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Health & community care courses - APPLY NOW.

Limited Free TAFE places still available for 2021.

Make a difference in someone's life and be responsible for the health and wellbeing of your community, caring for people during times of illness, promoting healthy lifestyles, or working to improve people's standards of living.

According to the Australian Government's Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP), the Health Care and Social Assistance industries is projected to increase by 15% five years to May 2024. "This growth is supported by the continued demand generated by the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Australia’s ageing population" - LMIP

Jobs to increase by 15%

In Health Care & Social Assistance industries over 5 years

$1,328

Average weekly pay for Welfare Support Workers

~152,200

People employed as a Child Carer

Source: JobOutlook.gov.au and According to the *Australian Government's Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP), the Health Care and Social Assistance industries is projected to increase by 15% five years to May 2024. "This growth is supported by the continued demand generated by the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Australia’s ageing population" - LMIP

A day in the life of an Early Childhood Educator

With the introduction of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten, there is a need for more early childhood educators in Victoria. We have put together a profile on a career in Early Childhood Education to help you learn if it is the right path for you.

Ready to start chatting to our course experts about studying? Our Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care CHC50113 is part of Free TAFE. Let us help you understand if you are eligible.

You can start this semester in these courses

Certificate III in Individual Support

Certificate III in Individual Support

This course gives you the tools and knowledge to support and care for older people and those in vulnerable situations.

Certificate IV Child Youth & Family Intervention

Certificate IV Child Youth & Family Intervention

Learn the skills to work in practice specialisations such as residential and out of home care, family support, and early intervention.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This Diploma is the recognised qualification to become a fully-qualified Early Childhood Educator. Join an industry that is in-demand in Victoria.

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

This course prepares you to work in the Mental Health and Community Services industry as a Peer Support Worker or a Community Outreach Peer Worker.

Certificate IV in Mental Health

Certificate IV in Mental Health

Learn how to provide support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability by learning what you need to enter an ever-growing industry

Certificate IV Alcohol & Other Drugs

Certificate IV Alcohol & Other Drugs

You'll learn to provide various services to clients with drug or alcohol issues and implement health promotion and community intervention programs.

"When students begin to link their theoretical knowledge to clinical practice and it clicks in a practical sense, it’s a really special moment."

Leah Dridan, GOTAFE Trainer

We are here to help you make the change

Choosing the right course doesn't have to be complicated, an initial chat with one of our course experts will help you find the right course to reach your goal.

If it's outside business hours, or you aren't able to chat on the phone, send us your questions and we will get back to you

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We have other courses in Health & Nursing, Community Services and Sport & Recreation that you might be interested in.

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GOTAFE named Inclusive Provider of the Year 2020

At GOTAFE we strive to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all people within our diverse and vibrant community. You have a right to feel safe to be yourself at GOTAFE and to be celebrated for your unique contributions to our community. We were named Inclusive Training Provider of the Year at the Victorian Training Awards in 2020, recognising our ongoing efforts and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, your disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life throws your way, we are here to help.

Learn more about how we support our students