Course Start Date
01 Jan 2020
14 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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.
Before you can start a Traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the Industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you are interested in studying with TAFE NSW. The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with Training Services NSW and we will contact you to complete your enrolment. Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/students/getting_started.html
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
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:
- 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 patients. These tasks are completed under the direct or indirect supervision of a medical practitioner, or other health care professional in the same practice.
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 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
Before you can start a Traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the Industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you are interested in studying with TAFE NSW. The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with Training Services NSW and we will contact you to complete your enrolment.
Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/students/getting_started.html
Find out more about Applying and Enrolling
|BSBINM401||Implement workplace information system|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|BSBMED303||Maintain patient records|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|BSBMED302||Prepare and process medical accounts|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTINF002||Process reusable medical devices and equipment|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
|HLTAID008||Manage first aid services and resources|
|HLTHPS001||Take clinical measurements|
|HLTHPS002||Support health professional in the delivery of care|
|HLTCAR001||Perform electrocardiography (ECG)|
|HLTHPS003||Maintain medication stocks|
|HLTHPS005||Handle medical specimens|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|BSBCUS301||Deliver and monitor a service to customers|
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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