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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care)

National ID: HLT33115 | State ID: AA72

 

The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of health care environments including acute care hospitals.

During the course you will be involved in classroom activities including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, simulated environments where care is delivered to mannikins.

You will gain skills in assisting the nursing teams with patient care, basic hygiene, feeding, urinalysis, transferring patients, vital signs and simple dressings.

This course is a great first step in a nursing career, with the opportunity for further study in nursing following completion of this qualification. Career opportunities include:

  • Assistant in Nursing at Tertiary Hospitals
  • Assistant in Nursing at Aged Care Facilities.

Following this course you can go onto the Cert IV Preparation into Nursing and the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2)

You will have direct contact with clients and assist them with personal care, communication, mobility and rehabilitation. You will be required to implement programs and procedures to maximise client well being. Acting as an assistant to a nurse or medical practitioner, your working environment can be varied. You may need to work shift hours and will need to lift heavy weights at times. Department of Health units are met for acute care settings.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides the opportunity to become a personal care assistant in a hospital or aged care setting.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

Further study options would be the Certificate IV in Preparation to Nursing Education

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Mount Lawley
Duration

1 semester (6 months) full time

How Apprenticeship
Full-Time
When Was available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017

Successful completion of this qualification provides the opportunity to become a personal care assistant in a hospital or aged care setting.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

Further study options would be the Certificate IV in Preparation to Nursing Education

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

For details see the indicative fees list here.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

GROUP 01 CORE UNITS

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
COMMUNICATE AND WORK IN HEALTH OR COMMUNITY SERVICES CHCCOM005 AVC29
RECOGNISE HEALTHY BODY SYSTEMS HLTAAP001 AVB19
RECOGNISE HEALTHY BODY SYSTEMS HLTAAP001 AVB19
COMPLY WITH INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES HLTINF001 AVA32
COMPLY WITH INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES HLTINF001 AVA32
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE CHCDIV001 AVC09
Participate in workplace health and safety HLTWHS001 WG738
INTERPRET AND APPLY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY APPROPRIATELY BSBMED301 AUK35
Organise personal work priorities and development BSBWOR301 AUJ68
COMMUNICATE AND WORK IN HEALTH OR COMMUNITY SERVICES CHCCOM005 AVC29
COMMUNICATE AND WORK IN HEALTH OR COMMUNITY SERVICES CHCCOM005 AVC29
COMMUNICATE AND WORK IN HEALTH OR COMMUNITY SERVICES CHCCOM005 AVC29
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE CHCDIV001 AVC09
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE CHCDIV001 AVC09
RECOGNISE HEALTHY BODY SYSTEMS HLTAAP001 AVB19
RECOGNISE HEALTHY BODY SYSTEMS HLTAAP001 AVB19
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE CHCDIV001 AVC09
COMPLY WITH INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES HLTINF001 AVA32
COMPLY WITH INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES HLTINF001 AVA32

GROUP 02 ELECTIVE UNITS ACUTE CARE

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
ASSIST WITH NURSING CARE IN AN ACUTE CARE ENVIRONMENT HLTAIN001 AVA84
RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO BEHAVIOURS OF CONCERN CHCCCS020 AVC57
RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO BEHAVIOURS OF CONCERN CHCCCS020 AVC57
PROVIDE NON-CLIENT CONTACT SUPPORT IN AN ACUTE CARE ENVIRONMENT HLTAIN002 AVA85
TRANSPORT INDIVIDUALS CHCCCS026 AVC51
ASSIST WITH NURSING CARE IN AN ACUTE CARE ENVIRONMENT HLTAIN001 AVA84
TRANSPORT INDIVIDUALS CHCCCS026 AVC51
ASSIST WITH MOVEMENT CHCCCS002 AVC75
ASSIST WITH MOVEMENT CHCCCS002 AVC75
PROVIDE NON-CLIENT CONTACT SUPPORT IN AN ACUTE CARE ENVIRONMENT HLTAIN002 AVA85
RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO BEHAVIOURS OF CONCERN CHCCCS020 AVC57
ASSIST WITH NURSING CARE IN AN ACUTE CARE ENVIRONMENT HLTAIN001 AVA84
TRANSPORT INDIVIDUALS CHCCCS026 AVC51
ASSIST WITH MOVEMENT CHCCCS002 AVC75
ASSIST WITH NURSING CARE IN AN ACUTE CARE ENVIRONMENT HLTAIN001 AVA84
TRANSPORT INDIVIDUALS CHCCCS026 AVC51
ASSIST WITH MOVEMENT CHCCCS002 AVC75
PROVIDE NON-CLIENT CONTACT SUPPORT IN AN ACUTE CARE ENVIRONMENT HLTAIN002 AVA85
RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO BEHAVIOURS OF CONCERN CHCCCS020 AVC57
PROVIDE NON-CLIENT CONTACT SUPPORT IN AN ACUTE CARE ENVIRONMENT HLTAIN002 AVA85

GROUP 03 ELECTIVE UNITS

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
PROVIDE SUPPORT TO PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA CHCAGE005 AVC87
MEET PERSONAL SUPPORT NEEDS CHCCCS011 AVC66
PROVIDE SUPPORT TO PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA CHCAGE005 AVC87
PROVIDE INDIVIDUALISED SUPPORT CHCCCS015 AVC63
MEET PERSONAL SUPPORT NEEDS CHCCCS011 AVC66
PROVIDE INDIVIDUALISED SUPPORT CHCCCS015 AVC63
MEET PERSONAL SUPPORT NEEDS CHCCCS011 AVC66
MEET PERSONAL SUPPORT NEEDS CHCCCS011 AVC66
PROVIDE SUPPORT TO PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA CHCAGE005 AVC87
PROVIDE SUPPORT TO PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA CHCAGE005 AVC87
PROVIDE INDIVIDUALISED SUPPORT CHCCCS015 AVC63
PROVIDE INDIVIDUALISED SUPPORT CHCCCS015 AVC63

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

 

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