Health and Community Services.

This page details some of the jobs that are available in the local Health and Community Service field. 


Aged Care Positions

Entry Level Jobs: Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Environmental services assistant (ESA) and General Services.


  • Must have Certificate III in Individual Support or higher accredited training or be prepared to undertake training.

  • Successful completion of Level II First Aid Certificate.

  • Work Shift work mornings, afternoons and night shift.

  • Be able to work on your feet for long shifts, so physically fit.

  • Able to work in team environment.

  • Pass Police Check and other relevant checks as required by potential employer.


  • Certificate III Personal Care Assistance

  • Level II First Aid Certificate

Industry Pathways and Opportunities

  • OH&S.
  • IT.
  • Program Supervisor.
  • Human Resources.
  • Administration.
  • Supported Employment Enterprise Development.
  • Registered Nurses.

Local Job Opportunities:

Anam Cara House

Barongarook Gardens Nursing Home

Corangamarra Residential Aged Care

Mercy Place Colac

Otway Health

Disability Services

Entry Level Jobs: Personal Carer


  • Must have Certificate IV in Disability and or be able to enrol in course.

  • Life Skills/Experience.

  • Passion for advocacy and working with people with a disability.

  • Ability to work 7 days per week, on different shifts, sometimes only a few hours per shift including overnight stays.

  • Pass Police Check, Working with Children Check (dependant on employer) and also pass Disability Services Sector Employment Screening check.

  • Drivers Licence and own transport would be a bonus.


  • Certificate IV in Disability

Industry Pathways and opportunities:

  • IT
  • OH&S
  • Program Supervisor
  • Human Resources
  • Administration
  • Supported Employment Enterprise Development Officer.

Local Job Opportunities:

Colac Otway Disability Accommodation (CODA)

Colac Otway Shire All Abilities Support Services

Department of Health and Human Services


National Disabilities Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Skills Connection

Colac Area Health (CAH)

It is a unique, integrated health service. Servicing over 30,000 people across Colac Otway,Corangamite and Surf Coast Shires and is situated in the foothills of the scenic Otway Ranges.

Entry Level : General Services assistant

Entry Level Requirements:

  • All staff are required to provide a current Victorian Police Check and complete a Statutory Declaration as per the Aged Care Principles prior to commencement of employment.

  • Some positions will also require a WWC Check.

  • Have a good knowledge of Colac Area Health and Services Provided.

  • Adhere to Colac Area Healthís core values and be aware of Colac Area Health policies and procedures.

  • Good Interpersonal skills and able to work in a team environment.

CAH careers

Training Programs.

As a teaching facility, Colac Area Health annually accommodates more than 100 students from different education providers and disciplines. Staff development facilities include a tutorial room,a simulation room and video-conferencing for outreach education.

Colac Area Health offers an extensive organisational orientation and department induction, along with a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program and Salary Packaging.

Our education program focuses on continuing education to all staff categories and includes Midwifery Scholarship Program, Graduate Nurse Program, Allied Health Students and Traineeships across all divisions.

Industry Pathways and and Opportunities:

  • Allied Health.
  • Nursing.
  • Aged Care.
  • Community Services.
  • Human Resources.
  • Finance.
  • General Services.