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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

  • National Course Code: HLT33115
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT33115-03V02-21NEP-220

Location – Nepean, Kingswood

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

51.3 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care) is the ideal course for those looking to begin or explore the fast-paced health industry. This hands-on course will provide you with the skills and experience to play a key role in supporting front-line healthcare workers.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through 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

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to get ahead in this industry:

  • An interest in helping others
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Patience
  • Empathy
  • Strong communication skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong starting point for a rewarding career or further study

Career opportunities:

Our graduates move into job roles like:

  • Health service assistant
  • Personal care assistance
  • Nursing assistant
  • Patient support assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma 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 (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care) as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in the course 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 will need to meet other requirements. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • NSW Healths Criminal Record Check requirements
  • A signed copy of the NSW Health code of conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health
  • An occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases
  • 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.

During your course, you will undertake a mandatory 80 hours of work placement in acute care with a suitable industry employer.

TAFE NSW will arrange your work placement with a suitable industry employer.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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 skill
  • Patience and empathy
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

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.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification however, acceptance into the course will be dependent on BKSB results. Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of their first clinical placement.

To successfully complete this course, you will need to meet all theoretical, practical and workplace requirements.
Clinical placement requirements:
Prior to the first clinical placement, all students must provide endorsed copies of the following documents to their course co-ordinator:

  • A valid working with children check
  • A valid national Police Check
  • Evidence they have met NSW health immunisation requirements

Work Placement is a requirement of this course. You will need to complete 80 hours of supervised workplace experience in an acute care facility. 40 hours in acute or aged care for a total of 120 hours.
Before commencement of professional experience in NSW Health facility, students will be required to:

  • Meet NSW Health's criminal record check requirements;
  • Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health or private providers;
  • Undertake occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases and provide health care worker/student vaccination record card.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT
This is a Full Tme course. You will need to attend approximately 51.3 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 15.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including moodle, wriiten assignments.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this qualification:

  • Health Services Assistant in an acute care facility
  • Assistant in an aged care or community facility
  • This qualification may pathway into the Diploma of Nursing

Work Placement is a requirement of this course. You will need to complete for a total of 120 hours:

  • 80 hours of supervised workplace experience in an acute care facility
  • 80 hours for HLTAIN001 in acute care
  • 40 hours in acute or aged care

Before commencement of professional experience in NSW Health facilites, students will be required to:

  • Meet NSW Health's criminal record check requirements
  • Sign the NSW Health code of conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW health or private providers;
  • Undertake occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases and provide health care work/student vaccination record card.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

Students progress is regularly monitored and they are provided with access to the following supports:

  • Counsellors, LNN specialists, Interpreter services, Helpdesk and Online Learning Support
  • Time with teacher outside of the classroom/online lecture environment (e.g. sitting with a teacher in the library for support)
  • Guidance from Library staff
  • Guidance from student support services
  • Opportunities to participate in tutoring
  • Contact with teachers via email, Skype calls, phone calls, allocated meeting times
  • Work Placement Support including helping the student identify and secure a work placement
  • Supportive conversations with a teacher or ESO
  • Debriefing/mentoring by an ESO etc

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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm. 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?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

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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
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAIN001 Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
HLTAIN002 Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment

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

Nepean, Kingswood
Great Western Highway, Kingswood
Phone 131 601

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