The Healthcare Operator (O.S.S. – Operatore Socio Sanitario) is currently one of the most sought-after professions for a quick entry into the job market.

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Become an healthcare operator in Italy.

This course is your pathway to discovering what this field has to offer.
Learn how to interact and take care of other people, while immerging yourself in the country of “la dolce vita”.

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Why choose MD Academy?

MD Academy is located in the city of Como, in Lombardy, which is placed in North of Italy and it’s the most developed region of our country.
At MD we welcome students from all around the world to give them a professional training with our courses in different areas, with the guarantee of:

  • Great life balance: our students do not choose only a course, but a life experience. They will have the opportunity of combining work and study, also enjoying the Italian culture and tradition.
  • Schengen Area: Italy is part of the Shengen countries, so students will have the chance to explore not just our country, but also the other nearby countries which are very easily reachable from our city by train, bus, or plane.
  • Job opportunities: we are accredited by Regione Lombardia, the economic leader in Italy, which is also very close to Switzerland, a very rich country with many job opportunities.

So why should you choose to study at MD Academy? Our accredited body issues certificates which are valid to work in Italy and in Europe!

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Why choose our Healthcare Operator (O.S.S. CERT) Course?

The O.S.S. course by MD Academy prepares skilled healthcare professionals for a quick and frictionless entry into the job market.

Benefits of our course:

  • Skill Certificate valid throughout Italy and in Europe, which allows you to start working in the country.
  • High-quality training with well-trained professionals.
  • Guaranteed apprenticeships in the best facilities and institutions in the area, with a high employment rate.
  • Real job opportunities (98% of our students find a job right after completing this course).
  • Guaranteed support for the bureaucratic procedures.

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Is this the right course for me?

You should work as healthcare operator if:

  • You are an empathetic person.
  • You like helping others and taking care of people.
  • You’re great at teamwork.


How it works: the journey step by step

Our program last approximately one year and is divided into two parts: one online and one in Italy

Before your arrival

Since all our courses are taught in Italian, knowing the basics of the language (level A1) is required before you start your training.
This is why we offer Italian classes for beginners, taught by experienced native-speaking teachers, with an oral exam in the end. We highly recommend you sign up today!

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After your arrival

Arrival Week: you will have a few days to get used to the time zone, unpack, and explore the area.

First 4 Weeks: (approx.): they will be dedicated to studying Italian (20 hours per week). This will allow you to communicate and use specific vocabulary of the fields of your course of interest.

Course-specific Training: starting from approximately the 5th week, classes specific to your chosen course will start. You will be studying for a maximum of 25 hours per week total.

Project work: starting from approximately the 35th-40th week, you will work on the final project.

Final exam: after completing your apprenticeship, you will be examined by an internal commission appointed by MD Academy. Upon successfully passing the exam, you will receive a Skill Certification.

If you wish to, there is the option of finding a part-time job: you can also find a part-time job, which will allow you to earn some extra money for your stay in Italy.

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Mediadream s.r.l. is an accredited body of Regione Lombardia for the Professional Education - Registration N° 264. and for Employment Services - Registration N° 114.

On the official portal of the Lombardy Region you will find the details of the MD Academy accreditations: Official file.

Approximately one year, including the theoretical part of the course (550 hours) + two apprenticeships (450 hours) for a total of 1000 hours.

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By the end of our course, you will have a certificate (Professional Qualification) that is officially and legally recognized by the administrative region of Lombardy. This title is required by law to work as a Healthcare Operator (Italian: Operatore Socio-Sanitario, or O.S.S.) in Italy.
You will be qualified to work in a diverse range of facilities and institutions related to psychological, social and medical assistance and caregiving across Italy and Europe, such as - but not limited to - nursing homes (Italian: residenze sanitarie assistenziali, or R.S.A.), daycare centers for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, or in clinics alongside nurses.

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Prior to attending classes in-person, we require our students to have obtained our Level A1 Certificate. This is a mandatory requirement for enrollment.
Once in Italy, in order to fully assimilate the learning material you will need to know basic Italian (A2 or higher). This is why our programs for international students include an Italian course (reaching level A2 is mandatory for the Healthcare Operator course).

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The only optional language course is for level A1. Please note, however, that while attending classes is optional for this course, taking and passing the related exam is mandatory.

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Yes. In order to sign up for our Healthcare Operator (O.S.S. Certification) course, you need to have at least a high school diploma or equivalent degree.

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Healthcare operators (O.S.S.) are among the most highly requested professionals in the socio-medical field at the moment. New public contests (Italian: concorsi pubblici) are published every month or so, including offers for permanent positions; one quick Google search is enough to find numerous headlines detailing the thousands of O.S.S. hired by regions in the recent months. As of June 2023, there are 300+ job offers for Healthcare operators in Lombardy that have been posted in the last two weeks on

We are proud to share that up to 98% of our former students finds a job as a Healthcare operator right after completing our course - mainly at the facilities where they previously carried out their apprenticeship -, some even receiving an offer before obtaining the final certificate.

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The curricular apprenticeship offered by the facilities and companies that we work with is an integral part of the learning journey, aiming to provide students with fundamental skills and knowledge needed to carry out their job efficiently and effectively.

You will be able to learn first-hand what it's like to work as a Healthcare Operator, what is expected of you, and practice with the support of your co-workers. This means you will get to assist patients and handle real cases, all in preparation for your future career.

Your working days and hours will follow the usual shifts of the facilities you will be assigned to, for a total of 450 mandatory hours divided between two different workplaces.

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You can determine your preferred facility for your apprenticeships with the help of our educational coordinator. While we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to the facility of your choice (due to factors that may be outside of our control), we will certainly take your preference into consideration.
Here are just a few examples of the numerous types of facilities and institutions where you may carry out your apprenticeships:
- Public or private hospitals, clinics
- Public or private schools, kindergartens, pre-schools
- Daycare centers for the elderly, people with disabilities or chronic illnesses
- Nursing homes and residential homes for the elderly or people with disabilities
- Residential homes or daycare centers for minors
- Non-profit organizations
- Home assistance

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If you have at least completed your high school studies in Italy, then you are exempted from Italian classes and exams.

In all other cases, if you believe to already have a sufficient level of knowledge of the Italian language, then you can choose to not take Italian classes and only take the Italian exam for each level required. Please note that in the event that you fail the exam, you will need to sign up for language classes and retake the exam(s), as passing it is mandatory.

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