Allied Health and Social Assistance

Social assistance and allied health are growing parts of the overall health industry nationally — and especially in Western Australia — offering great career opportunities. Demand for services is rising,  particularly in the disability and aged care sectors. Highly skilled workers are needed in both these sectors and now is the time to upskill your current qualifications or change direction to a new career opportunity.

Pathways into the allied health area start at Certificate II level in the aged care and disability care areas, and from there you can choose from a range of higher level specialised support and care qualifications. You can also train as an assistant supporting the work done by speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and other health professionals. Join a growing and rewarding industry and start your journey to upskill or change direction in a new career path!

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We’re making training affordable and accessible so you can boost your skills and be job ready as the WA economy recovers.

How about a free training course — yes... free! Or choose from over 70 half-price qualifications that match up with where the jobs are.

To meet the specific needs of businesses for COVID-19,  we have new skill sets — fast track training to get you job ready — and to make sure anyone can get skills ready we have made a range of courses available online at TAFE colleges.

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The Allied health and Social assistance sectors offer a huge range of training options. Use the course search below to find out more (select from the options under Industry area, and/or the keyword search, to refine the results). Select a qualification or course title to see a list of training providers in Western Australia who deliver it – then select a provider to find out more. 

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The list presented here is only for this industry category.  You can select a qualification or course title to see a list of training providers in Western Australia who deliver it – then select a provider to find out more.
A full course list across all industry areas is available here

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The list of courses displayed for a selected industry category is intended to assist individuals learn more about occupation and training pathways, and may not represent all possible pathways for an industry.  For further assistance on occupation and training pathways please contact your nearest Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64. 

Please note
The vocational education and training (VET) courses delivered in Western Australia on this course list are funded through the Department of Training and Workforce Development; these are referred to as publicly funded training.  A range of qualifications and courses for priority industry areas and occupations are subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, to reduce the cost of training in priority skill areas. To find out more about which courses are subsidised, please take a look at the information available on the main Training page.

Other non-publicly funded courses are available through TAFE colleges and private providers; however these are not included in this course list. To find these other courses, you can search a list of all VET courses in WA via the myskills.gov.au website.

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    Certificate II in Community Services

    National ID : CHC22015 | State ID : AWJ7

    Would you love a career supporting your community?

    The Certificate II in Community Services provides an introduction into the  community services industry, perfect to help you get an entry level job or to go on to further study.

    Certificate II in Health Support Services

    National ID : HLT23215 | State ID : AYY2

    Get set for a career supporting our healthcare sector!

    Healthcare is a critical part of every day life — keeping people healthy is important! But it's not just all about doctors and highly trained specialists, it takes a huge team of support workers to keep our healthcare system going.

    Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

    National ID : HLT30113 | State ID : J581

    Skill up to support your mob!

    The role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers is crucial to improving health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They play a vital role in the primary healthcare workforce; providing practical and primary care for individuals, families and community groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers across Australia work in a variety of environments and settings.

    Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

    National ID : HLT33015 | State ID : AWK5

    Be an important part of a healthcare team!

    The healthcare industry is about more than doctors and nurses - it takes a team of allied health workers to support all of the medical services that happen every day across Australia.

    Certificate III in Community Services

    National ID : CHC32015 | State ID : AWJ2

    Ready for a career in caring?

    Complete the Certificate III in Community Services and you will be on your way to a career as a youth worker, support worker, or family carer.

    Certificate III in Dental Assisting

    National ID : HLT35015 | State ID : AYX5

    This qualification will boost your skills and knowledge, enhance your understanding of your role and equip you to serve as a respected member of a dental practice team.

    Certificate III in Education Support

    National ID : CHC30213 | State ID : J588

    This course provides a customised program in learning support to prepare you for roles such as an education assistant working in a school providing support to a classroom teacher for children from kindergarten to Year 12.

    Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

    National ID : HLT33115 | State ID : AWJ4

    This course will prepare you to become a health care worker. This is an active, physical career that provides assistance to healthcare staff and clients.

    Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)

    National ID : HLT33115 | State ID : AA72

    This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist health staff in the provision of services to clients/patients within a health care setting.

    Certificate III in Individual Support

    National ID : CHC33015 | State ID : AWK6

    Get ready for a rewarding career supporting others!

    When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support, you'll be on your way to a career helping those that need support due to ageing, disability or other personal circumstances.

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    Future jobs in Allied health and Social assistance

    Research completed by the WA State Training Board identified that the number of disability and aged care workers needs to double over the next five years.

    Find out more about the research and the Social assistance and allied health workforce strategy on the State Training Board website.