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.
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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 website.

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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.