Health Services

North Metropolitan TAFE offers a series of courses in Anaesthetic Technology, Health Services Assistance, Sterilisation, Pathology and Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support to support the vast and complex health care industry. Health services staff across several areas play a valuable and important role in the delivery of care and services to patients and clients.

You will be trained by qualified lecturers in state-of-the-art facilities, using the latest equipment available in the industry. Our courses will see you develop a range of skills related to the safe operation of equipment during induction, maintenance and completion of anaesthesia, as well as cleaning, decontamination and sterilisation of surgical instruments in a hospital setting. You will learn how to collect blood samples and other pathology specimens, label, pack and produce medication within a hospital pharmacy setting, and care for patients in an acute care environment.

We also offer dual qualifications in partnership with Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group, combining CHC33015 AA66 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) with HLT33115 AA72 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Acute Care). For more information, please see our flyer (232.64kb) Opens in a new window.

Course list

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
Free* Half price^ Infection control Online Skill sets
* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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National ID: HLT33015
State ID: AWK5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Work alongside allied health professionals to help implement therapy programs for clients

Gain the skills to assist allied health staff (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) with the implementation of patient rehabilitation or maintenance therapy programs.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Working alongside allied health staff is a growth industry

Gain the skills to assist allied health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) with the implementation of maintenance therapy programs to improve a client's quality of life.

During this course you'll learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental delays, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage. You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course.

Online learning makes up part of the course delivery and access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning is also provided. You will be supported in learning the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions and simulation activities before undertaking a full-time work placement.

As a successful graduate you'll have a wide range of job options depending on where your passions lie and you may gain employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities, schools, mental health clinics, private practices and not for profit organisations.

 

Certificate III
National ID: HLT43015
State ID: AWN3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Make a difference in other people’s lives to improve their quality of life.

This certificate is appropriate for new or Certificate III qualified allied health assistants who wish to further develop their professional skills. You'll be working under the delegation of qualified professionals in a rich variety of settings to promote participation in and achievement of functional independence in activity.

Do you want to make a difference in other people’s lives? Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.

Our Mt Lawley campus will be offering the generic range of units to provide you with the skills necessary to seek employment as as an allied health assistant (AHA).
If you are seeking a specialised focus on physiotherapy, this will be offered at our McLarty campus.

You may find employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals and community rehabilitation, aged care facilities, schools, mental health clinics, private practices and not for profit organisations.

You will learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental delays, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage, all done with the knowledge of safe work practices, legal and ethical considerations and current industry standards.

You will gain the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions, simulation activities and workplace learning. Then you will undertake six weeks of full-time placement which North Metropolitan TAFE organises for you via our range of industry partners. Online learning makes up a small part of the course delivery but you will also have access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning.

You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course.

Some students have gone on to study allied health degrees at university after this course has ignited their passion.

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT43015
State ID: AB92
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance - Physiotherapy

Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.

You could find employment as an allied health assistant or in a specialised role as a physiotherapist assistant supporting rehabilitation and therapy programs.

Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.

With the growing need for specialised care, after completing this course which has a physiotherapy specialisation, you could find a role as a physiotherapy assistant (PTA) or you could be employed as an allied health assistant (AHA), supporting rehabilitation and therapy programs under the guidance of a qualified physiotherapist. You may find employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals and community rehabilitation, aged care facilities, private practices and not for profit organisations.

You will learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, all done with the knowledge of safe work practices, legal and ethical considerations and current industry standards.

You will gain the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions, simulation activities and workplace learning. Then you will undertake six weeks of full-time placement which North Metropolitan TAFE organises for you via our range of industry partners. Online learning makes up a small part of the course delivery but you will also have access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning.

You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course.

Some students have gone on to study allied health degrees at university after this course has ignited their passion.

Certificate IV
State ID: AE161
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*

COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set (Fee Free)

This skill set is free for everyone

This skill set was developed in consultation with WA employers in the aged care and disability services sectors and the Community Services, Health and Education Training Council to get you job ready for entry-level employment.

This skill set is free for everyone

This COVID-19 Direct Care skill set was developed in consultation with WA employers in the aged care and disability services sectors and the Community Services, Health and Education Training Council. It contains three units of competency chosen to get you job ready for entry-level employment.

  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
  • HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely 
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 
Skill set
State ID: EAB46
Industry Education and Community Services

Clinical Care for Aged Care Workers Skill Set

Get equipped to provide a high level of care in the aged care sector

This skill set is most suited to those working within the aged care sector. It has been established to provide you with additional clinical and assessment skills.

Gain the skills you need to equip you to provide a high level of care in the aged care sector

The Aged Care Standards highlight the importance of providing safe clinical care to residents with a focus on recognising individual client needs and assessing and reporting changes in a resident's condition. This skill set has been established to provide you with additional clinical skills and assessment skills if you are working within the aged care sector.

Residents within the aged care sector have increasingly complex health care needs and higher acuity levels. The skills gained from this skill set will enable you to work with and support the Registered Nurse in the assessment of clients and delivery of clinical care.  The units have a focus on medication and recognising and reporting signs of deterioration in clients.

This skill set is most suited to those working within the aged care sector.

 

Skill set
State ID: AD313
Industry Education and Community Services

Dementia Support - Service Delivery Skill Set

Support people with dementia

If you are working in the aged and/or community care environment this is a great opportunity to develop your skills and provide a mentoring/leadership role in dementia care and management in your organisation.

Support people with dementia

This skill set is most suited to those who are wanting to build on their knowledge and skills to support clients with dementia.  If you are working in the aged and/or community care environment this is a great opportunity to develop your skills and provide a mentoring/leadership role in dementia care and management in your organisation.

North Metro TAFE has strong industry relationships and a great team of current and engaging lecturers to support you through your learning journey.

Delivery is a mix of online and on campus practical laboratory and simulated assessment sessions. Online learning will be supported by collaboration sessions and you will be required to attend our Mt Lawley campus on three days.

Successful completion of this skill set will provide you with credit towards CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

 

Skill set
State ID: AE116
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

This skill set is free for everyone

This skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support and basic client care for a range of roles and purposes within the aged care and disability support sectors.

This skill set is free for everyone

The CHCSS00114 Entry Into Care Roles skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support and basic client care for a range of roles and purposes within the aged care and disability support sectors.

The support provided in client care will be predominantly non-direct. The skill set is comprised of the following units.

  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Skill set
State ID: EAB72
Industry Education and Community Services

Food Safety for Ancillary Aged and Personal Care Staff Skill Set

The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce across a range of areas.

This skill set has been developed to promote safe food practices, infection prevention, and control and safe manual handling measures.

The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce across a range of areas.

This skill set has been developed to promote safe food practices, infection prevention, and control and safe manual handling measures. These measures will assist in providing a safe environment and hygiene practices when preparing, handling, serving and assisting  with meals. Ancillary aged care and personal care staff including cooks, and chefs as well as staff involved in meal delivery and assisting clients with their meals will benefit from this food handling skill set.

You'll gain the following skills:

  • Undertake manual tasks safely
  • Identify infection hazards and assess risks, including using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) effectively to prevent the spread and transmission of infection
  • Create a safe work environment
  • Understand and implement safe food practices

 

 

Skill set
National ID: HLT33115
State ID: AA72
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

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

A great first step to a nursing career

This course will give you the skills needed to work in a variety of public or private health care environments including acute care hospitals, aged care facilities and community settings, as an Assistant in Nursing. It is also a great pathway to study nursing and includes clinical work placement.

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

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)(opens in a new tab) . For more information view our flyer(opens in a new tab) .

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.

 
Certificate III
National ID: HLT23215
State ID: AYY2
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate II in Health Support Services

Open the door to a career in health

This broad course will give you practical skills that can be applied to many settings within the health or aged care sector, or a pathway to a range of other health courses.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Open the door to a career in health

The Certificate II in Health Support Services will enable you to work in the health or aged care sector in a variety of different environments such as a hospital assistant, patient services assistant, catering staff, cleaner, gardener, stores person and ward assistant.

Throughout the course you will gain the knowledge and hands-on practical skills to work effectively with others in a team environment, communicate in the workplace and apply workplace health and safety and infection control practices. In addition, you will gain a range of skills that will enable you to work as a member of a team that provides support for the effective functioning of health services.

The Certificate II in Health Support Services can also provide you with a range of different study pathways to other courses in health including:

  • Pathology collection
  • Sterilisation services
  • Health Services Assistance
  • Individual Support
  • Dental laboratory assisting
  • Population Health
Certificate II
National ID: HLT47115
State ID: AWL9
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support

Contribute to safer medication dispensary administration

Gain a range of skills and knowledge including how medications work on the body and how to take them safely, maintaining a sterile environment and medication storage procedures.

A rewarding career supporting hospital pharmacists

During this course you will learn how to support the hospital pharmacist in ensuring patients receive the correct medications and information about how to take their medications safely. This is important because medication errors continue to be the highest number of recorded incidents in health care.

Your attention to detail in reading prescriptions and then recording and labelling medications, will contribute to safer medication dispensary administration. By supporting the hospital pharmacist to provide clear and detailed information to patients about their medications you will be helping patients with many different conditions to understand why they have been prescribed certain medications.

You may choose to go on to work as a hospital pharmacy technician or as a technician at a pharmaceutical company, where you may compound medications for critically unwell patients. Your skills and knowledge may also prove highly valuable at your local pharmacy.

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA66
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Empower and support the independence of our elders and join one of Australia's fastest growing industries

Learn to provide direct care to clients in residential, home and community settings, and gain real industry experience.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Learn how to empower and support the independence of our elders needing care and join one of Australia's fastest growing industries

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you will be ready to start a rewarding career providing direct care to clients in residential, home and community settings.

Aged Care Workers provide personal, physical and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living. When you provide support to older people you are able to make a tremendous difference to their quality of life and achieve real personal satisfaction through your work. Aged care work is rewarding in itself and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of older people

There are two different industry placement options available to those studying this Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

 
Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA67
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work

You'll gain real industry experience applying your training in a meaningful way though a supervised work placement and on completion of this course you could find work in a variety of settings.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live an independent life, then this is the course for you

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you will be on a pathway to develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work. On successful completion you could find work in a variety of settings such as residential, individual support, employment, recreational/day support, advocacy and case management.

This course includes a supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

 
Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA68
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

Provide direct care to those unable to care for themselves

Gain the skills to support the independence and well being of clients in a community setting, and put your learning into practice through a supervised work placement.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Make a positive difference to people's lives

In this course, you will learn how to provide direct care to clients who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability in a community setting. You'll gain an insight into the aged care and home and community care sector and undertake a supervised work placement where you get to put your skills into practice.

All of our Home and Community Care qualifications can be completed in the workplace. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

Certificate III
State ID: AE112
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Online
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set

Protect yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases

Gain an understanding of how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection. This skill set is most suited for those that are working in the health care sector, or those that would like to acquire a new skill before returning to employment.

Protect yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce to practice safe infection control procedures. This skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assist in protecting yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases. 

You will understand how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection.  It is most suited for those that are working in the health care sector, or those that would like to acquire a new skill before returning to employment.

This online course allows you to undertake studies within your own timeframe. You will receive a short induction and ongoing support from your lecturer. Once you have completed the online study component you will be required to book into a four hour practical lab session at our Mount Lawley campus where you will practice skills and undertake a workplace assessment.

 

Skill set
State ID: AE115
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Online
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)

Protect yourself and others in the hospitality sector from infectious diseases

Gain an understanding of how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection. This skill set is most suited for those that are working in the hospitality sector.

Protect yourself and others in the hospitality sector from infectious diseases

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce to practice safe infection control procedures. This skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assist in protecting yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases. 

You will understand how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection.  It is most suited for those that are working in the hospitality sector.

This online course allows you to undertake studies within your own timeframe. You will receive a short inducton and ongoing support from your lecturer. Once you have completed the online study component you will be required to book into a four hour practical lab session at our Mount Lawley campus where you will practice skills and undertake a workplace assessment.

 

 

Skill set
State ID: AE114
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control

Infection control Skill Set (Retail)

Protect yourself and others in the retail sector from infectious diseases

Gain an understanding of how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection. This skill set is most suited for those that are working in the retail sector.

Protect yourself and others in the retail sector from infectious diseases

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce to practice safe infection control procedures. This skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assist in protecting yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases. 

You will understand how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection.  It is most suited for those that are working in the retail sector.

This online course allows you to undertake studies within your own timeframe. You will receive a short induction and ongoing support from your lecturer. Once you have completed the online study component you will be required to book into a four hour practical lab session at our Mount Lawley campus where you will practice skills and undertake a workplace assessment.

 

Skill set
State ID: AE113
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control

Infection control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

Protect yourself and others in the transport and logistics sector from infectious diseases

Gain an understanding of how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection. This skill set is most suited for those that are working in the transport and logistics sector.

Protect yourself and others in the transport and logistics sector from infectious diseases

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce to practice safe infection control procedures. This skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assist in protecting yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases. 

You will understand how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection.  It is most suited for those that are working in the transport and logistics sector.

This online course allows you to undertake studies within your own timeframe. You will receive a short induction and ongoing support from your lecturer. Once you have completed the online study component you will be required to book into a four hour practical lab session at our Mount Lawley campus where you will practice skills and undertake a workplace assessment.

 

Skill set
National ID: HLT46015
State ID: AYZ8
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Population Health

Public health matters - now more than ever

Improve the health of communities or groups of people. Learn the underpinning principles of population health work, factors that contribute to health outcomes, national health priorities, research and data collection, consulting with the community, designing population health projects to build community capacity and advocating for improved health outcomes.

Public health matters - now more than ever.  

Are you passionate about the health and well being of your community?  Are you Interested in public health, community well being, lifestyle, nutrition and health prevention measures?
The Australian health care sector is changing. In the future the focus on health will be moving from the hospital setting to the community. Preventative health, health screening and health education are key factors toward building a healthy society and keeping people well and out of hospital.

Population health work aims to improve the health of communities or groups of people. You will learn about the underpinning principles of population health work, factors that contribute to health outcomes, national health priorities, research and data collection, consulting with the community, designing population health projects to build community capacity and advocating for improved health outcomes.

Certificate IV
National ID: 52831WA
State ID: BCY91
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

A great starting point for a career in health

This course will give you sound knowledge about the human body and health, as well as study skills to support further learning. It is also a great stepping stone between Certificate III health qualifications and Diploma qualifications like Enrolled Nursing.

Are you interested in a career in health but don’t know where to start?

The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies will give you a sound knowledge about the human body and health, as well as the study skills to support your further learning.

As well as being a great starting point, the course is also great stepping stone between Certificate III qualifications such as Health Service Assistance, Allied Health Assistance and towards Diploma qualifications like Enrolled Nursing.

This course can be studied part time through our Joondalup (McLarty Avenue) campus.

Joondalup (McLarty Avenue) and Mt Lawley campuses undertake a blend of collaborative and online sessions, with some face to face tutorials. Mt Lawley campus is predominantly face to face delivery.

Certificate IV
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