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Our Health and Research Industry

The health and research industry will create jobs in South Australia through projects like Adelaide BioMed City and the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Up to 6,000 new jobs will be created across the state to support the NDIS in the Health and Life Sciences industry. These jobs will cover a wide range of expertise, from support workers to IT workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, drivers, managers and many more.

Adelaide: The BioMed City

The State Government is overseeing the construction of the $3.6 billion Adelaide BioMed City – a world leading cluster of research, academic and clinical practice infrastructure – which will be the centrepiece of South Australia’s health and medical research industry.

In all, more than 15,000 people will develop their skills to the fullest at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, the SAHMRI, the University of Adelaide’s Health and Medical Sciences Building, the University of South Australia’s Health Innovation Building, The Centre for Cancer Biology, and SAHMRI 2.

NDIS and Disability Sector

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of delivering services and support for people with permanent disability in Australia. With the NDIS, people with a disability can choose from supports and services to meet their individual needs, allowing them to live the life they choose.

The workforce in the disability sector is expanding, and up to 6,000 new jobs will be created across South Australia to support the NDIS.

This is creating an ideal opportunity for South Australians to consider working in the disability sector, with the State Government supporting a range of skills development, training and employment programs to prepare people for a variety of roles, including support workers, IT workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, drivers, managers and more.

Find our more information about working in the disability sector

Working in the Industry

As the sector expands, health industry jobs in South Australia will be created in research, teaching, training and clinical services, adding to our reputation for innovative health and biomedical research.

By accelerating the development and delivery of world-class healthcare and ageing products and services, the State Government is committed to the creation of new industries and jobs.

Find out more about working in the health and research industry.

South Australians will find employment in a range of areas, such as physiotherapists, personal care workers, research scientists and health and medical sciences through projects like Adelaide BioMed City and the roll-out of the NDIS.

If you are interested in working in the disability sector, training and assistance is available here

Training Available

South Australia’s universities offer numerous training opportunities for people interested in a career in our growing health and research sector.

With a range of courses on offer in the State, as well as vocational education and training courses available through TAFE SA and private providers, South Australians have many opportunities available to develop skills in the health and research sector.

Explore your training options at WorkReady.

Career Services are ready

If you’re looking for work, thinking about getting back into work or would like to work more hours, Career Services offer a team of experienced and qualified people who can help you make a decision about the best career path for you.

Your career adviser can show you practical steps to start, advance or change your career to work in one of our State’s many emerging industries. They will provide one-on-one support to help you connect with the learning, training and work opportunities available to you.

To find out more, call the Skills and Employment Infoline on 1800 506 266 , or visit Career Services online.

Local Health and Research Opportunities

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