Healthcare, Audiometry and Optical

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A future in health

Do you enjoy helping people improve their well-being? Do you have good communication skills, and are you patient and detail oriented?

If the idea of working with precision instruments in a clinical environment, while looking after people at every stage of life sound exciting, then a Sydney TAFE audiometry, optical dispensing or healthcare course could be just right for you.

You can work in a diverse and growing sector, where a range of work opportunities are available in community health, hospitals, private practice, and even retail environments.

Career in Health Care

Healthcare careers at Sydney TAFE

At Sydney TAFE, our students learn a wide range of skills in a clinical environment so that they are job-ready at the end of their course.
Students develop and grow through their course and always tuned for real-world careers in healthcare, audiometry and optical.

Check out the video to see how graduates of Sydney TAFE healthcare courses are able to gain career choices. It’s all about real skills, endless possibilities.

Sydney TAFE courses and you

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

  • Leaving school? 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  certificate all the way through to a pathway to university.
  • Time for a change? Sydney TAFE has the latest equipment and many of our teachers still work in the industry.

Flexible and fast-track options

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.

You can fast-track your optical studies into one year, and attend two days a week instead of one day. Flexible timetables have been introduced and online courses are offered across Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and regional NSW.

Changing career to audiometry

Marco Ricciadi is an experienced sound engineer who has decided on a career change. First stop: a diploma of audiometry (hearing device prescription and evaluation) at Sydney TAFE.

“I am interested in human physiology so a career as an audiometrist appealed to me,” Marco says.

“What I like about Sydney TAFE is the learning has been a hands-on experience. This has been very welcoming. Plus you are in real-life situations.

“The teachers have great knowledge and understanding of the industry.”

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Some higher-level audiometry courses offer credit transfer so you may be able to fast-track your degree after you finish your Sydney TAFE course.

For instance, you may be able to gain credit towards a bachelor degree in audiometry at the University of New England.

Build new career skills

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

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Business Management and Office Administration
  • Community Services
  • Dental Studies
  • Information Technology (IT)

Sydney TAFE’s industry partnerships make sure your course is always up to date, and provide you with opportunities and contacts.

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

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