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Health & Nursing

From allied health and administration, to dental assistance and nursing, we have a range of courses to help you launch your career as a health professional.

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Make a positive impact with a career in the health industry

Gain a recognised qualification in the health industry and kickstart your career. Whether it’s mental health, pathology, or nursing, you’ll learn specialised skills to help you succeed in the workplace, and open up career opportunities in a booming industry. You’ll practice your skills in our state-of-the-art simulation facilities, and get the chance to experience real-life patient scenarios on placement alongside professional practitioners.

Courses

Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Certificate II in Health Support Services (HLT23215)

The Certificate II in Health Support Services is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Health Services Assistant.

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (HLT33015)

Become a qualified Health Assistant with a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance from GOTAFE. Learn more today.

Certificate III in Dental Assisting (HLT35015)

The Certificate III in Dental Assisting from GOTAFE is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Dental Assistant.

Certificate III in Health Administration (HLT37315)

Become a qualified Health Administrative Worker with the Certificate III in Health Administration from GOTAFE.

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (HLT33115)

The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is the recognised qualification to become a Hospital Orderly.

Certificate III in Health Support Services (HLT33215)

The Certificate III in Health Support Services is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Health Support Worker. Learn more about this course from GOTAFE today.

Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)

Study the Certificate III in Individual Support at GOTAFE and make a difference in someone's life.

Certificate III in Pathology Assistance (HLT37415)

The Certificate III in Pathology Assistance is the recognised qualification to become a Laboratory Assistant.

Certificate III in Pathology Collection (HLT37215)

The Certificate III in Pathology Collection from GOTAFE is the recognised qualification to become a Pathology Collector.

Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015)

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Aged Care Worker.

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015)

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance from GOTAFE is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Allied Health Assistant.

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515)

The Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work is the recognised qualification to become a Community Peer Support Worker.

Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)

The Diploma of Nursing is the recognised qualification to become an Enrolled Nurse (Division 2). Learn more about this course from GOTAFE.

Short Courses

Upskill quickly with our Health & Nursing short courses. Learn the skills you need to succeed at work, and advance your career.

Oral Medications Safety Refresher Workshop (SC0MEREF19)

This workshop is a refresher course for Merriwa disability workers who assist clients to self-administer oral medications.

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (SC4FTAID19)

The 'Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting' course is the required First Aid qualification for anyone working with children.

Provide basic emergency life support (SC2FTAID19)

Provide Basic Emergency Life Support is a recognised qualification for entry into Victoria Police.

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (SC1FTAID19)

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a recognised course that provides you with a First Aid qualification.

Provide first aid (SC3FTAID19)

Provide First Aid is a recognised course that allows you to gain a First Aid qualification. Learn more about this course from GOTAFE today.

Provide First Aid - Flexible (SC3FDAID19)

Provide First Aid Flexible is a one-day, fast-paced refresher course for people who are already trained in First Aid.

"The Trainers are amazing. They are all very knowledgeable nurses and have a lot of experience that they share in class. It is more exciting as we learn what it is like out there in the workplace."

– Elif, Diploma of Nursing

Why study with GOTAFE?

State of the art facilities

Our Trainers are all industry-qualified, with extensive experience in health and nursing, and the practices and processes you'll use day-to-day in the workplace.

Our training facilities are state-of-the-art. We're proud to be the only education provider in Australia with a SynDaver—a synthetic human anatomy model that mimics the physical properties of human tissue. We also have a Sectra Table, which allows you to interact with an image and perform a virtual dissection, perfect for those visual learners.

For our nursing students, classes take place in the Nursing Labs, which replicate real-life hospital ward settings and give you a chance to familiarise yourself with the day-to-day environment that nurses work in, so you're ready to hit the ground running when you graduate.

A world of opportunity

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. Your training will provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and you'll graduate with both a nationally-recognised qualification, and the practical experience to match.

There is currently a huge demand for nurses in Australia. Health care is Australia's fifth largest industry, and nursing positions account for around 30% of healthcare job advertisements. There's no better time to start a career in this high-demand industry.

Study with us, and start your career off on the right foot.

See what our students have to say

Find out what it’s like to study Nursing with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see what our students have to say.