Page last updated: 11 December 2013

So you've decided there's a job in health for you? Great!

The next step is learning about what steps you need to take to start working in health.There are a number of different training pathways you can take to work in health, based on the types of job you are interested in.

These pathways can include:

  • Completing an apprenticeship or traineeship. This is a combination of work and study. Australian Apprenticeships offer you a nationally recognised qualification and are available at a variety of qualification levels across the health industry.
  • Undertaking Vocational and Education Training through TAFEs and Registered Training Organisations. It mixes off-the-job training (classroom study) with practical on-the-job training.
  • Studying at university in one of their many courses, some of which lead to specific occupations such as medical officer or nurse, while others are more general, such as a science degree.

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Australian Apprenticeships

A site all about apprenticeships and traineeships - what they are and how to find one.


The job guide website profiles hundreds of occupations, including a wide range of health careers in Australia. The site also includes information on education and training pathways.


The Myskills website provides details of participating Registered Training Organisations and the training that they can provide.