From seeking refuge to helping others.

Heetham Hekmat: Youth Health Worker

Certificate III, IV and Diploma in Community Services

Heetham Hekmat has had a tricky journey from his home country, escaping troubles to start a new life in Tasmania. His own experience of being helped here in Australia inspired him to want to help others. Starting from just two words in English ‘yes’ and ‘no’, his learning journey through VET has shaped a positive future.


Find out more about Youth Health Workers

What sort of jobs can I do in Health and Social Assistance

People working in the social assistance area might also be called Youth Workers or Support Officers. Their role is to provide information and support to overcome emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters.

To find out more about the industry you can visit Myskills.

More about vocational education & training

Anyone can start a VET course. No matter whether you're starting out, formalising your skills, or heading back to learning. VET is ideal for those who:

  • Want skills to build a career
  • Need help learning something new
  • Would like their skills recognised

If you're recently out of work then we also suggest visiting the Rapid Response program to help you get back to work.

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