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17 paths to a million rewards

TAFE NSW explores a range of healthcare-related careers.

17 paths to a million rewards

Courses in the healthcare and related sectors lead to an infinite huge range of rewarding and in-demand careers. Some, like nursing, are well-known. Others, like optical careers, have similar rewards, but you need to keep your eyes open for opportunities. Or, you could let TAFE NSW build your pathway for you.


Open your ears to options

Audiometry ticked all boxes for Pakenham-based Jaeyong, who had always dreamed of making a positive difference to the health and well-being of people. So it was off to TAFE NSW to study for a Diploma of Audiometry.

“I have always had a passion to help people in need to better their lives, so audiometry ticked all the boxes for me,” says Jaeyong.

“It’s heart-warming to see the broad smile on patients’ faces, no matter what age they are, when they can hear with more clarity – the correct devices have an immediate positive impact on their hearing abilities.”

Your rewarding career could include ...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Aged care

Allied health assistance

Allied health practice management


Community services

Dental industry

Disability work

Early childhood education and care

First aid

Home and community care

Laboratory science


Sterilisation services





Take Georgie's career as another example ...

Georgie was completing Dental Assisting studies at TAFE NSW as a scholar with the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, and was also completing an Oral Health Promotion qualification.  

Studying online with TAFE Digital suited Georgie. She was working full-time in a dental clinic, so she could log on at times that suited her hectic lifestyle.

I would recommend online studying to anyone who has prior commitments that don’t allow them to study full–time,” Georgia said.


Let TAFE NSW help you on your pathway

Where to start?

If you have a little or no experience voluntary, paid or education expereince in healthcare-related courses, you’ll probably be best starting with a Statement of Attainment or Certificate II or II course. But it's all about what you need, so always contact us.

Ways to go

Check out some other careers that pay it forward. And remember, we are here to help you along your career pathway, not to put obstacles in your way. Explore our pathways to your career.

But wait, there's more ...

Check out the hundreds of scholarships offered by TAFE NSW each year.


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