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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

  • National Course Code: HLT33115
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT33115-01V02-21MBK-203

Location – Meadowbank

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

21 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

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

Career opportunities:

  • 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

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the health industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

To be able to undertake work placement within industry you need to meet other requirements. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • 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

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practice responding 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.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Adequate fitness levels and mobility to deliver First Aid. You will need to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR while kneeling on the floor
  • Your sights set on a future career in nursing
  • A passion for helping others
  • The ability to work under pressure

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • A weeks placement in an Aged Care facility will be offered to those applicants who are interested. You will be required to have a criminal record check and immunizations prior to the placement.

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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
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

STUDY COMMITMENT

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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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

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RECOGNITION

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
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
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

Meadowbank
See Street, Meadowbank
Phone 131 601

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