Contacts & Resources

This page provides a range of useful contacts and additional resources to support you in your health career journey.

Queensland Health

Recruitment Contacts

Training & Education Contacts

  • Queensland Training Ombudsman
  • Phone: 1800 773 048

Other

  • Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority
  • Phone: 1300 419 495
  • Website: www.ahpra.gov.au/
  • Foundation for Young Australians
  • Phone: (03) 96705436
  • Website: www.fya.org.au/

Health Care Industry Facts and Figures

Heath Care and Social Assistance is the largest and fastest growing industry in Queensland and covers a broad range of career opportunities – not just for doctors and nurses working in hospitals!

Australia’s ageing population and the increasing demand for home-based care services are just some of the factors that contribute to this strong industry growth.

Health care and social assistance is a very rewarding industry to be involved in with many career choices available to you.

Current Workforce in Australia

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1,106,000 Employed in the industry (May 2017)
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science via www.myskills.gov.au (2017)

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123,401 Businesses trading in the industry (February 2017)
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science via www.myskills.gov.au (2017)

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The health industry is projected to grow by an additional 13.4% by 2023, the largest across all industries! (2018)
Source: Labour Force Survey, ABS, 2018

Projected Employment Growth in Australia to May 2023

17.5% Projected Growth to May 2023
Highest Projected growth across all industries

Source: Australian Jobs 2019, Department of Jobs and Small Business, May 2019

Projected Jobs in Australia to May 2023

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The largest number of new jobs were created in the health industry between 2013 and 2018….up by 297,500 new jobs! (2019)
Source: Australian Jobs 2019, Department of Jobs and Small Business, May 2019

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250,300 new jobs by 2023
Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018

Top 5 Health Careers in Australia in 2018 (current employment)

Source: Labour Market, Occupation Projections Five Years to May 2023, 2018

Top 5 Health Career Job Projections to 2023

Projected demand for Speech Pathologists and Physiotherapists indicates an increased need for Allied Health Assistants also.

Source: Labour Market, Occupation Projections Five Years to May 2023, 2018