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Health, disability, aged care and community services

This sector is all about supporting people to be healthy and to live well and involves working in hospitals, nursing homes and disability services.

If you enjoy helping people and have good communication skills, this may be the sector for you.

Quick facts about this industry

  • Caring roles offer you the chance to get paid while making a difference in people’s lives, and if you get into this sector through a traineeship, you can start earning a wage while you train.
  • This is one of the South Australia’s fastest growing sectors, thanks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – a new way to support Australians with a disability which is being rolled out across the country.
  • More than 30,000 South Australians are set to receive support from the NDIS, creating an estimated 6000 new full-time jobs across South Australia over the next few years.
  • Job opportunities include carers, disability support workers, allied health professionals and planning facilitators.