1 year 6 months
This course may be fee free, or available at a reduced cost.
You will receive an individual training plan when you enrol in this course. Your plan will include information about your recommended study timetable, units and assessments.
Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.
Skills assessments: role play scenarios, presentations, practical, observation (including assessments in the workplace)
Knowledge assessments: multiple choice, true or false, short answer questions
Case studies: case study scenarios, reflections
Portfolios: samples of work in a workplace environment
Projects: report, research-based project, journal, essay
Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.
Depending on your elective units, campus location and delivery method, you may be required to undertake a mandatory 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.
Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will either arrange your work placement for you or support you to find one.
To complete this course, the following materials are required:
To make sure this delivery option is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 7 core and 8 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
Choose when and where you study. Set your own pace, with all your study materials online, allowing you to manage your own workload. Access your learning management system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is a highly collaborative space that involves more than simply reading and consuming.
You will interact creatively with content, teachers and your peers, improving your overall engagement with the course. Teaching staff are available to provide you with support, enabling you meet your course outcomes.
You may need to attend a vocational placement, on campus assessment and/or a teacher might need to observe and assess you in a real or simulated environment. Online courses require access to a computer with an internet connection.
TAFE NSW campuses work closely with the community and industry to ensure you have access to the industry standard technologies, equipment and facilities.
As an enrolled student with TAFE Digital you can access a range of support services to help you make the most out of your time as a student.
The careers counsellors at TAFE Digital can help you, whether you're currently enrolled or planning on enrolling in a course with your career direction, educational and vocational pathways or if you are experiencing difficulties that may affect your studies.
TAFE Digital offers great support to:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
students with a permanent or temporary disability
people studying with TAFE Digital who are from multicultural backgrounds
students who are experiencing difficulties with learning and Study Skills.
We also provide information to students regarding their rights and responsibilities and educational options for students living overseas.
There is also our Technical Help page to assist you with some common student technical issues.
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