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International Course Info

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)

  • National Code: HLT33115
  • CRICOS Code: 094262M

This qualification covers a roles which provide assistance to health professional staff in the care of clients. Health Services Assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

This qualification has been structured with elective groups for specific work functions in operating theatre support and assisting in nursing work in acute care. In addition the qualification supports multiskilling requirements of smaller and rural/remote work settings.

You will be required to undertake a minimum work requirement of 80 hours.

Prior to clinical placement, you should be aware that you will need to undergo occupational screening and be vaccinated against infectious diseases. You will also be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check and complete a Prohibited Employment Declaration. Your teachers will give you further advice.

For further information on required vaccinations please see the following link: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against specified infectious diseases.

Subject area: Nursing

Course code:
HLT33115
Course fee:
A$9,890
0.5 Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • If English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least three years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least one year between years 7 and 12. (Recognised countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA)
  • OR Completion of two years of secondary, vocational or tertiary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries above
  • OR Achievement of PTE Academic: minimum overall score of 42 and a minimum score of 42 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
  • OR achievement of a minimum pass at 'C" level in each of the four components (reading, writing, listening and speaking)of the Occupational English Test (OET) for Nurses
  • OR Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English scale of 162
  • You will be required to undertake a Criminal Record check and complete a Prohibited Employment Declaration. Your Teachers will give you further advice
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent
  • COURSE INTAKES

    FOR 2019

    Castle Hill
    Western Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$9,890 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Kingswood
    Western Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$9,890 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Newcastle
    Hunter Institute
    Total course fee: A$9,890 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Ultimo
    Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$9,890 Enrol: Feb , Jul

    FOR 2020

    Castle Hill
    Western Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$9,890 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Kingswood
    Western Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$9,890 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    St Leonards
    Northern Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$9,890 Enrol: Feb
    Ultimo
    Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$9,890 Enrol: Feb , Jul
     

    COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

    To receive the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care) students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.

    CORE UNITS ADDITIONAL UNITS

    ARTICULATIONS

     

    ADDITIONAL COSTS

    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    Occupational titles may include:

    • Assistant in nursing
    • Orderly
    • Nursing assistant
    • Operating theatre technician
    • Nursing support worker
    • Theatre support
    • Patient service attendant
    • Ward assistant
    • Patient support assistant
    • Wardsperson
    • Patient care assistant
    • Ward support