Nurse gives anaesthesia to patient in clean bright surgery room

Health Care and Social Assistance

Support the health of the community


The health care and social assistance industry is Australia’s largest and fastest growing industry. It delivers medical and care services, and covers the work of doctors, nurses, health specialists, aged and disabled carers and more.

Jobs in this industry are found in a wide range of locations, including hospitals, child care centres, aged care facilities, pharmacies, laboratories, and the offices of allied health services.


  • This industry is highly skilled.
  • Pathways into the industry are available through both university and VET qualifications.
  • Part time work is common.