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HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)

National ID: HLT33115 State ID: AA72
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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(opens in a new tab) or Diploma of Nursing(opens in a new tab) courses

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.

 
  • 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

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
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

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.

Work placement/employment may require you to work shift hours.

Additional Costs

Other costs in addition to course fees:

  • Polo Shirt (approx. $29)
  • Police Clearance (approx. $72) prior to commencement of work placement and employment
  • Working with Children’s Check (WWC) prior to commencement of work placement and employment
  • First Aid Certificate and CPR
  • Department of Health Screening Card
  • Medical Clearance

Including vaccinations - you will need to provide proof of immunisation against:

  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza (annual)
  • MRSA test
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Polio
  • Rubella
  • TB test results

 

 

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.

Study options and next steps

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Semester 1, 2022

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Midland
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $1,787.50 $125.00 $1,912.50
Concession $533.50 $125.00 $658.50

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $1,787.50 $125.00 $1,912.50
Concession $533.50 $125.00 $658.50

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

Details
Duration 6 Months
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Mount Lawley
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $1,787.50 $125.00 $1,912.50
Concession $533.50 $125.00 $658.50

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

Semester 1, 2021

Details
Duration 6 Months
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Mount Lawley
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $1,787.50 $125.00 $1,912.50
Concession $533.50 $125.00 $658.50

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

Semester 2, 2021

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Midland
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $1,787.50 $125.00 $1,912.50
Concession $533.50 $125.00 $658.50

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

Details
Duration 6 Months
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Mount Lawley
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $1,787.50 $125.00 $1,912.50
Concession $533.50 $125.00 $658.50

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $1,787.50 $125.00 $1,912.50
Concession $533.50 $125.00 $658.50

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

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