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Childcare, health and community

Childcare, health and community

Do you feel rewarded when you care for others? Whether you want to work with the young or the old, across a variety of workplaces, there are so many great opportunities in the health and community sectors.

Healthcare is a diverse field across areas including aged care, child care, dentistry, disability or drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Your role could see you working in a residential setting, a hospital or a clinic. You might work in pathology or administer audiometry or optical tests. You might build a plan that helps someone get back to work, offer counselling to a client or manage a nursing team. Whatever role you decide to take on, if you're a good communicator it's a perfect career for you.

Working in childcare, health and community is full of challenges but there are great rewards and plenty of opportunities to work both full-time and part-time. No matter what role you decide on, you know you'll be making a positive difference in the lives of others.

On average enrolled nurses earn $1095 a week, massage therapists $701, dental assistants $801, childcare workers $740 and aged care workers $900.

*myfuture.edu.au - joboutlook.gov.au

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Fran Hughes
Children's Services

Fran Hughes

Sydney TAFE
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Leigh Maxwell

Western Institute

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Big Fat Smile, Illawarra

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Made by TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is proud of our many outstanding graduates. They love what they do, are passionate about their industry, and counted on TAFE NSW to help them succeed. Meet our ambassadors, successful graduates who were Made By TAFE NSW.

Ito Rivera

Originally from the Philippines, Ito Rivera, came to Australia to study Early Childhood Education and Care in 2014 at Illawarra Institute, which opened the doors to employment. He's now working with a company he did work placement with.

Frank Newwah-Jefroi

Frank Newah-Jarfoi, community development officer, studied community Welfare Work in 2010 at Riverina Institute. His passion for community services started when he was a refugee in Guinea.

Student stories



Rowena Abayon studies a Diploma of Nursing at Western Sydney Institute's Penrith Campus.


Mikayla Green studies a TAFE NSW Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care degree at Illawarra Institute.