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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

  • National Course Code: HLT47715
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT47715-01V01-20OTE-001

Location – TAFE Digital

Study Type

Online

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

14 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of medical practice assistants whose work includes a broad range of administrative functions combined with tasks to support medical practitioners in the delivery of care to clients. These tasks are completed under the direct or indirect supervision of a medical practitioner.

A medical practice assistant may work under the supervision of a health care professional other than a medical practitioner, but this should only occur where: the health care professional is in the same practice as the medical practitioner and the medical practitioner has agreed to the other health care professional providing the supervision

A registered nurse must accept or refuse responsibility for supervision of an activity of a medical practice assistant, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)Decision-making framework. An enrolled nurse cannot provide supervision.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

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.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

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.

WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

  1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to Meet NSW Healths - Criminal Record Check requirements; Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health; Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Healths requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

  1. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit: http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

  2. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENS SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Childrens Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

  1. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • access to computer and a relaible Internet connection, to be able to complete your course work online via student Online Learning Support system (OLS)

Work Placement is a requirement of this course. You will need to complete:

  • several units of this course will require you to complete the practical tasks either in a real workplace or in a practical workshop organised by Tafe Digital

The procurement of work placement & other work placement resources and information, remains the responsibility of the student. However, you may also have an option to attend three days practical workshop, in order to cover the clinical requirements of the course units. Please contact the Teaching Section for more information on Tafe Digital workshops.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 7 hours of online study, over a week, for your enrolment duration of 2 years. You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

You can also expect to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research, practice and assignment preparation, including covering of practical tasks in real work or simulated workshops.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are new entrants in the industry or,
  • want to upskill/ career change or,
  • are planning to return to the workplace

Through work, study and life experince, ideally you will have:

  • intermediate digital skills,
  • good time management and organisational skills to take responsibility for following the timetable and managing the study schedule

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)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

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?

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241. For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

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

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Core Units
Number Title
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTHPS005 Handle medical specimens
HLTHPS003 Maintain medication stocks
HLTHPS002 Support health professional in the delivery of care
HLTHPS001 Take clinical measurements
HLTCAR001 Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
BSBMED303 Maintain patient records
BSBMED302 Prepare and process medical accounts
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system
BSBADM307 Organise schedules
Elective Units
Number Title
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

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

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Course Location

TAFE DIGITAL
Phone 131 601

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