Explore the fast-paced health industry and kick-start your career as a health service assistant. Learn vital medical and interpersonal skills and play a key role in supporting your clients and professionals around you.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Interpret and apply medical terminology
Work with diverse people
Recognise healthy body systems
Comply with infection prevention and control policies
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Explore the industry through 120 hours of work placement
Using electronic workplace data and documentation
Following workplace policies and procedures
Caring for patients
Conducting general body observations
A pathway to further study
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A National Police Check
A signed copy of NSW Health code of conduct form and any other forms as required
Successful completion of occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases
Your health care worker/student vaccination record card
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in helping people
The ability to work independently and in a team
Good organisation and time management skills
Patience and empathy
Good verbal and written communication skills
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Health service assistant , Personal care assistance , Nursing assistant and Patient support assistant
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 15 core and 0 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.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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