Health & Nursing

Study Aged Care, Dental, Health and Nursing courses right here in regional Victoria. With our courses, you gain a passport to a profession that’s in-demand around the world.

We have over 80 local health industry partners, so you’ll get to complete work placements and learn in real life environments. 

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). 

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 help 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. You could also work in community care, mental health and rehabilitation.

With our relationship with La Trobe University, you’ll can move straight into studying a full Bachelor of Nursing.

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Come to GOTAFE and get a head start on your health industry career. The HLT23215 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
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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 VET in Secondary Schools Program delivered as a dual qualification with HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services
Assistance. 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.
Skills needed to maintain high standards of infection control will be developed along with abilities to assist with administration and providing quality assistance to a Dentist.

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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.

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

This qualification is offered as part of the VET in School program and can be undertaken as a dual qualification with HLT32412 Certificate II Allied Health Assistance.

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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
This course is delivered as a dual qualification, and is co-delivered with HLT37415 Certificate III in Pathology Assistance

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This qualification is undertaken as a 12 month traineeship. Students develop knowledge and skills in communication, customer service and technical skills, Development of skills to use discretion and judgment to handle different situations is also part of the training.

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Put your analytical and research skills into practice, with a job-ready qualification. Studying HLT37415 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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The CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work is a suitable for people with the lived experience of mental illness who wish to care for and support their peers.
Employment opportunities are available in the Mental Health Services in government, public, or private sectors or in the community services sector.

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The CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Diversional Therapist.

This qualification reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas that will help improve the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of residents and/or clients in your care.

Workers may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, completing specialised tasks and functions in relation to leisure and health.

While workers are responsible for their own outputs, work is carried out under direct or indirect supervision within defined organisation guidelines.

This qualification can be undertaken on campus or as a traineeship
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This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals. The worker is required to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional. Supervision may be direct, indirect or remote and must occur within organisation requirements. The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional. The worker may be engaged to work in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. The worker, in conjunction with the allied health professional, may have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistance workers.

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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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LNSupport provides you with literacy and numeracy support while undertaking a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification. This course will assist you in completing your vocational qualification under the Skills First Program

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CASE STUDY

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

 

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