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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care)

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National ID: HLT33115 | State ID: AA72

 

Work alongside Registered and Enrolled Nurses and other health care team members as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) after completing this course

On completion of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of acute health care environments.

Study will consist of a combination of class room delivery, online learning, simulated practice and clinical work placement of 80 hours in a hospital or aged care setting organised by North Metro TAFE with our range of industry partners.
You will develop skills in assisting the nursing teams with patient care, basic hygiene, feeding, urinalysis, transferring patients, vital signs and simple dressings.

Students completing the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance will gain essential clinical knowledge and skills needed to make them ready for employment in the health industry. These include demonstrating a sound knowledge of basic anatomy, taking and recording vital signs and performing simple wound care, effective communication with patients in team settings, manual handling, supporting people with dementia, performing personal care adhering to Infection control and WHS guidelines,  You will have direct contact with clients and assist them with personal care, communication, mobility and rehabilitation and you will be required to implement programs and procedures to maximise patient well being.

This course is a great first step in a nursing career, with the opportunity to seek employment or to go onto further study in nursing. An AIN may find employment in both public and private health settings including hospitals, aged care facilities and community settings working a variety of shifts. A wide range of job options is open to you, depending on where your passions lie,

Completing this course may help you get into North Metro TAFE's Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies or assist you in applying for entry into the Diploma of Nursing.

The role of an AIN in the work environment can be varied. You may need to work shift hours and will need to lift using the correct manual handling techniques.

There's a real job shortage, the assistant nursing qualification is a nationally recognised qualification, it's only one semester, it's only six months. Hazel Neale

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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.
Full time classes are run Monday to Friday, between 9:00 and 4:00.
Part time is generally delivered over 2 - 3 days a week.

HowFull-Time
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
Fees and charges

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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

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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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