Aged Care and Nursing

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A caring career

Do you want a career where you can make a difference? Are you tolerant, compassionate and tactful? A career in nursing or caring for the aged could be for you. It’s an area that's in demand as our population grows and ages.

Sydney TAFE offers flexible, highly-regarded courses that can lead you towards a rewarding career caring for people in a variety of work environments. You could work in a hospital or clinic, in a care facility or a personal care setting. Your career could take you from a carer all the way to nurse manager.

Sydney TAFE and you

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your career.

  • Leaving school? Our programs and support services will teach you workplace practices, attitudes and the foundation skills to launch your great career
  • Launching your career? Our courses can take you from a certificate all the way through to becoming an enrolled nurse.
  • Time for a change? Sydney TAFE offers people studying the Nursing Diploma clinical placement.

Flexible options to get your qualification faster

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

If you are already working in the industry and want to build on your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options.

An inspired change

May Ahmed completed her certificate III and Nursing Diploma at Sydney TAFE and is currently finishing her Master of Nursing.

May had a degree in mathematics and was working in finance when a family member became seriously ill. Spending time at the hospital, May was impressed by the nurses and the amazing role they played.

“I decided to change my career and enter this worthwhile profession,” May says.

“From the very beginning I loved it.

“The TAFE teachers really cared about my learning experience and their guidance was invaluable.”

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs.

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Community Services
  • Healthcare, Audiometry and Optical
  • Children’s Services
  • Human Resources, WH&S and Training
  • Business Management and Office Administration

Industry partners include:

  • St George and Sutherland Hospital
  • Garrawarra Centre
  • Ramsay Health

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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