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Allied health

Allied health refers to the broad range of support positions in the health industry that does not include doctors, dentists, nurses or midwives. Allied health professionals work in multidisciplinary teams across hospitals, doctor's surgeries, and allied health practices to prevent, diagnose and treat a range of conditions and illnesses. 

Study allied health

Health care workers are in high demand in Australia with more than 50,000 job openings expected over the next five years. Allied health professionals provide specialised support for individuals and cover a range of disciplines including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychiatry, dietetics, and more.

As an allied health student at TAFE Queensland you'll study in our simulated clinical wards under the supervision of industry-experienced professionals to prepare you for real-world situations. Our wards are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including anaesthetic machines, vital signs monitors, ECG machines, IV trolleys, and simulator mannequins.

We offer entry-level skill sets in allied health including CPR, first aid, medication, and foot care. We also have a comprehensive range of courses from certificate II through to diploma level qualifications in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care, allied health assistance, health administration, health support and services, practice management, remedial massage, and more.

Career outcomes

  • Assistant in nursing (AIN)
  • Health services supervisor
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
  • Remedial massage therapist
  • Medical administrator
  • Medical receptionist
  • Nutritional assistant
  • Operating theatre technician
  • Optical dispenser

Allied health courses

Clinical labs

With access to the very latest medical technology and facilities, TAFE Queensland will equip you with the practical skills you need to kick start your career. Whether you want to work in aged care, allied health, dental technology, or nursing we can get you there sooner. 

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