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.


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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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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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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