Career Pathways

Are you interested in working in health and want to know where to start?

These career paths – or pathways – will show you different entry points in your career journey, from introductory study choices to entry level jobs as well as options that can lead to more senior roles.

These pathways are simply a guide. It really is your own journey. If a pathway shows a Certificate II, Certificate III and Certificate IV course, it doesn’t mean that you have to do one after the other. Make sure you talk to your teachers, VET Coordinator, Career Advisor or Guidance Officer about the best path for you. Where you start and finish is up to you!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health could be a good choice for you if you like variety because it covers all aspects of health care.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health could be a good choice for you if you like variety because it covers all aspects of health care.
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Administration is important in the health care system because it helps to make sure patient care is well organised.
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Allied Health

Members of the allied health team provide care for patients and their families and help people improve their physical and psychological wellbeing.
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Business Administration and Technology

Business administration and information technology are important areas because they help to make sure patient care is streamlined and well organised.
Dental assistant

Dental Assisting

It’s not just about brushing and flossing. Good oral health is important as part of our overall health and wellbeing.

Emergency Medical Dispatcher

Emergency Medical Dispatcher’s (EMD) are the first port of call, in receiving ‘000’ ambulance calls.
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Health Services Assistance

Health services assistance can be a great area to explore because there are a broad variety of roles.
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Health Services Operations

Health services operations includes non-direct patient support. It is an important area for the efficient and effective running of health services.

Medical Officer

Medical officers are a highly skilled and empowered workforce committed to delivering accessible, equitable and sustainable health care to the patients they treat.
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Mental Health Support

The area of mental health involves supporting people at a challenging time in their lives when they are affected by a mental health issue.


Midwifery is a challenging, varied and highly-specialised role that integrates skills, knowledge and traditions.
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Nursing is a job where you get to make a difference in people’s lives every day. You will be challenged as no two days will be the same.


A paramedic provides front-line out of hospital care, medical retrieval and health related transport for sick and injured people in emergency and non-emergency settings.
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Pathology Assistance

Pathology laboratory assistants work in medical laboratories in hospitals, state health and private settings.
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Pathology Collection

Pathology is the process of how diseases are confirmed and diagnosed and can also be used to see if a patient’s disease is getting better with treatment.
Personal support worker

Personal Care and Disability Support

People who provide personal care and disability support may enjoy flexible working conditions and a broad variety of tasks.
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Pharmacy Assistance

Pharmacy Assistants work under the supervision of a Pharmacist to advise customers on products and assist in the day-to-day running of the pharmacy.
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Did you know that tradespeople work in health? Jobs that might seem to be unrelated to health care or are “behind the scenes” are important.