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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.

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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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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
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Course Overview

Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Midland
Mount Lawley
Duration

1 semester (6 months) full time

HowFull-Time
Part-Time
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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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.

 

International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

Units

CORE UNITS
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate and work in health or community servicesCHCCOM005AVC29
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresHLTINF001AVA32
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriatelyBSBMED301AUK35
Organise personal work priorities and developmentBSBWOR301AUJ68
Participate in workplace health and safetyHLTWHS001WG738
Recognise healthy body systemsHLTAAP001AVB19
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09
Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with movementCHCCCS002AVC75
Assist with nursing care in an acute care environmentHLTAIN001AVA84
Meet personal support needsCHCCCS011AVC66
Provide individualised supportCHCCCS015AVC63
Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environmentHLTAIN002AVA85
Provide support to people living with dementiaCHCAGE005AVC87
Respond effectively to behaviours of concernCHCCCS020AVC57
Transport individualsCHCCCS026AVC51
How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

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

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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

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

Entrance Requirements

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

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

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

Entrance Requirements

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

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