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HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care)

National ID: HLT33115 | State ID: AA72

 

Work alongside Registered and Enrolled Nurses as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) after completing this course

The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) will give you the essential clinical knowledge and skills needed for employment in the health industry. As a graduate you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of public or private health care environments including acute care hospitals, aged care facilities and community settings.

During the course you will be involved in classroom activities and online learning including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, and experience our simulated practice where care is delivered to manikins. You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of clinical work placement. The Department of Health requirements for acute care settings are met with the units covered in this course.

This course is a great first step in a nursing career, with the opportunity to apply for further study in nursing such as our Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies or Diploma of Nursing courses

North Metropolitan TAFE also offers a dual qualification in partnership with Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group at our Mt Lawley campus, combining this certificate III with CHC33015 AA66 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing). For more information view our flyer.

If you are currently working in, or have previously worked in the health industry you may be able to gain credit for your experience and/or training through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), talk to us to find out more.

Gain these skills
  • Assist the nursing teams with patient care, basic hygiene, feeding, urinalysis, transferring patients, vital signs, manual handling, simple wound care and dressings
  • Assist clients with with personal care, communication, mobility and rehabilitation
  • Implement programs and procedures to maximise client well being
  • Perform personal care adhering to Infection control and WHS guidelines
  • Effective communication with patients in team settings
  • Supporting people with dementia
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Caring, positive attitude and respect for the rights of others
  • Able to work as part of a team and follow instructions
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Able to manage time and prioritise tasks effectively



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Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

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
Work placement

The 80 hour clinical work placement in a hospital or aged care setting is organised by North Metro TAFE via a range of industry partners.

Important information

Employment may require you to work shift hours.

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Assistant in Nursing at Tertiary Hospitals
  • Assistant in Nursing at Aged Care Facilities
  • Patient Support Assistant 
  • Ward Clerk | Ward Assistant
  • Orderly

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Joondalup (McLarty Avenue) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
How On campus
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Midland - On Campus

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Midland
How On campus
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Mount Lawley - On Campus

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
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Mount Lawley - On Campus Dual Qual AA66

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
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Semester 2, 2019

Joondalup (McLarty Avenue) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
How On campus
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Midland - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
How On campus
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Mount Lawley - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Mount Lawley - On Campus Dual Qual AA66

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

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.

Page last updated October 17, 2019