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Study allied health

Allied health refers to the broad range of support positions in the health industry that do not include doctors, dentists or nurses. Allied health professionals work in hospitals, doctor's surgeries, and allied health practices to prevent, diagnose and treat a range of conditions and illnesses. Health care workers are in high demand in Australia with more than 50,000 job openings expected over the next five years.

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 anaeasthetic machines, vital signs monitors, ECG machines, IV trolleys, and simulator mannequins.

TAFE Queensland offers 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, anaesthetic technology, health administration, health support and services, optical dispensing, practice management, and remedial massage.

Whether you want to be an allied health assistant, anaesthetic technician, assistant in nursing (AIN), massage therapist, medical practice manager, or medical receptionist we have an allied health course to suit your needs.

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Career outcomes
  • Anaesthetic technician
  • Assistant in nursing (AIN)
  • Health services supervisor
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical administrator
  • Medical receptionist
  • Nutritional assistant
  • Operating theatre technician
  • Optical dispenser
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Areas of study

Have the skills and experience but not the qualification?

Take a look at our FREE RPL program. Fully funded recognition of prior learning (RPL) and gap training is now available in 25 qualifications. Eligibility criteria applies.

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Study anaesthetic technology at TAFE Queensland

With access to our simulated hospital wards you'll get to put your skills into practice under the supervision of industry professionals. Our highly-experienced teaching staff will give you all the hands-on skills you need to launch your career an anaesthetic technology. 

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TAFE Queensland and Q Academy

One of Australia's most trusted massage therapy training organisations Q Academy is renowned for their state-of-the-art facilities and industry-current teachers. Set yourself apart with advanced skills in Remedial TENs, Myofascial cupping, and Kinesiology taping.

 

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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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FREE RPL to help healthcare workers in COVID recovery

While working in health has always been a sound career choice, the pandemic has further increased demand for a range of health care workers. To help facilitate new and existing workers to succeed in this crucial industry, the Queensland Government is offering free Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for experienced health and administration professionals.


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Supporting her people

A passionate health worker, Levina Dixon is on the frontline helping to close the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health gap.


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Training the next generation

TAFE Queensland teacher Daniel Noble is passionate about Closing the Gap in education and health.


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