Course Start Date
21 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Health Services Assistance equips you to become an essential part of a health care team in acute or aged care facilities. You'll learn the skills and knowledge to support nurses in the care of patients with different needs and to respond to emergency health situations.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Take and record essential health markers such as temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and blood glucose
- Record intake and output on fluid balance chart and/or food chart
- Measure and record weight
- Collect urine, sputum or faecal specimens
- Understand human body functions and medical terminology
- Practise workplace health and safety measures and infection prevention and control
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- A joy for helping people
- The ability to work collaboratively and independently
- Good organisation and time management
- Patience and empathy
- Effective communication
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- A strong pathway to becoming an enrolled nurse
- Health service assistant
- Personal care assistant
- Hospital orderly
- Nurses assistant
- Patient support assistant
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Diploma of Nursing
- Bachelor of Nursing
During 2021, construction of the new Meadowbank Education & Employment Precinct will be undertaken at TAFE NSW Meadowbank. There may be some disruption to students during that time, including noise, dust, vibration and changes to campus parking. TAFE NSW is focussed on minimising any disruption to students, where practicable. Contact us on 131601 for any questions.
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Tuesday, 22 June 2021||10:00am to 11:00am||Meadowbank Campus, Building K, Level 2, Room 23|
|Tuesday, 22 June 2021||04:00pm to 05:00pm||Meadowbank Campus, Building K, Level 2, Room 23|
This is a Full Time Blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 21 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 30 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including distance/online/assessments/research.
** IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU? **
This qualification reflects the role of workers who are looking to work as a Health care Assistant in Aged care or the Community.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
Students will be required to have Immunizations prior to their clinical placement. The cost of these will vary for each student depending on their immunization status. An Australian Federal Police check is required at a cost of $58. Students must wear a uniform when on work placement. TAFE provides one shirt any extra shirts are at a cost of $20. Students will be required to wear black pants or skirt with covered in black shoes. Textbooks are not compulsory but some may be recommended. A list of recommended textbook will be available. These can cost between $50 - $200.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|HLTAIN002||Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement|
|BSBFLM312||Contribute to team effectiveness|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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Phone 131 601
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