clinical placement to jump in and put your skills into practice at work.

With 50,000 carers required within the next 5 years, your new skills are sure to be in high demand.

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Looking for a pathway into a health care career? Health Assistants are involved with direct patient care, assisting with hygiene, nutrition, mobility, safety, working as part of a team alongside registered and enrolled nurses.

As an Allied Health Assistant you will gain insight into the world of health and become an important part of the health care sector. You can use this qualification as a stepping stone into a career in health or get straight to work as a Nursing Assistant, Ward Assistant or Nursing Support Worker.

Offered as a Traineeship, you’ll get paid while studying and working. Training will be provided by GOTAFE, with the traineeship is facilitated by MEGT.

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Our Nation’s waistlines continue to expand. Do your part to create a healthier future and become a Divisional Therapist. Design, implement and evaluate leisure and health activities for clients. You’ll find opportunities to work in a variety of health settings, in residential facilities or community centres.

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Take the next step to becoming a qualified Community Peer Support Worker.

Have you lived with a mental illness and come through the other side? Perhaps you know someone who has? This is your opportunity to use your experience to help those currently living with a mental illness.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who have lived or experienced mental illness as either a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services in roles that support consumer peers or carer peers. Workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

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Join the caring profession with a qualification with Northern Victoria’s leading provider. Get the best start to your career as an Enrolled – Division 2 Nurse with our experienced and dedicated trainers. We have world class facilities that reflect real life clinical situations. Using SIMMAN patient simulator creates life-like patient scenarios so you practice your skills daily.
Our relationship with La Trobe University means a seamless transition to your Bachelor of Nursing, for successful applicants.

This course is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council allowing registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, a subsidiary of AHPRA.

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Build specialist skills as an Enrolled – Division 2 Nurse with the Advanced Diploma of Nursing. Career opportunities will open up for you. Help mums and babies, people suffering loss and grief, or mental health patients. Work in specialist environments such as palliative and preoperative care.
You can choose specialist units to contribute to your Continued Professional Development (CDP). We sign off on this for you. And if you want to pursue further study, our relationship with La Trobe University gives a seamless transition to the Bachelor of Nursing.
This course is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council allowing registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, a subsidiary of AHPRA.

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Build specialist skills as an Enrolled – Division 2 Nurse with the Advanced Diploma of Nursing. Career opportunities will open up for you. Help mums and babies, people suffering loss and grief, or mental health patients. Work in specialist environments such as palliative and preoperative care.

You can choose specialist units to contribute to your Continued Professional Development (CDP). We sign off on this for you. And if you want to pursue further study, our relationship with La Trobe University gives a seamless transition to the Bachelor of Nursing.

This course is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council allowing registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, a subsidiary of AHPRA.

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CASE STUDY

Once a Chef, now a
Nurse, Emily’s inspired
to learn

 

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