Department of Health

A job in Victoria's public health and mental health system is a door to various career pathways.

Healthcare is a growing and varied sector. Workers can take their careers in multiple directions through training, development, and exposure to new or specialist settings.

The Department of Health funds the provision of training and development offered through health and mental health services and leads initiatives to attract professionals into settings like rural and regional health.


Those in nursing may choose to specialise in midwifery, perioperative, mental health, emergency, or maternal and child health.

Learn more about pathways and free training offered through nursing.

Mental health

Dedicated and highly skilled professionals are essential to the delivery of public mental health services.

Learn more about the centre providing information, tools, and training to build workforce expertise in mental health.

Allied health

Allied health professionals are key members of collaborative cross-functional teams, bringing skills and expertise to the management of chronic disease and improving patient quality of life.

Learn more about different specialties within allied health, and professional ethos.

Rural and regional health

Providing healthcare to communities in rural and regional Victoria is varied and complex.

Learn more about the initiatives attracting healthcare workers to rural and regional Victoria.

Reviewed 20 November 2023

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